BODY HAIR TRANSPLANT

ADVANTAGE OF BHT

1. High grade baldness where adequate scalp donor hairs are not available.

2. Can be used in combination with FUE/FUT hair transplantation to add density.

3. For eyebrow and temporal area transplantation.

The most common use of body hair as donor site is when traditional donor scalp hairs supply is exhausted. Body hair is an excellent filler to increase the density.

LIMITATION OF BHT PROCEDURE

1. Slightly different nature of body hair than the scalp hair.

2. The necessity to anesthetize the extensive donor area.

3. Long and tedious procedure due to different exit angle of hairs.

4. Body hairs are thin and mostly single hair grafts, also take more time to grow.

5. The follicles are often in the more bulky soft tissue with less bony support. Some of the Body Hairs are not strong shafted to facilitate easy extraction.

6. Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation of the donor site.

7. Less yield in terms of number of hairs.

8. Body hair often has a much lower diameter than the hair on your head. Body hairs often grow alone, so this generally means single hair grafts. Body hair takes longer time to grow.