If a person suffers from alopecia totalis, is it possible to use body hair including paraneal area for a hair transplant?

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If you have alopecia totalis, you would not be a hair transplant candidate. By definition it means total hair loss.

If you have alopecia totalis, you would not be a hair transplant candidate.  By definition it means total hair loss all over your body. 


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Body hair transplant

Body hair can be taken as a donor in hair transplant. If you are unsure your scalp will accept the transplant, then you can discuss with your hair transplant surgeon perfroming a small patch as a test. If this works, then you can take more.

Benjamin C. Paul, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Alopecia Totalis

The best treatment for Alopecia Totalis is Scalp Micropigmentation.  See this patient in the web reference below:

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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