Body hair transplant is the technique, which is accepted worldwide for restoring hairs on the scalp. Different techniques were working on hair transplantation such as follicular unit extraction, follicular hair transplantation. However, these techniques were using follicular of the back of the scalp as a donor. But in some cases taking follicular from the back of the scalp is not possible because of the extensive baldness. So, that body hair transplant is introduced as an alternative source due to this limiting source of choosing a donor from the back of the scalp.
Body hair transplant gives better results as compared to the scalp dermis. Some of the studies reported us that body hair grows longer when they are used in the transplantation procedures. In this procedure, hairs can be taken from different areas of the body such as the face, chest, abdomen, arms, back, and thighs in a patient.
Beard is a great source of body hair restoration. Also, it is considered the second-best resource of transplantation after scalp grafts. It gives around 3000 to 5000 extractable grafts for this procedure. Moreover, they are easy to extract and can be used in advanced stages of baldness. Cicatricial alopecia is one of the examples of advanced stages of baldness. Beard hairs are very helpful to give more coverage to the scalp as compared to scalp hairs as well as can be safely implanted. But these hairs should not be implanted in the hairline, in the hump, and in the temple portions of the scalp. The reason is that texture and caliber are different from the scalp grafts. Chin region below the lip is the most preferred area for hair extraction because it contains higher density hair follicles. On the contrary, there are some complications of using a beard as a donor. That is post-inflammatory hyper or hypo-pigmentation and linear scars due to continuous punching. They can be minimizing by using the sharpest and smallest possible punch during extraction.
Chest extraction is tough as compared to others. It gives around 2000 grafts extraction for transplantation. The extraction of chest hair follicles is technically more in demand because their exit angle is acuter and lies in more fatty tissue. That’s why they are considered safer as compared to beard follicle hairs. Also, there are some limitations while extracting hairs from the chest. The middle one-third area of the chest should not be used for extraction because it gives hypertrophic scars. Those people having dense hair growth on the chest should be preferred as donors for BHT. There are some parameters for the suitability of chest hair extraction such as thickness, density, and length of the hairs. After this procedure, pain should be controlled with the help of prilocaine gel, tumescence anesthesia with sedation, small-bore needle, ice-pack, and vibrator.
Furthermore, some guidelines are very helpful during body hair transplantation. You should pre-shave the donor area of the body 3-4 days before the procedure. It helps to pinpoint the actively growing hairs that can be used for this procedure. Other than that, beard hair follicles are delicate and more prone to ischemia. That’s why graft out of the body time should be minimal and roots should not be touched before the procedure. Also, beard hair should always mix with scalp hairs during body hair transplantation. For more information about it click the link:

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