FUE Hair Transplant Repair by uGraft

When you’ve undergone a failed hair transplant surgery, any hope of a cosmetically normal future may seem hopeless. But with FUE hair transplant repair, there is still hope. Thousands of men have experienced botched hair restoration surgery. Such failures can occur at the fault of a novice surgeon or an antiquated technique. Oftentimes, they leave the patient riddled with indelible scars and produce poor growth, or the growth looks uneven and unnatural. The patient is further depleted of scalp hair and options are even more limited—the scarring prevents him from being able to shave his head and say “oh well.” With little hair and a disfigured scalp, he is forced to hide beneath a hairpiece or hat.

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FUE hair transplant repair typically uses hair outside the safe donor zone. When the patient is severely depleted of scalp donors, the grafts are harvested from the body (with body hair transplant). In any case, the minimally invasive individual excision wounds made by follicular unit extraction enable the surgeon to harvest what donor hairs he/she finds suitable without leaving noticeable scars anew. He/she is thus able to fill the existing scars and fill balding recipient areas, restoring the scalp and concealing botched work of the past.

uGraft – The Methodology For Advanced Follicular Unit Extraction

UGraft is a surgical system that takes Follicular Unit Extraction to a new level.  It includes both technology and surgical processes to create the best cosmetic outcomes, even for the most severe and challenging cases.

Technical Tools

UGraft technology includes an array of surgical tools. They are designed to offer the highest level of customization and precision.

UGraft excision tools  were  invented by Dr. Umar himself. They are intended to improve the performance of the surgeon in order to maximize the aesthetic outcome for the patient.

UGraft devices are designed to minimize graft burial and transection rates while securely removing each follicular unit. It accomplishes these objectives through the following features

1) Mechanism to create a mild pulling dynamic

It is important to know that  hair often grows at an angle, not 90 degrees.  Also it can grow in curves both above and below the skin’s surface. One of the challenges of using a basic FUE punch tool is identifying the precise location of the follicle.  The punch needs to be positioned so that it will cut around the structure. If it is misaligned, it will bury or damage the graft.

UGraft devices do not rely exclusively on the punch excision to separate the follicle from its surroundings. They have a built in mechanism which gently pulls the grafts. And this helps minimize the risk of damage.

Body and facial hair grafts are more fragile compared to head hairs. Therefore, this method is particularly ideal for extracting these grafts.

2)  Digitally customized .8mm punching tip

The diameter of 0.8mm is used to create exceptionally small graft punches. Additionally the edge of the punching tip is crafted with the highest degree of precision using computer software.  This is done within each procedure to create  specifically shaped excisions that would further optimize the wound healing results.

Donor regions on the face, body and nape are often visible.  Therefore, it is particularly important to perform specialized extractions to help avoid visible traces of scarring. Although scars are a risk with FUE procedures in general, any remnant of a punch wound is virtually negligible with uGraft.

Here is an example of a patient who underwent an Advanced Follicular Unit Extraction procedure which involved a total of 14,000 grafts. If you are interested in watching his update video, click here to read more.