What is hair transplant for beard?
The definitive treatment for the lack of mustache on upper lip or for the hair loss is the mustache transplantation. The hair roots to be transplanted for the replacement of mustache, are extracted from the nape similar to hair transplantation. For this, the hairy skin strip is cut and sliced into hair roots one by one. Afterwards, the hair roots are transplanted one by one to the mustache-lacking areas.
The transplanted hair roots keep their previous characteristics and the mustache continues growing. Therefore the mustache should be cut periodically. When the hair roots are transplanted so close to each other, they can not be fed. That’s why the transplantation density should allow them to be fed. After the transplantation following the growth of the hair, (after 4-6 months), re-transplantation may be made to rare mustache areas.
Scars, surgical scars, burnt scars, mustache losses may completely be masked by transplantation. No-beard cases may also be treated through mustache transplantation. Only FUE technique should be applied in mustache transplantation because in FUT method the results are not satisfying. The hair roots extracted by 0.6-0.7 mm devices without using motors, concurrently should be transplanted without cutting the skin thus the transplantation process shortens and root necrosis may not occur since the roots are immediately transplanted.
Beard loss is genetic for some people, but for others, various conditions may cause this loss. Many factors are affecting the frequency and hair quality of the beard. However, hormonal causes are the leading ones. The lack of hormones that will develop and intensify the hair follicle is usually due to the genetic structure.
Beard transplant by FUE method is the process of collecting a sufficient amount of hair follicles from the donor area and placing the roots into the channels in the target area in accordance with the natural angle. Although other facial areas can be donors, grafts from the nape are usually a better option for a successful transplant.
In cases where the beard is not present, the planting of 1000 to 3000 roots can be sufficient to achieve the desired appearance. However, doctors may plant more roots according to the patient’s desires. You feel no pain as you will be under local anaesthesia. There will be no scars after beard transplant thanks to micro punches. Also, there is a possibility that acne-sized cysts may form in the region as a result of placing the hair follicles deeper. These dermoid cysts are frequent complications and heal in time.
Here are some of the results
As the operation process, the period before and after the transplant is crucial for successful results. There are some precautions before the beard transplant and some pieces of advice you should follow after the operation.
After the beard transplant, you can return to your daily life as quickly as possible. You can wash your face 24-48 hours after the operation. Planted hair follicles appear in 2 to 3 days. There is an increase in the blood supply in the planting area, which causes acne-like small rednesses in the hair follicles for 2-3 days.
Due to the clotting of the blood coming out of the small holes, you may observe redness which can last for 4 to 6 hours according to the number of roots. These slight rednesses that lead to better nutrition of the hair follicles, usually disappear within a week.
The hair follicles experience a shock loss approximately two weeks after beard transplant. After this temporary shedding, the hair follicles grow completely within 4-8 months according to the genetic structure of the person.
When 1000 roots are transplanted to someone with no mustache at all, no-beard appearance will be removed but if more dense beard is needed than the number may be increased. In the event that the beard transplantation is made through FUE technique, no matter if it is dense or rare, it looks so natural that a hairdresser would not recognize the transplantation.
By FUE technique, demanded number of roots can be extracted and transplanted to the mustache area considering the natural development angle. The mustache transplantation is such an important operation which may not be made by assistant staff so it must be applied by the doctor himself/herself.