Most of the hair on human body is vellus hair, which cannot be used for hair restoration. The androgen sensitive hair in beard, trunk, axillae, and pubis develops into terminal hair with the onset of puberty; this is suitable for body hair transplant.
Can you transplant hair from someone else?
Unlike organ transplants, you are your own donor for a hair transplant. There is no donor and recipient. If you received hair, follicles, and tissue from someone else (other than an identical twin), your body would reject them without immune-suppressant drugs.
How many grafts are needed for a full head?
However in the average patient it is usually safe to do at least 800-1200 grafts in the crown with the goal of turning a shiny bald spot into an area that just looks like it is thinning. But more than this number should not be done until we are sure a patient has enough grafts for the front.
How much does 2000 grafts cost?
This number could be anywhere from 500-2000 grafts, depending on your degree of hair loss, making the procedure price between $2000 and $4000. This cost will vary based on the surgeon you choose.
Can chest hair be used for transplant?
Introduction. Body hair transplant can be performed using hair from beard, chest, under arms, pubic hair and other body sites.
Is 2000 hair grafts alot?
As mentioned above, the maximum grafts that can be transplanted by FUT are 4,000, while by FUE, a maximum of 2,000 grafts can be transplanted. Therefore, the hair transplant technique that you select is crucial in determining the number of grafts required.
Do FUE scars fade?
FUE scars occur predominantly on the back of the head and appear as small dots which fade over time.