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Using Arm Hair for Creating a Soft, Natural Hairline with Hair Transplant Surgery?

1/5/2010 12:39:49 AM

Question:

I had this crazy idea while I was lying in bed last night after looking at my hairline. My results are decent from the one hair transplant I had a few years ago, at age 23. I've also been on Propecia and Rogaine since then. Anyway, has any doctor used body or arm hair specifically for reconstructing the hairline? I know it would not grow very long, but at least it would break up the sharp contrast of dark thick hair from the back of the head to the forehead. I felt like a genius, and I couldn't wait to get to work today to ask this. What do you think?

Answer:

You genius you :-)

Not to burst your bubble at all, because your question is a good one - but the idea of using softer, finer hair for the hairline is not a new one. That said, since body hair growth yield is much less consistent and comes with a list of other potential problems, it's probably a whole lot better to consider softer, finer, scalp hair. With follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE), these hairs can be targeted from the donor area, extracted, and transplanted into the hairline. That said, soft, natural looking hairlines can be created with hair harvested from an follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure as well. Refining the hairline with softer hairs via FUE may be a viable solution for those with naturally thick, coarse hair.

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