What is a beard transplantation?
Beard transplantation is a process to permanently restore beard hair that has been lost.
Why do beards lose hair?
In most cases, hormonal causes will come first. Other reasons are various infections such as fungal diseases, or hair loss from stress and accidents.
Beard Transplantation methods
As a beard transplant method, FUE is widely being used. Using this technique, the transplantation area is canalized in advance to implant hair follicles.
What is the process of FUE?
Firstly, the transplantation area is determined in order to run preliminary assessments. In this step, computer programs can be used to simulate results. After this assessment phase, hair follicles will be extracted from the back of your neck and will be transplanted to the assessed area. After the transplantation, the beard rotation should be 30 degrees. Follicles must be transferred one by one.
How long will it take to transplant?
It is dependent on the size of the transplant area. The whole process, including food breaks and the preparation phase, will take approximately 5 to 7 hours.
Who can have beard transplantations?
Anyone above 21 can undergo a beard transplant. It doesn’t matter if you lose your beard through natural causes or in an accident such as from a burn.
Is there any pain or discomfort?
Since the process includes local anesthesia, there will be none.
Is it risky?
Not at all. The whole process will be carried out with local anesthesia. Since there’s no cutting or sewing in the process, there’s no risk of infection or bleeding.
Will there be any scar after operation?
After the transplantation, the transplant area will be reddish. Then these red marks will become scabbed. Within a week, the scabs will have healed and disappeared.
There won’t be any scarring after the operation.
When will you get results?
Beard hair will start to grow after 2 or 3 months. After the 3rd month, the beard will begin getting its final shape and have grown completely within 12 months.
Is the transplanted beard permanent?
Just like the other transplantation operations, yes it is.
Important notes after beard transplantation
It is very important to take care of your face after the operation. One should not touch the transplant area or get hit in the face. Also, sleeping face-down is not recommended. Your doctor will give you the further details after the surgery.
Beard transplantation is a rather challenging process relative to basic hair transplantation. You should be careful to choose the right doctor and hospital. Otherwise, you might get unpleasant results. Demand a log of previous operation details, if available. Do not forget that you can mask your hair but not your face.