Hair Transplant: From the Body to the Scalp

We surely have to call certain people unlucky because even though they manage to have tremendous amounts of hair on their body, they start losing hair from their head. And once the hair fall starts, it is very difficult to stop it. People from both the genders use all means possible to control hair fall but it is highly likely that the situation aggravates even more. This results in receding hairline, thinning of the crown and bald patches, especially in men. In the end, they have to resort to desperate measures and go for treatments such as hair transplant to get a permanent solution to this problem. This problem is a lot more prevalent in metro cities and more and more people are opting for hair transplant in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and others.  But, what if hair transplant also does not work because you have no more hair left on your head or the quality of whatever is left is very low. Now, what will you do? If all of this resonates with you and you feel you are also suffering from the same situation then worry not my friend, you are not alone. In this article, I’ll tell you how it is possible to undergo a hair transplant treatment even if you don’t have hair on your head.

According to Clinicspots – the online medical and health portal, any hair transplant procedure involves extraction or transplantation of hair, usually, from the back side of the scalp, called the donor area to the recipient area, where balding is taking place. This procedure is popularly called FUE hair transplant and it is the most common hair transplant technique. But it so happens that people often have a weak donor area due to various reasons such as improper diet, use of unapproved hair products or they might even be suffering from Alopecia. In such cases, people are unsuitable for a conventional FUE hair transplant procedure.

So, what is the solution?

When all else fails, go for the body. No hair to harvest from the scalp? No worries. It is now possible to extract hair from one part of the body, say from the beard and transplant them to the head. There are other regions as well from where the hair can be extracted, such as the chest, the abdomen, the back and even from the arms, legs or the pubic region.

Does that make a difference? As a matter of fact, it does. There is always some difference in the look and feel of the hair taken from other parts. The texture, the thickness, and the overall feel may differ from the usual hair on the head but it also gives some unique advantages in such cases where the donor area on the scalp is limited or when achieving high density of hair is difficult due to low quality and limited availability of hair grafts.

This process of transplantation is called Body Hair Transplant-follicular unit extraction or BHT-FUE for short and it differs from normal FUE only just slightly. The only difference in the two processes is that the follicular units are taken from other parts of the body rather than from the scalp. Many of you might be wondering about the hair growth after BHT-FUE since the growth rate of hair from the head and growth rate from other parts of the body is different. Well, the growth rate of beard and hair from the scalp is similar whereas hair growth from the chest, abdomen, arms and other regions is comparatively shorter. However, once the follicles are transplanted, these hairs adopt the characteristics of the scalp hair in terms of the ability to grow, look and feel.

For the people who are afraid of scars, hair extracted through BHT-FUE takes place using special punches which rarely leave behind any visible scars and the procedure is also painless. Another advantage that this treatment serves is that a large number of hair follicles can be extracted in one sitting, hence treating a large portion of the scalp in one go.

In conclusion, I would like to say that don’t get disheartened if you don’t have hair on your head and need a hair transplant. Your body hair will come to your rescue. These are the times when it is good to be hairy!