Body Hair Transplant Results

Suffering mild hair loss is bad enough, but at least there are plenty of temporary and permanent, surgical and non-surgical options out there for those on the lower end of the Norwood scale.

Body hair transplant results before and after.

Before the use of body hair for treating baldness,  the NW 7’s had no reprieve; minoxidil and finasteride would prove ineffective, applying Toppik would be embarrassingly futile, hats can only be worn so much, and hair transplant clinics called you a “poor candidate.” Without an adequate donor supply, hair restoration was impossible.

The use of body hair follicles in transplant surgeries is changing lives. This groundbreaking technology means:

  • You don’t need to have hair on your scalp to get hair on your scalp
  • The severely bald are no longer poor candidates
  • NW 7’s are restorable
  • The severely bald due to an accident, burn, or prior botched surgeries are repairable

With the right surgeon, body hair transplant results in a full head of hair and a restored quality of life. So how did this technology come to be and how do you know if it’s right for you?

Another photo example of body hair transplant results.

Advent of Body Hair To Head Surgeries

This hair restoration resource, also known as BHT, or body hair to head transplant, is an extension of advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUE is a microsurgical technique that uses no scalpels or knives and requires no wound sutures. Instead, it uses tiny punching tools and needle devices to harvest the donor hair follicular unit by follicular unit. This avoids the excision of the traditional mid-rear strip of flesh and, consequently, any linear scarring.

Success using head and body hair combined.

Body hair transplant procedures were around the bend… Due to the nature of this technique to branch outside the linear strip and use other hair, in combination with its ability to succeed with nominal donor and recipient scarring, it was only a matter of time before hair loss specialists began making use of non-head donor hair sources. Once they did, and recognized that non-head donor grafts could yield acceptable long-term survival rates, the pool of donor hair became plentiful for most patients. If you had hair on your:

  • Face
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Legs

Lower leg donor area immediately post-surgery and after healing.

Upper leg/thigh donor area immediately post-surgery and after healing.

The words “poor candidate” were a distant whisper of the past. Today’s body hair transplant results have redefined the requirements for successful hair restoration.

Another example of successful use of head and body hair.

One of the most promising areas for treating severe hair loss is the use of beard hair since these follicles are relatively abundant.  If you are interested in learning more about how facial hair can be used in hair restoration surgeries, click here to read more