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.

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Have you considered options for a hair transplant, but you aren’t sure what the procedure involves or if it is the right choice for you? Answer a few simple questions to see if you are a good candidate for FUE Hair Transplant.

How long does a beard hair transplant last?

The entire transplant session could take just 4-5 hours. You’ll rest comfortably and listen to music or nap throughout. The facial and scalp skin will be numbed, so you stay comfortable. After the procedure, you can expect minor swelling and irritation for a few days. The tiny, micro-incisions will close and heal within 5-10 days, and you’ll have some special washing and activity instructions to care for your grafts properly.

Once the initial hairs shed a week or two after transplant, your new follicle grafts will start to produce fresh strands. Within a few months, you’ll see whiskers fill in the treatment zones. You can wash, shave, groom and otherwise treat your new facial hair just like your own – because it is!

If you have questions about this popular technique or any other hair restoration, contact Nova Medical Hair Transplant Miami.

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Hair Transplant Process

The FUE process is an advanced next-generation hair transplant micro-surgery. Click on the steps to get a simplified overview. For more details particular to your case, please consult with our doctor.

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