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    Dr. Sanusi Umar, MD
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  1. This teenager lost his right eyebrow and beard hair growth due to the placement of skin grafts that replaced a large congenital nevus mole. Dr.U accepted this young man’s case through his pro bono organization, The Hair Peace Foundation. Due to the fine quality of the patient’s existing eyebrow and beard hair (on the left side), it became absolutely necessary to select the closest graft match. In the end, this would create a natural looking symmetrical appearance on both sides of the face. Dr.U utilized his Dr.UGraft ™ technology to harvest leg and nape hair as viable grafts for the reconstruction of this patient’s eyebrow and beard hair. Through Dr.U's screening tool, the FUE Shave Test, this patient was found to be eligible for the use of nape hair as permanent, long term grafts. This Intuitive FUE system is optimally engineered for all types of hair extractions. It is designed to respond appropriately to different skin thicknesses, a variable that Dr.U has concluded to be more closely related to graft transection than hair shaft curliness, based on his own direct experience performing surgeries on patients of many different ethnicities. https://dru.com/hair-surgery/dr-us-eyebrow-and-beard-transplant-with-nape-and-leg-hair-helps-teen-start-a-brand-new-life-chapter/
  2. Hello, Oliver. If what you're referring to is the Dr.UPunch™ Curl, not quite - while they are both indeed members of the Dr.UGraft™ family of FUE tools, there are several key differences. The primary one will be the fact that the Curl is a manual, non-rotary punch, while the Dr.UGraft™ system as a whole is an all-inclusive suite with a rotary, mechanical punch at its helm. The Dr.UGraft™ system is a successor of the Dr.UPunch™ Curl and is perfectly capable of performing in all of the same situations that the Curl is known for. To learn more about the entire Dr.UGraft™ line, visit our site. Thank you for getting in touch.
  3. Hi there, det. We appreciate the kind words and are glad you've decided to get in touch. You can view our entire patient results gallery here: https://dru.com/hair-surgery/patient-results-los-angeles-hair-clinic-gallery/ As well as a number of videos documenting these same case results and more on our YouTube channel: If you're curious and interested in learning more about the services we provide, please feel free to give us a call at (310) 318-1500 or contact us via our website .
  4. On the market for the latest hair transplant technology? FUE hair surgeon in LA Dr. Umar has spent many years perfecting his FUE system Dr. UGraft ™. At the heart of his creation is the Dr.UPunch i ™ FUE punch, a landmark design that has greatly expanded the potential of FUE treatment. The FUE process is safe and relatively non-invasive. Some patients come to our office expressing concern about scarring in the donor area. While no surgical procedure is completely scar-less, the Dr.UGraft ™’s patented Dr.UPunch i ™’s FUE punch tip is engineered to minimize FUE scarring while simultaneously harvesting the healthiest, bulkiest, and most viable grafts possible for your hair transplant procedure. The graft yield and survival rates made possible by the Dr.UGraft ™ system are unmatched, especially in patients of color suffering from sudden hair loss and severe baldness. Dr.UGraft ™ makes FUE hair replacement and BHT hair transplant possible for every patient seeking relief, regardless of their circumstances or hair texture. The Dr. U Hair Clinic in Redondo Beach firmly believes in FUE treatment as the best hair transplant method. We’ve created this short video that goes into much more detail on what makes our FUE equipment so radically different from those of the past.
  5. FUE hair transplant is one of the most versatile solutions for those suffering from hair loss, male pattern, hormonal, premature, or otherwise. As an expert in the practice of FUE in all types of patients, Los Angeles-based hair surgeon Dr. Sanusi Umar has spent some time developing his own proprietary system of FUE tools, all under the Dr.UGraft™ brand. Dr. U’s Dr.UGraft™ system not only makes body hair transplant procedures more effective than ever - its intelligently-flaring punch tip is especially conducive to FUE hair transplant procedures done on individuals with curly, Afro-textured hair (where only manual punches were a viable choice prior), completely eliminating the need for an FUE hair pre-test. It drastically reduces rates of transection, achieving higher graft yields and follicle survival rates in the recipient area. This video introduces the system and goes into detail about the many benefits it offers patients and practitioners alike. For additional information, you can check us out at UGraft.com .
  6. The patient below was scarred extensively from previous surgeries at other clinics. This left him without much hope for restoration, so he settled for a double-flap procedure to allow him to use a hairpiece. Then, he learned about Dr. Sanusi Umar’s hair transplant repair technique, published in journals such as the Facial Plastic Surgery Journal of North America. After an initial consultation, it was clear that the natural hair pattern of the patient would have to be reconstructed using hair from areas other than the head. Dr. U was able to perform this procedure by using his Dr.UGraft System™ to extract the necessary grafts - 15,000 from the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, 6,000 from the beard, and 1,000 from the head. Body hair follicles tend to grow at an angle underneath the skin, which is why a specialized tool is required. The patient is happy with this results, shown 3 years after beginning his restoration with Dr.UGraft™. To learn more about this case, watch the video below or click here.
  7. This patient had a history of hair loss and poor results from previous hair restoration attempts. These procedures not only failed to reverse hair loss, but also left visible scars on his consequently depleted donor area. Ready to give up on any hope of restoration, he became aware of Dr. U’s success with repairs for head-donor depleted patients using non-head hair. After a consultation, he was ready to give a body hair to head transplant with Dr.UGraft™ a shot. Using the Intelligent Punch™ (Dr.UPunch i™), which features patented and unpatented graft grip, pull, score, and release mechanisms, Dr. U was able to safely extract a total of 6,500 grafts. Roughly 3150 grafts came from the beard, 1300 from the nape of the neck, and 500 from the chest. The other 1550 grafts were harvested from the head. The grafts were used to not only provide coverage over hair loss and scarring but to also recreate a more natural-looking hairline. Watch the video here to see the full results and hear the patient’s experience with Dr.UGraft. Additionally, you can learn more about this case here: https://dru.com/hair-surgery/repairing-donor-hair-depleted-patient-using-dr-ugraft/
  8. Traction alopecia is a mechanical form of hair loss, often associated with harsh grooming practices such as tight ponytails and braids. It tends to predominantly affect women of African descent, due to the prevalence of such hairstyles for curly hair. The patient below noticed her edges were beginning to recede after years of wearing tight ponytails. She consulted Dr. Sanusi Umar in Los Angeles about her options. Dr. Umar (aka Dr. U), recommended a linear-scar free FUE hair transplant to reverse her receding edges. In order to safely extract the tightly curled, afro-textured hair, Dr. U used the Dr.UGraft System together with the manual Dr.UPunch Curl. The sharp, curved tip of the punch minimizes the issue of thicker skin tissue, stronger attachments, and allows for a manual plunging motion in order to safely score around the curled hair follicle. A comparative study found this tool to be 100% more effective than conventional FUE punches in a study on 18 patient cases with afro-textured hair. The patient is pleased with her results. You can learn more about this procedure here.
  9. Those looking to acquire or advance their FUE hair transplant skills may be interested to know that the 2018 Los Angeles Hair Transplant Workshop is open for registration. Over the course of two days, October 6- 7, attendees can attend lectures from hair restoration experts and then apply their knowledge in life-like hands-on training using fresh-frozen cadavers. Providers of all experience levels can train in Body Hair Transplantation and Afro-Textured Hair FUE. Beginners interested in introducing a new service to their practice are welcome to join. Learn more about this workshop, including a full faculty and program list.
  10. Those interested in the latest advancements in hair transplant may be excited to learn that Dr. Umar (aka Dr. U) has performed the world’s first ultrasonic FUE hair transplant on afro-textured hair. This history-making debut can be seen in the surgical demonstration below: Dr. Umar is keenly aware of the need to advance hair transplant tools for all patients, especially those considered to be challenging due to hair type/skin texture. Often, patients with tightly-curled, afro-textured hair experience unsatisfactory results from FUE hair transplants due to the inability of conventional rotary punches to navigate the severe angles of the curled follicles and overcome tough dermis and strong attachment of the follicle to the deep skin. He previously pioneered the manual Dr.UPunch Curl™ to overcome obstacles in afro-textured hair with its sharp, two-pronged, curved punch tip operated via manual plunging motion. A comparative study documenting 18 patient cases published in the PRS Global Open found this non-rotary device to be 100% successful where others extraction tools had failed. However, Dr. Umar knew that there is always room for improvement. This improvement is the addition of ultrasound. Dr. U harnesses the energy of ultrasonic waves to vibrate the Dr.UPunch Curl™ at a frequency suited to the particular patient's tissue profile. This enables the easier extraction of hair follicles which are tightly curled under the skin and which have stronger attachments to the surrounding tissue. You can find more details about this procedure here.
  11. Hello Hair Restoration Network community, It is no secret that traditional FUE tools have had problems in the safe and reliable extraction body hair. Practitioners using these tools often report poor results. An important factor accounting for this is the trauma endured by grafts extracted using conventional FUE tools, which have less problems in head hair extraction. The difference that results in problematic extraction is the angulation of body hair below the skin surface. Since this is hidden in the skin, the operator would have to guess the angles unless he or she is equipped with a tool that assists by self navigating and tracking the hair through its tortuous path. Read more about how Dr.UGraft’s patented technology helps to minimize this frustrating issue of subcuticular hair angulation and how it enables easier body hair FUE (BHT), and more consistent production of viable grafts. In the video below, you will see how the Dr.UGraft System, featuring the Intelligent Punch (Dr.UPunch i), safely and efficiently extracts hair from a chest donor area using patented and patent-pending graft grip, pull, score, and release mechanisms. Also witness in the video, the “FUE Swipe Maneuver” explained by Dr. U in this breakthrough body hair transplant publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. This is made possible by the graft grip, pull, score and release mechanism mentioned above. Stay tuned for more surgical demonstrations on other problem areas in follicular unit extraction hair restoration surgery, and how the Dr.UGraft advanced hair transplant system overcomes them.
  12. Thank you Bill, This video is an overview introduction to what the technology is capable of. As you can see, even in the setting of a scarred donor, the punch was able to self-guide and separate the grafts with minimal control from the operator. In the subsequent weeks, we will take on each and every identified FUE issue and demonstrate in live videos how Dr.UGraft ameliorates them. The rotary motion of the Intelligent Punch (combined with patented and patent-pending graft pulling features) pushes away attachments, leaving the graft separated from surrounding tissue in such a way that secondary dissection is not always needed - often, many grafts can be safely collected by simply swiping a piece of gauze over the area. When the graft comes out with the punch, it is known as impaction - other FUE surgeries may require the use of forceps to remove this graft, which can result in mechanical damage, or, in the interest of time, the surgeon may simply "sacrifice" the graft and keep extracting, pushing that impacted graft deeper into the lumen. However, the Dr.UGraft System integrates a fluid irrigation feature which allows for continuous hydration as well as safe graft rescue via fluid ejection. On the contrary, the Dr.UGraft System combines patented graft control features and fluid irrigation for faster and more efficient procedures without sacrificing graft quality. Of course, we will leave it to the well-informed membership of this community to discern for itself. Stay tuned for more demonstrations that expand on the issues above.
  13. On the contrary, the Dr.UGraft system does not use suction. Rather, it delivers fluid in the opposite direction in order to nourish and sustain the grafts during extraction. The Intelligent Punch, used in the video above, pulls the grafts up to cut around it then release the graft. This is made possible due to several break-through, patented features -- and the reason the Dr.UGraft system is delivering unprecedented yields in FUE and BHT.
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