Can pubic hair be used for hair transplantation? If so, will any doctor do this? How to ask with being embarrassed?
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Pubic hair as donor hair for a hair transplant?
Thank you for writing in with this question. I’ve been asked this question in consultation once before, about 10 years ago, so know that you’re not alone. While it is conceivable to use pubic hair for a transplant, in my opinion the risks outweigh the benefits from such an endeavor. A wound complication in the pubic area could be absolutely disastrous. It is certainly well outside the bounds of traditional hair restoration surgery, and I declined the one person who asked if I’d do that for him. In 13 years of performing exclusively hair restoration surgery I’ve never heard of a surgeon who has taken hair from the pubic area for the purposes of hair transplantation, so I definitely think not many, if any at all, would offer this option. There simply are not many hairs to safely harvest from this area, and obviously FUE is not an option, so there would be a linear, full-thickness wound wherever the grafts were taken from. Remember that all hairs have their own traits and characteristics, and moving them from one location on the body to another will not change these traits and characteristics. So transplanting pubic hair to your scalp will result in pubic hair growing from your scalp. If your scalp hair happens to perfectly match your pubic hair, then it could plausibly be a good match, but that’s not often the case. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Pubic hair can be used as donor hair in hair transplant surgery. You must have a compelling reason to want to do this.
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