Facial hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure that involves the extraction of scalp hair to the balding spots on the face such as the beard or the mustache. It works well on people who have enough density on the back of their scalps, people who have burn marks on the areas of their face where hair grows.
Aldo in those who have few hair on their beard and mustache by birth.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. It takes 2 to 6 hours. It is straightforward and yet it requires training and expertise because the recipient area is often small.
Recovery is quick. Because hair has a lifecycle, and facial hair has a different lifecycle than the scalp hair, the transplanted hair will begin to fall out within 3 to 4 weeks after the transplant. New hair will grow 3 to 4 months after the facial transplant. Because less grafts are required, as the recipient area is smaller, facial hair transplants are often less expensive than scalp hair transplants, and yet, the surgeon must be very skilled and experienced, and use the latest technologies. The area is smaller and more delicate.
You might be suitable for a facial hair transplant if:
- You have hair loss on your face due to physical trauma,
- Your facial hair does not growth due to genetics,
- You have scarring due to physical trauma,
The alopecia areate on the face like alopecia barbae is not suitable for facial hair transplant.
Facial hair transplants include sideburn transplants. Often a single session is enough. The process is pain free, and leaves minimum scars on the donor area.
Being genetically predisposed to lack of facial hair is not an issue anymore. Luckily, transplantation is a permanent solution. It is also important to keep in mind that the hair transplanted in a facial hair transplant is the patient’s own hair.