Beard is a very important aesthetic unit for the male face and there are some people and some cultures that may actually value their beards more than their hair. In any case, beard is very important for the men’s image and men’s look.
It is possible to actually use scalp hair as donor to restore beard hair that is lacking in some men. One of the advantages is that beard hairs are mostly singles and sometimes doubles. So what happens is when you extract donor hair from the scalp – which has mostly triples and quadruples – you can actually recruit more beard hair from a limited number of scalp hair.
So beard transplants are quite an effective method in actually restoring a man’s beard that may not be as good as wanted.
Patients who have no significant hair loss may be a good candidate for a beard transplant. A typical session of 1500-2000 grafts takes about 7-8 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Where does the transplanted hair come from ?
Transplanted hairs come from your own scalp, mainly the back of the head where it is the thickest and most similar to a beard. This helps the aesthetic surgeon use the best source for the transplant and also helps avoid problems with beard color, consistency and texture.
+ When can I resume shaving after beard transplantation surgery ?
Roughly 10 days after the surgery, patients can shave once again without worry of harming the transferred hair follicles. Be sure to be gentle while doing so as your face may feel a bit sensitive or tender.
+ How many grafts do I need for beard ?
Although it’s possible to create a full beard with a transplant, as well as a goatee, the bigger the beard, the more grafts which will be required to achieve the look. For a goatee, just 1200-1500 grafts will be required, far less than for a full beard, which will require 2500-3000 grafts.
Beard Transplant Aftercare
There are some small beard transplant side effects when undergoing beard transplant surgery but nothing serious. Overall there are no real beard transplant risks, some side effects may include:
Sensitivity at the donor and recipient sites
It isn’t unusual for small crusts to form around the newly transplanted hairs. If the crusting lasts longer than a week, you may want to contact your surgeon. Many surgeons advise not washing your face until the crusts have fallen off. The doctor may prescribe you an antibiotic that prevents infection in the donor area. You might also get an antibiotic ointment to apply. Beard transplant recovery is typically problem-free with little or no pain. Visible signs of the procedure usually subside within a week, and you can typically start shaving again a week to 10 days after the transplant. Don’t be concerned if your new beard begins to fall out after two or three weeks, as it’s a natural part of the process, and by three months your beard should have all grown back. A beard transplant recovery time usually is fairly quick, and visible signs of the procedure tend to subside within a week, and you can start shaving again after around 10 days.
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