The patient in this video is one such example. He initially underwent “a strip procedure. But the results were futile as many of his grafts did not grow. His crown remained sparse. His hairline looked quite receded. And the entire top of his head had extremely low density. On top of it all, a large scar remained on the back of his head.
BHT Hair Surgery For Scar, Crown, Top and Hairline – 8000 UGraft Patient Photos
However, the use of body hair offered a viable solution for procuring an 8000 graft donor supply. This enabled him to achieve coverage for the areas of hair loss as well as his strip scars.
BHT Hair Surgery For Scar, Crown, Top and Hairline – 8000 UGraft Patient Video
The final coverage seen in this video was achieved with 8,000 grafts. Dr. Umar harvested follicles from the patient’s beard area, nape as well as some head hair from the head.
Extracting body hair is not the same as removing follicles from the head in a typical Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery. One of the main challenges has been the sharp and varying growth angles of non-head hair. This makes it difficult to remove with regular punches where the circular edge is expected to completely surround each follicle.
Dr. Umar’s uGraft technology is designed with an additional pulling mechanism to supplement the safe removal of the hair organs. There is less reliance on the accurate placement of the punch. A main benefit of a BHT procedure with uGraft is that a much greater number of follicles can be safely removed without damage.
Also the cross sectional donor wound shapes are strategically configured to allow extraneous tissue (around the edges of the incision) to retract under the surface of the skin. While scars are inevitable in hair transplants, uGraft helps them become as cosmetically insignificant as possible.
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