Un chirurgien dermatologique de Los Angeles résout le problème de la greffe de cheveux de type africain grâce à deux nouvelles technologies

Le Dr Sanusi Umar annonce la sortie de Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0

LOS ANGELES, 28 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Le Dr Sanusi Umar, chirurgien dermatologique de Los Angeles, a annoncé le lancement de deux nouveaux outils de greffe de cheveux distincts afin de résoudre un problème qui restait épineux pour les personnes nécessitant une transplantation capillaire. Tous les aspects de la chirurgie se sont orientés vers des interventions mini-invasives, car un plus grand nombre de patients préfèrent la discrétion. Dans le cadre de la greffe de cheveux, la procédure mini-invasive est appelée « extraction d’unités folliculaires » (FUE selon l’anglais). Elle diffère des techniques précédentes qui laissent une cicatrice linéaire. Lorsqu’elle est correctement effectuée, la FUE laisse de toutes petites plaies éparses qui cicatrisent en points moins visibles, ce qui permet des coupes de cheveux plus courtes. Cela n’est généralement pas possible avec l’ancienne procédure, qui laisse une cicatrice linéaire bien visible.

The Intelligent Punch, when mounted on the graft-hydrating and punch-lubricating Dr.UGraft Nurture hand piece, intuitively navigates the angles of curves and bends in all afro textured FUE.

Bien que la majorité de la population mondiale ait pu profiter de cette intervention, les patients d’ascendance africaine – en particulier les hommes qui préfèrent des coupes de cheveux plus courtes – n’ont pas bénéficié de cette opportunité de la même manière. Cela est dû aux caractéristiques de la peau et des cheveux qui rendent les outils actuels de la FUE inefficaces pour la plupart de ce groupe démographique. Certains praticiens, qui ont de l’expérience en extraction d’unités folliculaires sur des cheveux de texture africaine et utilisent des outils conventionnels, acquièrent souvent des méthodes spécialisées qui impliquent l’utilisation de plus gros poinçons, la découverte des angles de flexion et de courbure des cheveux, ainsi qu’une négociation manuelle des courbes, tout en acceptant un taux de déperdition de la greffe relativement supérieur.

Le Dr Sanusi Umar a annoncé deux nouvelles inventions distinctes (en instance de brevet), l’une ou l’autre offrant une solution complète au problème des FUE destinées aux cheveux à texture africaine. Le prestataire dispose désormais d’un choix plus large là où il n’y avait pas d’options et fait face à des demandes moins techniques. L’une des interventions utilise un outil rotatif spécialisé, le poinçon intelligent (en instance de brevet), monté sur un système breveté d’hydratation par greffe et de lubrification par poinçon (pièce à main nommée « Dr.UGraft™ Nurture »). Selon le Dr Umar, « le système est intuitif et doté de réglages optimisés, de sorte que l’intervenant n’a pas besoin d’un doctorat en informatique pour les assembler ». Utilisé avec la pièce à main Dr.UGraft Nurture, le poinçon intelligent permet de négocier intuitivement les angles de greffe, ce qui donne lieu à une extraction sûre des greffons dans toutes les FUE pratiquées sur des cheveux à texture africaine.

Le Dr Umar a ensuite annoncé le lancement d’une autre nouvelle invention – Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0 (brevet en instance) – un outil non rotatif et non conventionnel. Il s’agit d’une version améliorée d’une invention précédente – Dr.UPunch 1.0 (brevet européen 2939617B1). Selon le Dr Umar, la nouvelle version est plus conviviale. Les poinçons sont plus petits, plus aiguisés et plus rapides, d’où la sortie anticipée du produit auprès d’autres fournisseurs d’outils de FUE. Ce système requiert moins d’habileté, car il n’est pas utile de deviner les angles de courbure et de flexion des cheveux. « Un effort minimal est nécessaire et l’intervention est très facile à apprendre », déclare le Dr Umar (alias Dr U). Une vidéo de démonstration publiée par le Dr U révèle comment fonctionnent ces technologies indépendantes.

Le Dr U a ajouté : « Je me suis lancé dans la restauration capillaire pour trouver une solution à ma propre perte de cheveux et je n’ai rencontré que des limites. Je me suis alors fixé comme mission de remédier à cela. J’ai commencé à développer des outils qui bénéficiaient à tous les types de cheveux, sauf au mien. J’espère que ces nouveaux outils pourront contribuer à des traitements plus universels contre la chute des cheveux. Tout praticien de l’extraction d’unités folliculaires ayant des compétences moyennes peut utiliser ces appareils et produire un aussi bon résultat que possible pour d’autres groupes ethniques ».

Les deux outils sont déjà commercialisés sur le site web du Dr.UGraft. Ils seront également disponibles pour la première fois au Los Angeles Hair Transplant Hands-On Cadaver Course les 6 et 7 octobre prochain, et au congrès annuel de l’ISHRS qui aura lieu à Hollywood, en Californie, du 10 au 14 octobre, sur le stand 61.

Le Dr Sanusi Umar est un chirurgien dermatologique mondialement reconnu et installé à Los Angeles. Il est le fondateur de Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic, Dr. U Devices et FineTouch Laboratories. Il est également membre du corps professoral de la David Geffen School of Medicine de l’UCLA et directeur du département de dermatologie cosmétique de Harbor-UCLA.

Information de contact :
Anahit Moumjian
Dr. U Devices Inc.
1-310-318-1500
info@ugraft.com

Vidéo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgW5R1T-wKk
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/751529/Dr_U_Devices_Inc_Intelligent_Punch_Device.jpg

 

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon Solves African Hair Transplantation With Two New Technologies

Dr. Sanusi Umar Announces The Release Of Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Sanusi Umar, a Los Angeles dermatologic surgeon, has announced the release of two new, separate hair transplant tools to solve a matter that has vexed the hair transplant community. All aspects of surgery have trended towards minimally invasive procedures as more patients prefer discretion. In hair transplantation, the minimally invasive procedure is called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). It differs from previous techniques that result in a linear scar. When performed properly, FUE leaves tiny scattered wounds that heal into less visible dot scars, enabling shorter hair cuts. This is not typically possible with the older procedure, which leaves a noticeable line-shaped scar.

While a majority of the world population has enjoyed this procedure, patients of African descent– particularly males who prefer shorter haircuts– have not benefited uniformly from this boon. This is because of skin and hair characteristics that render current FUE tools ineffective for most of this demographic. Some practitioners with experience in Afro textured hair FUE using conventional tools often acquire specialized methods that involve using larger punches, guessing hair bending and curve angles, and manual curve navigation while accepting a relatively higher graft attrition rate.

Dr. Sanusi Umar announced two new, separate inventions (patent-pending), either of which offer a comprehensive solution to the Afro textured FUE problem. The provider now has a wider menu where no options existed, and faces less technical demands. One procedure uses a specialized rotary tool– The Intelligent Punch (patent-pending), mounted on a patented graft-hydrating and punch-lubricating system (Dr.UGraft™ Nurture handpiece). According to Dr. Umar, “The system is intuitive and comes with optimized settings, so the operator needs no PH.D in computer science to dial them in.” Used with the Dr.UGraft Nurture handpiece, the Intelligent Punch intuitively navigates graft angles, enabling safe extraction of grafts in all Afro textured hair FUE.

Dr. Umar then announced the launch of yet another new invention– Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0 (Patent pending)– an unconventional non-rotary tool. This is an enhanced version of a previous invention – Dr.UPunch 1.0 ( European Patent 2939617B1). According to Dr. Umar, the new version is more user friendly. The punches are smaller, sharper and faster, hence its early release to other FUE providers. Less skill is required as guessing hair curving and bending angles is irrelevant. “Minimal effort is needed, and it is very easy to learn,” says Dr. Umar (aka Dr. U). An instructional video released by Dr. U reveals how both of these independent technologies work.

Dr. U continued, “I went into the field of hair restoration to find a solution for my own hair loss and found only limitations. It became my life’s mission to fix this. I started developing tools which benefited all hair types — except mine. My hope is that these new tools can contribute to more universal hair loss treatments. Any FUE practitioner with average skill can operate these devices and provide as good a result as they can for other racial groups.”

Both tools are ready for purchase on the Dr.UGraft website. They are also available for the first time at the Los Angeles Hair Transplant Hands-On Cadaver Course this Oct. 6-7, and at the ISHRS annual congress in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 10-14 at Booth # 61.

Dr. Sanusi Umar is a globally recognized dermatologic surgeon in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic, Dr. U Devices and FineTouch Laboratories. He is also on faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, and the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at the Harbor-UCLA Dermatology Department.

Contact Information:
Anahit Moumjian
Dr. U Devices Inc.
1-310-318-1500
info@ugraft.com

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgW5R1T-wKk
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/751529/Dr_U_Devices_Inc_Intelligent_Punch_Device.jpg

 

 

 

Accra Turf Club intensifies second Ga Homowo horseracing

Accra, The Accra Turf Club (ATC), under the distinguished patronage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would host the second week of the Ga Homowo horseracing at the new race course at Borteyman, near Ashaiman on Saturday, September 29.

Among the crack horses to start the first race in Division “4B” and “4C” dubbed: La Handicap covering a distance of 1,400 metres, are Secret Lady from Jara Stable, who won the last week racing; Wonder Bay and Happiness.

The second race dubbed: Teshie Purse would feature leading horses such as; Yaayi in Division “3B” and “4B” covering a distance of 1,600.

Yaayi won the last week racing in Division ‘B’ and ‘4B’ covering a distance of 1,200, followed by lean-On-Me and Nine Eleven placing second and third espectively.

Third race in Division ‘3A’ known as Novies and dubbed: James Town Purse, covering 1,000 metres, would see crack horses like African Queen, Stable Daner and Baby Jet, competin respectively.

African Queen emerged winner in last week racing covering a distance of 1,000 metres in Division ‘3A’ dubbed: Osu Kinkawe Stakes, followed by Stable Dancer and Baby Jet, Made in Ghana horses, who placed second and third respectively.

The fourth race in Division ‘3A’, known as Maiden would cover 1,400 metres under the Osu Handicap would feature leading horses such as; Akwei Fira, Simple Great and Die Hard, who placed first, second and third positions respectively in the last week horseracing.

Mr Samuel Nii Armah Turkson, the Secretary to the Board of Stewards of ATC, in an interview with the GNA Sports, said horseracing has the potential to attract investors and sponsors since it was seen as a Sports of Kings, which meant elite sport.

He appealed to the Youth and Sports Ministry, to sustain the interest of horseracing in the country, saying that; if horseracing is promoted well it would attract corporate institutions and business owners to support the sport.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Accra Turf Club intensifies second Ga Homowo horseracing

Accra, The Accra Turf Club (ATC), under the distinguished patronage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would host the second week of the Ga Homowo horseracing at the new race course at Borteyman, near Ashaiman on Saturday, September 29.

Among the crack horses to start the first race in Division “4B” and “4C” dubbed: La Handicap covering a distance of 1,400 metres, are Secret Lady from Jara Stable, who won the last week racing; Wonder Bay and Happiness.

The second race dubbed: Teshie Purse would feature leading horses such as; Yaayi in Division “3B” and “4B” covering a distance of 1,600.

Yaayi won the last week racing in Division ‘B’ and ‘4B’ covering a distance of 1,200, followed by lean-On-Me and Nine Eleven placing second and third espectively.

Third race in Division ‘3A’ known as Novies and dubbed: James Town Purse, covering 1,000 metres, would see crack horses like African Queen, Stable Daner and Baby Jet, competin respectively.

African Queen emerged winner in last week racing covering a distance of 1,000 metres in Division ‘3A’ dubbed: Osu Kinkawe Stakes, followed by Stable Dancer and Baby Jet, Made in Ghana horses, who placed second and third respectively.

The fourth race in Division ‘3A’, known as Maiden would cover 1,400 metres under the Osu Handicap would feature leading horses such as; Akwei Fira, Simple Great and Die Hard, who placed first, second and third positions respectively in the last week horseracing.

Mr Samuel Nii Armah Turkson, the Secretary to the Board of Stewards of ATC, in an interview with the GNA Sports, said horseracing has the potential to attract investors and sponsors since it was seen as a Sports of Kings, which meant elite sport.

He appealed to the Youth and Sports Ministry, to sustain the interest of horseracing in the country, saying that; if horseracing is promoted well it would attract corporate institutions and business owners to support the sport.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Zambia solicits Ghana’s assistance in Gari processing

Accra- A Zambian trade delegation is in Ghana to learn about the gari processing sector and the entire cassava value-chain production to replicate it in their country.

Learning about gari processing from Ghana, would also enable the Zambian government to introduce the gari meal as part of the menu for children of the School Feeding Programme in that country.

Mr Charles Mulombwa, Value Chain Development Specialist of the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission in Zambia who was part of the seven-member delegation on a 10-day trade mission in Ghana, disclosed this to the GNA on the side-line of a visit to the Food Research Institute (FRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Accra.

He said the Zambian Government was piloting gari processing among 500 women-groups in Zambia and will later scale up production to all the country.

Gari is a cassava root, dried and grounded into flour and used to prepare meals that serve as a cheaper carbohydrate source for most people in Sub-Sahara Africa.

It is a creamy-white granular flour with slightly fermented flavour and sour slightly taste made from fermented, gelatinized fresh cassava tubers that are washed, peeled, mashed, fermented and fried to produce the coarse-grained product.

Ms Kayula Siame, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Republic of Zambia, who is leading the Zambian delegation, paid a working visit to the FRI to interact with the scientists and learn how the Institute was helping to develop Ghana’s cassava production sector.

Ms Siame described the visit to Ghana as very important to her country, offering the delegation, the opportunity to interact and learn better experiences in Ghana’s industrialisation processes.

She said the trade delegation programme, fall within a project being run under Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, which was hosting a skill development and entrepreneurship project under its Citizens Empowerment Commission for the women and the youth in Zambia.

This project has in it, a very key aspect which relates to the commercialisation of cassava as well as supporting SMEs and developing industry.

So we are here in Ghana to learn some of the lessons that we can get from the country in terms of how you have commercialise cassava, how you have supported SMES, and how it has helped the country in contributing to food security Ms Siame said.

She explained that the delegation was visiting a number of institutions, agencies and government Ministries that were in one way, or the other, linked with the commercialisation of the cassava value chain.

She said her team would be very glad to learn from the research institutions like the FRI and to learn about cassava industrialisation and other supporting tools that were required to make cassava a commercial crop in Zambia.

Professor Mrs Mary Obodai, Director of Food Research Institute, commended the delegation for coming down to Ghana to learn about the way science was being used to promote cassava production that had become the staple food for more than 200 million people in Africa.

She said Ghana was fortunate to have a long science tradition, which was best represented by the history of CSIR and its 13 institutes that continued to contribute to the scientific and technological advancement of the nation and beyond.

She expressed FRI’s readiness to assist Zambia to improve on their cassava stock and commercialise it as well.

Mr Gregory Afra Komlaga, Senior Research Scientist of CSIR-FRI, in a presentation on cassava production in Ghana, said Ghana was ranked number 17th in global cassava production, producing 17 million tonnes annually, and contributing 22 per cent to GDP.

Neighbouring Nigeria is ranked first on the global ladder, producing about 60 million tonnes of cassava yearly.

He said cassava was a very important crop in Sub-Sahara Africa and that every home in Ghana consumes cassava at least once every week.

He said Ghana through some national programmes, have developed most of its cassava as sweet varieties that were cultivated for domestic uses, including fufu, banku, gari, ampesi (cooked cassava) and kokonte; as well as other yields that were cultivated for commercial uses.

He said FRI through the support of some universities and other sister research institutes, was able to develop technologies for processing cassava into industry products, and have encouraged industries in Ghana to take up the technologies like high quality cassava flour, that were used to do pastry products, and for the brewery industry, and in the plywood industry.

He urged the delegation to take opportunity of the knowledge available in Ghana, and get their people trained so they could improve on the cassava value-chain in Zambia, as being done in Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency