A beard transplant is an outpatient surgical procedure in which the patient’s capillary density is increased in the beard, mustache 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, for this it is necessary to extract the hair follicle units from the donor area, the back area of the head on the nape up to the crown. In the Clinic of Dr. Serkan Aygin 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 area to be treated without the need to open micro-channels so as with the FUE method.
Beard transplant steps
At Dr. Serkan Aygin’s Clinic, the patient has a personal consultation with the doctor to evaluate the donor area and the recipient area, in this process it is estimated how many follicles they may be needed and how many can be extracted.
Next, the design of the beard and mustache is made according to the tastes and needs of the patient, seeking harmony with the facial structure, ethnic origin and age of the patient.
In the operating room, the follicles are extracted, which are later implanted in the beard and mustache area where it is desired to increase the presence of 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 case, and it is ambulatory. The recovery process is 10 days.
During the first days after the beard transplant, itching may occur in the recipient area. That is of the utmost importance to avoid rubbing with objects or contact with the implanted follicles to obtain a successful result.
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, like the capillary, positively changes the image of an individual and in some cases it can make him look even younger. In Dr. Serkan Aygin’s Clinic our patient has a rate of success of 80-90%.
How long does it take to grow a beard after beard transplant?
In the third month the patient will see new hair in his face, in the sixth month the volume will be more evident as well as the planned design and after a year he will be able to enjoy the final results.