For many men, beards are a part of their identity. That means that when it’s uneven or unable to grow as you envisioned, it’s hard to not become self-conscious about your appearance.
There’s a solution out there though and it doesn’t involve just shaving off what you tried to grow and embracing a clean-shaven face. More and more men are turning to beard transplants to fill in their beards and this procedure could be the solution that you’ve been looking for.
Even though this cosmetic procedure is growing in popularity, you always want to do your due diligence in research before jumping in headfirst. That’s where we can help. Read on below to learn more about beard transplants so you can determine if this is the right cosmetic procedure for you.
What is a beard transplant?
A beard transplant is a noninvasive procedure that requires minimal recovery and minimal time to complete. Like a hair transplant, with a beard transplant, hair follicles are implanted into any bald spots on your face. The hair follicles that are used are taken from the back of your head where your hair is the thickest. Once obtained, each follicle will be placed individually in the facial area. Upon implantation, the facial hair will begin growing immediately.
With beard transplants, you’ll see immediate results and fullness in your beard. If you start to see the new hairs fall out after two or three weeks though, don’t fret. This is a normal step in the transplant process and that signifies that your hair is beginning to grow back permanently. You’ll need to be patient though. It may take up to four months for the papillae to grow roots after implantation, but it’s worth the wait. Once they grow roots, in about 8 months a full beard can be expected, and you won’t have to worry about a lack of facial hair again.
What are the benefits of a beard transplant?
If you take the plunge to undergo a beard or facial hair transplant, you can expect:
Results that will last,
Newly transplanted hair that you can treat like you would your normal hair,
A safe surgical procedure that feels virtually painless and only requires a local anesthetic,
Up to an 80% success rate,
And a beard that can be trimmed, shaved, and styled however you want!
What are the risks of a beard transplant?
Just like with any cosmetic procedure, there is always some risk involved like:
It may take several months for the new hair to grow so you’ll need to be patient,
There will be hair removed from another area of your body,
Mild discomfort such as bruising, swelling, redness, ingrown hairs, and increased sensitivity,
Possible infection that would require an antibiotic or ointment,
And the results are not 100% guaranteed.
When it comes to undergoing a cosmetic procedure, only you can make the decision that is best for you. If you do elect to undergo a beard transplant, Dr. Zandifar at Zandifar MD is a leading surgeon in this specialty. Dr. Zandifar is a double board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. That means when you work with Dr. Zandifar on your beard transplant, you are working with someone you can trust.
Book a consultation with Dr. Zandifar today to learn more about this procedure to see if it’s right for you.