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Hair FAQ: Can I Take Hair From Another Area Of The Body?

Hair FAQ: Can I Take Hair From Another Area Of The Body?

Did you know that body hair has a lifespan of six months whereas the hair on your head has a lifespan of five years? Often we put the hair on our heads and the hair on the body in the same category. However it’s like comparing a forest to a jungle; on the outside they look quite similar, however there are major differences between the two. 

A commonly asked question we get at Flawless Hair Restoration HQ, surrounds the topic of taking hair from another area of the body (for example; the legs or arms) and transplanting to the scalp. While this question is very valid, the answer is a lot more complex than you think. Let’s dive into it. 

Hair FAQ: So, Why Not?

To keep it short and sweet; Hair density and thickness varies from person to person… The hair on the body is often not the same density as the hair on the body. If you were to take a portion of the hair on your body and apply it to the scalp, chances are it would not look natural at all. While scientifically this is possible, aesthetically this would not be ideal. 

Can I Take Hair From Another Area Of The Body

Image source: Body to Scalp: Evolving Trends in Body Hair Transplantation

As you can see in the image we have 4 different hair types. Image A is from the sculpt which has a longer intradermal course and one can easily harvest follicular units having three or four follicles to enhance the optical density.

Image B are hair grafts from the bearded area. These hairs are often thicker with shorter intradermal course as compared to scalp hairs.

Image D are axillary hair grafts which are located in the underarm area. As you can see, all hair grafts look quite different depending on the location of the hair. You can imagine if we were to transplant these unique hair grafts to an uncommon area, it would not provide the look we are after. After all, hair transplants are meant to look seamless.

We do not want the hair transplant to look as though you have had a hair transplant; which is the beauty of the procedure in the first place! 

The Flawless Hair Restoration Difference:

With both surgical and non-surgical interventions available, Flawless Hair Restoration utilises state of the art technology to bring you the very best in hair restoration procedures.

Our team of specialised doctors and nurses are here to help you every step of the way through your journey, with other modalities available to stimulate hair growth, even after your hair transplant. 

From Neograft to ARTAS and PRP modalities, we are spoilt for choice here at FHR, so we can give you the very best outcomes in hair restoration. 

Our Doctors:

Dr. Sean Arendse, the visionary behind Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinic & Flawless Hair Restoration, holds a prominent role on the Board of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia and serves as a national trainer and frequent speaker on cosmetic products and energy-based devices. 

Dr. Adam Bystrzycki, an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre, boasts over two decades of experience in managing major trauma cases. Driven by a commitment to procedural excellence and error reduction, Dr. Bystrzycki has ventured into the dynamic field of robotic hair transplantation and hair restoration medicine.

This venture allows him to seamlessly integrate his passion for delivering patient satisfaction with a nuanced understanding of individual needs, meticulous aesthetic planning, and state-of-the-art procedural techniques.

Adopting a patient-centric philosophy, Dr. Arendse and Dr. Bystrzycki consistently demonstrate a dedicated commitment and enthusiasm for ensuring patient satisfaction. Through precise hair diagnoses, they offer tailored recommendations for the most effective treatment, guiding you towards attaining a vibrant and naturally appealing hairline.

Why choose Flawless Hair Restoration for hair restoration in Melbourne

At FHR, we only use methods of hair restoration that can deliver effective results, backed by years of research. Our medical directors, Dr Arendse and Dr Bystrzycki, take a patient-centred approach to every treatment, recommending the best treatment option for each patient and creating a personalised treatment plan designed to achieve the best results.

At your obligation-free consultation, you will be able to talk about what results you would like to achieve, your personal concerns and any other factors that can be considered while creating your personalised treatment plan. We provide all of our patients with expert-level advice so that you can feel confident about undergoing your procedure.

If you’re ready, contact us today to book your consultation!