In many cases when the standard donor area from the scalp is not enough, then grafts may be extracted from the body areas. The common sites used for body hair transplant are: 1)Beard (most commonly used) 2)Chest and back 3)Underarms and arms 4)Pubic area and legs
Problems with Body hair transplant: 1) Texture of the hair is different in each area of the body.eg beard hair are quite thick and may grow a little curly 2) Number of hair in follicular units are mostly 1 or 2 as compared to scalp where it may range from 2 to 4 mostly. 3) Growth patterns of these hair are different. The growth of body hair is considered to be slower. Amongst the body hair, the growth of the beard follicles is the fastest. 4) Thickness of body hair is also variable, beard hair being quite thick again makes it a good choice for transplant.
Patients with grade 5 to 7 baldness with limited donor area on the scalp.
Yes. For e.g. Beard hair, amongst all zones have to be found to grow quite normally and give a good density.
No. In most patients 0.5mm punches are used which leave behind no scars at all.
It takes almost 5 to 7 days to heal completely .
No. It is done under local anaesthesia.
No.It heals normally causing no longterm side effects.