Beard & Mustache
A beard transplant could be the solution for men with an absence of hair, whether they are unable to grow a goatee, a mustache, sideburns or any other part of a beard. This lack of growing power can be caused by a number of factors, from genetics and hereditary, surgical scars, burns or other circumstances. For a transplant to take place, you don’t have to have a complete absence of hair; it can also be the solution for men with patchy beards and would like to see it thicker and more ‘filled up’.
This type of hair restoration is gaining more and more popularity and is a cosmetic procedure that is not invasive, does not take much time to be executed, and the recovery period is also quite straightforward. Quite simply, it’s an implantation of hair follicles into any bald patches on the face. The hair follicles are removed individually from the back of the scalp as this is the area where the hair is the thickest, then the surgeon places each follicle in the indicated facial area that requires a thicker hair density. This gives instant fullness to the mustache or beard as required.
On the other hand, the search for fuller brows has made eyebrow transplants a thing. Similar to regular hair transplants, the process involves removing either individual groups or a strip of skin with active follicles from one area of the body to another, most commonly from the back of the head. The follicles are then trimmed to fit the preferred brow shape and transplanted into the brow area.
The healing process is similar to the one that follows getting a tattoo, with light bruising and some crusting of the skin. It takes about four months for the new hairs to begin to grow, and the results reach maximum fullness after a year. Patients are advised to maintain their new brows not by tweezing them but by trimming every couple of weeks.
Transplanted hairs come from your own scalp, mainly the back of the head where it is the thickest and most similar to a beard. This helps the aesthetic surgeon use the best source for the transplant and also helps avoid problems with beard color, consistency and texture.
Roughly 10 days after the surgery, patients can shave once again without worry of harming the transferred hair follicles. Be sure to be gentle while doing so as your face may feel a bit sensitive or tender.
Although it’s possible to create a full beard with a transplant, as well as a goatee, the bigger the beard, the more grafts which will be required to achieve the look. For a goatee, just 1200-1500 grafts will be required, far less than for a full beard, which will require 2500-3000 grafts.
The hairs that grow from the transplanted follicle are permanent. The hair will grow just like the hair on your head to lengths much longer than your existing brow. Many women already groom their brows . The hairs from the transplantation will also have to be groomed to maintain proper length.
A standard eyebrow transplant procedure typically requires 50 to 100 hair grafts, but it could be more depending on the patient’s condition