BEARD AND MOUSTACHE TRANSPLANTATION
Beard and Moustache Transplantation or commonly known as Facial hair transplantation is an operation that is performed under local anesthesia. This 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 moustache, 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.
The number of grafts required can vary but average densities are 350-500 grafts for the moustache, 600-900 grafts for a full goatee, 200-300 grafts for each sideburn, and 300-900 grafts for each cheek beard. Altough it is not common some patients may require a second usually smaller procedure to transplant additional grafts if they desire more than moderate density.
Beard Transplantation is a procedure lasting 3-7 hours, it is a relatively easy and painless procedure for the patient. During the recovery period the first 5 days after the procedure the transplanted area must be kept dry, and the tiny crusts around each graft will typically fall out after 4 to 6 days, then the transplanted hairs will fall off 1 to 2 weeks later. Meanwhile the donor area will take no more than 3 days to fully heal up. By the second day, patients are able to travel home and resume their daily activities. The transplanted hairs start to grow again after 3 months, where they will continue to grow for a lifetime.
Our Doctors mostly combinate single and two hair grafts and place the grafts at the exact correct angle and direction carefully in order to optimize the natural look and density.
Once transplanted, the hairs are permanent and typically grow just like facial hair with similar texture and other characteristics. Furthermore, the transplanted hair can be shaved just as you would other facial hair.
Just as with a hair transplant to the head, the donor hairs for a facial hair transplant come from the back or sides of the scalp, with the FUE technique. Which site is used typically depends on which area of the scalp our Doctor decides for the closest match to the facial hair. Mostly hair from the very back of the head are the closest match for the goatee / moustache region and anterior / central cheeks, while donor hairs from the sides are mostly the best match for the sideburns and posterior / lateral cheeks.
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. 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. This procedure can be performed on areas where there is no hair, or on areas where hair growth is thin and more fullness is desired.