What is a Pubic Hair Transplant?
Changing Trends Increase Demand for Bikini Line Hair Restoration via a Pubic Hair Transplant
For years, women have been encouraged to undergo waxing or laser hair removal to remove hair from their bikini line and pubic region. Repeated waxing and other hair removal techniques can leave damaged hair follicles and patchy hair loss behind. Just as women’s styles in fashion, eyebrow shapes and hairstyles have changed, many women and celebrities are now giving up on these grooming rituals and embracing “natural growth” in their private areas with support from their significant others.
Recently, celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Lucy Lawless, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Lady Gaga have publicly embraced the concept of “full growth” down below, inspiring some women to reclaim a more natural look. This has led to an increase in interest in the topic of pubic hair transplant, which has previously been reported in the medical literature as a restorative hair growth treatment for pubic atrichosis (lack of pubic hair) or pubic hypotrichosis (weak pubic hair) which are common in Asian women of Mongolian and Korean descent [Young-Ran Lee, Hair Transplanting in the Pubic Area 16-C, Hair Transplantation 5th ed, Unger, et.al.].
For many, at first, a pubic hair transplant for bikini lines may sound excessive, but a body hair transplant has been a restoration option for those who have over-groomed (i.e., over-plucked) their eyebrows for many years and even for men who are feeling sparse in their beard or chest. With today’s minimally-invasive FUE Follicular Unit Extraction techniques using NeoGraft or ARTAS robotic-assisted FUE pubic hair transplant procedure at Bauman Medical, the process is relatively quick, virtually painless, leaves no linear scarring in the harvested area of the scalp.
How is a Pubic Hair Transplant Performed?
In a carefully planned and executed microsurgical procedure that takes about two hours, hair follicles and follicular units from the scalp are individually harvested and meticulously implanted into the pubic region one at a time—using comfortable, local anesthesia. Just like a scalp, hairline, eyebrow or eyelash transplant, it takes about two weeks to completely heal from a pubic hair transplant and resume normal (and intimate) activities. Hair growth begins in approximately 6-12 weeks and has a natural looking result.
Pubic Hair Transplant Artistry and Technology
Patients will work together with Dr. Alan Bauman to design the recipient area and the numbers of follicles will vary depending on the size of the area and the amount of density desired. Hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp from an area that is easily hidden after surgery using a “stealth” or “hidden” harvest and FUE technique which is a no-scalpel, no-stitch form of obtaining hair follicles for transplantation that leaves no linear scar. Careful artistic design by the surgeon is required to obtain a natural angle, orientation and position of the transplanted follicles, ensuring a completely natural and aesthetic result.
To see if you are a candidate or for more information on pubic hair transplants and bikini line hair restoration using FUE hair transplant techniques, contact ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration Physician, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D.
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