Helping you answer the questions about beard transplants. Are you a professional medical team, headed by a doctor, trained and experienced in the procedure? We believe that answering any questions in an honest and clear way is essential for you to make informed choices.
At IdealofMeD you can rest reassured that you will be fully informed of all aspects of the FUE procedure during your assessment. To assist you in preparing for the procedure, we will prepare 3 detailed briefs.
First brief includes everything you need to know to be prepared for your procedure, from the starting weeks leading up to the Micro FUE procedure to the night before.
Second brief will give you a step by step guide as to how the procedure is conducted and what to expect.
Third brief will be a comprehensive plan for caring for your beard transplant. The do’s and don’ts.
Your assessment will be carried out by a doctor who is an expert in performing this microsurgery. Following this extensive assessment, the next stage will be discussed and planned with you.
Hair transplants come in a variety of options. However, most people believe that they only work to help with scalp hair recovery. Different areas of the body can also get their look back so long as it’s hair related. For some men, that could be growing a beard.
If you take a look at different fashion magazines, you’ll notice trends that encourage men to grow beards are on the rise. Perhaps you passed someone on the street with a bearded look you fancied. It could also be that you would like to try having a beard, but growing one doesn’t bring out the desired results. Whatever the reason, hair transplant specialists are continuously extending the boundaries of their profession. That means they can offer a solution for those in need of beard transplantation.
Reasons For Getting a Beard Transplant
Men start to develop facial hair after reaching puberty. Some get a full beard. Some get a thin layer of facial hair, while others do not get any facial hair. The reasons are plenty and include:
The person's race and ethnicity
The geography of the area the person lives
The person's genetics and hormones
Trauma caused by surgery around the beard area
Alopecia due to skin disorders
Scarring from burns
Beard transplantation aims to cut out all these factors to give you the beard you desire.
The Beard Transplantation Procedure
As you can tell from the name, it’s a procedure to help create more facial hair cover for the patient. As such, it’s also called a beard reconstruction or facial hair transplantation. A beard transplant happens in the same way a scalp hair transplant does with the surgeon using the FUE technique for the transplantation.
A micromotor punch takes hair from donor sites on the patient’s body. That could include the scalp or chest areas. The number of hair follicles necessary to complete the process would depend on the size of the beard area in need of transplantation.
Once removed, the hair follicles get implanted into the patient’s beard region of their face. To do this, the surgeon will create minute incisions in the areas where the hair grafts go into place. The surgeon then carefully inserts the hair follicles into those incision sites. The insertions have to be done at the proper angle to create a natural-looking growth pattern. The process is delicate and could even take upwards of five hours, depending on the size of the affected area.
In case you have a little facial hair, the surgeon has to consider their appearance while getting donor hair follicles. They would concentrate on looking for hair follicles similar to what is already around the beard region. That way, the texture and colour of the implanted grafts would resemble what is already there.
If you’d like to have the beard of your dreams, then look into getting a beard transplant. Start by weighing the pros and cons before jumping into the process. The best way to do this is by consulting a qualified specialist from an established clinic. They will let you know if a beard transplant is suitable for you, as well as explaining fully how the procedure works and when you should start seeing results.
It’s worth noting that as part of the recovery process, some shedding of the implanted follicles may occur. Without the proper information, you may get worried and think that the operation failed.
Beard transplantation takes a few hours. You have no need to worry about recovery times as the donor and recipient areas do not undergo very intrusive procedures. However, do prepare yourself for a little soreness or redness around those areas. It is important to fully comply with the surgeon’s instructions about the care of the newly transplanted hair.