The moustache has a very important function for men to reflect their unique style. Mustaches, which are indispensable for men who take care of their appearance and care, may be sparse or missing due to burns, trauma or for a different reason. Congenital genetic factors can also lead to moustache deprivation. In this case, men may face social problems and lack of self-confidence. Moustache transplantation is a permanent and effective method that eliminates such problems.
What is Moustache Transplantation?
Moustache transplantation can be performed for men aged 24 and over who are not satisfied with the shape or density of their moustache. In this context, problems such as not growing hair in the area above the lip or the hairs that grow are not dense enough can be solved. With the moustache transplantation application, a permanent solution can be produced against the shed, thinned or destroyed hairs in the upper lip area and the moustache can be provided to have the desired appearance.
Sparse moustache is not only due to genetic reasons. It is also possible for moustaches to become sparse due to some reasons that occur over time. These include burns, injuries and diseases such as ringworm that can cause hair follicles to be affected.
Who is moustache transplantation suitable for?
Moustache transplantation; It is a method that can be applied to those who have never grown a moustache, those who are sparse or those who have lost their moustache due to different reasons such as injury, cuts, burns. In addition, mustache transplantation is also possible for people who want to have denser moustaches. Moustache transplantation can be performed on people who complain of moustache density if they have no obstacles to the operation and the donor area is suitable.
How is moustache transplantation performed?
FUE method is generally preferred in moustache transplantation, which is similar to hair transplantation. Although the process is basically the same, it is necessary to be careful against possible complications and the risk of scarring because the facial area is a more sensitive area.
Before starting the moustache transplantation process, local anaesthesia is applied to the upper lip area. Generally, the nape area is preferred as the donor area. If necessary, it is also possible to transplant moustache from arm or leg hair.
Hair follicles from the donor area are collected one by one using a micro motor. The amount of hair follicles to be collected may vary depending on the rootiness or sparseness of the moustache area. After the roots collected one by one are cleaned and extracted, hair follicles are placed in the channels opened in the moustache area and moustache transplantation is performed.
Recovery Process After Moustache Transplantation
After moustache transplantation, the application area is left open, while the donor area remains bandaged for 3 days. The mustache transplantation area should not be washed for 3 days. During the healing process, which lasts about 10 days, crusting is seen in the hair follicles. On the 3rd day, with the first wash on the 3rd day, the hair follicles heal as the crusting begins to fall off gradually.
After moustache transplantation, there may be slight swelling and a red dotted appearance on the lip. In the first 3 days after moustache transplantation, it should be avoided to move the lip area too much. Otherwise, the transplanted hair follicles may be damaged.
It is possible to shorten the hairs that grow after moustache transplantation by using scissors after 15 days. Shock shedding may occur 2 to 3 weeks after moustache transplantation. After the shock shedding, which is not necessarily seen in everyone, the moustaches begin to grow again in the middle of the 4th month and the growth continues in its normal course. Approximately 6 months after the moustache transplantation process, the transplanted roots begin to be held in place.
In case the person who will undergo moustache transplantation is a slave, a single operation may not be sufficient, so a new operation is performed approximately 8 to 9 months after the transplanted roots hold in place.