Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is becoming an increasingly popular hair transplant procedure for men who don’t want a linear strip scar. However, men with advanced hair loss are quickly learning that the available donor hair supply via FUE is typically less abundant than via follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Thus, follicular unit extraction enthusiasts are turning to body and beard hair for alternative sources of donor hair to fill remaining balding areas.
The idea of using beard hair as a rich source of donor has enticed members of our community. Though body hair has been notoriously inconsistent in terms of hair growth yield, beard hair is considered a viable and robust source of donor hair. However, patients are reluctant to make use of this donor source due to risks of scarring on the face.
To learn about the benefits and risks of using beard hair for transplanting, visit “Beard Hair Transplant – Donor Scarring“. You are encouraged to offer your input.