Beard and Mustache Transplantation: Aesthetics and Application Methods
Beard and moustache transplantation is an aesthetic procedure preferred by men to increase facial aesthetics and self-confidence. Sparse or missing beard-mustache areas due to genetic factors, hormone imbalances or trauma can affect quality of life. Beard and moustache transplantation can be a preferred solution to solve these problems and achieve a more attractive appearance.
Donor Site Selection and Procedure Stages:
Donor hair follicles for beard and mustache transplantation are generally preferred from the neck and cheekbones area. In some cases, hair can also be removed from the nape of the neck. Fine hair follicles suitable for the beard area are preferred because the hair on the neck is generally thinner. This procedure can also be used to solve the problem of hair loss in the upper lip area.
Beard Transplant Procedure
Beard transplantation can be performed in different ways. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method is generally preferred. In this method, hair follicles are taken one by one and transplanted into the beard or mustache areas. Local anesthesia is applied before the procedure and patients do not feel discomfort. There may be a slight redness or crusting after the procedure, but the healing process is usually quick.
First, a detailed examination is performed for mustache transplantation. The amount of hair follicles needed and the areas to be transplanted are determined. During the procedure, the mustache area is anesthetized and the areas to be transplanted are prepared. The hair follicles are then placed according to the appropriate angles and arrangements to achieve a natural look. After the operation, patients can usually return to their daily lives quickly.
FUE and FUT Methods:
FUE and FUT are the most commonly used methods for beard and mustache transplantation. In the FUE method, individual hair follicles are taken and transplanted, while in the FUT method, hair follicles are taken and transplanted in a strip. The FUE method is generally a less invasive and scar-free option.