Dr. Umar is a Board Certified Los Angeles dermatologist who combines his medical expertise with the most advanced and effective techniques in skin rejuvenation to help patients look and feel like their best selves.
Some skin practices choose to focus on:
(1) cosmetic dermatology which deals primarily with improving the aesthetics of the skin
(2) medical dermatology, an area of treatment and study that is centered on diseases
At the Office of Dr. U, patients who have concerns with the outward appearance of their skin as well as getting treatment for medical skin issues are able to conveniently receive help for both areas.
Dr. Umar also offers general, non-cosmetic dermatology using the latest therapeutic modalities to treat skin pathologies in both young and older patients, such as:
Because Rosacea is a progressive disorder, this patient wanted to pursue an effective form of treatment before his chest condition worsened. Rather than relying on anti-inflammatory drugs to lessen the redness, Dr. Umar decided that the best results would be possible by eradicating the tiny blood vessels causing the problem.
After just one treatment with the Vbeam laser, the patient was able to achieve the improvements he wanted.
Listen to what this patient says about his Rosacea treatment with Vbeam in this video.
In a condition called Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra, abnormal development of the hair follicles result in dark mole like structures. This patient was able to improve her complexion and skin texture through treatment by Dr. Umar using electrocautery.
Dr. Umar has published an array of research publications which illustrate findings related to his innovations in hair restoration as well as other conditions in the field of medicine such as AIDS and a rare condition, known as Sturge Weber Syndrome.
For example in one paper, Dr. Umar and his colleagues shed light on changes in cytokines (proteins involved in cellular signalling) as well as bone mineral density and bone turnover in women with AIDS. This paper was presented at the 13th International AIDS Conference.
In other publication, Dr. Umar and Dr. Glen present a case study on a patient with a rare skin disease called, Sturge Weber Syndrome. Individuals with this condition are born with a proliferation of blood vessels which creates a large birthmark on one or both sides of their face. The overabundance of blood vessels also occur on their brain surface, causing neurological impairments.
To view more of Dr. Umar’s research articles, click here.
The Office of Dr. U is very committed to creating results oriented individualized treatment strategies for both cosmetic and medical dermatology objectives, setting forth the ultimate standards in patient care.
Healthy and radiant looking skin can be achieved by making specific corrections at the physiological level. Dr. Umar uses his expertise in dermatology to know how specific skin types will react to different treatments. And he applies this knowledge with the unique needs of every patient to make the right recommendations and deliver excellent results possible. If cosmetic improvement is targeted Dr. Umar is able to render amazingly natural looking changes. For many individuals, their experiences from our procedures can be life changing.
A dermatologist must be able to cater to a wide range of different skin tones and types, since Los Angeles is a city of immense ethnic diversity. Cosmetic laser treatments, for example, can provide terrific results when it comes to objectives like anti-aging, hair removal, and birthmark removal. However due to the high concentrations of melanin, darker skin is prone to scarring and unwanted pigmentation issues from lasers. Dr. Umar’s specialty in treating skin of different colors enables him to provide safe and effective solutions for individual needs.
While the media and entertainment industries portray high beauty standards, it is understandable how many people feel that beauty and physical attractiveness have become an extremely high priority. Images of overdone results are perceived to be a consequence of society’s preoccupation with beauty.
As a dermatologist Dr. Umar’s work defies common stereotypes of cosmetic procedures. He helps regular, everyday individuals achieve the subtle improvements they want while maintaining the integrity and balance of their natural appearance. This is certainly evident in the results and patient testimonies, many of which are documented in our before and video segments.
Because of his track record of successful outcomes, people come to see Dr. Umar from all over the Los Angeles area as well as other parts of the world.
Dr. Umar not only commits to his patients as a dermatologist, he is also a research orientated faculty member at the Harbor UCLA Dermatology Department where he teaches and contributes his expertise in singular follicle extraction, an innovative technique that he has helped to pioneer in the highly specialized field of hair transplantation.
Most recently, Dr. Umar has applied these principles to reinvent the practice of eyebrow restoration. Patients now have the option of replenishing hair loss in the brow area without facing the risk of permanent scars. This procedure has been featured on KNBC news with Los Angeles medical expert and Emmy award winning broadcaster, Dr. Bruce Hensel.