Did you know that one out of every 10 men seeking hair restoration treatment are not seeking a medical solution for their scalp, or male pattern baldness? They are seeking treatment for their face, chest, and yes, even the pubic area.
Make no mistake. Surgical hair restoration, no matter where the treatment is intended to enhance, is a serious procedure. When men suffer from a lack of hair in places other than their scalp, they too can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
We at Armani medical applaud anyone who has the courage to seek hair restoration treatment and take the necessary steps to ensure that they too can lead full and active lives. The Armani Medical team’s dedication to their patients is nationally recognized, as Dr. Abraham Armani is a repeat winner of the Patients’ Choice Award.
Hair transplant procedures for locations other than the scalp are performed in pretty much the same fashion, under a local anesthetic, with follicular units being harvested from a donor area that is rich in healthy hair follicles and then transplanted to the recipient site. Donor sites can include the scalp, arms, legs, chest and beard.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery about two-thirds of all men requesting hair restoration advice and treatment for areas other than their scalp, are seeking fuller beards and moustaches. The donor hair is usually taken from the back or sides of the head, with the procedure taking less than a day. To ensure that your face heals correctly, you will have to wait to shave for at least two weeks.
Again, optimally hair used for the following procedures will come from the scalp, but may be harvested from the arms and legs. What really sets apart the chest, abdomen and the pubic areas is the fact that they contain many more nerve endings and therefore require more potent anesthetic methods to ensure your comfort.
Chest and Abdomen
This procedure usually requires an oral sedative, but if a large area of the chest is being treated, an anesthetist and a specialized surgical room may be required in order to provide a sedative intravenously. The procedure can last up to eight hours and require a few days of down time.
take care to wisely choose a surgeon who has the skill and the experience necessary to achieve the results you desire.