Pubic Hair Transplantation
Pubic atrichosis or hypotrichosis is a common condition in females of Asian origin. In spite of normal reproductive function and sexual abilities, women with pubic atrichosis or hypotrichosis may experience feelings of low self-esteem, social embarrassment, and psychological stress. An increasing number of patients with this condition choose to undergo hair restoration surgery, which is considered the only definitive therapeutic treatment at present. In this chapter, the author reviews the practice of hair transplantation in the pubic area using hair implanters.
It is essential to understand the patterns of natural pubic hair and its normal physiologic features in order to design natural and realistic appearing transplanted hair. In addition, to design an abundant look, it is desirable to transplant one- and two-hair follicular unit grafts rather than simply single-hair grafts. Finally, through the application of non-shaven extraction, follicular unit extraction (FUE) may become one of the useful donor harvesting methods for pubic hair transplantation.
KeywordsPubic atrichosis Pubic hypotrichosis Pubic hair transplantation
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