A facial Hair Transplant is a form of Beard Transplant. It is a surgical procedure that is performed under local anesthesia and is classified into two types:

  • When Beard hair grafts are used as a donor source for an individual with inadequate donor hair on the scalp or a higher grade of baldness, this is the most common type of Beard Transplant. Beard hair grafts are extracted and implanted on the bald region of the scalp using an FUE hair transplant in such cases.
  • Beards have recently become fashionable, as they are thought to offer a smarter and more manly appearance. Some people’s beards aren’t as thick as they’d like them to be for hereditary reasons, or they may have bald patches. They want beard reconstruction because their thin beards make them self-conscious about their appearance. Hairs can be implanted in the beard region to achieve this effect. We use FUT or FUE to extract hair grafts from the scalp and then implant them in the beard zone to give them a naturally thicker beard.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a beard transplant is higher than that of a standard hair transplant. It also depends on the surgeon; some hair transplant doctors charge by the graft, and they charge the same amount for scalp and beard hair transplants. The cost of a beard transplant in the United States is exorbitant, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, but the cost of a beard transplant in Turkey is comparatively low, with much better quality.

How does it work?

Beard hair grafts are thicker and have a little curl to them; these two characteristics are beneficial since they have more volume when implanted into the scalp. One thing to remember is that these should not be implanted in the hairline or temporal triangle, as we need thin hair here to provide a natural appearance. Beard hairs are sometimes combined with scalp hair to provide a more natural appearance. They’re great for the crown and mid-scalp. Another benefit of beard hair is that they develop under the influence of male hormone. When completed with the scalp hair, beard reconstruction also looks fine. The position of the hair in the beard should be retained, as should the natural form of the beard. We only have a small amount of donor’s hair, so we need to make the most of it.

Who is the ideal candidate?

Any person who is willing and medically fit for a beard transplant may have it done. People with a positive family history of baldness should be told that they will need a scalp hair transplant in the future, so donor scalp hair should be saved for that as well. Those with dense beard hair are a suitable choice for Beard hair grafts as a donor. Many who have a thick beard in an undesirable area, such as the neck, or who do not want to retain their beard but have a small scalp donor area. Even after removing 2000 grafts from the beard, an individual may retain his beard, and no one would be able to tell that hairs from this area have been removed. With the use of 0.7 mm sharp punches, this is probable. Thus, in patients with a higher grade of baldness, the use of beard hair and body hair allows for adequate coverage.

Is it permanent?

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the active source of testosterone responsible for the miniaturization of scalp hair, influences the growth of beard hair grafts. As a result, once beard hair is implanted on the scalp, it continues to develop under its control and becomes permanent. Hair grafts are taken from the permanent zone of the scalp (occipital and adjoining periauricular area) when we regenerate a beard so that this hair does not fall out with the aging process and acts like permanent hair.

What is the best procedure?

Only the FUE process can be used to harvest beard hair. To remove the beard graft, very small sharp punches are used, causing minimal damage to the skin and a very small hole that heals on its own in a day or two, leaving an invisible scar. We may use FUT or FUE to take grafts from the scalp for beard reconstruction. A strip of skin from the scalp is removed and dissected under a microscope to obtain the follicular device in FUT. Follicular units are excised directly from the scalp by the surgeon in FUE. Both techniques are effective; it is up to the surgeon to decide which procedure to use. Because of the reduced post-operative pain and lack of a long longitudinal scar on the back of the scalp, FUE is now the procedure of choice. Since the facial skin is looser in bearded reconstruction, the chances of popping are higher; proper traction is needed during the operation. Only an experienced surgeon and technician can perform the implantation to ensure that the beard hair grows in a natural direction.

What are the side effects?

Hair transplant side effects are uncommon and usually, only last a few weeks, but they should be addressed: redness, itchiness, oversensitivity or numbness of the area, small cyst formation due to buried grafts, and infection are all possible. To prevent these, caution should be taken when extracting beard hair to remove the graft intact; if the graft sheath stays in place, cysts or papules may develop, so be cautious when removing grafts. To prevent these, caution should be taken when extracting beard hair to remove the graft intact; if the graft sheath stays in place, cysts or papules may develop, so be cautious when removing grafts.

If you are considering a Beard Transplant operation in Turkey, consult the right doctor with the appropriate expertise in the operation. To get more information please contact us and let’s decide what is best for you. MAYCLINIK family always here to help.