For several years, the professional team at FUE Clinics have been restoring body hair across the UK. At FUE Clinics we offer at FUE hair transplant procedure for body hair, we can help to build any balding spots or improve the overall density of hair over the body. For more information on how FUE Clinics can help you or for any more questions on body hair transplants then be sure to contact the team at FUE Clinics today!
Body Hair Transplant UKBody Hair Transplant procedures are becoming increasingly popular among men who are lacking a sufficient supply of hair in the donor area over their scalp for hair transplantation, but who do have body hair with high density. Today, many MCAN Health patients with a large balding recipient area but with a limited donor area on their scalp, are asking if their body hair can be implanted to their balding scalp. The term body-hair transplantation does not include beard to hair transplantation. Beard is the first choice as a donor area for the transplantation. The success rate of beard to hair transplants is much higher than rest-of-the-body hair transplantation. Body and scalp hair is very different which causes problems with a Body Hair Transplantation technique. On the body, the follicles are deeper, and the orientation is different from the scalp. The type of hair is also different, usually wirier, often curlier and it will grow to a maximum length of around 5 centimetres. Any patient undergoing Body Hair Transplantation needs to understand that the transplanted hair will retain its original characteristics, which will determine the overall aesthetics of the hair.
What is the Body Transplant Procedure?Body hair varies from scalp hair, for one the average number of hairs per follicular unit is lower; scalp hair 2.2 hairs per unit, body hair a little over 1 hair per unit. When transplanting to the scalp there can be variants in the hair qualities such as hair coarseness, or hair growth length, but on the right candidate can give excellent results. Body hair units are carefully extracted with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. The FUE technique is one of the most innovative treatments in hair replacement therapy, this method of extraction requires our skill hair transplant doctors removing hair follicles from a patient’s donor area individually one at a time and implanting them into the bald/recipient areas, creating more dense hair in the balding areas. The main benefit of carrying out this procedure is that it does not leave a singular linear hair transplant scar. FUE hair transplant is also considered to be the least invasive hair transplant procedure. Regardless if Body Hair is being used to rebuild a better-looking quality of chest hair or helping with scalp hair restoration professional advice is always required. The specialist team at FUE Clinics offers the specialist treatment at our clinics across the UK, if you feel as though this treatment is something to consider for yourself, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today and see how FUE clinics can help you.
Body Hair Transplants – What to Expect?The body hair procedure is straightforward and requires no prolonged hospital stay and only a local anaesthetic, an body hair transplant is a relatively simple process. The surgeon will work with extreme accuracy and precision in order to achieve great results. Each hair needs to be transplanted following the natural growth direction of the other hairs of the body hair, making sure that they lie flat against the skin. To achieve an even and full look to the body hair, the hairs also need to be placed very tightly together. To make sure that there is no scarring to both the head and the recipient’s body area tiny needles are used to remove the donor hair follicles. Typically, donor hair follicles are removed from the area behind the ears. Small needles, just a few millimetres in diameter are then used to implant the hairs one at a time; this is a meticulous process. A local anaesthetic is administered before the procedure so that the patient is able to relax and in order to avoid discomfort. There is no need, however, to remain in the clinic following the transplant – the patient can return home to recover.
Am I eligible for a Body Transplant Procedure?You might find yourself asking ’Do I Need a Body Hair Transplant?’ it’s important to consider all of the reasons why you may choose to have a body hair transplant (BHT) procedure and the results you are wanting to achieve overall. Loss of hair from the body whether the entire body or from a more localised area can be caused by a number of reasons. These include:
- Trauma – Some traumas, including road accidents, burns and the results of surgical procedures, can lead to hair loss in a specific area of the body. This can either be temporary through telogen effluvium, in which the hair is lost quickly but grows back or through damage to the hair follicles, after which the growth cannot return without treatment.
- Your Genes – If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, this can affect any part of your body, from your scalp to your facial hair, chest and more.
- Stress – Stress can often lead our bodies to go through unbalanced hormones, which can speed up the ‘loss’ stages of the hair growth cycle. Changes in diet, illness, weight, and hormones each hold the potential to affect the quality of our hair.
- Medication – Some medications are known for causing hair loss though in most cases, this is temporary.
- Nutritional Deficiencies – If you are deficient in certain nutrients – namely vitamins A, B-12, C & D, iron and zinc, you may experience accelerated hair loss or brittle, breakable hair.
Body Hair Transplant Reviews
For Body Hair Transplants, Contact FUE ClinicsIf you are wanting body hair transplant results, then be sure to choose the team at FUE Clinics today. We have a team of the best body transplant surgeons who can give advice and carry out your Body Hair Transplant procedure to the highest of standards. For more information on our body hair transplant surgeries be sure to get in touch with the experts at FUE Clinics today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Body Hair Transplants
Is a Body Hair Transplant Procedure Painful?
Most people are surprised there is virtually no pain during FUE hair transplant procedure done under a local anaesthetic. Mild discomfort may occur as a local anaesthetic is injected into the scalp. Once the skin is properly anesthetised, so there is no pain. After the FUE surgery, patients will typically feel some minor discomfort. It is usually described as minimal. With the STRIP method, there is more pain, with the amount of pain depending on each patient’s individual pain threshold. Medicine can be prescribed to help with any discomfort or pain.
Are There any Risks Involved?
FUE Hair Transplant surgery is considered a minimally invasive and minor procedure. There are rare complications and our doctors easily treat any that may occur. The most frequent question asked by our patients is the extent of post-operative hypopigmentation that may occur as a result of the removal of the hair graft. With STRIP surgery there are potentially more risks and complications because of the more invasive nature of the procedure. They include infections, excessive scarring, a feeling of tightness of the scalp, hair loss in the scar area, nerve pain, bleeding, as well as a chance of damage to the occipital or temporal blood vessels.
How Long Will It Take for Hair to Grow After a Body Transplant?
There is no difference between the STRIP and automated FUE techniques when the hair follicle begins to grow. Normally it takes between three to five months following surgery before the transplanted hair follicles begin to grow new hair. Results will vary from one to another and it may take up to twelve months for the hair follicle to grow.
What are the Side Effects of Body Hair Transplants?
One of the main sources of concern for many patients who want to go under the hair transplant procedure using body hair is whether they are going to have obvious scars in the body donor area after the procedure. In fact, there are going to be some stitches and scars in the donor area, but these will heal within weeks.
Will I Have any Scars after the Procedure?
When it comes to body hair transplants, the tools used to extract the hair follicles from the donor area are less than 1mm in diameter. Scarring will be down to the skills of the surgeons – at our FUE Clinics our doctors are amongst the top in their field of body hair transplantation, with international recognition, they have also spent years establishing methods to avoid visible scarring. There should be no scarring around the areas where the body hair has been transplanted.
Do Body Hair Transplants Work?
A body hair transplant can be very effective and deliver natural lasting results, transplants are considered to be much more effective than other body hair growth options. Statistics have shown that anywhere from 10% to 80% of the transplanted hair will fully grow back in an estimated three to four months. Like regular hair, transplanted hair can think over time but they can restore hair if your hair is not growing or thinning. Body hair transplants are fairly straightforward and come with minimal downtime, once the process has finished the hair in the beard should start to grow immediately.
Are Body Hair Transplants Successful?
Body hair transplants are more successful than over the counter hair restoration products, the majority of people who undergo body hair transplants will see their hair fully grow back in an estimated three to four months. It’s also important to remember that like regular hair, the transplanted hair will thin over time. Simply put a body hair transplant will take the hair you have and transfer it to an area where you don’t have hair, before starting the transplant surgeon will sterilise the area where the hair is going to be removed and numb it with a local anaesthetic, you can also request sedation in order to stay asleep for the procedure.
Is a Body Hair Transplant Permanent?
A body hair transplant procedure will involve placing microscopically dissected grafts into the body area, these hair follicles will be permanently grafted into your skin so you will have the body hair that you desire. Once your hair has regrown the results will be natural and permanent. After the body hair transplant, you’ll be able to shave however you wish, in order to provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted as individual grafts. In very rare cases, some people may find that the hair follicles don’t take as well as they should and in these situations we recommend a second body hair transplant.
How Long does a Body Hair Transplant Take to Heal?
When it comes to body hair transplant recovery time, it will be problem-free with little or no pain at all. Visible signs of the procedure will usually subside within a week and you’ll feel as normal again a week to 10 days after the transplant. There’s no need to be concerned if your body hair begins to fall out after two to three weeks, it’s a natural part of the process and by three months it should have fully grown back. In very rare cases, sometimes the first body hair graft won’t take, so a second transplant is recommended. You may suffer side effects, but it’s nothing to worry about, it includes mild bruising, swelling, sensitivity at the donor and recipient areas, as well as ingrown hair and redness. Small crusts may form around the newly transplanted hairs, if they last longer than a week, we recommend contacting your surgeon or a medical professional.
How Much does a Body Hair Transplant Cost?
The cost of a body hair transplant from FUE Clinics will always vary from one provider to another. The price should not be the determining factor when considering a body hair transplant least of all the method, as a hair loss sufferer, you will always have the goal of achieving the desired result; it will be the expertise and experience of the provider that will achieve this. Anything short of meeting your expectation will render the price of treatment, insignificant. At FUE Clinics, we always remain objective and do not differentiate on price from one method to another.
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