Beard Transplant in Hertfordshire
Do you have sparse facial hair, a patchy moustache, or inconsistent sideburns? If so, then you could be a good candidate for a beard hair transplant. Beard transplant, also known as beard implant, is a non-invasive procedure that removes hair follicles from one region of your body (referred to as the donar site) and transfers them to your facial area.
What Is FUE Beard Transplant?
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is a beard transplant technique that transfers hair from one area of the body (typically the bottom of the scalp or the back of the head) to the regions of the face where beard thinning has occurred, such as the cheeks, chin, moustache or sideburns.
Beard Transplant Procedure
At the beginning of the beard transplant procedure, your plastic surgeon will decide upon an appropriate region of your body to extract hair follicles from. This region is known as the ‘donor site’.
Next, a local anaesthetic will be used to minimise discomfort as the hair follicles are removed from the donor site. The hair is then carefully preserved and prepared for the beard transplant.
In the final stages of the procedure, your plastic surgeon will use an implanter device to position the hair follicles on your facial areas.
Am I a Good Candidate for Beard Implants?
You are a good candidate for a beard hair transplant if you are experiencing beard thinning. The thinning may be the result of a burn, scar or injury, or a result of a condition such as hypothyroidism. Alternatively, patchy or sparse facial hair can be genetic and hereditary.
To be a good candidate for beard implants, you must also have enough hair on a suitable donor site, which can then be transplanted onto your face. Normally, the donor site will be on your head, but another region of your body may be selected if you are bald or balding—such as the chest.
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will decide how many hair follicles need to be implanted based on the facial features of the patient, the hair density on the patient’s face, and the look that the patient wants to achieve.
The length of your beard hair transplant procedure depends on the results that you desire. A full beard, for example, requires more hairs to be implanted than a goatee, and thus the beard transplant treatment will take longer to complete. Roughly speaking, a beard hair transplant will take between three to six hours to complete.
Beard transplant procedures do not require the use of a general anaesthetic. This means that, once the beard transplant is complete, you can return to your normal activities immediately, without any aftercare or downtime. However, it is advisable that you avoid strenuous exercise, smoking, using the sauna, or scratching your new beard for four to five days following your beard transplant.
You will begin to notice new hair growth on your facial features after three to four months following the beard transplant procedure. Sixty percent of the new hair growth will be visible after six to nine months, and the complete result will be noticeable after one year.
Beard hair transplants can cause redness, tightness, or swelling in the regions of your face where the hair follicles have been implanted. Not to worry as they will diminish and disappear within a few days.