The scalp is the ideal donor site for hair transplants and normally hairs from this region are used for transplant. However, when the scalp is unsuitable as a donor area due to limited availability of hair follicles, body hair transplant is performed instead. Basically it means that hairs from the body are used for the surgery instead of scalp hair. The different sources of body hair may include beard, chest, shoulders, back, arms, legs etc. Body hair transplant is done through the FUE method and thus leaves no scar at the end of the surgery.
Characteristics of Body Hair:
Hair from different parts of the body have different characteristics than scalp hair. They may be finer, coarser, curlier, straighter, shorter or ever longer than scalp hair. This makes it difficult to achieve the best results .
Beard hair is the best substitute for scalp hair because they match perfectly. They rarely remain in the telogen or resting phase and thus grow faster than any other body hair. This makes them a permanent solution.
Things to keep in mind when doing Body hair transplant
Body hair transplant should be the last resort when doing a hair transplant surgery. It has a lower success rate than scalp hair transplant, about 70% to 80% and is more costly to perform. You should carefully consult with the surgeon before performing this surgery.
The success of performing a body hair surgery depends upon –
- The experience of the Surgeon and the team doing the transplant.
- Direction of growth of the follicular unit.
- Type of skin and its characteristic.
- Thickness and structure of hair.
- Growth cycles of body hair.
- How the body hair follicles are extracted.
- Compatibility of body hair and scalp hair.
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