Beard and Mustache Transplant
Beard transplantation is a procedure that has begun to experience more demand in recent years. This is done by transplanting the hair follicles taken from the scalp to places where hair is sparse in the beard and moustache of the men. Beard transplantation can be done in hairless areas that are this way due to genetics or trauma, burns, and infections. The beard is not like hair. Everybody has different density. Therefore, beard transplantation is done differently for everyone. This procedure is completed within a few hours under local anaesthesia. Patients can obtain natural-looking beards without feeling pain. In the planning for beard transplantation, the condition of the patient is evaluated and the hair roots collected from the nape region are separated and implanted to the beard region.
Many of the patients who undergo beard transplantation complain of the problem of sparse beards. Care is taken to ensure that the hormones of the patients have reached a certain level in order to perform the transplantation. Therefore, we can say that beard transplantation can be done from the age of 20-22. Apart from this, people who like the appearance of long beard may want to undergo a beard transplant to complete their missing and irregular beard. In other words, beard transplant is a feasible process for those who have no beard and those with a sparse beard.
How is Beard Transplantation Performed?
Similar to hair transplantation, the hair follicles taken from another area from the body during transplantation are transplanted to the problem area in the beard. Thanks to this aesthetic procedure, beard transplantation can be done in those who have no beards or those with a sparse beard. With the local anaesthesia administered during beard transplantation, the procedure is performed without any pain. Since FUE technique is used, beard transplantation is performed very comfortably. With this technique, follicles extracted from a more dense donor area are implanted in the beard area. If there are only regional losses, the density of the beard around will be evaluated and a plan will be made. Around 1000-3000 hair follicles can be implanted by adjusting the limit and frequency according to each patient’s wishes. In a fully missing beard, 100 roots in his desired region, 400 roots in the chin and moustache area, a total of 1000 hair roots, can make a difference.
Things to Consider When Undergoing a Beard Transplantation
The hair follicles to be implanted should be suitable for the beard because the hair roots in the beard area are not similar to the hair. As the hairs are usually thinner, the follicles extracted should be suitable. Therefore, the hair roots to be extracted from the neck in the beard region are more preferred. With the hair follicles in this region, a natural appearance can be created. Also, the nape area is suitable for the extraction of the hair follicles required for beard transplantation. But the priority is always the neck area. Another issue to be considered during beard transplantation is the implantation of hair is essential for a natural look. During FUE, no cutting tools are used. This helps to create a natural-looking result. Hair roots to be used in beard transplantation should be single. In other words, the hair follicles to be taken from the neck should be separated and then implanted. This is because the natural hair follicles in the beard area are always single. The double, triple hair roots look very coarse on the beard.
The colour distribution of the hair follicles taken in beard transplantation in the area to be transplanted is an important issue. It may be undesirable to transplant black hair follicles to a person with a grey beard or not to distribute black and grey hair follicles properly. Therefore, it is very important that the doctor who will perform the transplantation specialize in this field and apply their experience. When the hair follicles are taken from the neck, they should be transplanted to the recipient area without waiting as the hair follicles taken are living tissue. If they are kept waiting, they lose their function because they become oxygen-free. This is especially important for people with limited hair roots in the donor area. Hair follicles need to be transplanted without loss. Beard transplantation is a procedure that requires knowledge and special experience. Considering this, those who want to under a beard transplantation must receive support from a specialist.