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Body Hair Transplant Long Term Study

Body hair transplant long term study authored by Dr. Umar with clinical facility at his Los Angeles clinic located at 819 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, California 90277. The study is published by Oxford University Press in the highly respected peer reviewed Aesthetic Surgery Journal in May 2016.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sanusi Umar, Founder of Dr. U Clinic

Dr. Sanusi Umar is the famed author behind this groundbreaking study. Crowned the king of mega session body hair transplant procedures, Dr. Umar is no stranger to the community at HairSite. As a matter of fact, at the time when this article is published, Dr. Umar has posted more mega session body hair transplant results than any other doctors currently featured on HairSite. In addition, Dr. Umar has over 10 years of uninterrupted patient records on HairSite, only a handful few in the world can measure up to his credentials when it comes to hair transplantation.

FIRST in Many Aspects

The study under review here is a FIRST in many respects. As a start, those who are familiar with our community know that most body hair transplant studies are based on a single case, anecdotal evidence or observation of patient photos in many instances. This very study, on the contrary, involved a massive 122 test subjects and spanned over 7 years from 2005 through 2011, which is groundbreaking on many levels.

Dr. Umar Body Hair Transplant Long Term Study
Dr. Umar Body Hair Transplant Long Term Study

122 Patients, 7 Years Results

Let's face it, medical journals are boring and dry for the non medical professionals. So instead of asking our readers to go through pages after pages, charts after charts of medical jargon, we have summarized some of the important findings that most people considering hair transplant should know, especially if you are seeking repair sessions.

⇒ Strip scars repair is the most popular among patients seeking body hair transplants. Over half of the 122 test subjects are patients seeking strip scars repair. Hairline refinement is a close second.

⇒ It is not advisable to extra donor follicles from the back regions of the torso because of potentially higher transection rate due to the fact that the dermal layer in these areas are the thickest of all body regions.

⇒ Beard grafts are the easiest to extract and also come with a relatively lower transection rate than donor from other body regions.

⇒ Ingrow hair and white dots are cited as the most common side effects associated with the procedure but by no means do they constitute complications of any sort for the patients.

⇒ In terms of assessment of growth of transplant hairs, patients who had beard donor reported the highest growth rate.

Putting An End to the Body Hair Transplant Debate

This has been an ongoing debate and discussion whether body hair, when transplanted to the scalp, will take on the characteristics of head hair and grow long over time. Over the years, some argue that it will, others say that it will not, and there are some who believe that it will after the donor grafts have completed several cycles of regeneration. In the article, it seems to point to the conclusion that body hair, once transplanted to the scalp, will not grow as long as head hair. So there, we can probably put this debate to rest once and for all.

Confirming Our Belief: BEARD donor

It has long been suggested in our forum community that beard donor is the most robust among all body grafts. These findings from this peer reviewed journal seem to confirm our belief in this respect. This is particularly important news especially for repair patients who have severely depleted head donor. Instead of wasting time and money extracting donor from chest, legs, armpits etc, it may be advisable to focus on using beard grafts for repair sessions.

Same Old Warning

As always, while the findings reported in this long term, large scale body hair transplant study sound promising, there is really no one treatment that works for all patients. Each patient has to be evaluated on a unique and individual basis and there is no guarantee what kind of outcomes one may expect when it comes to hair transplantation. Be sure to discuss with as many doctors and professionals as possible before making a decision. Doctors featured on our site may or may not have the credentials and experience you need for your case. Our site only tracks successful results only, it is your responsibility to do thorough investigation and due diligence before making a decision.

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