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Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD
Patents For Dr. Umar’s Innovations
The flared punch of the Dr.UGraft System™ received patent US8876847 B2 in 2014. The hybrid cutting access of the unique punch pushes away attachments from the hair graft, enabling efficient extraction.
The flaring also enables a graft grip-pull-score-release mechanism, which further reduces guesswork in FUE hair surgery.
The Dr.UPunch Curl™ is a manual FUE instrument designed to safely extract tightly curled follicles. This punch received patent EP2939617 B1 in 2016.
The sharp, two-pronged manual punch is specialized for use in cases in which hair grows curled underneath the skin – such as afro-textured hair – and is strongly attached to the surrounding tissue.
The Dr.UPunch Stealth™ is the first non-rotary punch for non-shaven FUE procedures. It received patent EP2838448B1 in 2016. Similar to the Dr.UPunch Curl™ above, this punch is also operated via a manual plunging motion.
This punch, however, has a tip that is less hook-shaped, making it suitable for use on non-curled hair as well.