Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD

Dr. Umar is known around the world for his amazing hair restoration results, even for seemingly impossible cases, such as severe baldness and extreme hair repair. He is the doctor that patients come to see as their last source of hope when no other clinic can effectively improve their condition.

Dr. Umar’s ability to create successful growth, coverage, and detail for challenging situations can largely be attributed to his dedication to research and continuous advancements in hair transplant methods and technologies.

Through the development of groundbreaking, patented inventions, Dr. Umar is able to expand the number of available graft resources through safe and reliable extractions of body hair.

Medical Journals

Dr. Umar’s work in body head to hair transplant surgery has been published in premier, peer-reviewed medical journals which document successful long-term growth in patient case studies. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  1. JAMA Dermatology (formerly the Archives of Dermatology)
  2. JAAD (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
  3. Facial Plastic Surgery
  4. Annals of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Umar’s Medical Journal Publications


The following is a list of some of Dr. Umar’s medical publications on hair and skin conditions including hair transplantation and acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN):
 Umar, S., & Sila, C. R. (2021). Acne keloidalis nuchae: A role for low-dose radiotherapy. JAAD Case Reports13, 90–93.
Umar, Sanusi et al. “A Retrospective Cohort Study and Clinical Classification System of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae.” The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology vol. 14,4 (2021): E61-E67.

Umar S.  and Carter M.A Multimodal Hair-Loss Treatment Strategy Using a New Topical Phytoactive Formulation, Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine / 2021

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Umar S. Selection criteria and techniques for improved cosmesis and predictable outcomes in laser hair removal treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae. JAAD Case Rep 2019; 5: 529–34

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Umar S, David CV, Castillo JR, Queller J, et al. Innovative surgical approaches and selection criteria of large acne keloidalis nuchae lesions. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019; 7: e2215

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Umar, Sanusi, et al: Patient Selection Criteria and Innovative Techniques for Improving Outcome and Cosmesis in Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Lesion Excision and Primary Closure. JAAD Case Reportsvol. 5, no. 1, 2019.

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Umar Sanusi. Comparative Study of a Novel Tool for Follicular Unit Extraction for Individuals with Afro-textured Hair Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2016; DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjw089. Published September 27, 2016.

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Umar Sanusi. Body Hair Transplant by Follicular Unit Extraction: My Experience With 122 Patients.Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2016; DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjw089. Published September 22, 2015.

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Umar Sanusi. Facial Surgery: Use of Nape and Peri-Auricular Hair by Follicular Unit Extraction to Create Soft Hairlines and Temples: My Experience With 128 Patients Aesthetic Surgery Journal Advance Access published September 22, 2015.

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Umar Sanusi. Eyelash Transplantation Using Leg Hair by Follicular Unit Extraction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Opendoi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000292

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Umar Sanusi. Eyebrow Transplants: The Use of Nape and Periauricular Hair in 6 Patients. Dermatol. Surgery Volume 40 – Issue 12 – p 1416–1418

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Umar Sanusi. Eyebrow transplantation: Alternative body sites as a donor source.JAAD 2014;71(4):e140-1.

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Umar Sanusi. The transplanted hairline: legroom for improvement. Arch Dermatol (JAMA Dermatology) 2012; 148(2):239–42.

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Umar Sanusi. Use of body hair and beard hair in hair restoration. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am 2013;21(3):469–77

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Umar Sanusi. Hair transplantation in patients with inadequate head donor supply using nonhead hair: report of 3 cases. Ann Plast Surg 2011; 67(4):322–5.

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Umar Sanusi. Use of beard hair as a donor source to camouflage the linear scars of follicular unit hair transplant. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012;65:1279–80.

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Eremia Sorin, Umar Sanusi H, Li Cindy Y: Prevention of temporal alopecia following rhytidectomy: The prophylactic use of minoxidil. A study of 60 patients. Dermatologic Surgery 2002;28:66-74

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Eremia Sorin, Li Cindy Y, Umar Sanusi H, Newman Nathan: Laser hair removal: Long term results with a 755nm alexandrite laser. Dermatologic Surgery 2001. 27(11):920-24

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Eremia S, Li C, Umar S: A side by side comparative study of 1064nm Nd:Yag, 810nm Diode and 755nm Alexandrite lasers for treatment of 0.3-3mm leg veins. Dermatologic Surgery 2002;28:224-230

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