Question: Hi Belgravia. Are there any ways of having a hair transplant but without taking the hair from another area of your head? Like can I use my beard hair for a hair transplant? I have a fade hair cut and am thinning on top so I just want to sort the top out without having a big scar at the back. Is this possible?? What’s the best way? Cheers.
Answer: Hi Guy. We are aware of surgeons in America using beard hair as the donor for FUE hair transplants, so this is definitely possible. That said, as there is a difference in texture between scalp hair and facial hair, you should be prepared for the results to reflect this.
If you have thinning hair on top and do not want to leave a scar, it is worthwhile investigating male hair loss treatments instead. These may be a better option for you than a hair transplant as they leave no marks, and obviously you get to avoid costly and potentially painful surgery!
Did you know that many surgeons recommend patients considering a hair restoration procedure follow a comprehensive hairloss treatment course for at least six months prior to their operation? This is to stabilise hair loss, preventing further shedding, to make the hair easier for them to work with. Sometimes men are so pleased with the levels of regrowth they experience from treatment based around finasteride 1mg and minoxidil, which are medically-proven to treat genetic hair loss, that they decide not to proceed with their surgery.
If you want to address your Male Pattern Baldness, get a professional assessment from a hair loss specialist who will be able to advise you on the best options for your specific level and pattern of thinning. They will be able to tailor an effective treatment plan to your requirements and can also refer you on to a reputable hair transplant surgeon if necessary.
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