Beard transplantation is an aesthetic operation that have became more popular in the recent years. Its process is quite similar to regular hair transplantation, but we can say that it is a much more delicate process than regular hair transplantation operations. This is due to the sensitiveness of the skin on your face. It is much softer compared to your scalp. As a result, it requires more caution than normal.
The Healing Period
The first three days is crucial as in the case of a regular hair transplantation. Since your wounds are still very fresh, it is possible that you can damage your transplants if you’re not careful. Your doctor will explain you in detail what to do. But remember, if you don’t follow your doctor’s advice, you may lose some follicles, and this will affect your results immensely.
Your doctor will prescribe you with antibiotics. Use them regularly. Within a week, your wounds will have completely healed.
An important thing that you should is that after a month from your operation, you will experience the “shock” period. In this period, your newly transplanted beard hairs will fall out. This is quite normal and patients who have a regular hair transplant also experience this.
If you got through the first week without any complications, then it is safe to say that you will be satisfied with your results. Because after a week, your canals will have healed and and the grafts in these canals will have attached successfully. You have skipped the risk of losing some of your grafts.
Things to be Cautious about after a Beard Transplant
There are several things that you can do in order to get through the healing period in the best way possible. Before going into the healing period, the first thing you can do is to bring a friend with you to the clinic. You may need a company after the operation.
The first three days after the operation is very important. You must be extra careful during the first few days, since your wounds have barely started to heal. Your head movements can damage your transplants, so try to avoid lowering your head and looking down as much as possible. Sexual intercourse and working out can also be dangerous. Besides, you should remember to be careful while wearing clothing and accessories such as scarves and neckerchiefs. You should be extra careful about your sleeping position. In short you should avoid any contact with your transplant area. Even if you experience some bleeding, which is expected, do not wipe or wash your face. The staff at the clinic where you had your operation will wash your face after the third day. Your face may also itch during the healing period. However, you would seriously damage your transplants after itching your face. Try not to think about the itching.
Your transplant area will have completely healed after about two weeks from the operation. You should avoid the things we have mentioned above and use the medications your doctor prescribed you if you want to get the best results possible. You should also cut back smoking and drinking beverages with alcoholic content.
It is important to note that you must never shave during the first three months even when your wounds completely heal. But if your beard is really bothering you, then you can shorten it using a sensitive scissor.
If you follow these bits of advice with your doctor’s recommendations, your beard will heal without any loss and you will see the results within 10 months.