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Body Hair

Hair Loss

Hair Follicle from the head area are used for transplantation purposes. However, patients sometimes do not have enough hair on their heads to achieve the desired result. In such cases, your surgeon may recommend to transplant body hairs. Body hair 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.

For patients who do not have sufficient density of hair on head, body hair can become the source of several thousand grafts, especially when patients have a high amount of body hair at their disposal. This donor area is then used to full the less denser area of head where the transplant is required. Body Hair Transplantation also comes handy in cases of loss of hair due to burns or hereditary hair loss.

Body Hair Transplants

Generally, patients with less density of hair on head in the donor area are the prime candidates for body hair transplant. External factors could also become a reason to consider body hair transplant where the patient had any previous burn injuries, previous failed hair transplant or any medical condition or hereditary condition which lead to hair loss.The results of a hair transplant with unsuitable donor hair are generally unsatisfactory, as these can only compensate hair loss to a minor extent. Moreover, any resulting scars will be visible.Hair Restoration Clinic uses following criteria for assessing the donor area for a body hair transplant.

Candidates for body hair transplant must meet certain physiological requirements, i.e. the body hair must be suitable for use as head hair. Follicular Units (FUs) taken from the body are anatomically different to hairs taken from the head. Whereas FUs taken from the head generally consist of 1, 2 or 3 hairs, in most cases FUs from the body only have one hair.


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