Beard Transplantation

Beard transplantation is an ideal treatment for those who have thinning beards due to hormonal or genetic problems, who cannot grow a beard at all due to roughness, or who suffer from regional beard loss due to traumas such as burns and injuries. 

Although beard transplantation is ideal for individuals over the age of 21 and still have not grown a beard, some men can grow a beard until the age of 28. Therefore, if you want to have a beard transplant, you can wait for a while instead of hurrying. 

How Is Beard Transplantation Performed? 

In beard transplantation surgery, hairs taken from another part of the body are placed in areas that remain hairless, just like in hair transplantation.

There are two hair transplantation methods in beard transplantation: FUT and FUE. Although the FUT technique is the starting point of hair transplantation applications, it is not preferred today. The FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) has replaced the FUT technique. This technique offers the opportunity to transplant hair without making any incisions.

In the FUE technique, hair follicles are removed one by one from the donor part of the body. Then, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are placed in the channels opened in the hairless area in the beard area. The advantages of the FUE technique include:

-Taken hair roots are planted in the beard area at a natural angle,

-There is no need to open a surgical incision to plant the roots,

-It is a painless procedure,

-Beards come out one by one and look natural,

-It is performed under local anesthesia, and the patient goes home immediately after the procedure.

In the FUT technique, the healing process is long and painful, as the roots are surgically removed, and an incision is made within the planting. In addition, the hair roots are planted at the same angle as the beard area, and new hairs grow in groups, which creates an artificial result. Due to many such disadvantages, the FUT technique has been completely abandoned and turned into the FUE technique.

After the Procedure

Serious complications and side effects are not expected after beard transplantation. It is necessary to wait a few months for the beard to grow healthily. Here are the things you need to do after beard transplantation:

-Be careful not to touch the planted area.

-Do not shave the transplanted area until your doctor approves.

-Do not apply any chemicals to the transplanted area other than the creams and lotions recommended by your doctor.

-Do not wash the transplanted area on the first day. Twenty-four hours after the procedure, the beard area is cleaned by your doctor, and the residues caused by coagulation are removed. In this way, the transplanted hair roots are also revealed.

The transplanted hairs fall out 2-3 weeks after a beard transplant. Final results require patience; bushy and healthy beards grow within six months after the operation.