An intensive hair transplant is at the top of the list of factors that ensure success in hair transplantation. In other words, even if you have very good technical knowledge and make the angle, direction and hairline of the hair natural, if you cannot make an intense hair transplant, this success will be overshadowed. For this reason, increasing density is an important goal in hair transplantation operations. For this, it is necessary to increase the source of hair follicles to be planted.
In addition to the traditionally used neck area, more dense hair transplantation can be performed using body hair as a hair source. This is called body hair transplant.
More natural looking hair transplantation results are obtained by increasing the density in hair transplantation.
In order to ensure naturalness, besides the density, the following points should also be considered:
Determining a hair transplant line compatible with the facial structure by the doctor,
Using single grafts starting from the sowing line in planting and using multiple grafts in the middle parts or using volume-providing grafts,
To make the planting angle and direction of the hair compatible with the hair in its natural transplanted area. It should generally be planted with an angle of 40-45 degrees and the correct direction.
People who need body hair in hair transplantation are probably those who have more hairlessness problems. Therefore, each root collected and their planting should be done more carefully.
Dr. Serkan Aygın also uses beard roots, which are within the scope of body hair, in hair transplantation planning. In almost all operations, if the beard area is suitable, the roots collected from this region for densification are included in the planting plan.
Primary Donor Area in Hair Transplantation: Nape Area
The traditional source of hair transplantation is the nape area. This area can be called the primary donor area. It is preferred because it has almost the same features as the front hair.
This region, to be precise, is the region between the two ears. The features that make the hair in this region valuable are:
These hairs are genetically encoded not to shed. They are minimally affected by hormones that trigger hair loss.
These hairs are the same as normal hair in terms of growth pattern.
It is a more natural looking hair as the other hair in the hairy area is equally affected by the effects from the outer area.
It is in the form of multiple grafts like normal hair. In other words, a little more than 2 hair strands can be found in one root. These roots, for example, can contain 2, 3, 4 or more hairs, or they can be single.
These features we have mentioned are proof that these hairs are ideal.
Using Body Hair in Hair Transplantation
Hair follicles to be used in the area to be transplanted outside the nape can be taken from a few areas. These are in order of importance:
Other parts of the body (back, leg, etc.)
hair transplant line
As can be seen, these regions can be expressed as other areas of the body that are hair.
Hair Roots Taken From the Beard Area
Beard area hair is characteristically closer to nape hair follicles than other body parts.
The growth rates of the hair follicles taken from the beard differ slightly compared to the hair in the neck. Hair has a life span of 4-5 years and it is expected to grow 1-1.5 cm per month. Beard, on the other hand, has a similar life, but grows a little slower.
One feature of beard roots is that they are often single. In other words, two or three strands of hair do not exist in one root, as in the nape area.
Beard hair is thick. While a normal hair thickness has a diameter of 0.04-0.06 mm, the diameters of the beard roots can even exceed 0.08 to 0.1 mm on average. Of course, these are situations that can vary from person to person.
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The hair follicles to be collected from the beard area are limited to the under-chin area. The reason for this is that it can disrupt homogeneity as it is a shaved area. In other words, when the hair follicles are taken from the cheek, there is a slight possibility of being understood. For this reason, it is preferred to collect hair follicles from the invisible area under the chin. Chest Area Hair Roots The hair follicles taken from the chest area, like the hair follicles in the beard area, consist of single hair follicles. Hair follicles taken from the chest area grow less than beard roots. They are expected to grow at most 5-6 cm. These hair follicles usually grow in a more curved way, not smooth. They are thinner.
Chest Area Hair Roots
The hair follicles taken from the chest area, like the hair follicles in the beard area, consist of single hair follicles. Hair follicles taken from the chest area grow less than beard roots. They are expected to grow at most 5-6 cm. These hair follicles usually grow in a more curved way, not smooth. They are thinner.
Hair Roots in Other Parts of the Body (Back, Leg, etc.)
The hair follicles here have the same characteristics as the hair follicles in the chest area. All of the hair follicles taken from the body (beard, chest, etc.)