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 aware of the need to further advance hair transplant tools for all patients, particularly those considered challenging due to their hair/skin characteristics. 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 curves of afro-textured hair follicles and overcome tough skin and strong attachment of the follicle to the deep skin. Dr. U previously pioneered the manual Dr.UPunch Curl™ to conquer the vexing issues in afro-textured hair surgery with its sharp, two-pronged, curved punch tip.
However, Dr. U knew that there is always room for improvement. This improvement, demonstrated above, 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.