Beards are an essential fashion accessory for men today. Various health problems, stress, alopecia areata, and hormonal imbalances can cause the beard hair loss. Beard transplantation provides definitive treatment for hair loss or hair deficiency above the upper lip, cheek, and chin in men.
Today , it is possible to perform beard transplantation with the FUE technique.In beard transplantation, hair follicles outside the beard line such as the chin or the nape of the neck are used, as in hair transplantation.
If there is an insufficient supply of hair under the chin, the hair is taken from the scalp or the chest. Chest hair is highly effective in increasing beard density. Specified hair follicles are collected with 0.6 mm hand stamps by the FUE technique and transplanted in the recipient area with thinning hair.
The use of thinner hairs provides a more natural appearance and also makes the marks on the receiving areas less visible.
Hair transplant is performed not only for the beard area but also for the moustache, sideburns, and even scars to achieve the desired appearance. Newly transplanted hair grows in a similar feature and structure to other facial hair.
It can be shaved like normal facial hair or stretched out to a similar length with existing beards. Transplanted beard hair cannot be easily distinguished from a natural beard.
In our clinic, the area of application and density for beard transplant are determined by our specialist doctors. As in hair transplantation, calculation of natural growth directions and hair follicle angles are among the most important factors to achieve natural results in beard transplantation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some patients experience hair loss at a young age. These patients should seek medication-assisted treatment to stop the hair loss before hair transplantation. PRP and Mesotherapy are applied for this purpose. These procedures may prevent hair loss and hair transplantation may not be necessary. If hair transplantation is performed without the application of this method, it may not be possible to achieve desired hair density as hair loss still continues. Therefore, hair transplant operation and postoperative results may not be satisfactory. To achieve best results, diagnosis and treatment must be performed by a specialist doctor.
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The administration of local anesthesia can be a little painful. However, you will not feel any pain during the operation. In our clinic, the anesthesiologist decides on medications to be used and the type of anesthesia before the operation considering the patient’s age, health status, medical history, and operative time and performs the most appropriate anesthetic.
After hair transplantation, a slightly reddish crust may form in the recipient area. These crusts usually disappear about 7-10 days after surgery. Redness reduces and completely fades in 2 to 4 weeks.
It has already been scientifically proven that smoking can cause hair loss due to decreased blood flow. Decreased blood flow will accordingly slow down the healing process. For this reason, we recommend you to quit smoking to avoid negative side effects.
First of all, it is very important to determine the factors that cause hair loss in the patient. If there are hormonal reasons, women will not benefit from hair transplantation. Moreover, if the patient has been diagnosed with diffuse hair loss, the operation is not suitable. Otherwise, the donor area is also affected. This is an undesirable condition. Therefore, the exact cause of hair loss should be examined in women and treatment should be based on the diagnosis.