- Wednesday.February 05. 2020
Are you among the many people who are surprised to learn that surgical hair transplantation techniques are utilised for transplanting hair into other parts of the face and body?
For well over a decade our clinics have seen a growing demand for our doctor’s specialist skills in transplanting single hair follicles to create natural looking, beard, eyebrow and moustache transplants.
Just as transplantation is used to restore hair to a thinning scalp, transformative procedures such as eyebrow and other facial hair transplants are created by harvesting follicles from the back of the scalp and then replanting them into the chosen area.
The use of single hairs enables the doctor to meticulously follow the contour of the area they are regenerating, such as the eyebrows, the beard or moustache.
Many patients have had procedures to achieve a thicker more fashionable eyebrow or beard, while others have called on our doctor’s surgical skills to restore hair lost in these areas through trauma or illness.
As Australia’s only full time hair restoration surgeon, Dr Jennifer Martinick, performs hair transplants, as well as eyebrow, beard and moustache transplants at clinics in Perth and Sydney.
Often sought for her expert commentary by media, Dr Martinick spoke with Couch TV presenter Neesha Seth about how refinements in hair transplantation have made it possible to restore or thicken hair in facial hair bearing areas.
This wider application of hair transplantation was initially made possible by the introduction of single follicle transplanting in 1991.
However, the real transformational changes came in 2003 after Dr Martinick presented a paper on Cosmesis to her international colleagues in New York.
In her presentation, Dr Martinick demonstrated how natural looking hair transplantation – whether to the head, brow or beard area, or body – is dependent on taking additional steps.
Drawing on a combination of medical science, artistry and mathematics, dedicated practitioners in the field must ensure the replanted donor follicles follow the natural direction, orientation and curl of natural hair.
While hair restoration physicians have a responsibility to follow the above steps, Dr Martinick encourages all prospective patients to conduct intensive research to ensure their chosen doctor is committed to creating natural looking results.
To learn more about how you can benefit from the latest techniques in hair restoration surgery call 1800 689 939.