Dear Dr. Rassman,
I am interested in body hair transplantation. Dr. John Cole does this procedure using special instruments he invented that have improved the results of BHT somewhat. What is your opinion of this procedure and how well do you think it works?
Body hair transplantation is still considered experimental in my opinion. Furthermore, body hair does not have the same growth cycle as scalp hair and most of the body hair is dormant (not growing). Thus, the success or growth of a body hair transplant is highly variable and rarely will more than 50% of the body hair be growing at any one time. Body hair also has a finite length of growth and a different texture than scalp hair. These factors make body hair transplants somewhat controversial. With respect to the instruments, there are many doctors who invent specialized instruments for their practice. I do not know enough of Dr. Cole’s particular instrument to comment on its efficacy other than to quote Shakespeare, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — From Hamlet (I, v, 166-167).