I have heard that you can take hair from you back, yes “Back” and put it on your head for transplants?? Is this true and how does it work?
I have had transplants from the normal donor sites – but have never seen or heard of it from the back. I have a hairy back and would use such if this was viable.
In theory, you can move hairs from the scalp or the back and transplant it to any part of your body. In my opinion, body hair transplantation is not as effective as scalp hair transplant, because the life cycle or the growth phase of body hair is very different from scalp hair. Think about it — you need to get a hair cut every month or so. When is the last time you had a body hair cut? Body hair is finer, so it has less value and its growth phase is not 90+% like scalp hair, but 30-60%, which means that far less of the hair that is transplanted will be visible all of the time. There are doctors who perform body hair transplants and some report moderate success. I personally have not been impressed with the results on most of the ones I have seen, but I have seen one patient with nice results, and as it is an exception to the rule, I want to see more to be converted.