What Is Beard Transplantation?
It is now simple to do transplantation in areas like the beard, mustache, and sideburns thanks to the hair transplantation applications that have grown in popularity in recent years. In cases of hair loss or bald patches in certain locations caused by heredity or other factors, successful outcomes are attained with the surgeries done.
With beard transplanting, issues including scars, surgical scars, burn marks, or hair loss in the beard, mustache, or sideburns can be resolved. Even in cases where there has never been sideburn, mustache, or beard growth, transplantation is effective.
Only the FUE procedure is advised for beard transplantation, which involves transferring hair follicles from the nape of the neck to the area where the hair will be transplanted. The FUT technique cannot produce satisfactory results when transplanting a beard, mustache, or sideburn. The harvest of hair follicles, or grafts, should be done with punches with a finer tip size of 0.6 to 0.7 mm.
Steps of Beard Transplantation
Preparing for Beard Transplantation
Disinfecting is done to the location where the follicles will be put. Anesthesia is additionally used. The amount of comfort during the procedure is determined by the preparation phase.
Collection of Hair Follicles
Micro motors are cylindrical needles that rotate slowly and are used to gather hair follicles. The success of beard transplanting is influenced by this stage’s quality.
Transplantation of Hair Follicles
The mustache, beard, and sideburn regions receive transplants of hair follicles retrieved using the FUE technique. A qualified and experienced team must complete this process. The angle at which the grafts are implanted is crucial for face transplantations.
How Many Grafts Must Be Planted?
Typically, the present beardless appearance vanishes when 500 to 1,000 grafts are transplanted onto a recipient without a mustache. In beard transplantation, 1,000 to 2,500 grafts are sufficient. 750 to 1,500 grafts can be used for transplanting sideburns.
What Happens After the Procedure?
After a beard transplant, there are a few things to keep in mind. The healing phase following surgery is just as crucial to a healthy and natural-looking outcome as the surgery itself. No adverse events will happen if the doctor’s and patient representatives’ advice is followed throughout the postoperative period.
- After three days, the transplanted portions of a beard, mustache, or sideburn can be cleaned. The transplanted hair follicles are evident after washing, and a 2-3 day beard look develops. The pinkish appearance vanishes after 6 to 7 days. There are no visible scars after the arms, legs, chest, or neck grafts are removed.
- The first week following the transplant should be spent paying close attention to facial expressions, which should be used as little as possible. For the first few days, it is advised to just eat pureed foods and drinks. The dressing is put seven days later.
- Over time, the transplanted hair follicles in the mustache area might expand. After 8 to 9 days, you can shave them or use scissors to trim them. Following the procedure, one can shave normally and clip the hair in the transplanted area.
- There can be some transient shedding of the transplanted mustache and beard after three weeks. All of the lost hair follicles grow back 4–6 months following this brief shedding. For up to two years, the hair follicles’ quality keeps becoming better.