A beard transplant is an outpatient surgical procedure in which the patient’s capillary density is increased in the beard, moustache and sideburns area if desired, in order to improve the volume, define and enhance facial appearance when there is uneven hair growth.
In recent years, it has become so popular that even famous soccer player Lionel Messi had a beard transplant.
How is beard transplant done?
The beard transplant is performed hair by hair. Accordingly, it is necessary to extract the hair follicle units from the donor area, the back area of the head to the crown. At Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic, this procedure is only performed with the DHI technique in order to obtain optimal results.
In the DHI (Direct Hair Implantation), thanks to the use of a medical instrument called an “implanter”, the follicles are placed one by one directly into the treatment area, without the need to open micro-channels so as with the FUE method.
Beard transplant steps
At Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, patients initially have a personal consultation with the doctor to evaluate the donor area and the recipient area to see their eligibility for a beard transplant. This allows us to have an estimation about how many follicles are needed and how many can be extracted to achieve desired results.
Next, the design of the beard and moustache is made according to the preferences and needs of the patient. It is crucially important to have a harmony with the facial structure, ethnic origin and age of the patient when designing a beard pattern.
In the operating room, the follicles are extracted first. Then the extracted follicles are implanted in the beard and mustache area according to where the patient wants to increase the volume of his facial hair. The entire intervention is performed under local anesthesia and soft sedation if the patient prefers.
The time of the surgery can take between 4-6 hours depending on the patient’s case, and it is outpatient. The recovery process is 10 days.
During the first days after the beard transplant, itching may occur in the recipient area. For successful results, it is extremely important to avoid rubbing the implanted follicles in the treatment area with objects or so.
The patient should use “Betadine” in the treated areas and follow the doctor’s instructions.
After three months you can see results in the beard, but at 12 months you will see the definitive results.
Are beard transplants successful?
Without a doubt, the beard implant, just like other hair transplants, positively changes the image of an individual and in some cases it can make him look even younger. At Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic, our patient has 80-90%. success rate.
How long does it take to grow a beard after beard transplant?
In the third month, new beard hair will grow in the patient’s face, and the volume of the patient’s beard will be more evident in the sixth month. A year after the hair transplant, the patient will achieve the planned design and enjoy the final results.