819 North Harbor Drive
Suite 400 (Pent House)
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- Primary Area of Practice
- Dermatology, General
- Specialty/Area of Focus
- Hair Restoration
- Medical School
- Graduated from University Of Maiduguri College Of Medical Sciences in 1990
- Dr. Sanusi Umar is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also completed a fellowship training in cosmetic surgery under the direction of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As a pioneer in hair transplant surgery, he is widely published in his field, appearing in respected journals such as the Journal of Dermatology and General Medicine, and he gives presentations at national and international conferences.
A native of Nigeria, Dr. Umar trained as a surgeon at the UniMaid College of Medical Sciences. He left his practice as a surgeon there after four years to expand his knowledge of medicine in the United States. Dr. Umar completed his first residency training in Internal Medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. There, his work and research in the field of infectious disease was recognized with a first place award from the Long Island Infectious Diseases fellows’ competition, and he was invited to present at the 1998 International AIDS conference in Geneva, Switzerland. He was again honored to chair a session at the International AIDS conference in Durban South Africa in July 2000. Dr. Umar then completed residency training in dermatology in Los Angeles, and is currently on the clinical faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles.
It took Dr. Umar two years to design the tools and techniques which allowed for the successful, knife-free, natural replacement for hair loss. The result is a breakthrough in the field of hair transplantation, The Umar Procedure for single follicle extraction and transfer (SFET). This state-of-the-art treatment results in rapid healing rates and better overall yield and growth of transplanted hair follicles on the scalp. The Umar Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no scalpel, strip surgery or stitches. Scarring and downtime are minimized. Best of all, because the procedure allows for the use of body hair, the number of transplantable hair is greatly increased. The newly transplanted hair follicles grow in a natural pattern from the first treatment. Typically, patients’ returns to a normal life immediately and many have no need to cover their head with a hat ever again.