Use of Body Hair and Beard Hair in Hair Restoration

  • Umar S
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For many hair restoration patients with limited scalp donor hair it is possible to use nonhead hair sources to increase the potential follicle supply. Follicular unit extraction provides the hair restoration surgeon with a useful surgical means for accessing this valuable source of donor reserve. Nonhead hair can also be used to restore eyebrows, eyelashes, and moustaches. This article focuses on the use of body hair and beard in hair restoration. Discussed are the indications and effective techniques for performing hair transplants using non head hair donor sources, along with the pitfalls and risks of this surgical modality. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Beard hair
  • Body hair transplants
  • Eyebrow transplantation
  • FUE
  • Follicles
  • Scalp transplantation

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  • Sanusi Umar

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