Beard and Facial Hair Transplant – Hair restoration of Goatee, Mustache, Beard and Sideburns
Growing a beard and grooming it stylishly is the new trend in youths. Many hollywood as well as Bollywood celebrities these days are sporting a beard that makes them look even hotter. Naturally the youth in this decade wants to follow the latest trends giving rise to increase in growing beard, mustache, goatees, etc. Here at Dezire clinic, we will help you achieve your dream look with perfectly placed, fuller facial hair.
Indications of Beard or Facial hair transplant:
Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for facial hair growth. Generally all men have around the same level of testosterone in their bodies. It’s their reaction to the hormones that dictates the density of facial hair. So men who have thick beards probably react well to the hormone.
Candidates who may want to undergo facial hair transplant may be those who have:
- Scars due to trauma, surgical procedure or burns, cleft lip surgery scar
- Suffering from traction alopecia leading to loss of hair
- Underlying medical conditions like infections
- Scarring caused by conditions such as folliculitis
- Loss of hair, due to previously conducted transplant surgery
Procedure and Technique of Facial Hair transplant:
Facial hair transplantation is a procedure in which hair from scalp are transplanted to facial regions to thicken the hair density in beard or mustache areas and give fullness to the beard. Beard transplant involves transplantation of scalp hair to beard region. Men will typically get this procedure to thicken the beard or to cover patchy areas of baldness. Just like typical hair transplant, the new transplanted hair can be shaved or styled similar to natural hair after some time. Some more examples of transplants of facial hair are goatees, sideburns or mustache transplant.
The technique used for beard transplant is FUE ( Follicular Unit Extraction). In this technique hair follicles are harvested from back side or posterior of scalp just like traditional hair transplant. The new hair grafts are then re-implanted with a special imported implanter. Entire procedure is done under local anesthesia. Because individual hair follicles are transplanted there is no scarring to worry about and results are of fuller beard.
This is done with utmost care because the doctor has to implant the hair mostly single or double hair graft in the natural direction, angle and depth so that it normally grows and also take care of aesthetics, such as grey hair, in a natural way. The transplanted hair falls out after a month and new hair starts to grow in around three months time, taking around a year to fully grow in. The transplanted hair result in hair which typically grow just like facial hair with similar texture and characteristics. They can even be shaved or groomed just like normal beard.
Advantages of Facial Hair transplant:
Facial hair transplant can hide facial scars, recessed or cleft chin, damage done by burns or low density hair growth due to hereditary factors. This type of transplant is long lasting and transplanted hair will grow naturally in a couple of months, resulting in thicker and fuller beard in patients. The purpose of beard transplant in men can be to enhance their attractiveness or for some it may be to feel more masculine due to fuller beards.
Risks and side effects involved:
Since this procedure is done under local anesthesia, it’s almost risk-free without any side effects. If there is some swelling, it disappears in a few days. The pain is very minimal.
In a month’s time the transplanted hair starts to fall out and new hair starts growing in about three months. In a period of one year you can see fully grown results. The new hair will grow just like facial hair with the same texture and quality.
The beard transplant cost varies from person to person and it depends on total number of grafts required. During your consultation at the best hair transplant clinic in India, we can give you estimated cost of your procedure.
When will the new hair grow?
Transplanted hair typically falls out after a month and new hair starts to grow in about three months. It takes about one year to see the fully grown result. The new hair typically grows just like facial hair and can be shaved like normal beard.
How is the procedure done?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The procedure roughly takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the number of grafts. Single or double hair containing grafts are taken from back of the scalp and then they are re- implanted using a special implanter. During the first few days after the procedure tiny crusts are formed around each transplanted hair. The transplanted hair will begin to fall out at around 4 weeks, and then start to regrow at 3-4 months.
How many grafts are needed for reconstruction of beard and mustaches?
The number of grafts required can vary but averages are as follows: 300-600 grafts for the mustache, 600-800 grafts for a full goatee, 200-350 grafts for each sideburns, and 800-1000 grafts for a cheek beard.
What are the Tools used for beard reconstruction?
For hair follicle extraction – AUTOMATED FUE SAFE SYSTEM
For hair placement – Special imported implanters
Anesthesia – local
Recovery time – immediately
Scarring – none
What are the Benefits of Mustache and Beard Transplant by FUE technique?
The benefits of FUE technique include short recovery time because the procedure is done under local anesthesia without any stitches or large incisions. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and that leaves no scar and hence is practically painless.
Who is a candidate for Mustache and Beard Transplant?
Men who have lack of facial hair growth due to various reasons like genetic factors, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury are the best candidates for this procedure.
What is the Recovery period and care after the procedure?
The beard transplant is usually done under local anesthesia and it takes about 2-8 hours depending upon number of grafts to be transplanted; it is essentially painless, and the recovery is almost immediate. You can resume normal activities and can travel safely immediately after the procedure.
After the procedure tiny scabs or crusts are formed surrounding the transplanted hair which fall off in 10 days. You can start shaving after 10-14 days. The swelling will subside in a few days on its own. Avoid strenuous exercise for first 5 days. Refrain from direct sun exposure to the face more than 30 minutes. Wearing a hat will provide enough protection.
What is the cost of beard transplant?
The beard transplant cost varies from person to person and it depends on total number of grafts required, density of transplant, shape and areas to be transplanted. During your consultation at the best hair transplant clinic in India, we can give you estimated cost of your procedure.
What is the cost of mustache, side burns transplantation?
The cost of mustache, goatee, and sideburns facial hair transplant varies tremendously from person to person and also differs for different procedures. More factors in determining the cost would be density, area and shape of the transplant to be done. To find out about cost for your facial hair transplant kindly mail us at email@example.com or call to speak to our expert consultant doctors at +91 8262860860. During your consultation with the best plastic surgeon in India, Dr Prashant, he will assess your specific situation and will give you the estimated cost of the procedure.