A Body Hair Transplant can be adapted to help two specific areas of hair loss; either to improve the coverage or density of hair over areas of the body, like the chest, or used to extend the donor hair resources and use with a traditional hair transplant.
GMG Organization Hair Clinics are increasingly being asked to either restore or create chest or abdomen hair, to thicken or completely design the area. The treatment can be used on other areas, the pubic region, axilla, and any other area hair is desired, even if there is little or no hair growth before. Body hair is especially beneficial for individuals that have suffered scarring due to burns, previous surgery, or accidents.
To aid a traditional hair transplant result, when the scalp donor becomes depleted body hair can be a useful resource to and increase the hair count available to the patient. Body hair can be blended with scalp hair to enhance the hair transplant result; especially useful for hair transplant repair patients when donor hair resources are minimal, and every hair counts.
Body Hairs as Donor Hairs
Body hair is extracted using the FUE, Follicular Unit Extraction, technique; individual follicular units are taken one by one. The punch is usually less than 1mm in diameter, initially leaving a small wound that soon heals over the coming week. Once removed they are cleaned and checked under magnification for graft survival, so only good quality grafts are used to ensure a high rate of growth or yield is achieved.
What Can You Expect From A Body Hair Transplant
Body hair varies from scalp hair, for one the average number of hairs per follicular unit is lower; scalp hair 2.2 hairs per unit, body hair a little over 1 hair per unit. When transplanting to the scalp there can be variants in the hair qualities such as hair coarseness, or hair growth length, but on the right candidate can give excellent results. Regardless if Body Hair is being used to rebuild a better looking quality of chest hair, or helping with scalp hair restoration professional advice is always required.