For men, beards and mustache may be grown not only as an accessory but may also reflect a person’s social standing or as a means of representing their beliefs. There are many phases in a man’s life when he may decide to leave his beard to grow out. Since men have found they can express themselves through their facial hair, we have seen an the emergence of many different cuts and styles over the years.
However, it may sometimes be possible for a man to have a sparse or patchy beard growth which can mean that they are restricted in their facial hair styling. This sparseness may be caused by burns, injury, scarring, or genetics. This is where the beard or mustache transplant comes into play. With a facial hair transplant, you can now grow the kind of beard or mustache style that you have always wished for.
How is Beard and Mustache Transplantation Performed?
For beard and mustache transplantation, hair is taken from the nape, body or nape root. These hair follicles are planted without waiting for a long time. Generally, two different techniques are tried for this process. One of the most commonly known old planting methods is the fut method, people first get information about this issue. This procedure is also known as hair root surgery, this method has many disadvantages.
In this process, the problem of leaving scars may occur in the places of the hair follicles taken in general. During the procedure, hair follicles are planted in the beard or mustache section at the same level. Afterwards, beards and mustaches start to appear regularly in certain groups. After this procedure, people may experience numbness, pain or tension in the nape area. Another preferred planting technique is the Fue planting technique.
This technique is the most preferred beard and mustache transplantation technique in recent years. In this technique, hair roots are generally taken from the nape area. At the same time, hair follicles can be taken from the cheek or neck region. Hair is removed painlessly without any treatment on the skin and there is no scar on the skin after this procedure. After this process, the beard and mustache grow one by one.
Advantages of Beard and Moustache Transplantation
- There are four main advantages of the beard and Moustache transplantation operation that we provide.
- Beard and Moustache transplantation is not a temporary solution. It is a permanent solution.
- After Beard and Moustache transplantation, you can shave or trim our new facial hair yourself, without any need to help.
- Beard and Moustache transplantation does not look artificial.
- After beard and Moustache transplantation, you will have a complete and firm facial hair.
Another important advantage of beard and Moustache transplantation is that you can have it in any style you want. You are not limited to your genetic structure concerning the shape or the thickness of your beard and moustache.
The main donor area is the safe area of the scalp (occipital and lateral which do not undergo balding) given that it usually has the sufficient quantity of follicles to be transplanted. The hair of the scalp is normally thick enough compared to the beard, as compared to the hair which is finer in other areas of the body.
There are some characteristics of the follicular units and the hair shaft that are known to suggest a better prognosis, such as the color and thickness of the hair; the darker and thicker the hair, the better the appearance.
The second donor area that can be used is the beard itself, generally from the area under the jawline. It is ideal in terms of the physical characteristics of the follicle, but limited in the number of FUs to be extracted; it is chosen when less FUs are needed or if the occipital zone is not sufficient.
Treatment Procedure for Beard and Moustache Transplantation
FUE technique is used as in hair transplantation over the scalp. The grafts are extracted from the donor site – back of the scalp. After this, these extracted grafts are transplanted on the patchy bald portions of the beard or mustache. Due to the abundant amount of hair from the donor site, almost all the patches can be covered and treated in a single sitting. So, beard or mustache transplantation usually gives very satisfying results. The transplanted hair grows naturally like other facial hair and can be trimmed or shaved.
The basic principles of hair transplantation are the same, but it needs to be planned differently. A detailed examination of the face is required to determine the number of grafts required for the entire area that needs reconstruction.
Recovery for Beard and Moustache Transplant
After one week, the transplanted area will look very natural. Recovery of the donor area is also fast; in 15 days you will get the appearance you had before the operation. Recovery instructions are the same as the FUE hair transplant procedure.
After six months patients see most of the final result, and in 12-18 months it is possible to see intensive and natural-looking facial hair.