In men with a weak beard or no beard at all, hair follicles can be taken from scalp donor with the FUE technique and transfered facial skin to restore the beard.
The average beard transplant operation time is 2-6 hours, depending on the procedure to be performed. At the beginning of the operation, donor scalp hair is shortened by by shaving in order to take the grafts one by one with the FUE technique. The needles to be made to numb the hair follicle donor area are extremely thin to minimize the pain. During this local anesthesia, which lasts for about 10 minutes before the operation, although there are varying pain thresholds/levels from person to person, you usually have a mild and temporary burning sensation.
Pain and bruising do not occur during or after the operation; but there may be slight swelling on the trecipient facial skin . The first wash of the transplanted beard and face is carried out 2 days after the operation.
After the operation, tiny crusts will form around the grafts in the beard transplant area, namely on the cheeks, moustache or goate regions. These crusts will be gradually shed over a period of about 10 days with daily washings and your transplanting area will be cleaned. In other words, a 10-day off period will provide the necessary time for you to return to work.
After beard transplantation, some of your beards may fall out in first couple of weeks; It will take 3-4 months for them to regrowth again. But you should know that the final result can only be obtained at the end of 1 year. The most important principle in beard transplantation is to get a natural result that will never be understood by others. Therefore, beard restoration should be planned according to the person’s own beard density, and restoration should not be done too dense or less dense than it should be. There will be absolutely no scars on the beard restored cheek skin. The beards after finished regrowth will be in full harmony with the existing beards and should not form different beard densities in different regions. Approximately 85-90% of the transplanted beards grow that is a higher ratio compare to hair transplantation.
3500-4000 grafts may be needed for a man without beard, where the entire beard, mustache, below lower lip and goatee regions will be formed/restored in one session of beard transplantation.