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Results Based On Donor Hair & Its Quality 
The Importance of the Hair Transplant Donor Area 
At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, one of the UK's leading hair transplant providers, we understand the significance of the hair transplant donor area in achieving successful hair restoration and combating hair loss. As experts in Male, Female, and Transgender Hair Transplants, we emphasize the crucial role played by the donor hair in determining your eligibility for a transplant and the naturalness of the final result. With clinics nationwide, we offer a Free Consultation Seven Days Per Week to cater to your needs. Contact us on 08001712430 or info@elitehairrestoration.co.uk for more details. 
What is the Hair Transplant Donor Area? 
How is Donor Hair Extracted? 
What is a Healthy Hair Transplant Donor Area? 
What is the Hair Transplant Donor Area? 
The hair transplant donor area refers to the part of your body with hair follicles that will be extracted and used to implant into the bald or recipient area. At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we have found that the region at the back and sometimes side area of the scalp, known as the occipital region, provides the most successful transplants with the highest number of grafts. This hair is genetically resistant to the effects of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the hormone known to cause balding. 
The hair in this area tends to maintain stable growth throughout your life, making it ideal for transplantation. Our skilled hair transplant surgeons carefully select the strongest follicles from your donor area to ensure the best results. These follicles are typically the densest and most robust, leading to a higher graft survival rate. 
Body Donor Hair 
While body hair, such as beard and chest hair, can be used for transplantation, at Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we do not recommend it. Body hair grows in a different pattern than scalp hair, often with a longer and more regular shedding phase. Additionally, its texture makes it suitable only for supplementing scalp hair to create a denser appearance. It cannot be used to create a natural hairline due to these factors. 
The availability of donor hair determines your eligibility for a hair transplant. If you have reached an advanced stage of balding, you may not have sufficient donor hair for a satisfactory result. 
How is Donor Hair Extracted? 
At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we utilize the most advanced methods of hair graft extraction to ensure optimal results. We primarily employ the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, which involves individually extracting grafts from the donor area using a small hole punch. 
Compared to the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method, FUE offers several advantages. The FUT method involves making a long incision in the donor area and removing a section of the scalp to extract the grafts. However, this method can leave a thin linear scar, which may require additional hair length to cover. 
On the other hand, the FUE method employed by Elite Hair Restoration Ltd leaves barely visible scarring. The extractions are spaced out over the donor area, allowing you to wear your hair at a shave guard 1-2 with a seamless appearance. This level of camouflage would not be possible with the scarring caused by the FUT technique. You can witness the amazing results from our patients, which showcase the effectiveness of the FUE method. 
What is a Healthy Hair Transplant Donor Area? 
Maintaining the health of your donor area before and after the procedure is crucial for achieving the best results. At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we have pioneered the innovative FUE technique. 
During the aftercare phase, you can wash the donor area after 10 days. It is essential to apply a moisturizing spray to soften any crusts prior to this date. To facilitate appropriate healing, avoid contact between your donor area and your pillow or tight-fitting headgear in the first few days after surgery. Additionally, it is advisable to avoid alcohol, tobacco, and direct exposure to excessive sunlight in the initial weeks after the procedure. 
Since the supply of hair in the donor area is limited, it is crucial to choose a clinic that preserves it effectively. During your consultation with our hair transplant specialists, they will advise you on whether you may require multiple procedures to achieve your desired results. Overharvesting, or extracting too many grafts at once, can lead to damage in the donor site. This results in a decrease in the quality of the surrounding hair follicles, rendering them unsuitable for future transplants. Furthermore, depleting the donor area excessively can lead to baldness that is challenging to restore or cover. 
The condition of your hair transplant donor area plays a vital role in determining your eligibility for the procedure and the quality of your results. At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, our skilled hair transplant specialists prioritize the preservation of the donor area, ensuring both natural-looking results in the recipient area and the long-term health of the donor area. If you are interested in learning about your eligibility for a hair transplant, book a consultation today with one of our experts and embark on your journey to achieve full, thick hair. Contact us on 08001712430 or info@elitehairrestoration.co.uk for more details. 
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