Beard and Moustache Hair Transplantation
Beard and moustache hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical technique to transplant hair from a donor site (usually the scalp) to the desired area of the face to provide appropriate fullness, shape and density.
Causes for Hair Loss
Growing a beard and moustache is a symbol of manhood and strength. Most men today prefer to sport a cheek line beard with sideburns. Unfortunately, heredity hair loss in men called androgenic alopecia can cause loss of hair from scalp, beard and moustache. Other possible causes can include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Low testosterone
- Lack of vitamins and minerals in your diet
- Fungal infection of the skin
- Cancer treatment (chemotherapy)
- Environmental pollution and the use of harsh chemicals
Indications for Beards and Moustache Hair Transplantation
Hair transplantation for beard and moustache may be recommended for:
- Bald patches or thinning of beard and moustache hair
- Hair loss due to surgery or burn scars
- Obtaining the desired shape of beard or moustache that you are lacking naturally
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Beard and Moustache Hair Transplantation?
You may be a suitable candidate for beard and moustache hair transplantation if you have very scanty beard and moustache hair growth; have enough of viable hair in the back of your scalp for harvesting donor follicles, and are otherwise relatively healthy.
Preparing for Beard and Moustache Hair Transplantation
Your doctor will examine your face for the hair loss and review your medical history, medications and allergies. A few basic blood tests may be ordered. Avoid smoking, consuming alcohol or caffeinated drinks 2-3 days prior to the procedure. If you are on blood-thinning medication your doctor may advise you to stop them temporarily.
The shape and pattern of eyebrow hair transplantation are then discussed.
The technique usually used for beard and moustache hair transplantation is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and involves the following steps:
- You are seated in a pre-operative suite in front of a mirror.
- Your surgeon uses a marker to outline the desired shape of the beard or moustache.
- The donor area (scalp) of your body is numbed using local anaesthetics.
- A skilled hair technician uses a punch to make small circular cuts in the skin of the donor area (scalp) to extract individual hair follicles.
- Recipient sites are created in your beard or moustache by your surgeon using small surgical blades.
- The follicular unit grafts are inserted into the recipient sites in the proper position, orientation and density to produce a natural result.
- Take prescribed pain medications and antibiotics to manage pain and infection.
- Keep your face dry for about 3 days and avoid any strenuous activity.
- Avoid smoking, consuming alcohol and caffeinated drinks for at least one week.
- Avoid repeated touching, scratching and exposure to direct sunlight for a few weeks.
- Tiny crusts will fall off after a few days from the transplanted region.
Hair growth may occur after 3-4 months and full density will be reached after a year.
Complications are rare but can include redness, swelling, bruising, infection and scarring.
The various advantages include:
- Painless procedure
- Restores hair permanently
- Natural-looking results
At Cosmesurge, our state-of-the-art beard and moustache hair transplantation techniques ensure a high success rate in our patients producing amazing and natural-looking results. Talk to the hair transplantation experts at CosmeSurge for more information.