Is Body Hair a Good Source of Donor Grafts for Scalp Hair Transplant Surgery?

This article from our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was written by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) has come a long way over the years. It has enabled many patients who would otherwise not have had a hair transplant procedure the ability to get one. It allows patient who wish to shave their hair shorter the freedom to do that. FUE is not without limitations though. FUE in general may not yield as many total grafts in a patient’s lifetime. The average patient can yield somewhere between 4000 and 8000 usable grafts over a number of procedures. Beard and body hair FUE has been available for a number of years. There is much debate as to how effective and useful this type of hair is. At Shapiro Medical Group, we have been doing FUE for a number of years and getting great success with our patients. Over the years, some have asked to try beard and body hair to add extra grafts. […]