FUE Donor Area regrow. (photo)
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What is the best type of hair for transplantation ? #plasticsurgery
FUE donor area
Yes, hair can be taken from other body sites to be transplanted to the head, but this is only a last resort, and only in select patients. Most commonly, the donor areas are the back and sides of the scalp. The FUE donor sites do leave small pinpoint scars after extraction. The donor area hair follicles do not re-grow, but with a carefully-planned transplant, the donor area extractions can usually be performed in such a way as to make the donor area appear normal without any significant thinning.
Additional medical treatmnets such as Rogaine or Propecia are optional, but can be beneficial in many patients.
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Yes and No
Yes, you WILL have white dot scars for every FUE attempt. FUE is not scarless.
No, you do not need to be on medications for the rest of your life. It is an option.
No, the donor area hairs do not regrow (from where you took it).
What about density?
Donor Hair, Will it Grow
What is my opinion about body hair used as donor.
FUE Donor Area regrow.
You can remove hair from other parts of the body, and it will not regrow since the follicle will be removed.
However, I don't suggest using body hair if you have a good donor area. Scalp hair works best and the scarring from FUE is less visible there.
You should have a consult with a surgeon who has had extensive experience with this technique.
Will donor hair regrow after FUE hair transplant?
The white dots you are talking about are the scars left behind after making the FUE incisions to extract the hairs and is quite normal. Visibility will vary from person to person but more prominent in darker skin.
You should use medicines or low level light for the long term if you believe you may still lose significant hair in the future. Your family history may help guess what the future holds in that respect
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