Beard and Moustache Transplantation

Many men who do not have the beard and moustache density they desire, resort to several methods to solve this problem. The first explored solutions are usually cosmetic procedures, oils or cures. However, if the person has problems such as a general absence of beard or regional shedding, these solutions are unfortunately insufficient. Nowadays, the best method for those looking for a permanent solution is beard and moustache transplantation.

 

The transplantation process must meet several criteria such as a naturally-looking result, appropriate hair density and in-line transplanted hair.

The healing process after the DHI technique is shorter than that of old methods. The most important advantage of the DHI method is hair transplantation density it offers.

Frequently asked question by men about the transplantation process include: Is beard transplant natural? When will the redness resulting from transplantation disappear? Can I have the transplant as often as I want?

If you are looking for the most ideal and permanent solution and you have questions about beard and moustache transplantation, this article is for you!

First of all, you can go for the transplantation method if you are experiencing sparse hair structure, absence of moustache and beard due to genetic factors, or hair loss as a result of burns. Before the beard or moustache transplantation, the hair transplant centre specialist will analyze the condition of your hair structure and determine the number of grafts for the recipient area.

The number of grafts is important for you to have an ideal look. If you are unsure whether or not your graft number is sufficient, you can read the related article here.

What is the Procedure for Beard and Moustache Transplant?

After determining the number of grafts, the transplantation process progresses just like in normal hair transplantation. First, the donor area is locally anesthetized, and hair follicle extraction begins. Since the local anesthesia is applied before the moustache transplantation, there is no pain or pain during the transplantation (do not worry about this). The grafts to be transplanted for moustache transplantation are taken one by one and kept in special solutions until the implanting is done.

The DHI-Choi technique is mostly preferred as a moustache transplant method, but in some cases, the classical FUE method can also be applied. This method is also possible for moustache transplantation and usually, 400-800 hair follicles may be sufficient for the process.

After the transplant, it is normal to have a rash, but this will fade over time. Scabbing (crusty scalp) is seen due to the canals/ducts opened during transplantation. You can go through the scabbing process very comfortably with the right beard care. You can also speed up the healing process by applying the recommended lotion and following the washing instructions.

How is Beard Transplantation Performed?

As a beard transplant method, the pen technique is generally used. Firstly, the follicular grafts are taken from the donor area and kept in special solutions to protect them from dying. Taking the patient’s desires into consideration, on average between 1000-3000 hair follicles are transplanted in this process. Generally, this number of grafts is sufficient for one person. In the event that it is not, extra transplanting can be done.

The first washing of the recipient area is done within 24-48 hours. Since the blood clots will disappear after this first wash, the beard begins to look much more natural. In the first stages of the beard transplantation process, redness and acne-like formations may appear within the beards. Do not worry during this process, it will go away in about 2 weeks.

Beards should not be shaved directly in the first period, they should only be trimmed after 15 days. After 1 month, the patient can shave if they wish. One of the most important points to be considered in beard and moustache transplantation is implanting the hair follicles according to the direction and angle of the hair. Otherwise, the moustache will not turn out as desired. The number of hair follicles to be transplanted is determined based on the wishes of the person and the sparsity of the moustache. Since a denser beard and moustache appearance is desired, dense transplantation is applied with the option to make changes on request.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Beard and Moustache Transplantation?

Sparse beard or moustache can become a problem that cannot be ignored for men. Transplantation process, in general, is preferred in cases where there is no regional or entire hair structure due to disease, genetics, medication, hair loss or similar conditions. Beard and moustache transplantation can be performed at the same time or separately.

 

The most important point in transplanting to the facial area is that there should be enough hair follicles in the donor area, as in other transplants. Sometimes, people who have excess hair in areas such as cheekbones can also have moustache transplantation by removing hair from these areas.

In order to achieve the desired density, frequency, or appearance, the number of grafts must be calculated and analyzed properly. Correct hair analysis is very important to obtain a natural appearance. For transplantation in the facial area, since one’s appearance is bound to change drastically, the process should be performed with care to ensure that the hair is in line with the direction of the patient’s normal hair growth.

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