Can hairs be transplanted to the face?
- Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
- September 13, 2017
- Hair Transplant Questions
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I have a full head of hair but my facial hair grows in patches. The hair is very sparse and I cannot even grow a mustache. Can hair be transplanted on my face?
Dr. Friedman’s Answer:
Yes, with today’s hair transplants we can actually transplant into the face. We can transplant to make a full mustache; we can transplant a full beard. The donor hairs are harvested from the scalp since they are the closest caliber of hair to facial hair.
Because the texture of body hair is different from facial hair, we prefer to use the back of the scalp as the donor area. Scalp hair grows faster than facial hair, but this is not a problem when transplanting the beard.
— Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon