Beard Hair Transplant What It Is And How It Works
Hair transplantation techniques refinements allow the experienced surgeon to create natural-appearing facial hair transplants. Restoring eyebrows, beards/goatees, and sideburns have all become popular procedures, and the results can be Noticed.
* Facial hair transplant is best performed using follicular hair grafting, using the smallest recipient sites into which the surgeon and his team are able to insert grafts.
* In achieving aesthetic results angulation is the most important step in taking care to make recipient sites at as shallow an angle to the face as possible.
* The “danger zone” where bumps can occasionally form is located in a vertical central column extending inferiorly from the lower lip to the entire chin mound, in beard hair transplantation
Grafts for small areas like mustaches are usually done with 300 to 500 hairs. Goatees take about 600 or 700, and sideburns are 250 hairs each. Grafts can be increased or decreased depending on the thickness the person wants to achieve. Many locations offer FUE procedures and the linear strip procedure.
When the surgery is performed the doctor must take into account the direction the hair is growing and place the hairs accordingly to the proper angle and direction to ensure a natural appearance.
The patient is usually orally sedated under anesthesia before the procedure begins. It can be very time consuming, taking about 2 to 5 hours to finish. The transplanted hairs may have crust developing around them after they are placed, but by the second day one can return to their regular lifestyle. After almost a month, the hairs will start to fall out and the new growth cycle will begin 3 months later. Most of the side effects are the same as those with standard hair transplants. There is a possibility of getting an infection, pain, sensitivity, and swelling.
Procedure And Recovery
The process of facial hair transplant is usually performed under local anaesthesia with an oral sedative, but depending on the patient’s choice, it can also be done under twilight intravenous sedation if desired . It is relatively an easy procedure for the patient to undergo, lasting from three to as many as eight hours and essentially painless. Considering the recovery period in, the first 5 days after the procedure the transplanted area must be kept absolutely dry avoiding any water exposure and the tiny crusts around each graft will typically fall out after 4 to 6 days, then the transplanted hairs falls off 1 to 2 weeks later. Donor area on the other hand doesn’t take more than 3 days to fully heal up. Most of the patients have the grafts obtained by the FUE technique, the back and sometimes the sides of the head will need to be shaved for larger procedures, depending on the number of grafts obtained.
The transplanted hair start to regrow at 3 months, where they will continue to grow for a lifetime after falling out at around 2 weeks. For at least the first 3 to 4 days the face looks like something was done. With FUE no sutures are removed and the area where transplantation is done will be fully healed up in a matter of a few days. Patients are able to travel home and resume non strenuous activities by the second day.