Beard transplantation is a method preferred in cases where the hair in the beard area falls out, becomes sparse, or does not grow at all. Hair follicles taken from the donor area are transplanted to the area where the beard and chin are located, and the operation is completed. After this solution is applied, the patient enters the healing process and there are some issues that need to be taken into consideration during this period.
What to Pay Attention to After Beard Transplantation?
The process after a beard transplant may vary from person to person. However, there are certain things that should be considered in order to go through the process positively, such as:
- For the first two weeks after the beard transplant, the person should be careful with their face and avoid any kind of pressure or friction on the transplanted areas.
- For the first two days, the beard area should not be touched with water or washed. If possible, the first washing should be done in the clinic where the surgery was performed.
- Redness and crusting in the hair follicles are possible complications after surgery. This does not require surgery and normalizes from the third day. During this time you should avoid touching the crusts.
- After the transplantation, there may be slight bleeding, but the area should not be wiped so as not to affect the transplanted beard roots.
- In order not to slow down the healing process, alcohol and smoking should be avoided for a while.
- The beard area should be protected from sunlight for a week.
- Sauna, Turkish bath or hot water should be avoided.
- Due to the sensitivity of the transplanted area, attention should be paid to the sleeping position. If possible, one should lie on the back and minimize contact with the pillow.
After Beard Transplantation, the First Wash
On the first after the procedure, preferably in the clinic where the beard transplant was performed, a wash should be performed. If this is not possible, it can be done carefully at home according to the doctor’s instructions.
- When washing, excessively hot and cold water should be avoided. The water used should be warm.
- During the washing process, the lotion or shampoo recommended by the doctor should be used.
- When washing the beard, care should be taken not to damage the transplanted roots, although gentle washing will not harm them. After applying the lotion, the beard should be washed gently with massaging movements, without pressing too hard.
- During the washing process, the scab falls off, and it should continue to be washed carefully so that the transplanted roots do not fall out with it.
- After massaging the lotion, the beard area should be thoroughly rinsed with warm water and dried naturally.
Shaving After Beard Transplantation
The patient should wait at least 2 months to shave after the procedure. During this time, the skin heals, and the transplanted roots settle sufficiently. Using an electric shaver can be a preferred method as it causes less irritation in the transplantation area. If a razor blade is to be used, at least 6 months after the transplantation procedure should be waited. However, it would be the healthiest decision to discuss your shaving time and method with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Beard Transplant
What are the Techniques of Beard Transplantation?
There are three types of methods that can be used for beard transplantation: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). One technique for this process is DHI method, which stands for “direct hair implantation”. However, experts and patients nowadays prefer the FUE method because it is the most up-to-date and healthiest technique. With the FUE method, hair follicles are extracted with a special tool without any incisions on the skin, and then placed in the area where the transplantation will be performed. This technique, which helps you achieve the most natural transplantation result, has minimal risk of infection since there is no wound on the patient’s face.
How Long Does It Take for the Beard Transplantation to Heal?
Although the healing process varies depending on the patient’s general health, skin type, and the technique used during surgery, it generally takes about 10-14 days.
How Long Does the Beard Transplantation Procedure Take?
Depending on the size of the area to be transplanted and the number of follicles, it usually takes 4-6 hours.
When Do the Transplanted Beard Hairs Grow?
After beard transplantation, as in hair transplantation, shock shedding occurs in the first 2-3 weeks after surgery, and then the process of beard regrowth begins. Within 3-4 months after shedding, new beard hair begins to grow, and full development can take 8-12 months.
Who Can Get a Beard Transplantation?
- People who have sparse or no beard due to genetic reasons,
- People who have beard loss due to hormonal changes,
- People who lose their beard due to aging,
- People who have gaps or hair loss in the beard area due to environmental factors,
- People who have scars or burns in the beard area and are uncomfortable with their appearance can undergo beard transplantation.
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