Donor Source for Beard Hair Transplants
Beards have made an incredible comeback. The new “it” fashion statement, mustaches and beards can be worn in a variety of styles and beard grooming products have dominated the market as well. Everybody wants to get on board with popular trends, but not every guy can. Due to genetics, many people see patchy or sparse facial hair once they’ve attempted to grow a full beard. You might be surprised to learn that Miami hair transplants are more in-demand than ever and today, they’re not just for the scalp. Facial hair transplants can restore live, growing follicles to the upper lip, chin and jaw, sideburns and even eyebrows. So, where does the donor hair come from?
Where do we harvest follicles used in a beard transplant?
Beard transplants use similar methods as scalp hair transplants in Miami. Follicular Unit Extraction ( FUE) is the leading technique for men and women who wish to redistribute their hair without creating a long, obvious scar. The donor hair is your own hair! It must come from your head, and preferably an area which shows resistance to DHT. This hormone responsible for androgenic alopecia causes hair to shed primarily at the top of the head in men. The remaining hair at the back and sides stays dense and resilient. These hairs make ideal donor grafts whether at the hairline, crown of beard.
How many grafts are needed to restore a full beard?
The number of hair grafts you’ll need depends on the result you want to achieve. For some people, filling in uneven patches, joining up the moustache and beard, or creating clean, groomed edges only takes 500-1000 grafts. For filling larger areas, 2500 grafts would not be unreasonable. Each individual unit will only contain 1-2 hairs, as opposed to some scalp transplant grafts which contain 4 on average. Because the facial hair is easier to see up close and people can scrutinize the details, you’ll want to ensure an expert transplants these single hair units. Special care is taken to implant the follicles through tiny slits made following the natural pattern and direction of hair growth. The angle is essential, as well.