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Transplanting head hair from the body

When a person suffers from hair loss or baldness, the final and best solution is a hair transplant. Typically, the hair donor area is from a healthy area of the scalp, which means there is no hair loss, but in some cases, the hair in the donor area is extremely thin. It cannot be used as a hair donor area for hair transplantation, so some people seek treatment by transplanting head hair from other parts of their bodies.

In this article, we will discuss transplanting head hair from the body, the reasons for doing so, whether it is possible to transplant hair from chin hair, and the ideal donor area for hair transplantation. What are the best hair transplant techniques? This is from the doctors at the DHI Center, Egypt branch, so stay with us until the end.

 

What is the donor area for hair transplantation?

The donor area for hair transplantation is where the doctor extracts the hair follicles. The doctor first determines the best donor area for hair transplantation, then anesthetizes it (painless anesthesia technique), and finally extracts the appropriate and good follicles with three or more hairs. 

The ideal donor area for hair transplantation is the back of the head because it is densely haired, but other parts of the body, such as the chin, chest, back, and legs, can also be used. 

 

Is it possible to transplant head hair from the body?

Yes, it is possible to transplant head hair from the body, but doctors usually do not recommend it except in rare and specific circumstances. 

The difference between head hair transplantation from the body and regular hair transplantation is that the doctor extracts the follicles to be transplanted from the back of the head (mostly), which is characterized by dense hair. Head hair transplantation from the body requires follicles from another part of the body, such as hair transplantation from the chin, and this is not the only option. Hair from the chest, back, or legs may be used.

 

 

Reasons for Hair Transplantation From Body to Head

Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area before being transplanted into the head. The doctor extracts the follicles with special tools and transplants them into the appropriate location on the scalp. However, as we previously mentioned, regular hair transplantation is the best when performing hair transplantation, but in some cases, the doctor may resort to transplanting head hair from the body, which includes: 

  • The hair in the donor area on the head is extremely thin and light, making it unsuitable as a donor area.
  • To repair and fill some of the gaps that appear after regular hair transplantation.


But why is not it better to transplant hair from the body to the scalp? Because there are many concerns and negatives about this procedure, which result from:

  • The structural and shape differences between natural head hair and body hair, regardless of whether hair transplantation is done from the chin or elsewhere on the body.
  • Hair follicles are damaged during extraction from a donor area, such as the chest or beard.
  • The rate and speed of hair growth in the donor area of the body differs from that of natural hair, as hair transplanted from the chin or chest does not grow as quickly as natural hair and rarely grows more than 1-2 cm.
  • The failure rate of hair transplants from the body to head has risen to more than 50%.
  • Incompatibility between body hair and the area that will receive it.

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For all of these reasons, doctors prefer not to transplant hair from the body to the scalp. They prefer to use the head as the donor area for hair transplantation because it is more compatible with natural hair.

Hair transplantation from chin hair

Hair transplantation from chin hair is very different from regular hair transplantation, but despite this, this procedure can be performed because it is possible to extract from one thousand to three thousand hair follicles from the chin in one session without leaving any scars, It should be noted that the follicles that are removed do not grow back, so the beard area may experience thinning following the operation. 

Hair transplantation from chin hair is possible, but it is not recommended because the results are unsatisfactory. Because chin hair is thicker than natural hair, it does not grow in the same way and has a different color and structure.

The best way to perform a hair transplant

The DHI technique is performed with a Choi Pen, which allows doctors to control the direction of the hair to look just like natural hair. This process consists of several steps, which include:

  • Determine the donor area for hair transplantation.
  • Anesthetizing the area and extracting the ideal hair follicles.
  • Use the Choi pen to transplant hair in the appropriate area and direction. 

 

 


This method is considered one of the best current methods, as it first gives very natural results, and it also has the highest success rates, exceeding 97% in most cases, unlike other methods, where the success rate does not exceed 65% in some cases, This method also allows Transplanting more than 5,000 hairs at once requires only one or two sessions.

Finally, transplanting head hair from the body is possible, but doctors prefer not to perform this procedure unless absolutely necessary because it has numerous drawbacks and does not produce the desired results. If you want to have the best hair transplant experience in Egypt, do not hesitate to contact DHI Egypt Branch, and our medical team will provide you with all the necessary information.