Beards and moustaches play an important role in men’s appearance, just like hair. Beard and moustache transplantation with FUE technology is a solution offered to men with weak beards or missing in certain areas. Men who have problems with beard or mustache density or have areas that do not grow as desired can achieve the beard and mustache appearance they desire with this method.
How to Transplant Beard and Mustache?
During beard transplantation using the FUE technique, hair follicles are taken from the hairy area between the two ears at the back of the head and transplanted to the areas where the beard is missing. Since it is performed under local anesthesia, the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure (except for the injection of the anesthetic substance). Another advantage of this transplantation method is that there is no scar or stitch scar afterwards.
How to Beard and Mustache Transplant?
As with any hair transplant operation, the first step in beard and mustache transplantation is the examination performed by a specialist doctor. At this stage, it is determined how many roots the area to be transplanted needs, as well as how many grafts the donor area can give. This process consists of three main parts:
- First, the hair follicles required for transplantation are taken from the donor area.
- The follicles are separated to make them suitable for transplantation.
- Then, channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and hair follicles are transplanted into these channels.
After the transplantation process is completed, the patient’s wound is covered with a dressing. The next day, the dressing is checked again and the patient is given the necessary care instructions. At this stage, the patient is explained in detail what to pay attention to after the transplantation and how to perform the washing process.
When Do Beard and Mustache Transplant Results Appear?
One week after transplantation, the treated area becomes natural. It takes approximately 15 days for the area to heal and return to its former state. The care after beard and mustache transplantation is similar to the care after hair transplantation. Six months after the transplantation process, the beard or mustache begins to achieve the desired appearance. The full expected result is achieved between 12 and 18 months.
How Long Does Beard and Mustache Transplantation Take?
During beard and mustache transplantation, if the hair of the donor area is already short, you may not need to shave and this will not cause a noticeable change in your daily life. The area is numbed with local anesthesia so that you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Then, the grafts are carefully removed and prepared for placement to match the natural appearance of the beard. The surgeon takes care to ensure that each graft is at the right angle and location when performing the transplant. This procedure is usually completed between 3-5 hours.
Although beard hairs fall out about 3 weeks after transplantation, they can regrow and regain their former health. As a result of a successful beard transplantation, you can see the hair follicles settling within the first week. At the end of three months, these hairs begin to grow in a similar way to natural beard hair.