Generally hairs from the head area are used for the process of hair transplantation.
Although in some casespatients don’t have enough hair on their heads to accomplish this. In such cases it is conceivable to transplant body hairs since all hair are fundamentally the same as head hairs in structure and quality. It may be possible to take hairs from the beard, chest, etc.
Transplantation with donor hairs taken fromthe back, the chest, or beard:
Some patients can benefit immensely from this procedure since body hair can become the source of significant additional donor hair, specifically when there is a high amount of body hair and scare scalp donor hair. This additional donor areas are extremely beneficial to build the general hair thickness or to fill in a crown area– treatment alternatives that would not generally be feasible for patients with restricted scalp donor hair.
Body hairs are taken away using the FUE technique, leaving no linear scar on the treated area. Then the body hair grafts are implanted in the same way as grafts of head hair.
Criteria for assessing BHT suitability: the Torso Donor-Index
For determining the feasibility of a BHT – the Torso Donor Index, or TDI, Dr.Manjot uses a special technique. TDI takes five criteria into account which is used for assessing the donor area for a body hair transplant
What is the difference between conventional hair transplant and Body hair transplant?
FUE technique primarily involves extending the donor area to whole body. It is the only technique from which body hair transplant can be done
The method for transplanting body hair essentially includes stretching out the donor zone to the entire body. BHT is utilized is cases of bad donor area
In these cases, follicular units can be removed straightforwardly fromthe body – arms, middle, or legs – and transplanted to the scalp. The BHT-FUE strategy opens up new open doors particularly for patients whose donor area have been inadequately utilized or even harmed during prior surgical techniques.
Contender for a BHT must satisfy particular physiological basics, i.e. the body hair must be fit for use as head hair. Body hairs are conditional toseveral growth cycles.
The follicular units taken from the body are distinct anatomically from hairs taken from the head. However, the FUs that are taken from the head usually comprise, 1, 2 or 3 hairs, but in most of the cases FUs from the body will only have one hair.
The accompanying case outlines the contrasts between giver material from the body and from the head. 60 FUs per cm² of body hair prompt a hair thickness of 60 – 70 hairs for every cm², though 60 FUs per cm² of head hair result in a thickness of 90 – 120 hairs for each cm². This demonstrates that to acquire characteristic looking hair thickness, almost twice the same number of inserts are required. This is the reason as to why a BHT is prevalently used to enhance the thickness of head hair.
The main distinction between a body hair FUE and a conventional FUE:
It is utterlyessentialfor the hair specialist doing such a transplant to have satisfactory learning and experience of both transplantation methods – FUT and FUE – and to consider certain essential standards, for such a transplant to be fruitful. These include:
There are three primary success factors for any BHT:
As a procedure, body hair transplantation has not yet been the subject of as much research as has been done into the FUE and FUT strategies. Because of the absence of experience and know-how, BHT ought to be considered whenall other techniques fail. The experience we have picked up to now indicates a 70 – 80% survival rate. In spite of the fact that this may appear to be low, for some patients it is the only choice.
Body hairs can change their structure subsequent to being transplanted – much of the time they turn out to be longer and straighter, curiously adjusting fairly to head hair structure.
Patients needing to experience BHT treatment ought to know that this type of treatment is a final resort endeavour, with progress being unpredictable.
This implies that any patient wishing to experience BHT treatment needs to talk about it in detail his hair specialist. Also, one needs to keep in mind that the task must be performed by a completely equipped hair specialist, as the achievement of a body hair transplant is reliant on the experience, know-how and capacities of the specialist playing out the activity.