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Beard Transplant

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A beard transplant, also known as facial hair transplant or a full beard transplant is a hair restoration cosmetic procedure in which the appearance of a patient’s facial hair is restored. The procedure gained much popularity in recent years as it’s an easy and reliable way to achieve the desired look. Some men may want to restore their facial hair following burns or trauma in the area while others had a genetic predisposition not to grow a full beard. Patients from the Middle East and other parts of the world may also turn to a beard transplant procedure for religious reasons, apart from the cosmetic ones.

The Follicular Unit Extraction technique is usually used for beard transplant procedures, as this technique can ensure great results with minimum risks and side effects.

Beard Transplant Candidates

A beard transplant procedure, also known as a facial hair transplant procedure is recommended for patients who have lost parts of their beards or moustaches due to burns, trauma or hormonal abnormalities. A beard transplant is also recommended for patients with very thin beards or with little or no hair growth in certain parts of the face.

Am I Suitable for Beard Transplant?

A beard transplant or a facial hair transplant procedure is not recommended for patients suffering from spot baldness or diffuse pattern balding, as these conditions affect the donor area. The back of the head is usually used as a donor area for a beard transplant procedure.

Preparing for Beard Transplant

At least a week before the beard transplant is set to begin, patients must stop the intake of any aspirin, anti inflammatory medicine, vitamins or herbal teas. If you have been taking any of these medicines, please inform your beard transplant doctor.

How is Beard Transplant Performed?

Local anaesthesia or a mild sedative is usually used for a beard transplant procedure. The patient’s donor area is then shaved to about 2 mm. This is done in order to improve visibility in the area and allow the doctor to pick the best possible hair follicles. With the FUE technique, a micro motor and a micro punch are used to harvest hair follicles from the back of the head. Tiny incisions are then created in the receiving area, whilst keeping in mind the beard natural’s growth direction. Most incisions are half a millimetre in width. The hair follicles are then placed into the incisions. The donor area is then wrapped in bandages and the recovery period can begin.

Beard Transplant Summary


Local anesthetic

Duration of Operation

4 to 8 hours

Beard Transplant Recovery

Patients will be required to follow a set of instructions provided to them by the doctor. Antibiotics, painkillers and sleeping pills need to be taken as instructed. Patients should also refrain from rubbing, touching or scratching their beard for a week – the implanted hair follicles require ample time to heal properly. Tiny scabs may also form around the donor area, where the hair follicles were harvested – patients need to refrain from scratching or breaking them off. It’s best to leave them to heal on their own.

Beard Transplant Risks and Complications

There is a risk of infection after a beard transplant procedure, but it’s highly unlikely. Antibiotics are administered to treat it, if it occurs. Some patients may require more than one beard transplant, until the desired result is achieved.

Beard Transplant Side Effects

A beard transplant procedure may have a few unwanted side effects, including:

● Itchiness around the beard for around a week
● Swelling and tenderness
● Redness around the face
● Pain and discomfort

Beard Transplant Success Rates

Beard transplant reviews set the success rate at around 90%, at least 6 months after the beard transplant procedure is performed.

Before and After Beard Transplant

The implanted hair follicles will first fall off, 2-3 weeks after the beard transplant, before they will begin regrowing naturally over the course of a few months. Full beard transplant patients enjoy a boost in confidence, as they feel more masculine with their full set of beards. The new beard will need to be trimmed though, as the implanted hair follicles tend to grow continuously throughout the patient’s life.

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Beard Transplant Cost

Average Beard Transplant costs are € 1,850, based on Beard Transplant prices from 7 clinics. Cheapest Beard Transplant cost is € 1,500 where Beard Transplant prices can go up to € 2,300.

Beard Transplant prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Beard Transplant in Turkey is a popular option where Beard Transplant costs as low as € 1,500.

Please note that the Beard Transplant prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Beard Transplant procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Beard Transplant procedures. To receive a personalized Beard Transplant quote, please click HERE.

Beard Transplant FAQ

Can I shave properly or try different styles after a full beard transplant?

Definitely – patients can shave in around 3-4 months after the beard transplant procedure. After that, the beard can be maintained just like natural facial hair.

How long will the results last?

The results are permanent.

Will I have a bald spot at the back of my head after the procedure?

No, the doctor will select a few hair follicles from each area, as not to leave any bald spots in the donor area.