If you’ve found yourself increasingly embarrassed by your inability to grow a thick, lustrous beard or mustache like you used to, you’re not alone. Millions of men are finding their facial hair thinning, particularly as they approach middle age. Fortunately, there is something you can do about this condition, and it is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure to boot. It is called a facial hair transplant, and it is something that is gaining in popularity based on its successful results and affordability.
Facial hair transplantation is a procedure that restores hair to areas where facial hair growth is thin or missing, such as goatee and mustache areas, beards, sideburns, and cheeks. Facial hair transplants can also be used to conceal acne, scars, and other abnormalities. Generally, the procedure involves the following:
Loss of Facial Hair
Loss of facial hair may occur for a number of reasons. It can be the result of genetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury. Transgender female to male patients (FTM) may also benefit from this procedure. Goals for this procedure can vary from a minor filling in or thin coverage of a limited area, to the full restoration of a thick, full goatee or beard. The procedure can be performed on areas where there is no hair, or on areas where hair growth is thin and more fullness is desired.
How Much Hair Required for Beard Transplant?
The number of grafts required can vary but averages are as follows: 350-500 grafts for the mustache, 600-900 grafts for a full goatee, 200-300 grafts for each sideburn, and 300 to as many as 900 grafts for each cheek beard. While not very common, some patients may require and or desire a second usually smaller procedure to transplant additional grafts if they desire more than moderate density.
If you would like to explore the Beard Hair Transplant option via a consultation with us, we invite you to make an appointment.
Beard Hair Transplant Before/After Pictures