Advice on bio fibre hair transplant?

Good day, Seeking information on bio fiber hair transplant. Best procedure. Advantage and disadvantages. Durability and problems.

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Bio fiber for hair loss?

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This procedure is widely outside of United states. We have had many clients who had this done as an alternative to hair transplant from their own hair. Biofiber is temporary, they will eventually fall out, cause infection, pain and discomfort. In my practice we have had patients had it done some where else and came to us to remove them. They were very unhappy and We absolutely do not recommend it. 


Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Biofibre Artificial Hair

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Hello in Mumbai, 

Thank you for posting this question.  Biofibre artificial hair has been around since 1990's.  The use of artificial fibers for hair restoration sounds like it would be an ideal solution for hair loss, but there are several reasons why it is not, and the procedure is not widely accepted.  The use of artificial fiber hair has been banned by the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US as well as many other countries because of high complication rates such as infection and inflammation, as well as because of deceptive marketing practices that misled patients.  The company that makes Biofibre has made changes to their product and has re-applied to the FDA for approval, but as of now this has not been granted.  There is very little research on the subject of artificial hair implantation, and very few papers have been published.  This is what we know:  (1) The hair isn't really permanent.  In most patients, about 10% of the Biofibre hair are lost every year due to shedding - that means additional hairs have to be implanted every few years, at additional cost. (2) There is a risk of infection and folliculitis due to the artificial material interfacing with human tissue, and meticulous daily scalp care is required. (3) The hair is artificial so it obviously doesn't grow, so getting a hair cut is very tricky.  If you cut it too short, you can only fix it with another implant.

Having your own hair transplanted remains the far safer and more durable option.  

Cory Goldberg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Artificial hair or bio fiber is not legal in the United States because it may not be safe and may have unwanted risks.

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Artificial hair or bio fiber is not legal in the United States because it may not be safe and may have unwanted risks.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Biofiber hair transplant

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The use a biofibers (synthetic hair) has been banned in most countries because they cause terrible infections after use

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

BioFiber

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It's banned in the US and most of Europe because it's incredibly dangerous. They often get infected and create unnecessary complications which makes them not worth the risk.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

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