Although it is very important for men to have voluminous and well-shaped beards, genetically not all men have lush and thick beards. However, as a result of the developments in hair transplantation technology, beard transplantation can be performed and men can have the beard appearance they desire.
Interest in this method, which has been practiced for many years, has been increasing especially in recent years. This is because men who are dissatisfied with their beard appearance, whose beards do not grow at all or not as often as they would like, experience self-confidence problems. In cases where beards do not grow at all or are sparse, it is possible to achieve effective results with the transplantation method.
What is Beard Transplantation?
The application of the hair transplant procedure to the beard area on the face is called beard transplantation. In this context, hair follicles taken from the back of the hair or from another suitable donor area of the body are transplanted to the beardless areas on the face.
It is an effective method that can be applied to eliminate various conditions such as not growing a beard during puberty, not growing a beard due to reasons such as infection or beard, or having a very sparse beard and to obtain an aesthetic appearance.
In this direction, it is possible to get effective results with beard transplantation in case of sparse beards due to hormonal or genetic factors, regional beard loss as a result of traumas such as burns or burns, or rootiness problems.
For the application to be successful, patient-specific planning must be made. This is because beards and hair have different structures. Since each man’s beard density is different, the need for individual planning should not be ignored.
How Is Beard Transplantation Done?
In beard transplantation, as in hair transplantation, hair follicles are taken from a donor area determined on the patient’s body. The hair follicles are transplanted into areas where there is no beard or where there is thinning or shedding to eliminate existing problems in the beard area. In this way, it is possible to have natural looking beards. The procedure can be applied not only to people whose beard is not as dense as they would like, but also to people who do not grow a beard at all.
In beard transplantation using the FUE technique, the hair on the neck and cheekbones, which are generally close to the beard area but are not of great aesthetic importance, are used as donors. If the amount of graft required for transplantation cannot be obtained from this area, the hair in the nape area can also be used as a donor. Because removing hair follicles in the nape area does not cause any deprivation in the area.
Before the application begins, the donor area, the area to be transplanted and the amount of hair follicles to be transplanted in this area are determined after patient-specific evaluations. The grooving process performed during transplantation has a direct impact on the success of the application and the naturalness of the results to be obtained. What should be taken into consideration during the canal opening process is that the channels opened should be compatible with the width of the hair follicles to be transplanted and at the right angle. If these points are taken into consideration, it is possible to achieve natural looking beards.
Within the scope of the application, grafts are taken from the donor area determined after the channels to be transplanted are opened. Using a very fine-tipped and high-speed micro-motor device, the number of grafts determined specifically for the person is collected one by one and placed one by one in the channels opened in the area where the beard transplantation will be performed and the procedure is completed.
Things to Consider During Beard Transplantation
After the beard transplantation application is completed, the doctor’s recommendations should be followed completely in order to have a healthy and comfortable recovery process. Water contact with the treatment area should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure is completed. It is possible to see swelling and redness in the application area depending on the procedure. This is quite normal and will resolve itself in a short time.
Activities that may cause sweating should be avoided for a specified period of time after beard transplantation . In such cases, undesirable situations such as deformation of hair follicles may occur. As a result, the healthy attachment or growth of the hair follicles to their new places is prevented and the success of the application is also negatively affected.
After the application, it is necessary to avoid using scarves and turtlenecks for the period specified by the doctor. Because the hair follicles should not be touched during the healing period. It is important to follow a nutritional program that includes vitamins A, E, C, D, B7 and B12 and protein group nutrients because these nutrients have tissue repair properties. During the recovery period, you should not lie face down for the specified period. When lying down, contact between the pillow and the application area should be minimized. Although there is shock shedding in the early period after the application, the beards grow back in a healthy way after a few months. The final results usually start to be seen after 8 to 12 months after the application.