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  • by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
  • 27 April 2018
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Can Hair Transplant from another Person?

Histoincompatibility can occur in hair transplantation. For this reason, it is not possible to transplant hair from someone else.

The hair transplant is a promising solution for pattern baldness occurs in most people. The development of FUE method has brought more popularity to the hair transplant procedure. However, the hair transplant can be ideally conducted and generate the satisfying result as the patient have adequate hair donor to supply the transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, there are some people experiencing such condition, make them ineligible to take the ideal hair transplant procedure so can hair transplant from another person.

Hair Transplant Conditions

In such case, the hair transplant can conditionally be taken by taking hair follicles from other people. However, the hair follicles should be from those who have an identical composition which may derive from your siblings. The identical hair donor may reduce the rejection risks in the transplanted area. However, you’ll only have a narrow option especially when the hair loss problem is generated by genetic factors. The rejection seems to have likely happened as the donor is coming from outside your body.

Hair Transplant After Organ Transplant

It’s due to the fact that the hair transplant involving other people’s hair is pretty similar to the organ transplant. The destinations tend to reject the transplanted object. It doesn’t matter how identical the hair follicle donor is, the balding area might reject it as well. At this point, some surgeon may apply anti-rejection medication to reduce the risk. The rejection will generate not growing transplanted hair, scalp swelling, pimples, and possibly other complication.

In fact, there is no rigid studies or research about transplanting other people’s hair follicles to your balding area show success guarantee. Most cases show uncertainty whether the transplanted area can grow some new hair be stuck and swelling. Some cases even show that the identical donor can’t ensure the rejection in the transplanted area won’t occur. the transplanted area rejection may also generate infections.

It’s not clear whether it’s due to the uncertain result or other factors, the United States once consider the inter-donor hair transplant is illegal. Today, you may find a limited sources explaining about the hair transplant between people yet there is very limited information about the procedures can be taken in clinics nearby. So, can hair transplant from another person ?

The ideal hair donor is your own head hair. Today, the worst scenario when a patient doesn’t have adequate hair donor is the body hair transplant. In this scenario, the surgeon harvests the hair follicles from other body parts, especially from beards or mustaches. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu


Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu is pioneer MD for Hair transplant procedures in Turkey. He is the one of the first doctor who established his own clinic and applied FUT Technique in 1996-1997. After a year in 1998, he practiced in and became a member of International Society5 of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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