For people with extensive baldness or limited donor supply the latest state-of-the-art-method FUE offers another possibility to harvest hair follicles from different parts of the human body. Body hair can be harvested from the beard and the via BHT (Body Hair Transplant).
Whereas antiquated strip surgeries (FUT - Follicular Unit Transplant) require a limited part of the skin at the horseshoe-shaped wreath of hair on the scalp to harvest precisely adjacent follicles it is possible to remove grafts selectively from larger areas of the human body via FUE.
Body hair are widely spread around the human body whereas beard hair areexposed in the facial area where the consequences of a strip surgery would disfigure the patient´s appearance with non-acceptable scars. Furthermore, body hair is significantly different from scalp hair due to its genuine pattern and caliber.
It grows in larger distances requiring a wider area for harvesting. FUE in combination with Body Hair Transplant allows precisely harvesting of individually matching follicles on large areas leaving no visible scars behind.
Does Body Hair Extraction leave scars?
Our physicians at the Hairline Clinic (HLC) have more then 12 years of experience with the BHT-method and achieve consistently best results in patients whose traditional donor hair supply is depleted.
Like in FUE Method the Body Hair Transplant grafts are extracted with help of special BHT punches, pantended by the HLC. Owing to a very small diameter of the sharp punch needles (0,6 mm-0.7mm) and precise extraction technique, no visible scars are left in the donor area.
When Body Hair can be used?
Body hair can thus be used for hair transplants in addition to head hair. Furthermore Body Hair Transplant helps to cover visible scarsgiving them an undetectable outcome. It is also a viable option for the reconstruction of a naturally looking appearance after harmful accidents at certain areas like the eyebrows or other hair covered parts of the body.
This reflects a particular challenge in the use of body hair as the grafts of body hair actually grow in single hair only and must be selected carefully and appropriately. Body Hair Transplant has recently shown excellent results and helps patients to regain personal self-esteem by achieving naturally and aesthetically pleasing results.
Body Hair Transplantis mostly performed at male patients with severe baldness having not enough hair supply at the donor of the scalp and helps supporting a regular hair transplant to cover the balding area. The physicians of the Hair Transplant Turkey Clinic (HCT) want to achieve a satisfactory result with every of their candidates.
Therefore we want to inform our patients about the fact that Body Hair Transplant should not be solely performed on patients with large-scale miniaturizations or extensive baldness. Successful results under exclusive use of body hair are very rare. BHT can only be performed after our doctors have finally been able to evaluate the resources of donor hair at the scalp of every patient.
Achieving a higher density is one of the significant purposes for the use of BHT (Body Hair Transplant) which can be performed at the crown, the medium area or the receding hairline. Beard hair taken from below the chin matches most with the structure of scalp hair and therefore displays one of the preferred methods to cover a balding scalp.
Unfortunately, the most body hair grows in grafts with single haironly.This results in a higher yield of follicles being required to achieve an aesthetically satisfying result with larger areas. Therefore, BHT should generally be performed in combination with a traditional hair transplant.
Beard hair actually tends to grow with unlimited length and is particularly suitable to cover the scalp. Eventually beard hair has a very robust and thick structure. Taken from the chin area beard hair offers a wide range of opportunities to be harvested in larger amounts.
Having sufficient hair supply Body Hair Transplant (BHT) can also be performed with follicles from other parts of the human body. Chest hair transplant reflects one of the most recommendable methods in men since a larger number of successful results have been achieved in the past. Eventually a personal investigation of the patient´s body hair supply by the doctor is necessary to determine if Body Hair Transplant (BHT) is a possible option.
Body Hair Transplant into Strip Scars
The body hair transplant method is also suitable for transplanting hair into scars that were caused by an accident or a strip hair transplant surgery. Although the growth rate of the hair transplanted from the body is not as high as that of the hair transplanted by FUE head hair transplant method, it stays within quite satisfactory limits of 60-95 %.
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The results achieved by beard hair transplant can be as good as those of head hair transplant in some cases. Also should be taken into account that ultimate success depends on several factors, such as the healing capacity and conditions of the skin into which the hair transplanted (scar tissue)