Hair transplant surgeons then have to look for another supply of donor hair. One of the newest hair transplant methods is Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant (BSHT).
According to Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the first choice for donor hair in a patient is almost always scalp hair.
The scalp hair being present in the region in which it will be transplanted makes it an obvious choice for transplant material. Recent advancements have shown when there isn’t enough hair on the scalp for a full transplant, gathering quality hair from the beard is a viable alternative.
A scalp hair transplant using facial hair can be a solution for patients with a mismatch of donor supply hair and recipient demand. Dr. Mohebi states, “This method of hair transplant can resolve the problem of many patients who previously couldn’t get a hair transplant.”
In many cases, men with male pattern baldness who have good quality donor hair usually have a sufficient number of grafts to restore all, or at least a good portion, of the balding area.
Unlike hair found on the scalp, beard hair is usually of a much thicker quality and provides more volume after the transplant. The removal of the beard hair also means less shaving time for men on a daily basis.
Dr. Mohebi, an internationally recognized hair transplant surgeon, feels the procedure can lead to great success for certain candidates. According to Dr. Mohebi, “in the right candidate that has plenty of beard hair, it could be very successful in restoring big areas of the scalp.”
It’s important to note the limitations of the procedure.
Not every man can grow a full beard. Men with limited and sparse beard hair do not have an adequate supply of hair to complete the procedure.
Also, while the thickness of beard hair provides better volume in the transplanted area, the coarse hair is best used in the top and crown areas and not in the temples and frontal hair areas.
For those patients with an adequate supply of beard donor hair, the thicker shaft of beard hair provides more volume in the transplanted area.
Also, facial hair tends to stay in the growth phase longer in comparison to hair from other parts of the body. This results in every transplanted facial hair having a growing hair follicle, which adds to the bulk of the transplanted hair.
As former chairman of the FUE Research Committee and creator of several methods and techniques in modern hair restoration, Dr. Mohebi, along with his incredible staff, provides the most advanced techniques in the industry. Dr. Mohebi prides himself in advancing new research and developing the latest technology to improve the quality of hair restoration. The overall goal at his office is to restore patient’s self-esteem through the use of quality hair restoration techniques.