Hi Dr. Rassman. Here is my question. I don’t mind having my hair buzzed or very very short. I don’t need to have flowing locks of hair, so long as there is a shadow/stubble on my head. Do you think that using body hair in conjunction with nape and head hair from the permanent zone could be transplanted onto my head in the design of a norwood 1? I realize that body hair might look strange when grown out, but do you think if buzzed it would look natural?
I would need to meet you, determine what is driving you, find out if you have all of your marbles, and examine the status of your existing hair. The FUE technique is the best approach and it is your scalp hair which is correct and normal looking.
Ones ability to use body hair is not the issue, but will it do what you want it to do? Body hair has a long telogen cycle and a short anagen cycle which means that out of every body hair transplanted, you might have only 30% of them growing at any one time. The recipient site may have some microscopic (barely visible) cobbling of the body hair ‘skin’ used in the transplant, so you must know what it would look like. First, let’s establish a relationship and let me examine you.