Body to Scalp: Evolving Trends in Body Hair Transplantation


A full head of hair is a great blessing since it adds attraction to our personality. You may have extra hair on your body like on your legs, arms or chest. And you want to get it waxed or shaved, but hang on….!!!

Do you know that your body hair could be useful for you in restoring your scalp hair?

Body to Scalp, Evolving Trends in Body Hair Transplantation:

Hair transplantation is an advanced hair loss treatment. In which hair transplant surgeons extract hair follicles from the donor areas and implants them on to bald areas.

Usually, hair from the most common donor hair regions like from the back or sides of the scalp is used for the hair transplant surgery. But hair from the other parts of the body like arms, legs or chest is also a good donor hair supply.

People who have less donor hair supply on the scalp can utilize hair from other parts of their body to cover their bald patches or to cure hair thinning permanently on their scalp.

Body Hair Characteristics:

Most of our hair on the body is vellus hair and cannot be used for the hair transplant surgery. Between 30 to 85% of our body hair, is in the Telogen phase. The anagen period of our body hair is shorter than our scalp hair. Our body hair stays in an anagen phase for few months but our scalp hair remain in it for several years.

Body hair is shorter and much thinner than our scalp hair. But the beard, thighs, arms, legs and pubic regions have hair which can be used as a donor hair supply.

Seeking a Hair Transplant Surgeons’ Advice:

If you want to either enhance your look by getting natural looking hair transplant, or to treat hair loss then consult a hair transplant surgeon to get yourself evaluated.

·         Examination of your Receipt Region:

He will examine your hair loss stricken areas, to get to know the actual cause of your hair loss and to know that how many hair grafts are needed to cover it.

·         Examination of your Donor Hair Supply:

Then the hair transplant surgeon will check your scalp donor hair supply. If your scalp donor areas have enough donor hair supply then it’s good.

But if you have insufficient hair at your donor areas like back or sides of your scalp, then the hair transplant surgeon may examine your hair at other parts of your body like legs, arms, beard or pubic area.

·         Affirmation of your Candidacy for a Hair Transplant Surgery:

He will inform you about your candidacy for the procedure that if you have enough donor hair supply and fulfills all the conditions to be a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure, then the hair transplant surgeon may recommend you to get a body hair transplant in Dubai from the hair transplant clinic.

The Procedure of Body to Scalp Hair Transplant:

The hair transplant surgeon administers local anesthesia to your recipient and donor areas for a painless surgery.

Then he extracts the hair follicles from your donor areas of the body. Then he makes tiny incisions at your recipient region of the scalp.

In the end, the hair transplant surgeon implants the extracted hair follicles into your recipient region. The body to scalp hair transplant takes almost 4 to 8 hours.

Why is it challenging?

The growth pattern and angle of your body hair are different from your scalp hair. It’s very difficult to extract and implant body hair on your recipient area.

Results of the Body to Scalp Hair Transplant Surgery:

You may observe tiny crust and redness around your transplanted hair but it will be recovered just in a week.

After a week, you will be able to carry out your normal activities. The sutures at your donor areas of the body will disappear itself so there won’t be a need to consult the hair transplant surgeon again.

Your newly transplanted hair will fall out and will regrow itself within 2 months. And you will be able to see visible results in just 9 months.

Hair Transplant Clinic:

Only experienced surgeons are able to perform body to scalp hair transplant surgery. That’s why Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic is recommended. It has proficient and well-trained hair transplant surgeons.

Our Surgeons have proper knowledge about the growth pattern of your hair. They also have proper knowledge on how to extract and implant curly and thin hair as your body hairs are.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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