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In field of hair transplant doctors don’t recommend to use hair body for this procedure.
The main reason is because the body hair does not remain for a long time after transplanting. And also for its weak nature which differ from the nature of the donor hair.
But in some cases doctors were forced to use body hair when the patient’s donor area is weak, thin and unsuitable for such a procedure.
Also some doctors are using body hair to fill the gaps in the beard and mustache as well. Body hair can also be used to do eyebrow transplant surgery.
From other hand, body hair can be used to mend the scars in the scalp, usually appear after a hair transplant procedure.
Areas where doctors prefer to take hair from are: chest, beard, back and legs
and consequently the more body hair density you have the more it makes you eligible for a hair transplant procedure using body hair.
What techniques can be used with such a procedure?
The best transplant technique can be used in such a procedure is FUE(follicular unit extraction) where a machine called (micro motor) extracts follicles one by one from the donor area don’t matter if it’s the neck, chest or even leg.
After extraction process ends,doctor will start to open hair channels in all over the baldness area to fill them with follicles.
And we can find another technique doctors may use.Doctor creates a circular incision inside the skin surrounding the graft and then he pulls it out directly from its position and places it in the preserving solution and finally plants it in the receiving area.
What is the advantages and disadvantages for this procedure?
It provides good density to cover a considerable space of the bold area.
- The difference in structure between scalp hair and body hair.
- The process of removing body hair.
- The incompatibility between scalp hair and body hair.
Hair death in two or three years after the procedure.
Like any other hair transplant this procedure also has some side effects like thinning in the receiving area and pain for few days after it also some scars and maybe swelling in the planted area so we need to stay in touch with our doctor and ask him about any problem can happen.
Results and recovery:
Scars need few weeks after transplant to disappear during that patient may take painkiller pills can help him.
For the results the planted hair will fall down after 1 month and the third month it will grow again stronger and thicker from the last time.