Beard hair transplant methods
Nowadays, plastic surgery offers many possibilities of safe and natural hair replacement. Among the available methods of thickening the beard, FUE stands out. This solution is mainly characterized by the precise extraction of individual hair follicles from the back of the head. This treatment is purely point-based and carries a low risk of scarring at the site of collecting the material. FUE hair transplant operations are performed under local anaesthesia and there is practically no pain or other ailments.
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Stages of beard hair transplant
The most important stage of facial hair transplantation is designing a new one. Gentlemen have the option to choose both narrow and wide facial hair, adapted to the shape of the face and individual preferences. The transplant can only cover missing hair, e.g., hairless areas on the cheeks, or complete facial hair reconstruction, e.g., in the case of men with hormonal disorders.
The first stage of hair transplantation is consultation, which consists in conducting a precise medical interview. The interview considers two main issues regarding the needs of the transplant area and the number of transplants that can be obtained from the donor site.
During the procedure, the directions of facial hair growth are considered, to obtain a natural look after transplantation. The two main parts of the facial hair transplant procedure are the removal of the hair follicles and the transplantation into the graft area. The hair is primarily taken from the space between the ears at the back of the neck and implanted one by one using the FUE method.
Washing and PRP is the last stage of the transplant, which consists in cleaning the implant area and the donor area. Before leaving the office, the patient receives detailed instructions on the rules to be followed in the postoperative period.
Who can benefit from a beard transplant?
The facial hair transplant procedure has practically no contraindications. It is usually aimed at men who want a natural-looking, intense beard or moustache. Gentlemen who suffer from stubble or blotch hair loss and who have enough hair in the donor area are also suitable candidates.
Effects of a beard transplant
While there are now many quick and precise ways to retrieve material, the entire procedure can take up to six hours. So, let’s reserve a whole day for it, even though you can easily return to work the next day. The skin that is transplanted with FUE heals very quickly and does not require additional care and protection from sunlight.
The time it takes for new hair to grow back is from six months to even one year. After the treatment, only the root remains in the skin, so the hair needs time to grow back. The proper hair falls out while replenishing the hair follicles and regenerates itself after this period.
Convalescence after the beard transplant
The treated area looks very natural after one week. Post-transplant sites also heal very quickly – within 15 days it may look like it did before surgery. After about six months, the patient can almost fully enjoy the final effect, and within 12 – 18 months the facial hair will have an intense, natural look.