LAHRC Workshop 2023, April 28-30th



Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles: Redondo Beach, CA

7:00am – 7:30am Registration/Check-In (Coffee, Tea, & Pastries)
7:30am  7:45am

Welcome Introductions: Mission Workshop Objective

Introductions: Learner Objectives and Disclosures

Sanusi Umar

Part 1: Donor Management and Instrumentation

Moderated by Paul Rose and Francisco Le Voci

7:45am – 7:55am Hair Follicles and Scalp Anatomy Sean Behnam
7:55am – 8:10am Donor Area Evaluation and Math Paul Rose
8:10am – 8:17am Donor Assessment Christian Bisanga
8:17am – 8:24am The Safe Donor Area Sanusi Umar
8:24am – 8:34am

Overharvested Donor: Causes and


Shady El Maghraby
8:34am – 8:44am FUE-Linear Strip Excision Combo Christian Bisanga
8:44am – 8:54am Beard and Body Donor Area Management Kavish Chouhan
8:54am – 9:04am Afro Hair FUE Challenges: My Experience (Past & Present) Maria Marta Zollinger
9:04am – 9:14am Q&A  
9:14am – 9:34am Break Exhibitor Visitation (Coffee & Tea)

Part 2: Instrumentation and Methods

Moderated by William Rassman and Luis Nader

9:34am – 9:41am

Various Types of Follicular Injuries in FUE Transplant Luis Nader
9:41am – 9:48am Mechanisms of Graft Trauma in FUE Sanusi Umar
9:48am – 9:58am Setting realistic expectations during consultation. Sean Behnam
9:58am – 10:05am An Overview of FUE Punches and FUE Devices Sanusi Umar

10:05am – 10:15am    

Optimizing Robotic FUE with Hand Held FUE Devices Aron Nusbaum
10:15am – 10:22am FUE Donor Classification for Predicting FUE Difficulty Level  Sanusi Umar
10:22am – 10:32am Skin Responsive FUE for All-Purpose FUE Sanusi Umar
10:32am – 10:42am Long Hair FUE Tayfun Oğuzoğlu
10:42am – 10:52am My First Experience with Skin Responsive FUE: The Perspective of an Experienced FUE Practitioner Juan Maldonado
10:52am – 11:00am Recipient Area Preparation: Slit Making Methods and Tools Gaurang Krishna
11:00am – 11:10am Q&A  
11:10am – 11:25am Break  


Part 3: Instruments and Donor-Challenged Cases

Moderated by Anastasios Vekris and Francisco Le Voci

11:25am – 11:35am

FUE Ergonomics Considerations

Francisco Le Voci

11:35am – 11:45am

Implanters: Overview, Present and Future

William Rassman

11:45am – 11:50am

Causes of Poor Yield in Hair Transplants

Özlem Biçer

11:50am – 12:00pm

Dense Packing using Direct Hair Implantation

Felix Popescu


12:00pm – 12:07pm

New Technique of Pen Implantation (DHI)

Tayfun Oğuzoğlu

12:07pm – 12:17pm

Art and Science of Hairline Design

Waris Anwar

12:17pm – 12:30pm

How to Handle Severe Baldness Restoration: Beard and Body Hair Transplantation

Sanusi Umar

12:30pm – 12:40pm

How to Plan & Execute Revision Transplant

Gaurang Krishna

12:40pm – 12:50pm

Facial and Beard Restoration

Alex Gonzalez

12:50pm – 12:55pm

Eyelash Restoration

Sanusi Umar

12.55pm – 1:00pm

Eyebrow Restoration

Alex Gonzalez

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Lunch and Q&A

COVID-Friendly Lunchboxes

   Part 4: Safety Considerations and Beyond Transplants

    Moderated by Miguel Martí and Kavish Chouhan

1:45pm – 1:55pm         Anesthesia in Hair Transplantation Anastasios Vekris
1:55pm – 2:05pm Hair Transplant Complications and Their Management  Özlem Biçer
2:05pm – 2:16pm Safe Hair Transplant Clinic Set-Up and Procedures: From Consultation to Operation to Discharge Carolina Palacio
2:16pm – 2:23pm Hair Transplant Training: Updating Skills and Techniques for the Staff and Practitioner Kavish Chouhan
2:23pm – 2:38pm When Not to Transplant: A Trichoscopy Guide Ratchathorn Panchaprateep
2:38pm – 2:48pm Scarring Alopecias and Their Management Achiamah Osei-Tutu
2:48pm – 2:55pm Approach to Hair Transplantation in Cicatricial Alopecia Kavish Chouhan
2:55pm – 3:05pm The Concept of Instant Hair Transplant Kavish Chouhan
3:05pm – 3:15pm Pharmacological Option in AGA (Old and New Trends) Miguel Martí
3:15pm – 3:22pm The Use of Autologous Cellular Micrografting / Regenera Activa in the Management of Pattern Hair Loss Shadi Zari
3:22pm – 3:29pm The Role of Mesotherapy in Hair Loss Treatment Carolina Palacio
3:29pm – 3:36pm Experience with Use of Botanicals in Hair Loss Treatment Sanusi Umar
3:36pm – 3:45pm My Experience with Autologous Cell: Autologous Follicular Micrografting in Combination with Hair Transplantation Tayfun Oğuzoğlu
3:45pm – 3:52pm The Role of Regenerative Medical Procedures in Hair Loss Treatment Ryan Welter
3:52pm – 4:02pm The State of Hair Cloning Today Rattapon Thuangtong
4:02pm – 4:12pm Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
William Rassman
4:12pm – 4:22pm Allogenic Hair Transplantation Felix Popescu
4:22pm – 4:29pm The Art and Science of Crown Design Antonia Andriopoulou
4:29pm – 4:45pm


4:45pm – 5:00pm Final Break Exhibitor Visitation (Coffee & Tea)

Cocktail Reception

5:00pm – 6:00pm Cocktail Hour Drinks, Music, & Charcuterie-Style Hors d’oeuvres


Live Surgery

Moderated by Paul Rose, Anastasios Vekris and Kavish Chouhan

 Dr. U Hair and Skin Clinic: Manhattan Beach, CA


7:45am – 8:00am

Attendees arrive and change into scrubs

(Coffee, Tea, & Pastries)

8:00am – 1:30pm

All Surgeries

  • 8:00am – 11:00am   
      • FUE
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
    • Implantation

Case #1

Shaven Head FUE and Long Hair FUE with Manual Implantation

Surgery Performed by Sanusi Umar MD and Staff. Teaching Explanations by Tayfun Oğuzoğlu MD, Alex Gonzalez MD, and Juan Maldonado MD

11:00am – 11:30am


Exhibitor Visitation (Coffee and tea available)

  • 8:00am – 11:00am
      • FUE
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Implantation

Case #2

Afro Hair FUE and Use of Dull Implanters for Implantation

Surgery Performed by Sanusi Umar MD and Staff. Teaching Explanations by Achiamah Osei-Tutu MD, Maria Marta Zollinger MD and Alex Gonzalez MD

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch and Q&A COVID-Friendly Lunchboxes 
2:30pm – 3:00pm Adjourn

Attendees can change out of scrubs

7:00pm Gala Dinner  


Cadaver Lab

Moderated by Paul Ross and Christopher Bisanga 

Dr. U Skin & Hair Clinic

7:45am – 8:00am Attendees arrive and change into scrubs (Coffee, tea, pastries available)

Fresh Frozen Cadaver Lab

Sanusi Umar, Tayfun Oğuzoğlu, Alex Gonzalez, Christian Bisanga, Kavish Chouhan, Özlem Biçer, Miguel Martí, William Rassman, Juan Maldonado, Paul Rose, Rattapon Thuangtong, Maria Marta Zollinger, Gaurang Krishna


8:00am – 10:00am      

Practice Specimens

  • Shaven FUE (straight to wavy hair type) using Mechanical and Manual Method
  • Non Shaven FUE
  • Afro-Textured FUE
  • Beard Hair FUE
Attendees will visit stations and practice skills with faculty members
10:00am – 10:30am        Break Exhibitor Visitation (Coffee & Tea)
10:30am – 12:30pm

Practice Specimens

  • Body Hair FUE
  • Manual Implantation
  • Implantation using Implanters
  • Hairline Design
  • Eyebrow Restoration Demo
  • Beard Hair Restoration Demo
Skills stations continued
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch and Q&A  
1:00pm – 1:30pm Break Exhibitor Visitation (Coffee & Tea)
1:30pm – 1:45pm Presentation of Certificates Attendees can change out of scrubs