Beard and Moustache Transplant: Everything you need to know
For men, beards and mustaches may be grown not only as an accessory but may also reflect a person’s social standing or as a means of representing their beliefs. There are many phases in a man’s life when he may decide to leave his beard to grow out. Since men have found they can express themselves through their facial hair, we have seen an the emergence of many different cuts and styles over the years.
However, it may sometimes be possible for a man to have a sparse or patchy beard growth which can mean that they are restricted in their facial hair styling. This sparseness may be caused by burns, injury, scarring, or genetics. This is where the beard or mustache transplant comes into play. With a facial hair transplant, you can now grow the kind of beard or mustache style that you have always wished for
Causes for the Hair Loss in Men
Some major causes of hair loss in men are but not limited to:
- Scars due to trauma, burns or surgery
- Traction alopecia
- Congenital baldness/deficiency of hair
- Long-standing alopecia areata
- Post–folliculitis scaring
Beard Transplantation is done by an experienced skin care doctor with a good amount of experience because the margin of error is very low.
Good Candidates for Beard Transplant
Good candidates for beard transplant in Turkey are men in general good health with:
- Spotty or patchy areas in the beard region
- Sufficient hair growth on the back or sides of the head
- Realistic expectations
General Risks of Beard Transplant
These are general risks that are involved in the beard transplant:
- Loss of sensation
Advantages and Disadvantages of Beard Transplant
Besides many advantages, here are some advantages which will make you think that you need a Beard Transplant to have a nice-looking beard to reap all the benefits of it:
You get the beard that you want
We’re not just talking about a full, thick beard that looks like the one worn by a typical lumberjack of old. But one of the beauties of a beard transplant is that you get to choose the style of beard you want.
Indeed, all you have to do is tell your beard transplant specialist exactly where you want the hair to be transplanted and how much. You choose the style, just as you’d choose the style of your haircut by looking at a picture in a magazine at your favorite hair salon or barbershop.
A bearded man is more attractive to women (and many other good things)
If you grow a beard and suddenly feel like you’re getting more attention from the opposite gender, embrace it. It happens to a lot of bearded men, and it’s just not hearsay. Several studies show that many women find men with facial hair more attractive than clean-shaven gents.
In a recent study, women said men with light stubble were the most attractive and, as the facial hairs grew thicker, they found men increasingly more masculine (and a good parenting prospect). Moreover, men who participated in the study felt that men with full facial hair looked more masculine than other men.
Beard transplants help men achieve exactly the bearded look they desire. They boost a man’s confidence and – as studies show – may make him more attractive to women.
But there are some disadvantages to getting a beard transplant, as well:
There’s no getting around it: beard transplants will challenge your budget, and some men are intimidated by the beard transplant cost. True, you get the satisfaction and benefits of having a full beard, but it’s not cheap by any means. The question of how much does a beard transplant cost is an important one.
You’ll hair from other parts of your body
In many cases, the hair used for beard transplants comes from the back of your scalp because it closely resembles the hair that grows around your chin and cheeks. But, hey, the hair has to come from somewhere, and it’s not like you’ll have visible bald patches on your scalp.
The transplanted hair will shed within 3 weeks
Wait, what? Yes, it’s true – a natural side-effect of a beard transplant is hair-shedding. Don’t panic, however, because it’s a temporary side-effect and your hair will grow back fully during the time frame set by your doctor. In other words, temporary shedding is simply part of the process of getting the beard you’ve always desired.
Reasons for the Lack of Beard
If you have a patchy beard, you’re not alone. The problem is, too many men with patchy beards throw up their hands and decide that growing a beard isn’t worth the trouble. And that’s too bad.
Here we will look into the major reasons for which you are deprived of a good-looking beard.
If your parents are tall, the chances are good that you’re tall, too. The same principles apply to beard growth: if your father (and his father) grew nice thick beards, the better your chances of growing one, as well. Genetics, simply put, determines a lot about us, from hair color to even mental functioning.
The bottom line is that there’s not a lot we can do about our genetics. We can’t take a pill that alters our genes and makes us take on what we feel are desirable traits. Still, if your beard is patchy, just like your dad’s and grandfather’s, hope is not yet lost. Read on.
Hormones are often a prime suspect when it comes to the “why” of patchy beards. Among scientific reasons for patchy growth is the fact that, for some men, the cheek area has weaker blood flow than other areas of the face. That’s important because it means that fewer nutrients and beard growing hormones make it to your cheeks.
Which leads us to hormones, specifically, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Testosterone, the same hormone that got us through puberty and into manhood affects beard growth. Men with lower testosterone sometimes have a harder time growing a full beard, although that’s not always the case.
Most men don’t suffer from alopecia areata. Those that do, however, experience spot baldness that leaves small bald spots on hair-covered areas of your body, including your beard. It’s a fully treatable condition, however, and may even go away on its own.
We’re all told to get enough sleep, eat the right foods, get plenty of exercise, and not stress out about things so much. All are good for your overall health, including your beard health.
As far as your diet goes, nutrients such as biotin and niacin help beard growth – at least many studies say that they do – so foods such as eggs, avocados, milk, fish, sunflower seeds, etc., should be a part of your regular diet.
No, you can’t change your genetics, but you can give your beard a fighting chance by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Thick, bold mustaches have proven to be an iconic and powerful symbol of maturity, masculinity, and wisdom among men. But some men are genetically predisposed to thin or absent facial hair.
Men who have suffered from injury or trauma to the face, which resulted in scarring may also encounter less hair growth.
Good Candidates for Moustache Transplant
Good candidates for Moustache Transplant are men who have no facial hair or men who have suffered facial trauma that prevented facial hair growth. Whether your absence of facial hair is due to genetics, acne scarring, or injury, a facial hair transplant may be a viable solution.
Risks in Moustache Transplant
- Loss of sensation
- Need for corrective surgery
Treatment Procedure for Beard and Moustache Transplantation
FUE technique is used as in hair transplantation over the scalp. The grafts are extracted from the donor site – back of the scalp. After this, these extracted grafts are transplanted on the patchy bald portions of the beard or mustache. Due to the abundant amount of hair from the donor site, almost all the patches can be covered and treated in a single sitting. So, beard or mustache transplantation usually gives very satisfying results. The transplanted hair grows naturally like other facial hair and can be trimmed or shaved.
The basic principles of hair transplantation are the same, but it needs to be planned differently. A detailed examination of the face is required to determine the number of grafts required for the entire area that needs reconstruction.
Recovery for Beard and Moustache Transplant
After one week, the transplanted area will look very natural. Recovery of the donor area is also fast; in 15 days you will get the appearance you had before the operation. Recovery instructions are the same as the FUE hair transplant procedure.
After six months patients see most of the final result, and in 12-18 months it is possible to see intensive and natural-looking facial hair.