» Hi Dr Umar,
» I have been an admirer of your work since i saw the results of Heliboy.
» Since then your results have amazed me and your clinic is definately on my
» shortlist for work.
» What impresses me most about this result is the 3800 grafts from the
» beard. The guy still has decent beard coverage and at least from the pics
» no visible scarrring.
» My situation:
» Very similar to Heliboy - got a transplant in 2002 aged 25. I have been
» wearing a piece behind the hairline to the crown.
» I want to ditch the piece although it looks very very real with a natural
» I have hair all over my head but is diffused, shaved down and covered by a
» My Questions:
» 1) In beard transplants how visible are the scars, especially on asian
» skin? From what i’ve heard of FUE that you cannot buzz down to a zero. How
» is this covered in beard scarring when you shave completely all the time?
» 2) Pubic hair - sounds disgusting but have you ever used pubic hair on the
» head as a filler? If so, what are the results like.
» Thanks in advance.
We have extracted over 5000 grafts in a single pass from patients and they have gone on to shave their beards confidently.
here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/user/DrSUmar#p/u/23/ll8PkhuybGY
Also, there is often enough residual hair left to leave the facade of a beard. However in these instances, the beard density would be compromised. In that sense, this patient is typical
1) In beard transplants how visible are the scars, especially on asian skin? From what i’ve heard of FUE that you cannot buzz down to a zero. How is this covered in beard scarring when you shave completely all the time?
The beard area (especially below the jaw line) heals well in carefully performed extractions. However, physiologic factors does play a role in the rate of wound healing as well as the cosmetic attributes of the wound when healing is complete. Caution is advised in patients of color as they have a higher incidence of of abnormal scarring and/or coloration in the aftermath of wounding. Most of my patients do not have anything worth covering after the healing is complete. In years of doing SFET, I have seen favorable healing for the most (From body and beard hair surgeries)in people of all races. You should consult me or any doctor you are considering directly with pictures if you want more specifics.
2) Pubic hair - sounds disgusting but have you ever used pubic hair on the head as a filler? If so, what are the results like.
I have made sparing use of pubic hair in the past and I have been satisfied with the result. But it is a donor source I would use only in an extreme case of need. Obviously this would be patients whose needs outstrip their supply and in my estimation, the limited number from the pubic and or axillary area is on line to make a significant difference.
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S. Umar, M.D., FAAD
Redondo Beach, California
1-877-DERMHAIR (US residents)
Single Follicle Extraction & Transfer (SFET)
Using Head and Body