There are an incredible amount of factors that go into hair growth- genetics, medical conditions, and age, for example. No matter the reason, it can really affect one’s self-esteem when a beard can’t be grown. However, there is a medically-researched and safe solution: follicular unit extraction (FUE). Keep reading to find out more about how FUE works.
Before the procedure, you will experience a consultation to make sure that a beard transplant is right for you. The doctor will confirm that you are experiencing only partial hair loss, and whether or not healthy hair follicles can be transferred to your beard area. If you are experiencing full hair loss, it might be difficult for the doctor to find healthy hair to use on your beard. Be sure to express your concerns to your doctor.
If approved for the procedure, healthy hair follicles will be transplanted onto the patchy parts of the face. The follicles are taken from the back of the head, where hair is the thickest. This ensures a healthy, happy beard. When the procedure is complete, you should see results in as little as two weeks, and your beard (or mustache) will begin to grow. For many clients, it takes at least four months for the beard to fill in as it should, so be sure to give the procedure some time to work.
The doctor will use platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), which will encourage hair growth once the follicles are transplanted. As for common side effects, most clients feel tenderness, swelling, and redness after treatment. Aftercare instructions will be given to you, and the doctor can address any concerns that you may have about your hair transplant. A follow-up appointment is recommended, in order to make sure that your growth is coming along the way it should be.
What are some of the benefits of beard transplants?
● It covers marks and scars on the face. If you have unsightly scars or marks, growing a full beard can help cover these up.
● Transplanted hair looks and feels just like real beard hair. Transplanted hair is your own hair, so there’s no need to worry about color matching or whether or not the hair will look fake.
● No major anesthesia. This procedure only requires local anesthesia.
● Safe. This procedure is relatively safe and isn’t majorly invasive.
What are you waiting for? Boost your self-confidence and schedule a consultation today. Your beard will thank you!