Beard hair can be used for a variety of applications to transplant the scalp with good results. Many patients will be able to provide 3,000-5,000 grafts from their beard region.
Can you transplant hair from body to head?
Body hair transplantation can be successfully used either alone or in combination with scalp hair in advanced grades of baldness, for improving the cosmetic appearance of hairlines and in scarring alopecia when there is paucity of donor scalp hair.
Why is my beard so thick?
Your genes are one of the main factors in how thick or thin your facial hair is. “Men have hairs on their face that are programmed to respond to testosterone, and when they get that signal around puberty, they transition from fine hair to thicker hair,” Dr. Anthony explains. “But how thick it is depends on genetics.”
How many grafts are needed for a full head?
However in the average patient it is usually safe to do at least 800-1200 grafts in the crown with the goal of turning a shiny bald spot into an area that just looks like it is thinning. But more than this number should not be done until we are sure a patient has enough grafts for the front.
Can chest hair be used for transplant?
Body hair from the beard, trunk, and the extremities can be transplanted by follicular unit extraction (FUE) methods and combined with head hair, if available, to cover both scalp and nonscalp areas to improve severe baldness,1 create more natural and softer hairlines,5 repair donor strip scars from previous hair …
Do beard oils work?
It hasn’t been scientifically proven that beard oil will help with beard growth. However, there’s anecdotal evidence that some of the essential oils used in beard oil may help support or promote beard hair growth. These include ylang ylang, bay leaf, and other essential oils high in antioxidants.