This question comes from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums:
I’m looking to undergo body hair transplantation (BHT) using grafts from my beard region. But I’m wondering, will extracting beard follicles from my neck and chin leave scarring?
BHT will leave scarring in the extracted regions. This means scarring in the beard region if grafts are taken from this area. Most BHT experts are aware of this and will extract accordingly. Grafts are taken from less visible regions of the head and neck (IE under the chin). A reasonable number of grafts are taken to reduce scarring as well.
There will still be scarring, even with these precautions taken. It is usually minimal, but it will be there.
I think it’s important to understand this. The FUE method – which is used for BHT – minimizes scarring, but does not eliminate it. If you examine the extraction area closely, you will see hypopigmented (light skinned), circular scarring. This may not be a “deal breaker” for you if it’s taken under the chin. You should be fully aware, however, that there will be scarring to some extend regardless of where or how it’s taken.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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