Body Hair Transplantation





Body hair and scalp hair has different hair growth cycles. Body hair are slow growing single strands, smaller in size with a long resting phase. They also differ in thickness, direction and depth hence can only be used as FILLERS in the GAPES. Therefore, you cannot be in euphoria that you will be getting the same level of result.

Hair follicles extracted from the following donor areas for example: Front of Chest, Back of Chest, Shoulders, Thighs, Calf’s etc. can be used as fillers. They can only be considered if the subject has insufficient donor hair in the scalp for transplantation and eyebrow transplant.

Body Hair Transplant


Patients who have depleted donor area in instances like these body hair may be a suitable source for donor hair.


Body hair:  Individuals who have good quality hair in their permanent zone of DONOR area (back and sides of their head) should not have body hair transplanted. Utilizing body hair is an alternative form of donor hair for special cases only. As we all know body hair has a limited cycle of growth compare with scalp hair and hence not desirable to scalp hair to be treated as donor; therefore to be considered as fillers only.

 body hair transplant

Growth Cycle Comparison

During the normal hair growth, cycle a hair grows 1 to 6 years. After this the hair then transitions into its resting phase for 4 to 6 weeks; the end of phase is noted by the shedding of the hair before the start of another growth cycle and growth of another hair.

The growth cycle of body hair consists of much shorter growth phase and a longer resting phase. In other words, many body hair follicles that you transplant stay in resting phase most of their lives and only a fraction of them grow and could be seen at any given period of time hence the body being less hairy than the scalp. When transplanting body hair follicles the client must be aware of this factor and understand that the results will be affected by this factor.

If No Choice Left, can be used as an alternative i.e.  limited donor hair density, bad hair quality, short donor areas with scarring which makes hair follicles difficult to obtain for transplantation.

Dr.Feroz Khan’s Darling Roots Hair Restoration offers body hair transplants to some patients after thorough evaluations of their donor and recipient areas for determining their candidacy for this procedure. Click here to read more.