Body Hair Transplant
Before undergoing a hair transplantation in Turkey, you must have sufficient density of hair to be transplanted. If you don’t have enough hair follicles in your donor area, Dr. Resul Yaman will use hair follicles from other parts of your body. The main areas that are most commonly used include:
- The beard underneath the chin
- Public area
Why is the Nape Area Used as the Primary Donor Area?
The nape area of your scalp is the area between your two ears. The reason it’s a popular donor area for hair transplantation is because the hair follicles in that area have the same characteristics as the hair follicles at the front of your head.
Not only that, but the hair follicles at the nape are almost never affected by hormonal changes in the body, which is usually the reason for hair to start falling out. In other words, these hair follicles are excellent for hair transplantation as they are very resistant to shedding.
Using Beard Hair Follicles as a Donor
If you don’t have enough hair follicles in your nape area, the next part of your body where Dr. Yaman would look for hair follicles is your beard underneath your chin. This is because:
- The hair follicles in the beard area are closest to the hair follicles in the nape area
- There are many hair follicles under the chin, which are also very accessible – as is the case with hair follicles in the nape area
- Local anesthesia applied to the beard area is more effortless and painless than other areas in your body
- The beard under the chin area is soft. So, it does not leave a scar after the transplantation due to the low tension and mobility in this area
Things to Know About Beard Hair Follicles
The biggest thing you need to know about beard hair is that it is often twice as thick as the hair on your scalp. As a result of that, beard hair isn’t always the perfect choice for donor area as there will be a noticeable difference in the thickness of the hair. What’s more, there may also be serious color differences between the hair on your scalp and your beard hair.
When using beard hair as a donor area, Dr. Yaman must implant the hair follicles at the right angle at around 25 degrees. This is because beard hairs often grow upright, and having spiky hair that grows upright on your scalp wouldn’t look great. Aside from that, beard hairs are never implanted at the front of the head. These hair follicles must only be used on the top of the head, which is also known as the mid-scalp.
Things to Know About Chest Hair Follicles
If your beard area doesn’t have sufficient hair follicles for your hair transplant surgery, the next area Dr. Yaman would look at is the hair on your chest. It’s worth noting that the ability to extract quality hairs from your chest is pretty low. There also aren’t any significant studies on the lifespan of chest hair follicles, making them a risky choice of donor area. Aside from that, chest hairs consist of single hair follicles. As a result of that, the hairs are thinner and can easily curl, which isn’t ideal.
What Other Body Hairs Can Be Used for Hair Transplantation?
There are three other parts of your body that can be used as a donor area for your hair transplantation surgery. The first one is your leg hair. Leg hair is often thin and difficult to remove. As a result of which, it is not preferred for hair transplantation.
Your armpits are the second part of your body that can be used as a donor area. It’s worth noting that your armpits contain sweat glands, so if the armpit hair is used, the doctor must be careful not to remove the hair follicles alongside your sweat glands.
However, if you suffer from sweating, using your armpit hair as a donor area can not only supply enough hair follicles for your hair transplant but also resolve your problem of sweating. And last but not least, the hair in your pubic area can be used as a donor area. With that said, it is the least desirable option and isn’t used very often.
The Cost of a Body Hair Transplant Surgery With Dr. Yaman
The hair transplant cost in turkey will depend on several different factors, including:
- The clinic and the surgeon you decide to trust for the job
- The number of grafts needed to get you the best results
At Dr. Resul Yaman’s Hair Clinic in Istanbul, each patient’s case is looked at individually. As a result, the cost of your hair transplant surgery may cost slightly different than that of another patient. Either way, it’s worth remembering that the cost of your hair transplant surgery will still cost in times less than if you went to get the procedure done at a clinic in the west.