Pubic hair starts to grow during puberty and plays a different role than hair on the head. Scientists say that pubic hair has a protective function, particularly in women i.e. helps protect female sex organs from impurities and bacteria. It also helps maintain proper temperature of these organs which are particularly sensible to low temperatures.

Causes of pubic hair loss

The common cause of pubic hair loss is the same as hair loss on the head. Many people can be surprised to see pubic hair loss. Genetic diseases or hormonal changes can lead to sudden pubic hair loss. Menopause is the time of many changes in a woman’s body and pubic hair loss is one of the symptoms. In addition, adrenal insufficiency is frequently responsible for hair loss on the body and pubic area. Another frequent cause of pubic hair loss are different types of cancer e.g. leukemia or hepatocirrhosis. Anticancer treatment and medications can also weaken the follicles.

Recommendation to hair transplant surgery

Hair transplant surgery can be performed in patients who experience discomfort connected with excessive pubic hair loss. Pubic hair transplant is performed in patients suffering from hair loss resulting from different diseases. Even people leading an active lifestyle choose this hair transplant method because recovery time is very short. A doctor should eliminate causes of hair loss.

Hair transplant

Excessive hair loss has been a well-known problem for centuries that’s why doctors are improving hair transplant methods. Alopecia, or hair loss, is often an embarrassing problem for both women and men. Therefore, patients look for a solution to solve this problem in a little invasive way. Aesthetic medicine offers a variety of treatment methods allowing to restore hair. During a hair transplant surgery a doctor extracts follicles from an area on a patient’s body and transplants them into the recipient area. It is a very safe procedure because material is extracted from the patient’s skin. The first hair transplant surgery was performed in the 17th century and it has been improved with time.

FUE hair transplant: procedure description

FUE, Follicular Unit Extraction, is a state-of-the-art hair transplant method which can be performed on different parts of the body. A doctor extracts follicles from an area on a patient’s body and transplants them into the recipient area. The extracted follicles are counted, assessed and prepared for the transplant. The procedure requires the doctor’s exceptional precision and skills to bring good results. An experienced doctor will guarantee the professional hair transplant surgery.

Hair transplant surgery

On your first visit a doctor will present a detailed plan of the surgery. The procedure takes 1 day and there is no need to prepare for it in advance. A doctor puts local anaesthesia on the pubic area and extracts follicles, with 1mm surrounding skin area, from previously marked recipient area. The extracted follicles are then assessed and transplanted into the recipient area.  During the surgery the patient can talk with a doctor and personnel. The patient will feel comfortable in a reputable clinic which will reduce stress connected with the surgery.

pubic hair transplant

pubic hair transplant

How to prepare for the surgery?

Before the hair transplant surgery the patient should do tests ordered by a doctor. On the first visit you should inform a doctor about your health condition. It is recommended to avoid blood-thinning medications a few weeks before the surgery. On the day of a surgery you should have a light breakfast and do not drink coffee. A doctor can also give other recommendations depending on the patient’s condition.

Doctor’s instructions after hair transplant surgery

It is necessary to take special care of transplanted area for the first 2 weeks after the surgery. Skin on the recipient area should be washed with warm water and formulation recommended by a doctor. Remember to wash it with gentle movements to avoid new hairs damages. Gently dry your skin with a paper towel. After 2 weeks you can gently massage the skin while washing. It is crucial to avoid intensive physical activity, visiting swimming pool and sauna. After the surgery a doctor will put a bandage which can be removed the next day.

Hair transplant results

It is possible to transplant even 1000 follicles during a surgery. On your first visit a doctor determines the amount of follicle to be extracted. Hair transplant surgery time depends on the amount of follicle. Results can be assessed a few months after the surgery. The procedure performed by an experienced doctor brings spectacular results which mainly depend on the surgeon skills. It is also important to take proper care of donor and recipient areas as well as follow doctor’s instructions and pay a follow-up visit in case of doubts.

Dr Piotr Turkowski

About Dr Piotr Turkowski

Aesthetic medicine doctor, specialist and enthusiastic surgery, completing the specialization in plastic surgery. The only officially registered member of the international hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) in Warsaw, which brings together the world's best specialists in this field.

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4 Comments

  • Awatar Debra Debra says:

    Hi Dr
    My pubic hair has thinned after many years of waxing and I would like to restore a fuller natural look.
    What is the rough cost of pubic hair restoration.
    Is there a minimum number of hairs to be transplanted or is cost per follicle.

    Thank you

  • Awatar Afzeli Afzeli says:

    Héllo Dr Piotr Turkowski

    Is it possible to transplant the pubic hair to head hair for a men?
    Regards Afzrli

    • Yes it is possible. But this is only option for a densifying the crown and top area of the head. It is highly not recommended to transplant pubic hair in a hair line. Please remember, that pubic hair consist of single hair, and is much thicker then scalp single hair. Mixing the pubic and scalp hair gives good results.

      • Awatar dilip gangadhar dilip gangadhar says:

        can u fix an appointment for me
        can u transplant me the public hairs to the head
        i had fue hair transplant of 3000 grafts
        nw to the crown area i need a densed transplant

        i feel embrassed to ask doctors to transplant the piblic hairs to head

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