While hair loss on the scalp is probably the most common problem in patients, hair can be lost anywhere on the body. Natural aging, pathological processes or trauma can lead to hair loss on the face, body, eyebrows and eyelashes. This can be worrisome for some patients, but luckily there are options for rejuvenation. The same techniques used to transplant hair into the scalp can be used for facial hair transplants, eyebrow transplants, and body hair transplants.
All hair from any part of the body can be transplanted to another part of the body. Patients should remember that transplanted hair retains the properties it had before the transplant. This means that the hair grows on the same cycle, has the same color and texture. This can be problematic for transplants between certain areas. Patients should be aware that hairs on different parts of the body have different growth cycles. This means that the hair in the eyebrows does not grow as long as the hair in the scalp. If the hair is transplanted into the eyebrows, the transplanted hair must be cut. Alternatively, when body hair is transplanted to the scalp, it doesn’t grow as long as natural hair, so natural hair needs to be cut shorter.
Donor hair for eyebrow transplants typically includes the scalp. High hair density is necessary for the eyebrow transplant to look natural, and 2000 or more grafts for both eyebrows are not inappropriate in some situations. The placement of the essence and the irregular pattern are necessary to achieve natural looking results. After an eyebrow transplant, the hair must be shaved, otherwise a ponytail may result.
Eyelash transplants are a much more difficult procedure to achieve high quality and long lasting results. The outcome of a long-term reunion of neighbors is not a favorable survival rate. With the introduction of Latisse (TM), patients are advised not to perform eyelash transplants until all other treatments have been exhausted. The donor site is again the scalp and the individual hairs are threaded through the lash line. Eyelash transplants on the scalp provide care, otherwise excessive growth may occur.
Facial hair transplant
For facial hair transplants, a mustache and beard replacement is possible. The donor site is again the scalp and the donor can be removed by FUE or strips. The placement pattern for facial hair transplants should be irregular on a regular basis. Due to the large area to be transplanted, a large number of facial hair transplants may sometimes be necessary.
Body hair transplants
Breast or pubic hair can be replaced with hair restoration procedures. Again, scalp hair is the usual donor site and care is needed to achieve natural looking results.