Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Last Updated on July 24, 2020 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD
Where does one come up with the idea for new advances in hair restoration? In Dr. Sanusi Umar’s case, the inspiration for sonic FUE came during a regular dentist’s appointment. Sonic FUE, or Ultrasonic hair transplant, is a method of follicular unit extraction surgery developed by Dr. Umar (aka Dr. U), a globally recognized pioneer in hair transplant, in which the power of ultrasonic waves are harnessed for a less cumbersome procedure. Read on below to learn more about this innovative approach, and the unique circumstances behind its conception.
What Does Sonic FUE Do?
The Dr.UGraft™ Sonic Hair Transplant enables the easier extraction of afro-textured hair. This hair type is notorious in the hair surgery field for the challenge it presents due to its tightly curled, tortuous angle of growth underneath the skin. Attempts to extract such hair follicles with cylindrical punches often result in failure due to transection (cutting the follicle). Previously, Dr. Umar made waves (no pun intended) in solving this vexing issue of tightly-curled follicle extraction with his manual Dr.UPunch Curl™ technology. In fact, a study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal found the manual punch to be 100% effective in 18 patient cases, where other extraction devices had failed.
Finding the Inspiration in an Unlikely Place
They say inspiration strikes in the unlikeliest of places. Dr. U found this to be especially true in his case. When he showed up for his dentist appointment one day, he had no idea that he would conceive of another breakthrough in hair transplant technology. But, as luck would have it, Dr. U’s dentist was trying out a new ultrasonic plaque remover. Interested, Dr. U inquired about the mechanism of action. It was during this exchange that Dr. U realized the potential application of ultrasound in follicular unit extraction — particularly for the challenges of African American hair and unshaven procedures.
Video: Black FUE Hair Transplant Using Dr.UGraft™ Sonic Device
Watch Dr. U debut new advances in hair restoration using his Dr.UGraft™ Sonic instruments in an afro-textured hair transplant.
Dr. U holds patents for the technology demonstrated above, and is currently working on making the tools available for other hair transplant providers.
Personal Motivation for Advancements in Black FUE Hair Transplant
It is apparent from Dr. Umar’s record for new advances in hair transplant that he is dedicated to providing the best hair restoration Los Angeles, and indeed the world, has ever seen. But it is not so apparent what drives this dedication to improving hair transplant technology, especially for patients considered “difficult” or “challenging”. Dr. Umar explains his dedication is due to his own personal experience with a botched hair transplant procedure. After experiencing first-hand the personal devastation of failed hair transplant surgery, he focused his determination on making sure that others did not face similar circumstances. After years of research and development, he debuted his advanced hair transplant, Dr.UGraft™, to help other hair transplant surgeons provide better results for all hair types. Now, with the debut of the ultrasonic Dr.UPunch™, he hopes to continue the precedent of continual improvement and reliable innovation in advanced FUE.
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Frequently Asked Questions – New Advances in Hair Restoration with Sonic FUE
Can I have an ultrasonic FUE procedure at a clinic closer to me?
Currently, Dr. U only offers Sonic FUE at his clinic in Los Angeles. However, he does offer the manual Dr.UPunch Curl™ to all hair transplant providers with his Dr.UGraft™ System.
Is Ultrasonic FUE done only for afro-textured and curly hair patients?
The ultrasonic procedure above using the Dr.UPunch Curl™ is intended for patients with curly, afro-textured hair. However, in the future, ultrasonic frequencies may be added to other punches in the Dr.UGraft™ System, such as the Dr.UPunch Stealth™, in order to simplify unshaven FUE procedures.
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