Beard and moustache
A beard transplant is a procedure that permanently thickens the beard, evens its line, unifies it, and replenishes defects. Since facial hair has become trendy once more, this method is gaining more and more followers every year, including female advocates who encourage their partners to take advantage of the procedure.
How is the facial hair transplant procedure done? What method is used?
A beard transplant is performed using the manual FUE method. During the procedure, the physician manually harvests the hair follicles for the procedure, separates and selects them under a microscope, and then implants them into the previously prepared recipient area.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. The transplant is completely painless, no stitches are required, and hence no visible scars remain after the procedure.
Facial hair transplant step by step
- Preparation of donor and recipient areas (including shaving hair, marking the line of facial hair).
- Administration of local anaesthesia in the donor area.
- Harvesting individual hair follicles.
- Separation and selection of grafts.
- Administration of local anaesthesia in the recipient area and preparation of the recipient sites.
- Graft implantation.
Can a facial hair transplant be performed with the Artas iX system?
Currently, the recommended method for facial hair transplants is manual FUE, but hair follicles for transplantation from a donor area located on the head can be harvested using the Artas iX system.
Which areas are suitable for hair harvesting?
Hair follicles for facial hair transplants are most commonly taken from the chin. It is also possible to harvest hair from the occipital region.
Advantages of manual FUE facial hair transplants
Indications for treatment
A beard transplant is indicated for people who:
What are the effects of a facial hair transplant?
The effects of a facial hair transplant are visible almost immediately, but patients have to wait for up to 12 months for the full effect of the procedure. The transplanted facial hair is permanently thickened, evened out and unified.
Before and after facial hair reconstruction procedure
Before beard transplant:
- All necessary tests ordered by the physician during the visit to determine eligibility must be completed.
- For 10 days prior to transplantation, do not take medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (e.g., aspirin), abstain from alcohol, and do not use scalp rubs (especially those containing minoxidil).
- One day before the procedure do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs containing naproxen or ibuprofen.
- On the day of the transplant, avoid exercise, remember to eat a nutritious breakfast, wear comfortable clothing, and do not wear perfume.
After beard transplant:
- The patient can go home about one hour after the procedure.
- For about 2–3 days, scabs and redness may be visible in the recipient area. After a week at most, the area will have completely healed.
- The donor area heals up to 14 days after the procedure.
- Clean and care for the skin after the procedure as directed by the physician. Usually, after 21 days patients can return to their standard facial care routine.
- Patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately, but they should avoid intense exercise and sports for about 30 days.
- Protect the recipient area from UV radiation.