- DrT Hair Transplant
- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Is It Possible Hair Transplant Using Beard Hair?
The short answer would be yes, the hair transplant using beard hair is possible. It’s a hair surgery which uses beard hair as the hair donor supply. This procedure is rarely performed in most hair transplant clinic for reasons. Here are things you need to know about hair transplant using beard hair possibility:
Works as An Alternative Procedure
First of all, the hair transplant using beard hair works as an alternative. It’s because the ideal source of hair donor supply is those from your head scalp. So, it’s pretty clear that the surgeon would place the hair transplant using beard hair as the alternative to the head hair donor insufficiency. So, if it’s sufficient, the hair transplant using beard hair is no longer required.
Close to Head Hair
The hair transplant using beard hair is closer to the head hair transplant than the Body Hair Transplant(BHT) is. Beard hair follicle is likely to survive compared to leg, hand, chest, back, or any other parts of your body. Dead follicles won’t grow any hair, they create pimples instead. It generally explains that the hair transplant using beard hair is actually possible.
Despite being an alternative source, the hair transplant using beard hair also works as a fringe procedure. It could be taken as a complementary procedure in case you need to increase the density or correct the previous procedure due to scarring.
Another challenge is the result of hair transplant using beard hair for sure. In many cases, the hair transplant using beard hair can’t catch up the conventional one because they’re less able to provide natural looks due to different textures, size, and color between the beard hair and existing hair. This condition could be worst on the wider disparities. Different colors between head hair and beard hair alone can distort the results, not mention to different thickness and texture. At this point, the hair transplant using beard hair may require the surgeons with specific skills and experiences.
Not many people that the term of the hair transplant using beard hair is also used reversely. It’s also applied to beard reconstruction using the head hair as the donor source. Some men aren’t able to have thick beard due to scarring issues or genetics. The procedure works by moving the follicles from the head scalp to the beard reconstruction area. This procedure seems to have a high success rate.