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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2013 Apr;6(2):113-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.112676.

Body hair transplantation: case report of successful outcome.

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Venkat Charmalaya-Centre for Advanced Dermatology and Postgraduate Training Centre, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Transplantation of body hair in to scalp has been suggested as an option to treat extensive cases of baldness with poor donor scalp. However, evidence about its long-term efficacy is yet lacking, with very few published reports and the routine use of the technique is still controversial. We report the satisfactory outcome in a case of extensive baldness in whom hairs from different donor areas such as chest, abdomen, arms, thighs were transplanted on to scalp.

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Body; hair; transplantation; yield

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