Nowadays beard such a popular accessory for men. Especially in the last 5 years, the number of beard transplants increased significantly.
Why some men can not grow a beard? Does a beard transplant really work? look natural? just keep reading…
Why some men can not grow a beard?
Dear young friends who apply garlic and other things to the skin, shaving with a razor for growing beard, just calm down wait until 21 years old.
If you are not 21 years old yet, and you can not grow a beard do not worry, just give time for your beard.
In males, beard growth continues until the age of 21. (this number may vary in some people, explore men in your family). If you are older than 21 and you can not grow a beard yet. The reasons can be:
- Genetic reasons
- Hormonal imbalance
- Some illness (such as alopecia areata)
- Some drug side effects
- Physical trauma (burning, deep cuts..etc)
If you can not grow a beard because of hormonal imbalance, illness or drugs, first the reason should be treated. For example, if you have testosterone imbalance, first this situation must be treated.
If the reason is genetic there is only one way and it is beard transplant.
What is a beard transplant?
The follicles that are resistant to baldness (the follicles in donor area -back of the head are genetical resist to fall) transplant to face in a beard transplant operation.
How is beard transplant performed?
At İstanbul Hair Institute beard transplant is performed with FUE (follicular unit extraction). FUE beard transplant is an extraction method that focuses on the removal of follicular units* individually through a special surgical tool, which is used for getting the grafts from the donor area of the patient. (*which is resistant to genetic pattern baldness) These new relocated natural follicles will stay and continue growing. For optimal graft survival after donor harvesting, careful handling of the grafts is essential.
A beard transplant requires more attention than a hair transplant. Because facial skin more sensitive and softer than the scalp. But healing period is shorter than a hair transplant.
Who are the good candidates for beard transplants?
Healthy men over 21-22 can be a good candidate for beard transplants.
Do I feel pain during a beard transplant?
A beard transplant is performed under local anesthesia so you do not feel anything during the procedure.
How many hours the beard transplant takes?
The beard restoration procedure roughly takes 2 to 5 hours depending on the number of grafts harvested.
What about the post-op?
The first few days after the procedure result in tiny crusts forming around each transplanted hair. Typically by the second day, patients are able to travel home and resume non-strenuous activities. The transplanted hairs will begin to fall out at around 3 weeks, and then start to regrow at 3-4 months.
You may think that a beard transplant is not a big procedure to worry about. Of course, there is nothing to worry about, but it is still a surgical procedure. Just make sure that an experienced hair restoration surgeon performs your transplant.