BHT (Body Hair Transplant) or BHHT (Body Hair to Head Transplant) is hair transplantation done using the same FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, so it is also a no stitch technique. It is called BHT because in this method, the donor area for hair is not the back of the scalp, but some other body area. It can be beard, chest, back, stomach area, legs or arms. After harvesting grafts from any of these body areas, these are transplanted over the balding area of the head.
Since the donor area can be from any of the areas as specified, so the thickness, direction and curl of these hairs vary considerably. Also these transplanted hair usually don’t gain the length of more than 5cm, thus one has to keep his hair trimmed accordingly after the transplant.
BHT is done only in people suffering from extreme baldness, who have very less reserve or very thin hair at the back of their scalp. Thus, this technique gives a big ray of hope to even those with severe (Type VI and VII) hair loss.
Benefits of body hair transplant
The people suffering from severe baldness, having lost their hope after getting poor results from traditional hair transplant methods, can restore their depleted hair-line by the use of BHT (Body Hair Transplantation) technique. It is a no stitch technique. Though the use of BHT procedure shows remarkable results, but the right selection of the patient is very important. This technique should be reserved only for persons who have extreme baldness and insufficient hair on the back of their scalp.