The beard is a manifestation of male attractiveness and a symbol of masculinity among many cultures. The majority of men want to grow their beards in various forms, but some struggle with growth or the appearance of disturbing spaces for a variety of reasons. Is beard transplantation a viable solution to this problem?
So far, beard transplants have proven to be the most successful and fastest way ever, with some research confirming that the percentage of beard transplants has increased to 300%, and some doctors may perform this operation three times a week, representing an unprecedented increase in the number of men who want to perform this operation.
If you want to perform a chin transplant but are hesitant because you do not understand the details, this article will provide you with a complete guide on the process to answer all of your questions, what is a beard transplant? And when do you employ it? What methods are employed in this procedure? Taking everything into consideration.
Reasons for poor beard hair appearance:
To solve any problem, we must first identify its root cause before determining the best solution for our specific situation.
- The genetic factor is primarily responsible for the shape and density of the beard, so the reason could be genetic.
- Hormonal causes: In some cases of testosterone imbalance, the male hormone is responsible for the appearance of facial hair, resulting in beard thinning and the appearance of voids.
- Eating habits: A lack of minerals and vitamins can cause facial hair loss, altering the shape of the beard.
- Scars from burns or accidents on the body prevent hair from growing in its place.
- Some medications, such as chemotherapy and steroids, can cause hair loss.
What is beard transplantation?
It is a non-surgical procedure similar to hair transplantation in that hair follicles are extracted from the head or chest area, known as the donor area, and then transferred to the beard and mustache area after ensuring that the characteristics of the transplanted hair match the characteristics of facial hair. Because the face is the first thing people notice, the results should be completely natural
Depending on the number of follicles to be transplanted, this procedure could take two to four hours.
Who are the candidates for a beard transplant?
Before deciding to do a beard transplant, you must make sure that you can do it according to several conditions, which are:
- Having a light or patchy beard
- The age must not be less than 25 years old
- Enjoy good health and be free from skin diseases that may affect the success of the operation.
- The presence of a sufficient amount of hair in the area from which the follicles will be extracted either from the head or chest.
To ensure the best result and its permanence forever, you must first find out the reason behind the absence of the beard or voids in it. For example, if the cause is beard alopecia areata it is more appropriate to treat it with a specialist doctor before performing a beard transplant to make sure it won’t return.
What are the techniques used in beard transplants?
It is done by transplanting the hair follicles after obtaining them from the donor area one by one and transplanting them into the chin. This technique is characterized by not leaving traces of wounds or scars on the face and does not require a long recovery period.
Learn more about FUE hair transplant
Despite the similarity with the previous technique in terms of operation, the DHI technique remains the best when talking about beard transplantation. Thanks to the use of Choi pens, which can open the channel and transplant the follicle in one move. Which makes the process faster and more accurate.
Check out our article: DHI Hair Transplant Technique, Everything You Need To Know!
Stages of beard transplantation:
You should visit a doctor before the operation for several reasons:
- Determining the shape of the beard be transplanted by an agreement between the patient and the doctor in proportion to the shape of the face and the appearance desired by the person who is willing to do the transplant.
- Choose the donor area from which the follicles will be transferred. The donor area should contain a dense amount of hair, usually, be in the back of the head or chest area.
- Identify the instructions that must be adhered to, such as stopping smoking and not taking several medications such as aspirin, to ensure that no complications occur in the operation or affect the results and the success rate of the transplant.
- Do some analysis to make sure that there is no allergy to any type of material used in the operation.
During beard transplantation:
- The doctor begins by determining the area where the hair will be transplanted which may include the chin, mustache, and sideburns, and then the local anesthetic is applied to the donor and receiving area.
- After that, the doctor starts to make incisions in the donor area and extracts the hair follicles, making sure not to damage them. He then moves these follicles one by one and transplants them to the predetermined area. At this stage, the doctor should work carefully because the hair grows according to the direction of the transplanted follicle in the receiving area, and any mistake will affect the appearance of the chin hair.
After the operation, the doctor will give a set of instructions that must be followed to maintain the results of the operation and ensure its success, including
- There may be some pain when the effect of the anesthetic wears off, so it is recommended to use cold compresses and pain relievers. This pain may last for a few days.
- Avoid putting a hand on the transplanted area and try to resist the urge to itch, which you will probably feel after the operation.
- Maintain a straight sleeping position on the back while lifting it on two or three pillows for several days after surgery, to reduce swelling and prevent bleeding.
- Stay away from water for at least 24 hours, after that you can safely wash your face and head.
- Avoid shaving the chin area for a month.
You can enjoy the result of a beard hair transplant after 12-18 months where you can see thick facial hair and a perfectly attractive, natural beard.
Side effects and risks of beard transplantation:
- The most common side effect of beard transplants is bleeding. Slight bleeding in the transplanted and donor areas is possible, but it is easily controlled by applying light pressure to the affected area. It is best to avoid smoking and drinking because they can cause blood circulation problems.
- Swelling: A slight swelling is observed in the implanted area; however, this is normal and resolves within two days or so.
- Itching is one of the most common complications of hair transplantation in general, and resistance to it is critical because it can interfere with the healing process.
- Infections: It is a rare side effect, but the risk of infection can be reduced by using the recommended medications.
These risks and side effects are only temporary, and there will be no further consequences or major effects.
When will you be able to shave again after having your beard transplanted?
The time varies according to each patient’s condition, but in general, you can shave two weeks or twenty days after the operation, so it is best to consult with your doctor about the best time for you.
What is the possibility of the beard transplant failing?
A failure in beard hair transplantation is rare. Mostly the reason behind the failure of the operation is the doctor who maybe made a mistake during the process of harvesting the follicles or the method of transplanting them. Therefore, it is better to choose the doctor carefully.
When it comes to hair and beard transplants, Turkey takes the lead. This is due to a variety of factors, including the efficiency of the doctors and the excellent facilities of its centers, as well as the low cost of the operation, which does not exceed $3,000 in some centers, whereas it ranges between $5,000 and 20,000 in America or Britain.
At EstePol Hair Center, you can do the beard transplant process with complete professionalism under the supervision of a group of skilled doctors who have long experience in this field.