Beard and Mustache
A beard and mustache transplant is a medical treatment that involves transferring hair from one part of the body to the face, resulting in permanent hair growth. People who opt for a beard and mustache transplant usually do so because they want thicker facial hair but are unable to grow it on their own.
A beard and mustache hair transplant, like other hair transplant surgeries, is a multi-step surgery. The surgeon will begin by harvesting hair from a donor location on the body. The back and sides of the scalp are frequently harvested.
You must utilize facial hair implants from your own body during a beard transplant because there is a high chance of the immune system rejecting hair from another person. Furthermore, hair from your own body will be the most natural match. Your surgeon may suggest extracting hair follicles from another part of your body if you don’t have enough hair on the sides or back of your head.
The surgeon next implants the donor hair into the face in the second stage of a facial hair transplant. The precise location of the transplant is determined by your objectives. If you already have facial hair, you may only need to fill in spots. People with little or no facial hair can consider growing hair on their cheeks, upper lip, and chin.
A surgeon will often employ one of two procedures for beard implants: follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplanting (FUT). Each surgical approach has advantages and disadvantages. Your surgeon will discuss each procedure with you and recommend one based on your goals and hair requirements.
The effects of a facial hair transplant are long-lasting. You can style your new beard however you want after the hair starts to come in. That also means you can shave it all off if you want to be clean-shaven and smooth-faced every now and then.
Beard Transplant Advantages
A beard and mustache transplant can thicken a man’s beard, improve his facial hair, or fill in bald regions. It will provide patients a natural, long-lasting look that complements the texture and pattern of their natural hair in other parts of their face. Men without any facial hair will be able to grow a beard that meets their personal tastes.
Our clinic offers personalized beard and mustache transplant treatments for each patient because every man has different aesthetic goals. He can use a patient’s own donor hair to construct a full beard, mustache, goatee, or sideburns, or merely fill up uneven beard areas.
People who want larger or fuller beards and have a sufficient amount of donor hair for the surgery are good candidates for a beard transplant. Hair for the procedure must be taken from your own body.
In addition, candidates should be in reasonably decent health. If you have a chronic medical issue, your surgeon will probably advise you to treat it first before proceeding with a facial hair transplant. Complications during and after surgery are more likely if you have uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure.
It’s also critical to consider why you desire a beard transplant. Are you growing a thick beard because you’ve always wanted one? Or do you feel compelled to grow a beard by someone else, such as a romantic partner?
You should also have reasonable surgical expectations. That means accepting the fact that you won’t be leaving the surgical center with a full beard. The hair usually comes out after a week or two, and new growth doesn’t start for several months.
Finally, your age can influence whether or not you are a good candidate for a beard transplant. The growth of facial hair normally begins during adolescence and is one of the last stages to complete. When you’re 16 or 17, you might not have much, if any, facial hair.
Hair growth on the face can last well into your twenties. So, if you’re under the age of 30, you might want to hold off on getting a beard transplant till you’re 30. It’s feasible that by the time you’re 30, you’ll have the beard of your dreams.
Aftercare and Recovery
Following hair transplant surgery, the recuperation time is about a week. To achieve the best results and avoid problems, patients should follow all aftercare guidelines. Despite the possibility of swelling and a few minor side effects, many patients are able to return to work and other non-vigorous activities the next day.
The transplanted follicular units will start to fall out soon after the healing period is over. This is quite normal—the follicles go into “shock” and do not instantly develop new hair growth.
Hair regrowth normally takes four to six months to begin. The transplanted hair can be trimmed or shaved as desired, just like any other facial hair.
Most patients are happy with the initial density of one surgery, but after one year, a touch-up procedure can be done to add further density.
After beard transplant surgery, men must wait until our doctor says it’s safe to resume shaving. After around 2 weeks post-surgery, patients can trim their facial hair as they choose, but they may have to wait a month before they can resume shaving. Shaving before the necessary period can cause the grafts to become dislodged or grow in the wrong direction.
For the first five days after the surgery, patients must keep their faces dry. The grafts will be able to set properly as a result of this. As the face incisions heal, little crusts will form around the grafted hairs.
Whether a strip or FUE technique was employed, a topical antibiotic ointment was given to the donor area. After 5 days, patients are trained how to gently moisten their faces with soap and water to begin removing the crusts.
After the treatment, there may be some facial pinkness, which normally goes away after a few weeks. This is especially common in patients who have a very light complexion.