A FUE Beard and Moustache transplant is a procedure performed on the facial hair of men. Some men have trouble growing facial hair consistently and evenly. Some men experience hair loss or patchiness due to stress, hormones, or other factors. The most effective method of treating these symptoms would be a facial hair transplant. With this kind of transplant, a man’s beard can modified to be fuller. Hair can also be transplanted onto other parts of the face, such as the sideburns and eyebrows. Men often feel unconfident when the are unable to grow a beard and this can severely hurt their self-esteem. A facial hair transplant can help them feel more manly and confident in themselves.
Beard and Moustache Hair Transplant
So, where do you start if you want a facial hair transplant? A facial hair transplant starts with getting in contact with a doctor. During the consultation, the doctor will examine the area that the patient wants to be treated and discuss if this is the right choice for the patient. If the area is in need of a transplant, the doctor will consider how many grafts that can be taken from the donor area.
There are some risks that one should consider before deciding to go through with this transplant. For one, it can be rather expensive. You should ensure you can afford the operation and that your insurance will help you cover it. And just like any hair transplant, you will be sacrificing hair from somewhere else on your head. Not only this, but some things can go wrong. The roots could die while waiting for the transplant, though this will most likely only be a few.
But where there are cons, there will also be pros. This transplant could help you with not only your love life, but also your self image. Many women find beards very attractive. Beards are a big part of men’s fashion and there are a lot of things that they can say about you. It can help you feel more comfortable and enhance the way that you look. There is not much pain during or after this procedure. You are put on anesthesia during the operation and you are given pain medication for afterwards. And once all the transplanted hair has finished healing and growing, you can shave and style it however you want.
Before getting a beard transplant, there are a few things you should get done first. If you are sedated for the procedure, you should make sure you have transportation ready for when the operation is completed. Taking vitamin C and avoiding smoking a week before the procedure will help with healing afterwards. On the day of the procedure, you should have a light breakfast and avoid drinking coffee or anything that may have caffeine in it. You should also ask your doctor if you should not take any of the medications you are currently on before the procedure.
Beard Transplantation Procedure
A FUE beard transplant is very similar to FUE hair transplant. Grafts are taken from the back of the head, or sometimes under the chin, and transplanted onto the face to make the beard or moustache fuller. There are three stages to the FUE beard and moustache transplant procedure. First, an anesthesia is applied to the donor area so that the patient will not feel any pain upon the follicles being removed. Once collected, the follicles are placed in a solution until they are needed. After the grafts are counted, the procedure moves onto stage two. During this stage, the groove are formed in the skin for transplantation. In the final stage, the follicles are inserted into the grooves and a PRP procedure is performed. This is an essential part of the recovery process. You will be allowed to take a few breaks between the stages of the procedure in which you can relax.
After a Beard Transplant
After the procedure, a patient needs rest and time to properly care for their wounds. You should take a few days or longer off work to tend to the treated area. Even take off a week if you can! You will be provided with a care routine that should be followed every day. The areas that were operated on should be kept clean to prevent infections. You should be able to wash your face like normal after about 6 days. An antibiotic ointment can be applied to the areas to aid with healing and keep away infection. After the procedure, the patient can experience itchiness, swelling and other kinds of side effects. For a few days, you should sleep with your head elevated with a few pillows.
About 10 days after the transplant, you can begin shaving your beard again as long as you do so carefully. The transplanted hair will also eventually begin to fall out, but this is a part of the process. The hair will grow back soon enough. You should avoid doing some things during the healing process. You should not touch, rub, or scratch at the donor or treated areas. You should avoid swimming and hot tubs, as well as drinking alcohol. Exposing the areas to direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes could have negative effects on the healing locations. Keeping the area nice and dry will help it heal properly.
While the wounds are healing, a patient may experience plenty of side effects, but there are ways to combat these symptoms. Crust will begin to form around the hair where the grooves were made during the procedure. These small crusts will fall off in a few days. After one week, you will be able to rub off the remaining crusts unless there is bleeding or any discomfort. The transplanted hair will also begin to fall out, but this is a part of the process and the hair will grow back shortly. The skin around the treated areas will be very pinkish and this can be treated by taking benadryl twice a day.