Things You Should Know Before Having a Beard Transplant
The beard transplant has earned itself a prominent place among all types of male cosmetic surgery. It is safe to say that beard surgery has gained popularity as a solution for many men who struggle with hair growth.
The number of men who prefer beard transplants to restore or enhance facial hair has increased significantly over the last few years. Beards have become mainstream fashion statements.
Although cosmetic surgery's stigma is slowly dissolving, many men still fear it. Is it painful? Is it worth the risk? What is the cost of a beard transplant?
This article is for men who are a bit lost in the world of beard transplants.
What is a Beard Transplant?
Before we get into the details, let's review the anatomy and differences between scalp and beard hair. Most hair bristles for moustaches and beards are made of single hair follicular units. The influence of androgens causes beard growth to begin in adolescence and continue to grow until you are middle-aged. This reverse process occurs on the scalp, where androgens cause hair loss. The scalp has a lower density than the beard; the maximum facial hair density is generally higher than the jawline and the middle of the moustache. The shape of the beard hair is more elliptical when compared with the round shapes of the scalp hair.
A Beard transplant is a type of hair transplant procedure. People who are unable to grow a full-face facial beard or who have lost facial hair due to illness or genetics may choose beard surgery.
FUE is a method for hair transplantation that uses specific grafts and not strips like FUT. FUE is a method where hairs are grafted from the donor area of the beard and then harvested over a greater area.
Beard Transplant Recovery
Beard transplant post-op care will be beneficial for the healing period. You will then be given instructions on how to clean the transplant area. You should shampoo the area 3-4 times daily until all the scabs fall off. It usually takes one week. You may experience swelling for up to 7 days. It is best to wait for two weeks before you shave your beard. Also, avoid direct sunlight for at least three months. New beard hair begins to grow in 3 months. 75% of the transplanted hair will start to grow within six months.
Are there any side effects to beard transplantation?
There are very few side effects to a beard transplant. Common side effects are redness and swelling. If you are concerned about any aspect of the beard transplant process, please ask our experts – we want you to feel as comfortable and confident as possible during the procedure. After your recovery period, you can begin to enjoy your beard.