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Body Hair Transplant

In very specific cases, the use of body hair, usually chest, back and leg hair, can be utilized as donor hair with varying degrees of success. Body hair is in most cases reserved for those in need of significant repair from older, outdated procedures, but in rare cases, depending on the candidate, body hair can be used to fill in areas lacking hair when there is no scalp donor hair left to utilize. Body hair transplantation is a very specialized discipline of hair transplant surgery and should be researched carefully before undergoing this procedure.

Physician Answered Q & As

I began to notice my hairline receding about 5 years ago at the age of 24, At the time I just thought it was normal and didn’t think to much about it. I kind of regret that now because my looks have changed a lot and my hair loss is about 2 in...

Dear Adrian, Although the side effects of Finasteride are being closely scrutinized, you may have benefited from trying it when you were 24. Now that you have the frontal loss at 29, the only way you’ll get the hairline back would be with hair transplants or a toupee. Of course, ongoing ha...

Top Q & As

I had a hair transplant over 14 months ago and I have never been more worried or stressed. I read your article on shock loss and...

I know that during surgery the doctor removes a strip of hair from the donor area, but lately I have found a lot of doctors...

I had two hair transplants in the late 1990’s that were a complete disaster. Over the years my hair loss has gotten much worse and no...

Is shock loss from a hair transplant temporary? I have heard that if you experience shock loss there is a real possibility that this hair...

Can you tell me what eyelash transplantation entails and if it is possible to have it performed on a budget?

I am a 43 year old female with androgenetic alopecia since puberty. I have been using Rogaine for women since but notice now it is not...

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.