BEARD AND MEN
Beard has always been essential to men. Although it was disgraced for a certain period and being beardless was defined as civilization’s condition, the beard growth of figures like the American president Abraham Lincoln made the beard back into fashion and has preserved its place since then.
In the past decade, with the rising importance of social media, pictures of bushy men with beards have become the definition of masculinity and a pleasing look. Having a blank beard makes some men feel insecure. The participation of Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Colin Farrel in this trend and having beard transplantation contributed to the rise of this trend and the beard transplant operation.
WHAT IS BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
A Beard transplant operation is the transplantation of grafts taken from the donor area at the back of the head or lower part of the chin where the beard is dense to the areas on which beard loss is observed due to trauma, cut, or so on, through micro FUE method. The operation performed under local anesthesia lasts for about 8 hours and is painless after local anesthesia.
With a single application, the rate of successful results is high. Some people may need a second operation. Beard, an important appearance criterion for men in today’s world, is corrected by giving different models by barbers, but a definite treatment for the loose beard is beard transplantation.
One of the advantages of beard transplantation is that the beard’s shaping will be done at the planning stage of beard transplantation. A Beard shape suitable for the person’s face is selected together, and the beard is transplanted to the person within this plan and is used lifelong.
ADVANTAGES OF BEARD TRANSPLANTATION
The person can have a bushy and natural-looking beard with beard transplantation.
After the operation, the person can shave and shape his beard.
Beard transplantation planning is carried out according to the person’s face type to provide an aesthetic appearance.
The person is free to choose the type of beard he will have.
It is also possible to shape sideburns with hair/beard transplantation.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEARD TRANSPLANT OPERATION?
Beard transplantation applied to men who have never had a beard, suffer from a thin beard, or have lost their beard in an area due to an injury. It is also useful in covering scars and burns. It is recommended to wait until age 22 to have beard transplantation. After the doctor’s examination, it can be decided whether beard transplantation can be performed on people with hormonal disorders, heart diseases, and diabetes.
WHICH METHOD IS USED IN BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
In beard transplantation, the removal process is done by micro FUE method. Sapphire FUE beard transplantation is performed by using sapphire blades to open the canals.
WHERE IS HAIR REMOVAL DONE IN BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
In beard transplantation, hair to be transplanted is taken from the back of the person’s head or around the neck and jawbones where the beard is dense, depending on the patient’s condition.
BEARD TRANSPLANTATION IN SMILE HAIR CLINIC
Smile Hair Clinic promises realistic results to the patients. Patients are not misled about the number of grafts and the results of the beard transplantation. Before the beard transplant operation, surgery planning is done by the physicians.
Although the procedure is an aesthetic operation and what you want is important, it would be a good choice to consider your doctor’s recommendations.
One of the most critical points in the planning step is the evaluation of the neck, head, face, forehead area of the patient and examining the hair follicles, and to explain all the possible results that the patient may encounter, no matter what, and to have a realistic expectation. Otherwise, individuals feel deceived and disappointed. To avoid this, it is always best to seek professional support from clinics that you believe you can trust.
In Smile Hair Clinic, beard transplantation treatment with sapphire FUE method has been applied to different people from many countries worldwide, and successful results have been obtained. All stages of the operation are performed under physicians’ supervision who have many years of experience in their field, using the latest technology devices. People are informed in detail and with realistic approaches about the whole beard transplantation process.
PROCESS AND HEALING AFTER BEARD TRANSPLANTATION
After the beard and moustache transplantation, there is no sizeable visible scar, and the healing process is speedy. Temporary symptoms such as redness, swelling, and dryness may occur, but these symptoms disappear entirely within a few days.
Unlike hair transplantation, since the transplanted area is the face and the face is more sensitive, there may be swelling in the first 2-3 days. However, these symptoms are minimized with the patient’s compliance with the recommendations after the process, medicine use and ice applications.
Post-operative pain is not a common condition in patients who are followed up. Sleeping position is one of the most critical situations. As the face is treated in operation, the patient should lie in the appropriate position and not harm the transplanted grafts. In Smile Hair Clinic, the information required for this is shared with the patients after the beard transplant operation.
It may take up to 1 week for the person to return to work after the operation. Although there is no medical problem related to returning to work after 2-3 days, we recommend that the patient make a business plan to rest for at least one week after the surgery.
It will also prevent himself from prying eyes and questions related to his appearance, due to his reservations. During this period, the skin will be healed, and beards will grow and form, swelling and redness will decrease.
The period of 2-3 weeks will satisfy the patient, make him receive positive feedback from around, and understand that he has made the right decision by having the operation.
However, there will be a period of shedding for a brief time in the transplanted hair follicles in the area where beard transplantation is performed. Patients may lose up to 50-80% of the beard follicles transplanted during this period. However, as of the 3rd and 4th months, this transplanted hair will begin to grow again. The chart below shows the process in detail.
IS THE TRANSPLANTED BEARD SHED?
Hair loss is not expected under normal conditions in beard transplantation or any hair transplantation. However, in the operations performed by amateur people, if there are roots taken from outside the safe donor area and sensitive to testosterone, hair loss may occur in the future. Nevertheless, the beard transplantation done by the clinics that do their job correctly and properly will give a beautiful and optimum outcome.
HOW MANY GRAFTS WILL I NEED FOR BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
Although the graft calculation for beard transplantation varies from patient to patient, it will vary according to face type, current beard condition, patient desire, and beard style. In our clinic, the area to be transplanted is measured before the operation.
The required density is calculated according to the thinness and thickness of the hair taken from the person. This number of grafts from the patient’s safe donor area affects the quality of beard transplantation.