Since beards are the most important part of a masculine appearance, the dream of men in adolescence is to have a dense beard. However, in some people, beards are congenitally sparse or there is no beard as a result of various traumas. Beards that do not grow or are sparse due to genetic factors or different reasons have always been a problem for men. Beard transplantation is a popular method because it gives men the chance to get the beard appearance they want.
What is Beard Transplantation?
The process of transplanting hair follicles taken from the back of the hair or the donor area of the body is called beard transplantation. Just like hair, eyebrow, and moustache transplantation, the purpose of beard transplantation is to eliminate the lack or loss of hair in the target area.
In case of injury, shedding or no beard growth in a certain area, beard transplantation is performed within the frequency of beard in the surrounding area. In people who have never grown a beard and are over the age of 20, the area to be transplanted can be determined together with the patient, and the number of grafts to be transplanted can be shaped according to the wishes of the person.
Who Is Beard Transplantation Suitable For?
Beard transplantation can be performed on people who have never grown a beard during adolescence, who have lost their beards due to various reasons, who have a regional deficiency or sparseness in their beards, or who have very little or no beards as a result of causes such as accidents and infections.
Since the lack of beard growth may be due to hormonal reasons, it is recommended that the person to undergo beard transplantation wait until the age of 20 to 22, when the hormones are fully settled and regulated. The reason why beard transplantation is not performed before this age, more precisely before the hormones are completely regulated, is that there is a possibility that the beard may grow spontaneously depending on the natural development process.
How Is Beard Transplantation Performed?
FUE method is used in beard transplantation. In this context, the hair on the neck and cheekbones, which are close to the beard area but do not have a significant contribution or necessity to the aesthetic appearance of the person, are used as donors. In cases where sufficient donor grafts cannot be obtained from this area, grafts can also be taken from the nape of the neck.
Before the beard transplantation, the area to be transplanted is determined accordingly and how many hair follicles should be transplanted. Channels are opened by the width of the hair follicles and at the right angle, and the predetermined number of grafts are collected one by one from the donor area using a micro motor. Hair follicles are transplanted one by one into the channels and the beard transplantation process is completed. The critical point for obtaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance after beard transplantation is to perform the canal opening process correctly.
Recovery Process After Beard Transplantation
After beard transplantation, it can be seen that vascularity increases in the application area, and redness occurs at the base of the hair follicles. This condition is temporary and resolves spontaneously.
Since the face has a sensitive structure, the healing process after beard transplantation may take longer than hair transplantation. For the success of beard transplantation, situations that may cause deformation of the hair follicles should be avoided. Otherwise, the hair follicles will not adhere to the transplanted areas in a healthy way and will not grow.
One of the most important points to be considered after beard transplantation is to avoid contact with the application area. For this reason, it is not recommended to wear scarves and turtlenecks for a certain period. During the recovery period after beard transplantation, it is recommended not to lie face down due to the risk of damage to the hair follicles and not to contact the beard transplantation area with a pillow whenever possible.
As in the hair transplantation process, shock shedding is experienced approximately one month after beard transplantation. After this process in which the hair follicles are renewed, the beard begins to grow again.