Beard & Mustache Transplantation
Most of the people whose beard and mustache do not grow or grow very rarely are disturbed by this situation. Like hair transplantation, beard transplantation has become a very popular method in recent years. It is a method frequently used by people whose beard grows infrequently and whose beard is abnormal for certain reasons. With the beard transplantation methods applied in our country, such problems are solved in a short time.
Beard transplantation is the restoration of the beard using scalp hair grafts. Beard restoration should only be considered for reconstructive purposes, including traumatic or burn scar areas on the face/beard areas.
In the case of cosmetic restoration of the beard, scalp hair may not be a good match for your face, and there is always a risk of getting the unnatural result of a thick beard from using thick donor scalp hair.
If you are suffering from hair loss and also require beard restoration, priority should go to hair transplant. Valuable and limited scalp donor hair should be preserved for hair transplantation, especially considering that hair loss can be progressive with aging; whereas beard transplant should only be considered for men without hair loss (or men with mild to moderate hair loss after age 35-40).
How to Start Beard & Mustache Transplantation?
Before starting the beard and mustache transplantation process, it is necessary to plan and decide how much beard will be planted and determine from which angle these beards will be planted. After the doctor makes the necessary decisions in this regard, the parts of the face where the beard will be planted are marked with a pencil. Similar to hair transplantation, after the relevant areas are anesthetized with local anesthesia, the hair follicles are collected one by one and transplanted into the planned areas, again one by one.
After Beard and Mustache Transplantation
After beard and mustache transplantation, there may be crusting due to blood leaks in the needle-pricked areas. However, after washing, you will get rid of these stains and crusting. After the second week, the beards gradually fall out. After 4 months, the beards start to grow again and become more permanent over time. Beard transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. It is a process that takes 2.5 hours in total. The procedure is usually done painlessly. It is also necessary not to shave for 10 days after the procedure. You should get information from the doctors about the things that should and should not be done after the surgery.
- In case of a strong and thick beard, we can also use beard grafts for hair transplant to increase the overall hair density. They have been proven to be safe as graft material.
- To harvest the beard grafts, only the area below the chin area and the upper neck-hidden area – are used as the donor area. Beard grafts mostly contain single-haired FUs, but may occasionally contain bi-haired FUs.
- Beard grafts should be transplanted between scalp hair grafts in the recipient area and should only be used to increase density.
- They are particularly beneficial for increasing the overall density in the central parts of the scalp. Certain areas, such as the anterior hairline and the corner area, should only receive scalp hair grafts.
Removal of beard grafts is performed with the micromotor assisted FUE technique.
Use of other body hairs:
Other body hairs (such as chest, abdomen or legs) do not match the actual texture and growth rate of normal hair. Their growth and shedding is significantly faster. They are not reliable and their use is very limited.