Beards transplants are a type of hair transplant that specifically targets the beard area. This procedure can help to restore beard hair that has been lost due to genetic factors, trauma, or other reasons. The beard transplant procedure involves taking hair follicles from another area of the body and transplanted them into the beard area. This can give you a fuller, thicker beard that is more aesthetically pleasing.
Types of surgeries
Beard transplants can be used for:
- Enhancement of beard density
- Beard reconstruction after trauma or surgery
- Correction of patchy beard growth
How is it performed?
The beard transplant procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia. This means that you will be awake during the surgery, but will not feel any pain.
First, the donor area is numbed with local anesthesia. This is usually done by injecting medication into the skin. Once the donor area is numb, the surgeon will make small incisions in the skin. Then, they will carefully remove hair follicles from this area and transplant them into the beard area. The transplanted hairs will then start to grow in and fill out the beard.
Suitable candidates for beard transplants
Beard transplants are typically recommended for men who have:
- Thin or patchy beard growth
- Incomplete beard growth
- Areas of scarring in the beard area
Things to consider
Beard transplants are a surgical procedure. As with any surgery, there are some risks involved. These risks include:
- Numbness or tingling in the beard area
These risks will be discussed with you prior to your surgery.
Pros and cons of beard transplants
- Can help to improve the appearance of your beard
- Beard transplants are a relatively safe and effective procedure
- There is a risk of complications from surgery, such as infection or scarring
- The results of beard transplants may not be immediately noticeable
Are there age restrictions?
Beard transplants are typically recommended for men who are in their 20s or 30s. This is because beard growth is typically complete by this age. Men who are older may still be able to have a beard transplant, but the results may not be as effective.
How long does it take?
Beard transplants usually take about 4 to 8 hours to complete. The exact length of time will depend on the size and density of your beard.
Is it painful?
Beard transplants are generally not painful. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the beard area. This will help to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
Length of hospital stay
Beard transplants are usually performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you will not need to stay in the hospital overnight. You will be able to go home the same day as your surgery.
Recovery after a beard transplant
After a beard transplant, it is important to keep the beard area clean and dry. You will also need to avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks. This will help to prevent complications and allow for proper healing.
It typically takes 3 to 6 months for the transplanted hair to grow in. The new beard hair will go through a shedding phase before it starts to grow in. Once the beard hair starts to grow in, it will continue to grow at the same rate as your regular beard hair.
Beard transplants are considered a permanent solution for beard hair loss. The transplanted hair will continue to grow and will need to be trimmed regularly.
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If you are interested in beard transplants, please book a consultation with our team of experts. We will be able to assess your suitability for the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
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