What is body Hair transplant?
Hairs from the head area are generally used for transplantation purposes. However, patients sometimes do not have enough hair on their heads to achieve the desired result. In such cases it is possible to transplant body hairs, as such hairs are very similar to head hairs in structure and quality. Hairs may be taken from the legs, the arms, the stomach, the chest, the back, the armpits or even the face. Even beard hairs may under certain circumstances be used.
Alternatively, men interested in getting a defined beard can also undergo body hair transplant to the beard to get what they want.
What are the advantages of Body Hair Transplant?
Body hair transplant have been tried and tested for long with exceptional results. You may not be able to differentiate a person who has received body hair transplant and the person with Scalp Hair Transplant. The advantages of body hair transplant are:
➞ When scalp donor is exhausted or limited, body hairs can be used to increase the hair density on the scalp.
➞ Since the body has large reserves of hair, more hair can be harvested from chest, beard, armpit, thighs etc
➞ It is a better choice for eyebrow reconstruction where one can have better matching hairs then the fast-growing thick scalp hair.
Is there any difference between conventional FUE and BHT FUE?
No, there is no difference in the techniques of both the procedures. The technique for transplanting body hair is derived from the FUE technique, and basically involves extending the donor area to the whole body. BHT is used primarily in cases where the donor area on the head is no longer suitable for the extraction of donor material or is not dense enough.
Almost twice as many implants are needed to obtain the natural looking hair density when BHT is undertaken. To make it more understandable- 60 FUs (Follicular Units- of hair) per cm² of body hair led to a hair density of 60 – 70 hairs per cm², whereas 60 FUs per cm² of head hair result in a density of 90 – 120 hairs per cm². So, the number of FU taken is twice as much as taken from the scalp.
Body Hair Transplant By FUE – Frequently Asked Questions
The transplanted hair generally shed within 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery as roots enter in resting phase. Within three to eight months, transplanted roots start sprouting hair. It takes ten to twelve months to have denser hair as hair continue to mature and thicken gradually. Once transplanted hair begin to grow, it will continue to do so for lifetime.
Body hair transplantation can be successfully used either alone or in combination with scalp hair in advanced grades of baldness, for improving the cosmetic appearance of hairlines and in scarring alopecia when there is paucity of donor scalp hair.
Although the survival rate is low as compared to other transplant procedures, it is the only method for some patients. After being transplanted to the scalp, it has been seen that the body hairs change their structure to adjust to the head hair. Generally, these hairs turn out to be longer and straighter.
Pubic hair can be used as donor hair in hair transplant surgery. You must have a compelling reason to want to do this. Pubic hair can be used as donor hair in hair transplant surgery. You must have a compelling reason to want to do this.