Beard Transplant

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Intro To Beard Transplant

Intro To Beard Transplant

If you feel unhappy about the low density and patchiness of your beard, you’re certainly not alone! According to recent studies, between 45-50% of men report that they are disappointed with the appearance of their beard. Yet, the solution remains very simple and easy to get. Let’s introduce you to beard transplants. A Beard transplant or implant is a surgical procedure to take hair from one part of your body and transplant it into the beard, jawline, sideburns, mustache, or goatee. This treatment can restore facial hair growth and bring natural, permanent results. Surgeons can choose one of two approaches to perform the transplantation: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Your surgeon will pick the approach that suits you best.

Benefits of Beard Transplant

A beard transplant is a highly advantageous procedure for men who have long suffered from patchy, uneven beard growth. We can summarize the benefits of this procedure as follows:

Benefits of Beard Transplant
  • 1 Get a natural-looking, thicker beard that you always have dreamed about!
  • 2Fill the bare or patchy areas of your beard and chin with new hair
  • 3Enjoy permanent results as the transplanted hair does not fade or change with time
  • 4Get the freedom to change and style your beard and follow any trend you like!
  • 5Hide the remnants of burns, scars, and skin irregularities on your beard
  • 6Boost your self-confident and attractiveness- it’s no longer a secret that most women prefer bearded men!
  • 7Feel like celebrities, such as David Beckham and Kyle Christie, who underwent this surgery before!

Candidates for Beard Transplant

First, you need to choose an experienced surgeon with a track record of success. After all, the final results largely depend on the skills of the surgeon. They will start examining your facial hair and scalp, and may recommend you do the following:

 Candidates for Beard Transplant
  • 1Let your facial hair grow in before undergoing a beard transplant to determine the natural pattern of your hair growth.
  • 2Take certain vitamins to support your skin health and guarantee better results.
  • 3Stop taking certain medications and supplements, such as vitamin E.
  • 4Quit smoking or using any form of tobacco to get a smoother recovery after the surgery.
  • 5Arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery.

Steps of Beard Transplant

The steps of beard transplant vary depending on the technique used by the surgeon, whether it was follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT). In any case, the general steps may include:

1. Shaving

1. Shaving

Your surgeon starts by shaving the area which will be harvested for hair to get a better view of the hair follicles.

2. Anesthesia

2. Anesthesia

Next, they will give you local anesthesia to prevent any unwanted pain during hair harvesting or transplanting.

3. Harvesting

3. Harvesting

Your surgeon will start harvesting hair follicles from your scalp and prepare them for transplanting.

4. Transplanting

4. Transplanting

Then, they will start transplanting each follicle into the targeted areas of your beard.

Recovery After Beard Transplant

Most likely, you will recover quickly from the surgery within a couple of days. However, remember the following during this phase:

Recovery After Beard Transplant
  • 1You may notice tiny crusts around each newly implanted hair follicle. Don’t worry, these crusts are normal and usually flake off after a few days.
  • 2Your new beard hairs may fall out after 2-3 weeks. Again, don’t worry because this is normal and new hair will grow in place.
  • 3You can start shaving or trimming your hair normally after 7-10 days.
  • 4Try to avoid direct sunlight, Intense activity, smoking, and swimming for a few days after the surgery.
  • 5Try to avoid rubbing and scratching the newly transplanted hair follicles.
  • 6Your newly transplanted hair follicles will start growing normally within 3-4 months.

Risks of Beard Transplant

A beard transplant is a simple and convenient treatment that can rarely cause complications or side effects. However, some men may complain about the following:

Risks of Beard Transplant
  • 1Redness or swelling in the area
  • 2Numbness or tightness around the chin
  • 3Temporary crustiness around the hair follicles
  • 4Scarring in harvested area

During your consultation, your doctor will determine your candidacy for this treatment. Men who wish to undergo beard transplant should meet the following criteria: Have healthy hair follicles in the back of your head (between 2,000 and 2,500 viable hair follicles) Have realistic expectations for the surgery Ready to follow all aftercare instructions

Choose this procedure in case you have: – Scars resulting from burns and previous surgeries. – Beard Trichotillomania (caused by pulling the hair of the beard). – Scars resulting from follicle inflammation. – A type of persistent alopecia. – The need to repair a previous implant surgery.

– The doctor performs a detailed examination of the face to determine the number of hair follicles needed for the beard. – The doctor extracts hair follicles, often from the back of the scalp. – Then, implants these follicles in the areas of the beard, mustache, and cheeks. – The procedure needs just one session, which is enough to cover all bald spots.

– Some temporary swelling may appear, but it will go away after a short period. – Beard and mustache transplantation is not a dangerous process as long as the patients follow proper instructions and choose specialized doctors.

– Stop taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. – Take vitamin C a week before the procedure to speed up the healing process. – The patient should avoid drinking caffeine on the morning of the procedure because it increases sensitivity to some medications.

– Genetic susceptibility. – A problem in the body’s response to testosterone (male hormone). – Developing alopecia, which can affect the hair of the beard.



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