If you are an average Joe suffering from a patchy beard or just dreaming to have a thick beard and you exerted all possible solutions at your disposal to obtain that alpha male beard, worry not anymore because you just hit the jackpot with this article and we might have a solution for your dilemma
As the name implies, it is a procedure whereby healthy hair follicles are taken from the donor (usually the patient) then transplanted to the skin of the facial area to give the appearance of a natural looking beard or mustache. The hair that is taken to be transplanted is taking from an area that is not so visible such as the back of your head. The reason being is to maintain the consistency of a natural looking facial hair. Your surgeon has to be highly skilled to implant the hair follicles at natural angles, therefore reflecting an original hair growth pattern. On average, your surgeon will require 4000-7000 hair follicles to provide the best possible outcome, but sometimes only 2500 is needed to give you a full beard.
Following your successful beard transplant after 2-3 weeks, you will notice the implanted hair will begin to fall off (shedding). However, that is entirely normal as new hair will start to flourish. At this point you may start to wonder, if is it possible to graft hair follicles from donor areas such as the leg or chest. Your surgeon will consider it as a last resort because it is essential that the donor's hair is similar in caliber and texture to existing facial hair.
According to the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, there are 2 significant methods to go about beard transplanting:
Before addressing the pros and cons of this whole treatment, let us review the advantages of FUE and FUT procedures.
With that being said, it is important to have a holistic understanding of this treatment which you can obtain by examining the pros and cons of beard transplant. Starting with the benefits of a beard transplant:
Whereas, the downside of beard transplant treatment can be:
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), it is estimated that it takes about 7 - 10 days for your facial skin to fully heal to the point that the treatment is not evident. But in some cases, it was reported patients might need 2-4 weeks for swelling and redness to resolve. In the first week following the procedure, extreme care must be exercised when shaving around the newly implanted hair. Also, these are some general side effects of beard transplant: minor bruising, sensitivity at the donor area and implanted area. Your doctor will prescribe you antibiotic ointment to prevent infections.
It is important to note, the donor area is not easily visible (back of the head), and in the case, your doctor did not have enough hair follicles to graft he will opt to take hair follicles from other body parts area such as leg or chest. Moreover, if you decide to go with FUT treatment method, as far as the incisions go to obtain the hair strip will be much smaller and less noticeable. Beside the minor linear scar is in an area hardly visible, this treatment bares no other significant aesthetic threats.
In a nutshell, beard transplant is not the only way to treat your lack of facial hair, but it is a permanent solution. Other solutions include but not limited to hormonal treatment, however, discuss with your doctor your available options to determine the best possible outcome.
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