Body Hair Transplant
Medically reviewed by Dr. Sternberg
Individuals with extensive balding wish to fully conceal their hair loss, but they lack a sufficient donor area supply to do so in some cases. Surgeons have developed ways to use body hair to provide more hair grafts for transplantation.
This new method opens up hair transplantation to more candidates who would have been unable to improve their hair loss. Read more about body hair transplants and how they differ from normal methods below!
In a Nutshell
|Donor Areas||Beard, Chest etc.|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does body hair extraction leave scars?
Body hair extraction leaves similar scars to the FUE method hair transplantation. Small, white scars will be left across the donor area. These scars are very small and won’t be noticeable in most cases.
Is a body hair transplant successful?
Body hair transplants are less successful than normal hair transplants. The growth yield is much lower due to genetic differences in body hair compared to hair on the scalp. Body hair is more likely to be rejected after the procedure.
Is chest hair good for a hair transplant?
Chest hair is often used during body hair transplants. It is not as good as beard hair but it can work as a donor hair. Many men with extensive balding use their chest as a donor area for their transplant.
When can body hair be used?
Body hair is used in hair transplants for men who have extensive balding or an insufficient donor supply. This method allows more grafts to be harvested to fully cover the bald areas. This allows patients to achieve the results they desire even if they don’t have a lot of hair at the back of their head to transplant.
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