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Beard Transplant

Beard transplantation is a procedure that has started to see greater demand in recent years. This is done by transplanting the hair follicles taken from the scalp to the places where the hair is thinning in the men’s beard and mustache.

Beard transplantation can be performed in hairless areas which are thus due to genetic factors or traumas, burns and infections. The beard is not like the hair. Everyone has a different density. Therefore, beard transplantation is done differently for everyone. This procedure is performed in a few hours under local anesthesia. Patients can achieve a natural looking beard without feeling pain. When planning the beard transplant, the patient’s condition is assessed, and the hair roots taken from the nape region are separated and implanted in the beard region.

How is the beard transplant performed?

Like hair transplantation, hair follicles taken from another area of ​​the body during transplantation are transplanted into the problem area of ​​the beard. Thanks to this aesthetic procedure, beard transplantation can be done in those who have no beard or those who have a sparse beard.

With the local anesthesia administered during the beard transplant, the procedure is performed without any pain. Since the FUE technique is used, the beard transplant is performed very comfortably. With this technique, follicles extracted from a denser donor area are implanted in the beard area.

If there are only regional losses, the beard density around will be assessed, and a plan will be made. About 1000 to 3000 hair follicles can be implanted by adjusting the limit and frequency according to each patient’s wishes. In a completely missing beard, 100 roots in the desired region, 400 roots in the chin and mustache area, a total of 1000 hair roots, can make the difference.

Can beard transplantation be performed in case of burn marks?

Beard transplant is not just for people with sparse beards or people without beards. In addition, it is an appropriate procedure for people who have regional secretions due to problems such as burns, scars, etc. Such a scar in the beard area can lead to aesthetic problems. It is more suitable for people with these problems to undergo a beard transplant by going to a doctor who is an expert in the field and undergoing the necessary examination.

People who undergo a beard transplant do not have obvious and disturbing scars. The techniques and devices used during this process prevent the formation of wounds. Right after the beard transplant, temporary redness and scars may appear. These conditions can cause small crusts on the skin for some time. However, this disappears in a very short time. At this time, the patient is recommended to pay attention to the rules of hygiene, to consult his doctor in matters such as washing his face and shaving.

After beard transplantation, as in hair transplantation, hair loss occurs in beard hairs for about 2 weeks. Don’t worry at this point. Because the hair follicles are not damaged by this. Only the hairs implanted in the beard fall out, but not the roots. It takes 4 to 8 months for the beard to grow back. During this period, the effect of beard transplantation also becomes noticeable, and a natural-looking beard grows.

It is recommended by experts that the patient should not touch or wash the beard area immediately after the beard transplant. Also, other than water, all cosmetics such as perfumes and colognes should be avoided. This area should be kept dry and clean for 10 days. The small scabs formed on the skin will fall off spontaneously during the healing phase. Patients should also pay attention to their sleeping position for 1-2 days. A position should be adjusted to lie on the beard area without weight.

People should not trim their beards during the recovery period. During this period, the opinions of the doctor who transplanted the beard should be consulted. Care should be taken during the healing process when the hair follicles are planted in the beard area, and they begin to grow. If the doctor’s recommendations are followed, a smooth recovery can be achieved. Then a desirable beard can be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions Beard Transplant

How much hair follicle is needed for a beard transplant?

Beard transplantation is done according to individual needs. Beard density is different for everyone. For this reason, the quantity of hair follicles needed for the transplant is determined according to the needs of the person. This ratio is between 300-500 hair roots for the mustache area, 600-700 hair roots on the chin, 200-250 hair roots on the sideburns, and 300-700 hair roots on the cheeks.

Is every hair follicle suitable for beard transplant?

Hair roots to be used in beard transplantation should be straight forward. Therefore, the hair follicles taken from the neck should be individually separated and planted in the beard area in this manner. It is also important not to wait for the hair follicles to remain without oxygen when performing these procedures.

Will there be scars after the beard transplant?

The appearance of the face is important for everyone. Therefore, for those considering a beard transplant, the scars that may remain on the face after the transplant can be a big problem. However, scarring is no longer a problem in beard transplantation with the Fue method. When the beard transplant is complete, small, inconspicuous scabs may form around the transplanted hair follicles. These scabs in the area kept clean and dry during the healing process heal spontaneously. In a short time, there will be no more visible marks on the face. More specifically, there is no trace to suggest that the person had a beard transplant.

Is growing a beard made for corners?

This is called a person who never grows a beard. Beard transplantation is a permanent solution for these people. If the patient has enough hair follicles in the donor area, a beard is created.

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