Today’s article is really funny and original, a little bit different from the ones we usually publish.
But this could be a good news for a lot of candidates for hair transplants, who don’t have a good donor area.
The site of the head, which is an autologous hair donor, in case of hair transplant consists in the back and sides of the head, where follicles are immune to DHT, which is what causes androgenetic alopecia.
However, not every candidates for transplant have enough hairs in that sector in order to thicken their head. Anyway, lots of men suffering from male alopecia, often have a lot of body hairs and usually they even shave to hide them.
Today’s article is in reality based on an ad of Medical Hair clinic and therefore is biased, but we find very interesting sharing it with you reader of the Blog.
In reality we knew it was possible to repopulate eyebrows using hair follicles, but we thought that thickening the head using body hairs was simply a crazy idea.
Instead it would seem possible.
Thickening the head using body hairs
This procedure, which is performed using the FUE technique, extracts the follicular units, one by one, directly from the donor area of the patient.
“With the bodygraft we solve the problems of those people who, until today, couldn’t get a transplant because of the poor quality of the donor area or lack of the same” says doctor Horario Foglia, director of Medical Hair in Spain.
Also he adds “the hairs used in most of these cases are the beard ones because of their big similarity with head hairs, both in terms of appearance and growth speed”
Original article in Spanish here
“BHT (Body Hair Transplantation) consists in the extraction of follicular units through the FUE technique in body areas which have strong and thick hairs. This is an alternative for those patients who have a poor occipital donor area. BHT is a technique which should be performed only by experienced surgeons, because the technical features of the FUE extraction in some body areas such as beard, chest, abdomen or pubic area have certain conditioning factors“
Unfortunately, at the moment there aren’t pictures to see the real effect of this technique, but if it works it could help a lot of people interested in this transplant, but with a not suitable donor area.