Published On November 6, 2018. Last Updated on December 20, 2021.

Dr. Umar’s Publications

The Dr.UGraft™  Zeus includes groundbreaking, patented technology that can be used for any and all FUE situations from Long Hair FUE to African/Afro-Textured FUE.

Dr. Umar’s work has been published in numerous highly-regarded medical journals. His publications feature real results and case studies from all FUE scenarios using the Dr.UGraft™  Zeus.

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Medical Journals

The long term growth and results of Dr.UGraft™ technology on real life patients have been documented and published in highly esteemed, peer-reviewed medical journals, including:

  1. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  2. JAMA Dermatology (formerly the Archives of Dermatology)
  3. JAAD (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
  4. Facial Plastic Surgery

Newest Publication:

A Novel Follicular Unit Excision Device for All-Purpose Hair Graft Harvesting

A challenge in follicular unit excision (FUE) is the lack of a single device that can adequately meet the requirements of a range of patient donor variables, such as hair curliness, race, body and head hair locations, and non-shaven short- and long-hair FUE.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012;65:1279–80.

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Use of beard hair as a donor source to camouflage the linear scars of follicular unit hair transplant.

Beard hair follicles were harvested using Dr.UGraft™ extraction technology. Insertion of these grafts concealed the visible linear scars created by Follicular Unit Strip Surgery.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012;65:1279–80.

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Hair transplantation in patients with inadequate head donor supply using nonhead hair: report of 3 cases.

Patients with insufficient head donor supply underwent hair transplant surgery using a graft supply of nonhead hair, safely extracted with the uniquely engineered features of the Dr.UPunch i™ .

Ann Plast Surg 2011; 67(4):322–5.

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Use of Body Hair and Beard Hair in Hair Restoration  

This case study report on four patients reported on the procedure and results of using body and beard hair harvested with the Dr.UPunch i™  hair restoration surgery.

Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am 2013;21(3):469–77

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The transplanted hairline: leg room for improvement

The world’s first ever hair transplant surgery using leg hair grafts was documented on a patient who wanted a more natural looking hairline after undergoing FUSS. This viable donor supply was made possible using  Dr.UPunch i.

Arch Dermatol (JAMA Dermatology) 2012; 148(2):239–42.

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Eyebrow transplantation: Alternative body sites as a donor source

The first use of leg hair for eyebrow transplant surgery was documented in this published case where leg hair follicles extracted with Dr.UGraft™ instrumentation were used to create subtle, but greatly improved definition for this male patient’s brows.

JAAD 2014;71(4):e140-1.

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Eyebrow Transplants: The Use of Nape and Periauricular Hair in 6 Patients

The Dr.UPunch i™ was used to safely remove nape and periauricular hair to perform eyebrow transplant surgery in 6 patients. This publication also discusses the use of the Shave Test to determine the appropriate candidates for the long-term survival of these graft types.  

Dermatol. Surgery Volume 40 – Issue 12 – p 1416–1418

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Eyelash Transplantation Using Leg Hair by Follicular Unit Extraction.

This patient case study represents the first documented use of leg hair follicles for eyelash transplantation. These grafts were effectively harvested, showing long term growth in the lash line as a result of the  carefully designed rotary punch features of Dr.UGraft™.

Reconstructive Surgery Global Open doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000292

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Use of Nape and Peri-Auricular Hair by Follicular Unit Extraction to Create Soft Hairlines and Temples: My Experience With 128 Patients

The angulation of nape and periauricular hair can be overcome by the features of Dr.UGraft™ technology. These grafts offer a natural looking soft quality that is ideal for reconstructing hairlines and temples in hair transplant surgery. However, many practitioners express the concern that these grafts may not be permanent. This study assessed patient feedback on their hairline and temple results created with NPA (nape and periauricular hair) follicles.

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Advance Access published September 22, 2015.

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Body Hair Transplant by Follicular Unit Extraction: My Experience With 122 Patients.

This case study reported on assessing the feedback and satisfaction of patients who had undergone body hair transplant surgery where grafts were harvested using the Dr.UGraft™ tool.

Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2016; DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjw089. Published September 22, 2015.

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Comparative Study of a Novel Tool for Follicular Unit Extraction for Individuals with Afro-textured Hair

The transection rates of various tools used to remove grafts from patients with Afro-textured hair were compared. The, curved, non-rotary Dr.UPunch Curl™ exceeded the transection rates of the other three punches used in this study.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2016; DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjw089. Published September 27, 2016.

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