Facial Hair Restoration: Beard Transplants And Alternatives

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Beard transplants are a subcategory of hair transplant that restores facial hair. It helps men who can’t grow a full beard, mustache, or sideburns to achieve a masculine aesthetic look. Regardless of why you can’t grow facial hair, the procedure can achieve your desired look.

Beard transplants are successful in restoring facial hair under several conditions. If you’ve lost facial hair in an accident or are genetically incapable of growing any; you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. The procedure gained immense attention in recent years, particularly since a full beard has become a benchmark for attractiveness.

What Are Beard Transplants

Beard transplants are microsurgery that fills gaps in the beard to perfectly connect it. Using your own hair, doctors collect grafts for implantation from the back of your head. This region is most compatible with facial hair in terms of structure and texture.

After creating incisions in the beard area, doctors implant the hairs in the channels. Within a few weeks of recovery, the grafts gain anchor and begin growing successfully.

Before surgery, your doctor will draw the outline of your new beard. You can make suggestions until you get the shape you’re most comfortable with. The Surgery operates according to the outline you agreed on. During surgery, you will be under local anesthesia. So pain and discomfort aren’t factors to worry about.

Benefits Of Beard Transplants

1- Permanent But Flexible

Beard transplants use your own hair to construct your dream look. After a full recovery, this hair acts exactly like natural hair, where you can wax, cut, shave, or dye it.

So although your results will be permanent, you will have the flexibility to switch up your style every once in a while.

2- No Scarring

Especially if you use technologies like the FUE, Sapphire FUE, and DHI hair transplant, you will not have any scarring on either the recipient or donor site.

3- No Down Time

The procedure operates on a small area creating small incisions. You will not feel any pain during the procedure. And after you’ll be prescribed over the counter painkillers to avoid any potential discomfort.

There is no downtime, and after a day’s rest, you can pick up your regular routine.

Beard Transplants Recovery And Aftercare

For the first week, avoid sub exposure and touching your face. You don’t want to spread any microbes to your face to eliminate infection.

Be gentle when you shower and use only lukewarm water. Do not apply high pressure, keep the flow gentle.

After surgery in a few weeks, you will shed all your beard hair. This allows for

new and stronger hair to come through.

For the first three months you can only use scissors to style your beard. Do not consider razors, those can damage the grafts and adversely affect results.

Growth will be prominent around 5 months. But optimal results appear within a full year.

Candidates For The Procedure

You have to be in good general health. For example, you shouldn’t have a history of poor wound healing or suffer any condition that would put you at risk after surgery.

Secondly, you should have scalp hair that would act as donor hair. If you have complete hair loss in the scalp, you may not be suitable for surgery. It is not advisable to use hair from the body because it is much poorer in quality that scalp hair.

Alternative To Beard Transplant

Beard transplant remains the number 1 option for facial hair restoration. But other procedures to consider include micro-blading.

Micro-blading is a technique that uses semi permanent ink to make hair-like steaks around the beard area.

The results are temporary and look natural to a certain extent. But before the results disappear, you don’t have the option to change the results.

The Takeaway

Beard transplants are a suitable method of facial hair restoration. It is natural, permanent, and you have the option to experiment with different styles.

If you’re ready for your transformation, contact us at Aren Clinic.

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