Beards have been a huge trend in the last few years, and the trend seems to have stayed strong. If you’re familiar with our FUE hair transplant procedure you will more than likely understand what a beard transplant is, and how they work. The two treatments are very similar and use the same process. During a hair transplant hair follicles are transplanted from one area of the head to another. Our beard transplants differ slightly.
The hair is found on the scalp and then transplanted to the beard area. Individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp with a specialist extraction tool, which leaves minimal scarring, these follicles are then prepared under a microscope and ready to be transplanted. One of our specialist doctors will transplant the hair follicles to areas of the beard that have noticeable scars, gaps, or areas of the face the patient wants us to build upon.
Our doctors have great experience with creating the most natural looking transplant possible and they are trained to place the hair follicles in the recipient area at an angle and density to match the natural hair growth pattern, resulting in a natural looking transplant.
In addition, many men simply want to improve the density in certain areas of their mustache depending on certain styles they would like. How does it differ to scalp hair transplants: It is slightly different from scalp hair transplantation? But before going into the details of the procedure, it is imperative to review the anatomy of the mustache and the difference between the characteristics of the scalp and mustache hair. Moustache hairs consist of mainly single-hair follicular units. The mustache growth starts during puberty, under the influence of androgens, and increases in density until the mid- 30s. This is in contrast to the scalp, where the increased action of androgens causes hair loss.
Mustache transplants are especially popular in the Middle Eastern countries because since a very long time the mustache has been valued by men all over the Middle East as symbols of adulthood, virility, knowledge and masculine.
Only certain doctors are competent to undertake a mustache transplant and the procedure can take between two tofour hours. The donor hair is usually taken from the back of the scalp as it resembles the texture of beard hair. After numbing both areas, the doctor takes grafts from the scalp and implants them in the beard area. This is done with high accuracy because the doctor has to implant the hair in the direction that it normally would grow and at the same time take care of aesthetics, such as grey hairs.
The transplanted hairs will drop out after approximately one month, and new hairs will start to grow in about three months. It takes around a year for the hairs to fully grow in.