Beard transplant, which is a solution for the thin or abnormal beard that causes negative effects on the aesthetic appearance of men, is also extensively applied in our country. In parallel with the developments in hair transplantation, beard transplant is now possible and in demand.
The methods are similar in beard transplantation as in hair transplantation. However, the workflow that occurs during and after the operation is different. The appropriate technique is selected from the methods used in the hair area and then applied by the physician to the patient.
How Does Beard Transplant Work?
Planning is done before the transplantation, as expected. The amount and the angles of the beards to be planted are determined. After the planning phase, the doctor makes the necessary sketches in the related areas. With the help of the computer program, the person can see the face shape in detail after the beard is transplanted.
FUT and FUE techniques are used in beard transplantation. FUT technique is not usually preferred because it has some disadvantages. The biggest problem is that FUT technique is that the transplanted beard does not grow in the same direction. Therefore, the FUE method is more preferred. Since the skin is not cut, there is no scar on the face and the beards grow in the desired direction.
The operation can be applied on chin, sideburns, mustache and cheek area. The process which is appropriate to the preference and aesthetic appearance of the person will be determined by computerized result monitoring process. Likewise, acne scars on the face can be utilized as a camouflage to cover wounds and stains.
Loss of hair follicles in the beard and mustache areas can be caused by a number of reasons. Genetics, improperly applied laser epilation, needle epilation, post-burn skin deformation and surgical interventions are the main causes of hair loss.
The main purpose of beard transplantation is to tighten these areas by hair transplantation to the areas with less frequent hair. In the same way, transplant can be applied to areas without any hair. This allows the desired results to be obtained without any complications.
The number of roots to use during the sowing process varies. This number can range from 300 to 500 for mustache, 600 to 700 in the jaw area, 300 to 700 for the lateral area and 200 to 250 for sideburns. The number of strands to be used in the operation also determines the price.
What Are the Risks?
- The area that the hair is supplied from will have a pinkish appearance for a few days.
- The usage of needles cause blood clots after the operation. They will disappear after the first shower taken.
- Blood circulation for hair follicles increases in the transplant area. This increase can cause sebaceous glands to work and cause acne. This effect is temporary.
- Since there will be increased tension in the area for 2 weeks, mimic movements should be considered. Some muscle stress may occur.
- Although all of these are expected reactions, no serious complications are usually observed after the operation.
Thing to Keep in Mind After the Operation
Especially on the first day, the transplant area should be adequately protected. The grafts can come out with any kind of friction because they are not fully seated.
On the first night, care should be taken to lie on your back as much as possible.
After the operation, bandage wrapping should not be applied and the face should have ample amount of skin free to touch air directly.
After the planting process, too solid food should not be consumed for up to 2 weeks.
The operation may cause erythema in the donor area. Antiseptic creams can be used to prevent this.
The abundant water consumption will maintain the water balance of the skin and prevent stresses.
You should avoid washing the beard thoroughly in the first wash after the operation. It should be gently caressed with small movements to not cause damage to the tissue.
Transplant areas should not be shaved for 12 days. At the 12th day, shaving can be done with the appropriate blades.
A sudden loss of hair occurs after two weeks. It’s normal. The new strands in the beard will grow more healthy.
Burning and itching may occur due to cuts. Appropriate humidifiers can be used to remove them.
When Will the Beard Start to Grow?
Immediately the next day after transplant, the hair can reach a length of 0.3 mm.
Nourishing serums are recommended after planting in large areas. These serums allow the beard to strengthen and grow faster. The doctor will recommend this solution to you, which has more B7 vitamin, after the operation.
Generally, the strands will begin to grow after 2 days. However, they should not be shaved by any means.
After 2 weeks, the shed beard will grow in a better and healthier way. This process can last up to 4-8 months.
The beard will grow in the same way of the facial structure.