Beard, Mustache and Eyebrow Transplantation
When it comes to changing up their personal style, men usually change their facial hair style to redefine their appearance or to make a fashion statement. Sometimes, the added facial hair can make a man feel masculine, the growth can be achieved in just a few days. However, for some men facial hair is sparse or missing, which can be frustrating. Beard, Mustache and Eyebrow Transplantation surgery is now being used as a common cosmetic procedure to help men achieve beard and ongoing growth. Eyebrows, on the other hand, are a fundamental component that completely affects the overall appearance of the face and plays an important role in communication. Absence or rarity of eyebrows and asymmetry adversely affect both women and men.
Why beard, mustache and eyebrow transplantation is applied?
The reason for lack of facial hair growth or patchy beards is the result of genetics, electrolysis, physical trauma, surgical injury or congenital defects. In this case, a more masculine appearance can be achieved with hair transplantation techniques by producing dense and natural looking facial hair.
Who is suitable for beard, mustache, and eyebrow transplantation?
It is suitable for people with facial hair loss. Hair transplantation is performed using techniques such as FUE or DHI. With these techniques, hair is taken from the back of the scalp and re-implanted into the facial areas where the patient desires new growth. The main difference between the two procedures is in the way the donor hair is removed from the back of the scalp. This technique is very delicate by nature, and thus the surgeon requires that the facial lines are drawn accurately, and that the placement and direction of the hair follicles are implanted in the right direction, angle and density. The average amount of grafts used for facial hair transplant surgery are indicated below:
Mustache: 350-500 grafts
Complete goatee: up to 1,500 grafts
Sideburns: 200-250 grafts on both sides
Beard: 300-3,000 grafts depending on areas with hair loss and desired result
Eyebrows: 100-700 grafts on both sides
How beard, mustache, eyebrow transplantation is performed?
In FUE or DHI hair transplantation techniques, both local anesthetics and oral sedatives are used. The procedure takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the aesthetic demands of the patient. After the procedure, small, red scabs appear on the newly transplanted follicles but disappear within a week.
After about 3 to 4 weeks, the transplanted hair begins to fall out. This is a completely normal process because the follicles below the skin are still in place and new hair starts to grow in about 3 to 4 months. The newly transplanted facial hair is permanent and grows naturally like normal facial hair. Once grown in, men can shave the hair and the mustache just like normal facial hair, and apply care. The same applies to eyebrows.
How much does the procedure for beard, mustache and eyebrow transplantation cost?
The price varies depending on how many grafts are required to achieve the desired cosmetic result.
Frequently asked questions
Are the results permanent?
Yes, once the newly transplanted follicles are in place, the hair growth will be permanent and will need to be shaved just like normal facial hair.
Who are eligible candidates?
Men struggling for facial hair growth are candidates for this surgery. This means that their facial hair does not grow in fully, or appears scarce or patchy. In order for this operation to be successful, there must be sufficient hair in the donor area (i.e. back of the scalp).
What should be considered in eyebrow transplantation?
Eyebrows are more important than most people think. Naturally, the appearance of a face without eyebrows or a face with asymmetrical or disproportionate eyebrows affects much more than people anticipate. Because eyebrows are an important feature of communication. Almost every expression of the human face contains eyebrows in some way. Eyebrow implants can make your face easier to read, which can help improve social interactions. Eyebrows also have an important task of protecting your eyes. Eyebrow hair provides an important defense against sweat, water and anything else that might go into your eyes. Your age, ethnicity, gender and face type play an important role in determining your ideal eyebrow thickness, shape and arch. Therefore, relying on experienced eyebrow transplant specialists is crucial in order for the procedure to be successful.