About Dr. Umar

Dr. Sanusi Umar is a leading board certified, hair restoration surgeon and dermatologist in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Umar is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, prior to which he was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in cosmetic surgery under the direction of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Training & Education

Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar.

Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar.

Dr. Umar completed residency training in dermatology in Los Angeles and is a member of the associate clinical faculty at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at the Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. In these roles, he combines his passion for education and his dedication to the necessity of sophistication of cosmetic procedures.

With his advanced training, love of research and interest in a natural process for hair restoration, Dr. Umar pursued his passion for the art and science of hair transplantation. After personally experiencing the devastating consequences of a botched hair transplant surgery, he wanted to find a solution for others. After researching for years, Dr. Umar made a breakthrough with an intelligent FUE system appropriate for all hair types – the Dr.UGraft system™, for which he holds several patents. This system is the manifestation of Dr. Umar’s vision of providing hair restoration experts with the proper tools to ensure the best results for all patients.

Dr. Umar in the Press

As a pioneer in hair transplant surgery, he is widely published and recognized in his field. Perhaps most notable is his advancements in hair restoration for severely bald individuals – a feat made possible thanks to his specialized Dr. UGraft™ System.


Dr. Umar is a pioneer in the field of follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair surgery.

Dr. Umar is a pioneer in the field of follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair surgery.


Dr. Umar’s innovative work in the field of follicle unit extraction (FUE) and body hair transplantation (BHT) is recognized nationally by The New York Times, ELLE, ABC and NBC NEWS, with appearances on Good Morning America and KCAL9 (CBS LA). He is the face and founder of Dr. U, a premier medical and personal health brand, as well as the creator of the Dr. UGraft™ Revolution.

How the Dr. U Clinic Came to Be

In 2005 Dr. Umar established the FineTouch Dermatology, Acne Keloidalis Nuchae and DermHair Clinics located in Redondo Beach, California. Through these state-of-the-art facilities, soon to be known as the Dr. U Hair And Skin Clinic, Dr. Umar has been providing the latest and most advanced hair restoration and skin care treatments with the highest level of patient care. In addition to specializing in challenging hair restoration cases, such as repair cases, severely bald patients, African American FUE, eyebrow, and eyelash restoration, Dr. Umar is redefining the standards in hair restoration through the launch of Dr. UGraft Systems.

His next project is launching a line of all natural hair growth products. These divisions and any future ventures from Dr. Umar form the medical and personal health brand, Dr. U.

Visit the Dr. U network of sites for more information on each business or product. Read our blog or connect with us via social to get the latest news, information, and releases. View Dr. Umar’s scientific publications and articles.



Read Dr. Umar’s comparative study on the manual Dr.UPunch Curl for afro-textured hair transplant, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open.

Dr. Umar’s study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal about the use of body hair in transplantation.

More on using nape hair for softer hairlines.

Using leg hair for eyelash hair transplant (PRS Global Open)

Study of 6 patients on use of nape hair for eyebrow hair transplant (Dermatologic Surgery)

Use of leg hair in hairline reconstruction hair transplant, published in JAMA.

Dr. Umar’s study on using beard and body hair for FUE hair transplantation.

Using non-head hair for patients with inadequate head donor supply.

Study where Dr. U describes use of bead hair to camouflage strip scars from previous surgeries.

Press Appearances:

Dr. U gives hair loss prevention tips on CBS.

Using leg hair for thicker eyebrows – Dr. Umar weighs in.

Read what the New York Times says about eyebrow hair transplantation.

Dr.UGraft on Elle Magazine – advanced hair transplant technology for thicker eyebrows.

The Hollywood Reporter covers Dr. U’s use of leg hair for hairline transplants.

Self Magazine : Thinning or Aging Eyebrows.

Getting fuller or thicker eyebrows and eyelashes (BeautySmoothie)

The male eyebrow hair transplant trend: read Dr. U’s take on Mel Magazine.

  1. Md Siraj Uddin

    hello Dr. How are u

    • I am doing fine. How can I help you?

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