Home | News | Find a Doctor | Ask a Question | Free

Question re scalp hair to beard transplants


#1

CNN ran a story recently re an increase in scalp hair to beard transplants, for the purpose of creating a thicker beard.

Question: Assuming beard hair cycles at 1/4 the rate of scalp hair, will the newly implanted scalp hair tend to take on the surrounding beard hair
characteristics? Specifically, hair thickness, color, “stiffness”, and shedding period. I recall speculation about beard and body hair transplants taking on scalp characteristic, but is the opposite true?

Thanks.

ESP


#2

Dear ESP,
The transplanted scalp hair to the beard do not take on beard hair characteristics.
Also body hair taking on scalp hair characteristic was at best a speculation… in our experience.
Regards,
Dr. A