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The best candidates for BHT procedure are the patients with abundant hair in such regions as chin, chest, back or legs.

The body hair transplant is the procedure in which body hairs are taken from the abundant donor hair present on beard, chest etc. for transplant to the scalp. This is done by scarless FUE technique as day care procedure .There is about 1 million hairs present on the body.

Person having high grade of baldness such as class 7 may not have enough donor hairs at the back and side of the scalp (only 12500 hairs out of permanent 25000 may be transplanted). So the BHT is the only option for hair restoration for such cases. Now with the advancement in technique and better tools, the follicular unit extraction method can utilize the body hairs as a donor site for transplant to scalp area.

DONOR SITE FOR BODY HAIR TRANSPLANT

  • Beard
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Pubic Areas
  • Under arms (axilla)
  • Back

Benefits of BHT Procedure

  • Grade 7 baldness when limited scalp donor are available
  • When enough scalp donor hair are not available due to previous procedure
  • 5 DHT resistant of body hairs
  • Coverage of crown region by adding density to the existing sparse hairs.
  • Large availability of donor area.
  • Can be done for Eyebrow transplant.

Limitations of BHT Procedure

  • Slightly different nature of the hair than the ones growing on the scalp
  • The necessity to anesthetize the extensive donor area
  • Body hairs are thin and mostly single hair grafts , also take more time to grow
  • Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation at the donor site
  • Body hair often has a much lower diameter than the hair on your head. Body hairs often grow alone, so this generally means single hair grafts. Body hair takes longer to grow.
  • Although body hair tends to grow a little when implanted in the scalp, it will never achieve the length of a normal hair.

Advantages of BHT

  • The most common use of body hair as a donor site is when traditional donor scalp hair supply is exhausted.
  • The BHT can be used to feather out hair line making it more natural by cherry picking thin and soft body hairs esp. in the people with strong and coarse scalp hairs.
  • Body hair is an excellent filler to increase the density for use in between the thin density of scalp hair.
  • Body hair can be used for eyebrow transplant as they almost similar in terms of lighter color, thinner diameter and slow growth as compared to scalp hair.
  • Donor recharging or Donor add on density of the scalp area by BHT especially in cases. When the scalp donor area is very thin.
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