Facial hair transplant is a procedure which restores hair to areas where facial hair growth is thin or missing. It can be done to restore the goatee and mustache, as well as sideburns, the cheek beard, and anywhere that hair is desired, even if hair has never grown in the area before. Facial hair transplants can also be used to conceal acne scars and other types of scars.
Loss of facial hair may occur for a number of reasons. It can be the result of genetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury. Transgender female to male patients (FTM) may also benefit from this procedure. Goals for this procedure can vary from a minor filling in or thin coverage of a limited area to the full restoration of a thick, full goatee or beard. The procedure can be performed on areas where there is no hair, or on areas where hair growth is thin and more fullness is desired.
Types of Facial Hair Transplant
Beard restoration is a form of facial hair transplant. For this procedure, our surgeons/dermatologists use to take dynamic hair joins (HGs) that contain one to four follicles. Body hairs on chest, arms, shoulders, etc. may be considered for the surgery if given parts of the head and whiskers are not accessible. After the grafts are taken from the benefactor range, they are re-embedded in the facial regions where required.
Beard transplant procedure can be done within a few hours and men can get back to their healthy lifestyle. But, the growth of the beard will start gradually. Once your facial hair starts growing, you can start making different beard styles.
How Beard Hair Transplant is Done?
The procedure is done under the influence of local anesthesia that takes about 2 to 8 hours depending on the area and number of grafts to be implanted. The procedure is similar to FUE technique, where the donor hairs are taken from back of the scalp. During the procedure, the roots are extracted by FUE punches and then implanted in the beard region. Single or double hair containing grafts are punched to give natural-looking beard. It will take around 4 to 6 months for the transplanted hair to continue to grow like natural facial hair. There are no risk or side effects of the procedure. Use of special implanters ensure that there are no marks or scar on the face are visible after the procedure.
How Moustache Transplant is Done?
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How Eyebrow Transplant is Done?
The procedure takes 4-7 hours to perform and is done completely under local anesthetic. We usually place between 200-400 grafts per eyebrow. We place the grafts in one eyebrow and then discuss it with the patient, and continue to modify until the patient is satisfied. We then do the same on the second eyebrow and then do back to the first eyebrow to modify again if necessary. It does not matter to us how much time it takes, we are not done until the patient is satisfied with the final result.
Benefits of Facial Hair Transplant
Facial hair restoration results into thick growth of beard, moustache, eyebrow, eyelashes that can change the entire look/symmetry of your face.
Generally, these procedures do not require more than one session. You can leave the clinic the same day after the surgery.
Once the procedure is done successfully, you can have a desired facial hair growth that you can shave or trim according to the particular shape you want.
Genuinely, facial hair transplantation has no significant risks. In some rare cases, the patient can get little swelling, but temporarily.
Precautions after Facial Hair Transplant
- For 1 month with avoiding any pressure or scratching over transplanted area.
- Apply antiseptic ointment over the transplanted area for 7-10 days later we can put oil also for soothing.
- Re growth takes approximately 3-4 months sometimes takes more time also, can be maintained normally.
- After the growth it can be trimmed or shaved as usual