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Dr. U Reverses Traction Alopecia with Dr.UPunch Curl™ for Afro-textured Hair

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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.

Traction-Alopecia-Side-Before-and-After-

Right-Side-Updated-Before-and-After-Trac

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.

 


Representing Dr. Umar of DermHair Clinic.

 

Dr. Umar is recommended on the Hair Transplant Network

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To be honest I don’t see much of a difference. The hair styles and angles make it very difficult to see what kind of changes occurred. It also looks like the patient has some type of product on her temple points aka “edges” in the after photo

 

how many grafts were used?

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On 9/14/2018 at 1:32 AM, jj51702 said:

how many grafts were used?

 

About 900 head hair grafts were used. 


Representing Dr. Umar of DermHair Clinic.

 

Dr. Umar is recommended on the Hair Transplant Network

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