Wed 16 May 2012
I’ve researched Body Hair Transplantation (BHT) for some time now, and I’m having difficultly determining whether it’s a legitimate technique. Is it used by trusted hair restoration physicians? When should it be utilized? What body regions are best for donor grafts? How much does it cost?
The BHT approach can actually be quite successful, particularly when using beard hair as a resource and the beard zone heals extremely well. However, the yield with body hair ( especially in the chest region) tends to be a bit more “hit or miss.”
Given the nature of body and beard hair, we tend to allocate these hairs for “fill in” and repair work, not hairline edge work. Nape hair beyond the traditional donor area if applicable may be the best of the “BHT” options for hairline.
Of course, BHT again is a secondary resource and should be used in selective cases, such as a revision patient whose head donor area is depleted. BHT is very laborious, detailed work and cost per graft is typically in line with standard follicular unit extraction (FUE).
- Orange Hair (Patient Services Director for True & Dorin Medical Group)
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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