My Hair Clinic was among the first clinics in the world to perform Body Hair Transplant (BHT) back in 2005.Some patients may have a very limited donor-area or may want a higher density result than can be achieved with scalp-hair transplant. In those cases My Hair Clinic can offer a number of options to improve the density, including Platelet-Rich-Plasma, Microneedling and treatment with the topical Minoxidil 5%. These medical options to combat hair loss are only work as long as the treatment is continued and will not grow any hair permanently.
If the patient desires more permanent hair and there is no more scalp-hair available then a BHT may be the best (and only) option. In some cases the baldness may be very extensive and availability of scalp-hair is too limited to achieve a reasonable result. Also in these cases can BHT save the day.
Results from BHT
It is important not to consider BHT an equivalent to a scalp-hair transplant. They are not the same, though the method for harvesting, design and implanting are principally the same.
Body hair tend to have lower density which means we’ll need to anaesthetise a larger area to get the same number of grafts.
Further, the growth is usually less than scalp-hair and there are fewer hairs per graft.
These factors combined mean that we can not expect the same result from 1000 body hair grafts as from 1000 scalp-hair grafts. However, it may be the only option available for more hair that will grow permanently.
Contact My Hair Clinic to set up an appointment if you are looking to change your looks, whether you want a medical or surgical solution to your hair loss.