Everything You Should Know About Beard Transplant

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2021/09/27
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Beard growing has become a trend among men these days. But, growing a beard is not a piece of cake for everyone. Avoiding razors for many days and letting the hairs cover the facial area can sometimes become annoying. However, many folks also notice uneven growth of stubble that can lead to patchy facial hairs. It can also occur due to genetic or hormonal defects. Whatever the reason it could be, a beard transplant is an optimum solution to the problem. You can visit a reputed surgeon for the implant to make the follicles cooperative for the growth of facial hairs.

What is the treatment?

Well, it is as similar as the hair transplant on the head. The surgeon will take healthy follicles and implant them into your jawline for proper beard growth. However, the process looks simple but is not really. It involves two approaches:

Follicular Unit Extraction

The process involved collecting follicles from the donor area and implanting them to the affected area. It is a fast and less painful procedure, that’s why it gained more popularity.

Follicular Unit Transplantation

The surgeon will cut a small strip from the back of your head to get the tissue to remove the healthy hair follicles.

Both facial hair transplant procedures can deliver expected results. So, choosing one mainly depends upon your hair conditions and the level of pain you can bear. Frankly Speaking!

Step-by-step procedure for beard restoration

Follicles Extraction

The initial phase of beard transplant is the extraction of healthy follicles. Removal of follicles is a crucial step whether you choose FUE or FUT. The area of your head will be shaved that is required for harvesting. You will be given anesthesia to stay calm during the process.

Implantation

Obviously, the next step is the implantation of extracted hair follicles into your facial skin. It will also be followed by an anesthetic so that you cannot feel the pain. The surgeon will implant the hairs and let you get the beard you want on your face.

Recovery

The recovery after a facial hair transplant is faster than a hair transplant on the head. However, you might feel something weird on your face due to tiny cuts. But they will fade away within a week. In a period of 10 to 15 days, you will be able to trim your beard. However, the implanted hairs might start falling in a few weeks. But, nothing to worry about as it is normal to grow new hairs.

Does it have any side effects?

Yes, there are some potential side effects like:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Irritation
  • And tightness on the face.

However, these side effects will be eradicated in a few weeks. But, you will have to carefully follow the safety instructions of the surgeon. You also need to keep the harvested and implanted area clean regularly.

Cost of Beard Transplant

Well, getting a stylish look is not really a cheap endeavor. You might have to pay up to 15000 dollars depending on the number of grafts you need. However, the surgeon will first examine your condition and then recommend the best treatment.

Schedule an initial consultation

You should visit the surgeon to get all the desired information before getting the treatment. It helps you understand your potential to have growth of beard. It also provides you with a fair estimate of the cost. Nothing is free in this world, buddy, so be ready to invest.

Conclusion

Patchy beard growth can depend on several factors. But, it can be resolved with a facial hair transplant with the help of a professional surgeon.


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