Body to Scalp Hair Transplant

What is a Body to Scalp Hair Transplant?

In this type of transplant, hair follicles that are resistant to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) are taken from other parts of the body, such as the beard, armpits, pubic area, or chest, and transplanted to the scalp. This is particularly useful when the scalp donor area is no longer viable.

Why You Should Consider a Body to Scalp Transplant?
This procedure is often necessary when the traditional donor area on the scalp has been depleted due to multiple previous surgeries or outdated techniques that have left the area with insufficient hair for further transplantation.

The Benefits of Using Body Hair as Donor Hair
The primary benefit of using body hair is that it offers an almost unlimited donor supply. Additionally, body hair is DHT resistant, ensuring that the transplanted hair remains permanent and resistant to typical hair loss patterns.

Another set of before-and-after photographs demonstrating the results of an FUE hair transplant procedure utilizing both scalp and beard hair. The first photo captures the patient's hair loss condition before treatment, while the second photo exhibits the enhanced hair density and restored appearance following the successful transplant.

When is a Body to Scalp Hair Transplant Needed?

Depleted Donor Areas from Previous Surgeries
Patients who have undergone multiple hair transplants or those who have been left with insufficient scalp donor hair due to failed surgeries can benefit from using body hair as an alternative source for grafts.

Repairing Botched Hair Transplant Surgeries
Those who have experienced unsatisfactory results from poorly performed hair transplants, often by low-quality clinics, may find body hair transplants an effective solution to repair damage or enhance coverage on the scalp.

How the Body to Scalp Hair Tranplant Procedure Works

Pre-Procedure Consultation and Assessment
Before surgery, a thorough examination and measurement of both the donor and recipient areas are conducted. Advanced software like TrichoLab and HairMes are utilized to calculate the precise number of grafts needed and to plan the surgery meticulously.

The Extraction Process: Techniques and Care
On the day of the procedure, the donor area (such as the beard or chest) is prepared and anesthetized. Specialized instruments are used to carefully extract the hair follicles, minimizing damage and ensuring high-quality grafts.

Transplantation to the Scalp
After extraction, the follicles are sorted and undergo a quality check under a microscope. The recipient area on the scalp is then prepared and anesthetized. Custom blades are used to create recipient sites, where the follicles are meticulously placed using forceps or implanters to ensure natural-looking results.

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Advantages of Using Body Hair for Scalp Transplants

Availability of Hair from Various Body Parts
Unlike scalp hair, body hair offers a nearly unlimited supply for transplantation. Common donor areas include the beard, chest, and even the pubic region, providing flexibility in sourcing hair.

Permanent and DHT Resistant Characteristics
Body hair is naturally resistant to DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss. This makes it a reliable and permanent option for hair restoration, as it is less likely to be affected by androgenic alopecia.

Challenges and Considerations

Differences Between Body and Scalp Hair
Body hair differs in texture and thickness compared to scalp hair. It often provides less coverage per graft and has a different growth cycle, with fewer hairs in the anagen (growth) phase at any given time compared to scalp hair.

Growth Phases and Adaptation
Understanding the different growth patterns and characteristics of body hair is crucial. These differences can impact the overall appearance and density after transplantation, requiring expert handling and realistic expectations.

Why Choose Our Clinic in Southern New Jersey?

Expertise and Advanced Techniques
Body to Scalp Hair Transplant procedures demands specialized skills and experience. Dr. Shah has trained with pioneers in the field and brings extensive expertise to each procedure, ensuring the highest standards of care and results.

State-of-the-art facilities and Personalized Care
Our clinic offers cutting-edge technology and a personalized approach to each patient’s needs. We prioritize your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout the entire process.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about the Body to Scalp Hair Transplant procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions we get asked about the Body to Scalp Hair Transplant procedure. If you do not see your question below, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more.

What Body Parts Can Be Used for Donor Hair?

Common donor areas include the beard, chest, armpits, and pubic region. However, virtually any part of the body with sufficient hair can be considered for transplantation, depending on individual needs.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The duration of the procedure varies based on the number of grafts needed, typically ranging from 5 to 12 hours. Each session is carefully planned to ensure optimal results.

What is the Recovery Time Like?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can recover quickly, often within a day after the procedure. Protecting the recipient area from trauma or injury for at least two weeks post-surgery is essential.

BKS Hair Restoration

Bhumik Shah, MD
807 N Haddon Ave, Suite 2
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Phone: (856) 470-1398


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