The facial hair style trends have further reinforced many men’s natural wishes to have dense and thick beard.
While some men have a genetic fortune for facial hair, others have a clean-shaven look without even having to shave. Some people were born without the genes for growing a full beard.
Lucky for those who want a beard but cannot accomplish by themselves, beard transplant is a remedy now.
Thanks to the advancement of hair transplant techniques, a door has opened for beard transplant. Micro-transplantation techniques now provide the results as natural as nobody can notice your beard was transplanted.
I am as a Turkish doctor, have been working with my Turkish transplant team in Dubai UAE. You will witness the difference of Turkish handcraft and state-of-the-art in beard transplant, that is why many people prefer to travel to Turkey.
patient safety for beard transplantBeard transplant is kind of a procedure which collecting from the rich and donating to the poor.
The backside of the head has the richest and thickest hair. The number of hair on this area is enough to transfer to another part of the body without causing baldness.
Furthermore, the hair characteristics of scalp hair and beard are pretty similar in terms of thickness, color and growth rate. For this reason, the scalp is an ideal donor area for beard and mustache transplant.
Transferred scalp hair acts like real beard after transplantation. In some men, the color tone of scalp and beard may not exactly match but slightly different. Tone difference may seem like a disadvantage, however, the random distribution of different tones provides a more natural appearance.
Coloration has not been an issue for the patients according to my experiences so far.
Marking the beard line is crucial to achieve the best result. We will define the beard line mutually. You can even mark your line by yourself so that you would achieve the beard shape how you would like to be.
The procedure requires local anesthesia and sedation if necessary. Initially I inject the local anaesthetic to the donor area. After achieving the full numbness, I start to collect the individual grafts with FUE technique.
First stage of the procedure is to collect the grafts from donor area. FUE technique is cutting edge to harvesting the grafts, which leaves no mark on the donor area. Depending on the patchy area, 1000-3000 grafts require. Collecting the grafts takes 1-2 hours.
The second stage is to make multiple tiny incisions on the beard area. The directions of the incision determines the angulation of the transplanted hair. Transplanted hair must be parallel with the original beard hair. Otherwise the result would not look natural. Therefore making the incisions parallel direction to the original beard hair is critical. Beard transplant is a very precision job which requires special hand skill and experience. Making the incisions takes about 1 hour.
Last stage is placement of the roots into the incisions. This time consuming stage takes 2-4 hours depending on the quantity of grafts.
beard transplantation procedure
2 days after full beard & mustache transplant
Once the procedure is completed, you may leave the clinic.
I will prescribe your medicines including antibiotic and pain killer. You should take antibiotic for 1 week to prevent infection. After you get rid of numbness you will feel pain in first 1-2 days. You should take pain killer medicine to reduce the pain when you need.
Your face will swell following the transplantation. Swelling reaches maximum in 48 hours, then starts to reduce quickly and resolves within 1 week completely.
During recovery period you may resume your usual life, you will not need bed rest. Starting to business life depends on your work. If you work in an office, you may start to work after 4-5 days. However if you work at outdoor, starting the work may take 10 days.
The hair will fall in 1 month after the procedure. However the roots will remain intact inside. New baby hair will grow within 3-4 months following the procedure. You will see the actual result 5-6 months after transplantation. New growing hair will be permanent.
Beard Hair Growth Chart
Transplant hair growth timeline
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Patient satisfaction rate after beard transplant
Third day of the procedure we will invite to wash your face. By the way, we will show you how to wash your face with a special shampoo. Afterwards you will wash your face once a day by yourself for 10 days.
Apart from washing, you will not need any special care. However you should avoid sun exposure. So, I recommend you to use sun protecting cream for two months.
You may shave your beard 3 week after transplantation as using electric shaver. Shaving with the razor in this period may pluck the roots. 2-3 months after the procedure, you may shave your beard with blade as well.