Body Hair Transplant Clinic in India
Body hair transplant can be performed using hair from the beard, chest, underarms, pubic hair and other body sites. The best graft for transplantation on the scalp apart from the hair from the back of the scalp is the beard hair followed by chest hair. Body hair is needed in the case of Norwood Grade 6 or Norwood Grade 7 baldness for patients who want full scalp coverage in one sitting. Patients with retrograde thinning in donor scalp have to rely on body hair for adequate coverage. Sometimes, patients with failed hair transplants with a depleted scalp donor may have to rely on body hair for scalp coverage.
Which type of body hair should be preferred for transplantation on the scalp?
The second best donor after the scalp is the beard. The reason for choosing a beard is its similarity in hair cycle to scalp hair. It has a long anagen phase, a thicker caliber of the hair, a large number of available grafts and a minimal scar formation. Beard can be a source of 3000 to 5000 grafts. Beard grafts are also preferred in cases of scarring alopecia like lichen Plano Pilaris as they are relatively resistant to the autoimmune process happening in the scalp.
Chest hair is the third best source of grafts after beard. It is less preferred because of its suboptimal success rate as compared to beard grafts. Chest hair is placed acutely and has a higher transaction rate. The growth phase (anagen) of chest hair is relatively short compared to a beard. They may remain in the shedding phase for a much longer time. Moreover, it may leave significant post-inflammatory hyper or hypo-pigmentation. The chest should be shaved 7 days before the surgery to pick only fast-growing and thick hairs.
Other sources like underarms and pubic hair may be used in case of non-availability of preferred donors like beard and chest. We have also used hairs from the legs and forearms in our patients. Due to their short anagen phase, they are generally not preferred.
Who are the ideal candidates for body hair transplants?
The patients who:-
- Want complete coverage in one sitting.
- Have a poor scalp donor.
- Have previously suffered from failed hair transplants with a depleted scalp donor.
- Have retrograde thinning of the scalp donor.
What is the procedure for a body hair transplant?
FUE/DHT can be performed from body hairs. The surgeon needs to use a sharp serrated punch for minimal scars. The chest needs to be shaved 7 days before the surgery to select only fast-growing grafts. The body hair needs to be mixed well so that they do not stand out as they have different caliber and texture. They cannot be placed in certain areas like hairline or temple.
Why should you choose Eugenix for a body hair transplant?
Eugenix has been performing hair transplants using body hair in cases of depleted donor areas for more than 13 years. In these years, we have extracted body hairs from more than 2500 patients for transplantation on the scalp. Body hair can be used for transplantation on the scalp, but it has to be kept in the mind always that you cannot implant body hair in the hairline zone. Also, not every time body hair reacts in accordance with the scalp hair. Experts at Eugenix very well understand how to make the perfect amalgamation of body hair and scalp hair and obtain full coverage. Thus, in case your donor is depleted and body hair is required then choose Eugenix for the best possible result.