My type 4 hair is thick and kinky. Is an FUE hair transplant an option for patients like me?
If you would have asked this question even a few years ago, the answer, unfortunately, would have probably been “no”.
Thanks to the ingenuity of cosmetic hair surgeon Dr. Sanusi Umar, however, the playing field has been leveled when it comes to Afro-textured hair restoration. The Dr.UGraft™ suite of FUE tools is able to effectively harvest hair of any texture from all areas of the body.
What allows Dr.UGraft™ to effectively excise curly, Afro-textured hair?
The exclusive features Dr. U has imbued the Dr.UGraft™ system with include, but are not limited to:
- A flared, textured distal tip with a cutting edge that faces away from the follicle graft housed within. The dull inner wall protects each specimen from transection, increasing overall yield. This specially-designed FUE punch guides the tool around the C-curve that Afro-textured hair typically grows in, safely and viably harvesting each unit for use elsewhere.
- A graduated, expanding inner chamber to extract bulkier grafts without increasing the size of each punctuation. Wounds created with a punch of this shape are less everted than those incurred by traditional FUE punch tips. As a result, scars from a Dr.UGraft™ procedure tend to heal flatter and more discreetly.
- Foot pedal-operated irrigation that allows your doctor to rescue grafts that become impacted in the lumen during surgery. This feature also hydrates each graft at the point of extraction, preventing each one from becoming dehydrated while waiting to be transplanted.
All of these unique innovations and more come together to form a system that can effectively restore the hair of any patient using hair from anywhere on the body. Tightly-curled, Afro-textured hair and a thick outer dermis no longer disqualify you from being a potential candidate. If you’re an individual of African or indigenous descent and you suffer from major hair loss, an FUE hair transplant is now a viable option for permanent relief.
Frequently Asked Questions – Dr.UGraft™ and Afro-textured FUE Hair Restoration
What makes extracting Afro-textured hair so challenging in FUE hair transplant surgery?
With straight, Caucasian hair, the path of growth characterizing each follicle is predictable and usually doesn’t deviate from what is seen above the skin. Traditional FUE punches are straight-mouthed, allowing little room for error on the part of the operator. If not carefully navigated, these older generations of tools tend to punch right through the graft, destroying the delicate membrane of the sheath surrounding it and rendering it impotent. This leads to poor graft yield and less hair to populate the recipient area with.
How does the Dr.UGraft™ system overcome this limitation?
The Dr.UGraft™’s intelligently-flared tip protects the fragile graft from the sharp blade of the mouth. With this wider window through which to engulf the specimen, combined with Dr.UGraft™’s patented grip, score, and pull functionality, the graft is kept safe within the walls of the lumen while it is separated from the surrounding structures anchoring it in place.
Learn More About FUE Hair Restoration with Dr.UGraft™
The Dr. U Hair Clinic in Los Angeles has released this informational video on our revolutionary FUE hair transplant system. It lays out each patented feature out graphically. You can learn more about the Dr.UGraft™ revolution by checking it out below: