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Topic Title: Fue from beard area to head question
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Created On: 04/02/2016 02:26 PM
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 04/02/2016 02:26 PM
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rollerball
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Given the present state of the art, would it still be true to say that if you have hair from the moustache or beard zone transplanted to the head that the subsequent scarring would mean that you can't ever go clean shaven again?
 04/02/2016 07:44 PM
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Skywalker
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No it wouldn't, people have done it - but I say no with the following caveats:

(1) You would have to do a small test because everybody is different and if you do scar in your beard area it would be a disaster (I haven't seen anybody transplant from the moustache area - the risks of scarring obviously would have even greater consequences).
(2) Not many HT doctors do beard hair and even the ones that do cannot necessarily do everybody - you would have to be assessed.
(3) Beard hair offers poor coverage because it doesn't have the large follicular units and it doesn't usually grow as quickly or as long - even if it might take on some of the characteristics of the recipient site (according to Dr Woods).
(4) Beard hair probably won't look like head hair once you get beyond stubble length.
(5) It's a marginal procedure and the yield can be very variable.

Basically my view is if a person doesn't research it for a year and look at real results from their chosen doctor then they are being reckless. I looked into it and on balance decided 'the juice wasn't worth the squeeze'.

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Have not had an HT, turned down by 3 clinics, sadly they were right, my donor area has miniaturised.
Now here to look for any advances and give newbies another opinion.

The guy in the centre of my icon doing the inspection of scars is the ideal potential HT candidate:- Doubting Thomas
 04/03/2016 03:42 AM
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topcat
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Beard hair can be used but more as filler behind the hairline and once you start going past a certain percentage it can start to look odd in my opinion. From my own experience I don't have visible scarring along the chin. I doubt anyone would extract from the moustache area. Too much risk and I would guess extractions in that area have to be painful. No doctor with ethics would extract there in my opinion it's absolutely crazy.

Much of it is also going to depend on your balding pattern in my opinion. If your lateral humps are high and you don't start going into the crown it could all look good. These guys that have gotten bamboozled into these mega mega restorations over very wide hairloss patterns look bizarre to me. The effect is probably the opposite of what they are looking for as everyone stares at the top of their head which now looks like a Brillo pad while the periphery looks normal. Most especially when the lateral humps have dropped and there is a clear delineation line at the sides of the head.

If you are not a repair patient then just work with what you do have to offer as far as donor long term. That is the key.........what do you have available long term.................what will look good long term. The problem with the truth is that is cuts into a large percentage of the business being done. Then once you start focusing on only handful of doctors that have skill and ethics it cuts into business even more most especially for the parasites.

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 08/20/2017 12:53 PM
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Definitely not. If you have a surgeon who has produced and provided proof of many successful beard and body hair procedures, scaring will be minimal. Successful beard and body hair transplantation is directly correlated to technique as well as the instruments that are being utilized for extraction. In my case, I had a very large repair session that consisted of beard and body hair extractions and transplantation, and i have no signs of extraction or scaring.

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