Beard hair FUE is a scalpel free procedure and does not leave a linear scar, but it will leave small white round scars in the donor areas from where the hair is harvested. These marks are usually hidden in the donor area and are not visible, even if the hair is cut very short. However, these small marks of hair transplantation will be visible if the scalp is shaven. Therefore when the beard hair is used as the donor source for the hair transplant, the patient must continue to have a beard after the hair restoration in order to cover up the faint white marks. The tiny circular scars from the FUE surgery will most likely be visible on a clean shaven face.
FUE performed with beard hair is also different from the process of extracting hair from the scalp because of the greater leniency of working with facial skin. A test prior to the hair transplant is particularly important for a beard hair FUE transplantation because the ease of extraction for an individual should be determined in advance. In addition the texture of beard hair is coarser than scalp hair, and therefore the extraction process and results will be different. Therefore beard hair might be an imperfect substitute to replace scalp hair due to its lack of ability to completely take change into natural scalp hair like appearance and texture.
The technique by which Dr. Umar transplants beard hair, SFET (also known as the “Umar Procedure”), is his advanced version of the procedure commonly referred to as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The “Umar Procedure” is knife-free, and the protocol has enabled the transfer of hair from the back of the head, body, and beard to the balding areas of the head. This method is significant because it enables the transplantation of body and facial hair (BHT) as well as head hair, which increases the donor hair supply and thus gives hope for many severely bald patients in need of hair transplant repair or additional hair transplants. In addition, Dr. Umar has found the application of body and beard to hair to be also very useful for the treatment of hair transplant reparations.
The procedure is performed at Dr. Umar’s Redondo Beach, Los Angeles office in California at the DermHair Clinic. Dr. Umar is a cosmetic surgeon, and Certified by the American Board of Dermatology in Los Angeles. For more information, please call DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit http://www.dermhairclinic.com
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