Men have become very fashion and image-conscious. Be it the influence of social media or following their cultural icons, men are investing in fashionable beards. Many men are also unable to grow a beard, which makes them self-conscious. A thick burly beard is a fast-growing fashionable choice. Beard hair transplants can help you grow luscious facial hair. The principle for beard hair transplant involves removing hair from the donor site and implanting it at the recipient area. In the case of beard transplants, the recipient areas are the cheeks, chin, or neck.
Below in this blog, we will explain all the pros and cons of a beard transplant, and then you can decide if it is right for you. The surgery and healing process are both relatively quick and mostly painless. The patient’s hair is used to create realistic results.
In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), tiny holes are drilled into the face at the transplant location. The usual donor site is the scalp or the back of the neck, where the hair is thicker. Individual hairs are removed from the donor area and the follicle intact, called follicular units. These extracted follicular units are implanted into the holes on the face.
Pro – Natural looking results, unlike hair plugs
In the 80s, hair transplants used large, 4mm punch scalpels to remove portions of hair-covered tissue. These large chunks of hair are “plugged” into areas without hair hence the name “hair plugs”. Between 2012 and 2019, beard transplants have increased by 557%, showing the popularity of this procedure.
A 2020 study showed that 90% of the patients were satisfied or very satisfied with FUE results. So the reality is that the results are highly realistic, and the vast majority of patients are satisfied with natural-looking results.
Pro – Quick and Easy Treatment
Beard transplantation is a surgery, but that does not mean you have to take a break for weeks or months. With a beard transplant, the healing process takes very little time compared to many other surgeries. You will be out of the transplant centre on the same day after a session and can resume work in a couple of days. Most often, all beard transplants can be done in one session. Each session lasts between two and 12 hours and, on average, lasts for 8 hours. But occasionally, if the number of grafts transplanted is more, then one more session is scheduled.
Pro – Quick Healing and faster results
The scabs around the holes on the face will usually fall off within a few days. In three to four weeks, the transplanted hairs will fall out of the face, which is expected. After that, the new beard will start growing, and within three to six months, you could be sporting a full beard.
Cons – Side Effects of Beard Transplants
One of the known “side-effects” of beard transplants is scarring. Results are also dependent on the skill of the surgeons or the patient’s pre-existing health effects. With FUE, however, the scarring is less than the FUT. After the wound at the donor site heals, it will leave a which will be a very fine line. It can be covered by existing hair; however, a short haircut might make the scar noticeable.
Con – Infections
Infection at the donor or recipient is very serious. These infections can be avoided if the patient practices proper hygiene and cleaning routines during the healing process.
Con – Overharvesting
Overharvesting occurs when a surgeon takes too many hair follicles from a single donor site. In an FUE procedure, this makes the pinpoint scars much more noticeable. Hence, as mentioned before, choosing a skilled surgeon and a reputed hospital is key to avoiding any problems.
Apart from beard transplants, one can use drugs like MINOXIDIL. Topical creams and foams can be spread to increase hair growth in specific areas of the body.
You are the only person who can decide if a beard transplant is right for you. If you decide against a beard transplant, do thorough research before investing in supplements and medications. Don’t just buy over-the-counter drugs, creams, etc. We at Hair Sure International are pioneers in all types of hair transplants, including the beard. To reach us at 040- 42 02 02 02, 94 94 02 02 02, email@example.com or visit us at https://www.hairsure.in/.