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Sep 20, 2017

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Why you are your own donor for a hair transplant

 A Hair Transplant attracts a lot of questions and curiosity. Here are some of the very common questions asked regarding the science behind hair transplant:

  • Why we need our own hair for transplant? 

There is very less chance of rejection when one takes their own hair for hair transplant. The hair taken from the back of the scalp ensures uniform hair growth throughout the scalp and is a great way to ensure a perfect hair transplant. The maximum that one can go as far as the limit of a hair transplant is concerned is to have body hair used as donor’s hair.

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  • Why can’t we transplant other’s hair or artificial hair? 

When one donates hair, it comes with a lot of responsibility. One needs to have various medications to get their immunity sorted. Even though it technically seems possible, but there is no hair transplant surgeon who ever risks taking hair from other’s original or artificial hair. Also, it is extremely difficult to get donor hair that exactly matches the potential hair required for hair transplant. The anti-rejection medication is a lot to take for an entire life and hence too much to ask for.

  • Why can’t we get others hair after group matching like we can in kidney or liver transplant?

Even though the technique seems quite similar, but the problems that come with the usage of other’s hair for a hair transplant is very different. The main issue is the requirement for constant intake of immunosuppressants which lower one’s natural immune response, and increases one’s susceptibility to various infections and even cancer. You need to take them for the rest of your life making you dependant on them forever.


When we consider a transplant using someone else’s hair, it is also not only unfeasible but highly undesirable as well for aesthetic reasons. The hair style, the texture, the thickness and the color, all are different with different individuals. When you are trying to find the right donor whose hair would match all of the aforementioned criterions is nearly impossible.

  • What is donor area and why hair from donor area won’t fall out when transplanted in recipient area?

Your donor area is generally the zone behind the scalp and the recipient area is the hair line. The donor area is quite strong in its roots and grows back naturally. It is quite desirable to place this hair on the recipient area so as to ensure uniformity and also to have the same texture and color.

  • What is The Donor Dominance theory?

The Donor Dominance Theory states that the hair placed in the recipient area retain the main characteristics of the donor’s hair and continue to have the same growth. This is the underlying principle of hair transplant and has been used since ages.


Watch what our hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Shivanee has to say about the impact of donor dominance in hair transplant.


  • Why body hair won’t fall out in recipient area?

The logic behind this is the same as the logic applied for donor hair area. If you choose to use the same hair as your body growth for your recipient area, then you will choose hair that is extremely strong in growth and roots. When this hair is removed, it is placed in the recipient area- then it retains the same strength and the hair line does not even reject the hair as it is from the same body.

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All of the above-mentioned questions touch the base of hair transplant which is an extremely intricate procedure.

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