Beard and Mustache Transplantation

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Beard and mustache transplantation has become a common practice for both aesthetic and therapeutic reasons. Men may choose to undergo beard and mustache transplantation to improve their facial features and correct facial symmetry. In some cases, the beard and mustache may shrink for structural reasons. Some people want to restore their beards and mustaches for reasons such as accidents, burns, or scars. However, people may also want a fuller beard and mustache for aesthetic reasons. Beard and mustache transplants are becoming increasingly popular among individuals whose beard and mustache growth is insufficient to achieve a masculine appearance. Therefore, beard and mustache transplantation has recently become a widely used procedure.

Technically, beard and mustache transplantation does not differ from hair transplantation. If there are medical reasons for the loss of beard and mustache, they should be determined by a thorough examination before the procedure and the necessary blood tests should be performed. After determining whether the patient has enough hair follicles, a good plan should be made according to the shape of the face, and the transplantation should be done to match the natural appearance.

Beard and Mustache Transplantation

To avoid disappointment in the implementation of the plan and to go through the whole process positively, when choosing a clinic, choose one with trained and knowledgeable doctors.

The most recommended and applied method in beard and mustache transplantation is the DHI technique. This is because the direction and angle of the hair follicles can be better adapted to the natural structure with the DHI technique.

In areas with large gaps or in cases where there is no beard or mustache at all, such as angular alopecia, the FUE technique can also be used.

The donor area is still the back of the head. This is because the hair follicles in this area are the most resistant to falling out and are not sensitive to testosterone. The harvested follicles are implanted into the appropriate gaps or sites with the correct angle according to the patient’s wishes or according to the plan prepared by the doctor.

Sometimes unwanted excess hair in the lower neck or cheeks can be harvested for implantation. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in sterile conditions and takes 4-6 hours depending on the size of the area.

After surgery, swelling and small redness may occur at the base of the implanted hair for the first 3-4 days. These will heal completely within 10-15 days.

The implanted hair follicles will fall out within the first month. This is called shock shedding and should not worry patients as strong hair follicles will grow back from the third month. Hair will initially become thin and weak, then gradually become thicker and stronger and take on a normal appearance within 6-9 months. Full development may take 8-12 months.

By this time, a natural-looking beard and mustache have formed, and patients can easily perform the same grooming tasks such as shaving, washing, and coloring as they would with their natural facial hair.

What Should Be Considered After Transplantation Procedure?

As with hair transplantation, the first washings and dressings should be performed by your doctor the day after the procedure. You should not wash your face for the first 3 days. Subsequent care, washing and dressing should be done using the methods and shampoos recommended by your doctor. You should avoid applying pressure to your face during cleansing.

You should protect the treatment area from sunlight, injury and infection. You may experience itching for a period of time after the procedure, and you should not scratch the area. You should avoid smoking and alcohol for a while, as smoking and alcohol consumption can prevent healthy ingrowth of the transplanted hair follicles. You should also regularly take the medications prescribed by your doctor during the recovery period.

The first shave after the beard and mustache procedure can be done 1-2 months later. A razor should be used for this purpose. If you use a razor, the first shave should be done after 6 months.

Beard and Mustache Transplantation

More detailed information can be found in our article “Beard transplantation: What You Need to Know” and contact us if you have any questions about mustache transplantation.

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