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Body Hair Transplants: Using Leg Hair on a Balding Scalp?

6/25/2013 7:20:33 AM

Question:

I was wondering if I can transplant leg hair to my scalp. I do have quite strong and black hair on my legs.

Answer:

Leg to scalp hair transplantation is certainly possible and has been done successfully. See the following discussion from our Hair Restoration Forum, "BHT 2 YEAR UPDATE [Video] – Dr. Umar patient".

However, body hair transplantation (BHT) is a highly specialized and technical procedure and not all hair restoration surgeons perform this delicate work.

I cannot advise you if leg hair is appropriate for your specific case because this will depend upon a number of factors such as, the density and caliber of your leg hair, the characteristics of the scalp hair in your donor area and the number of follicular unit grafts required to effectively fill in the areas of concern among others.

The best course of action that I can recommend is consulting with a skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeon practicing BHT. You may wish to begin by contacting one or more of the hair restoration physicians recommended by the Hair Transplant Network. If you like, you can even schedule online consultations with the physicians of your choice.

I also suggest visiting our hair loss forum where you can research physicians performing BHT and seek advice from our knowledgeable patient and physician members.

David (TakingThePlunge)

Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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