Men have always valued their beards. Although it was disgraced for a time, and being beardless was defined as a condition of civilization, the beard growth of figures such as American president Abraham Lincoln brought the beard back into fashion, and it has remained so since then.
With the rise of social media in the last decade, images of bushy men with beards have become the definition of masculinity and a pleasing appearance.
However, for many men, growing a beard is more complicated than avoiding razors and letting nature take its course. Stubble does not always grow evenly on the face, resulting in patchy facial hair rather than a fashionable beard.
Alternatively, you may have inherited genes that make any type of beard growth nearly impossible.
However, just as you can transplant your own hair to the crown of your head to address a receding hairline, you can also consider a beard implant if your facial hair follicles aren’t cooperating.
A doctor will first evaluate your skin and hair to see if you’re a good candidate, and then you’ll have to decide if the cost is worth it.
As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that you will be satisfied with the results. Scars from beard transplants are always a possibility.
However, if you can find a qualified provider, it may be worth investigating whether a few hours in a doctor’s office can provide a lifetime beard.
WHAT IS BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
The transplantation of grafts taken from the donor area at the back of the head or lower part of the chin where the beard is dense, to the areas where beard loss is observed due to trauma, cut, or other causes, is known as a beard transplant operation. The operation, which is performed under local anesthesia, lasts about 8 hours and is painless afterward.
The rate of success with a single application is high. Some people may require a second surgery. Beard, an important appearance criterion for men in today’s world, is corrected by barbers by providing various models, but the definitive treatment for the loose beard is beard transplantation.
One of the benefits of beard transplantation is that the shaping of the beard will be done during the planning stage. Beard shape appropriate for the person’s face is chosen together, and the beard is transplanted to the person within this plan and used for life.
BEARD TRANSPLANTATION BENEFITS
- With beard transplantation, the person can have a bushy and natural-looking beard.
- After the procedure, the patient can shave and shape his beard as he pleases.
- Beard transplantation is planned to provide an aesthetic appearance based on the person’s face type.
- The individual is free to choose the style of his beard.
- Sideburns can also be shaped with hair/beard transplantation.
WHO CAN HAVE THE BEARD TRANSPLANT OPERATION?
Beard transplantation is used for men who have never had a beard, have a thin beard, or have lost their beard due to an injury. It can also be used to conceal scars and burns. It is advised to postpone beard transplantation until the age of 22. Following the doctor’s examination, it will be determined whether beard transplantation can be performed on patients suffering from hormonal disorders, heart disease, or diabetes.
IN BEARD TRANSPLANTATION, WHAT METHOD IS USED?
The micro FUE method is used in beard transplantation to remove the hair. Sapphire FUE beard transplantation is done by opening the canals with sapphire blades.
WHERE IS BEARD TRANSPLANTATION AND HAIR REMOVAL DONE?
Depending on the patient’s condition, hair for transplantation is taken from the back of the person’s head or around the neck and jawbones where the beard is dense.
BEARD TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS AND HEALING
There is no visible scar after the beard and mustache transplantation, and the healing process is quick. Temporary symptoms such as redness, swelling, and dryness may occur; however, these symptoms will disappear within a few days.
Unlike hair transplantation, swelling may occur in the first 2-3 days because the transplanted area is the face, which is more sensitive. However, these symptoms are reduced if the patient follows the recommendations after the procedure, such as taking medications and applying ice.
Post-operative pain is uncommon in patients who are followed up on. One of the most dangerous situations is sleeping position. While the face is being treated in surgery, the patient should lie in the proper position so as not to harm the transplanted grafts. The information required for this is shared with patients after the beard transplant procedure at Cayra Clinic.
It may take up to a week for the individual to return to work following the operation. Although there are no medical issues with returning to work in 2-3 days, we recommend that the patient make a business plan to rest for at least one week following the surgery.
Due to his reservations, it will also shield him from prying eyes and questions about his appearance. During this time, the skin will heal, beards will grow and form, and swelling and redness will subside.
The period of 2-3 weeks will satisfy the patient, cause him to receive positive feedback from others, and help him understand that he made the right decision by having the operation.
However, there will be some shedding in the transplanted hair follicles in the area where the beard transplant is performed for a short period of time. During this time, patients may lose up to 50-80 percent of the beard follicles transplanted. However, this transplanted hair will begin to grow again in the third and fourth months. The process is depicted in detail in the chart below.
IS THE BEARD TRANSPLANTED SHED?
Hair loss is not expected in beard transplantation or any other type of hair transplantation under normal circumstances. However, in amateur operations, if roots are taken from outside the safe donor area and are sensitive to testosterone, hair loss may occur in the future. Nonetheless, beard transplantation performed by clinics that do their job correctly and properly will result in a beautiful and optimal outcome.
HOW MANY CRAFT WORKERS WILL I REQUIRE FOR BEARD TRANSPLANTATION?
Although graft calculation for beard transplantation differs from patient to patient, it is influenced by face type, current beard condition, patient desire, and beard style. The area to be transplanted is measured in our clinic prior to the operation.
The required density is calculated based on the thinness and thickness of the person’s hair. The number of grafts taken from the patient’s safe donor area influences the quality of the beard transplant.
How do you know if a beard implant is effective?
Regardless of the procedure used, the transplanted hair follicles should be settled and grow within 3 or 4 months.
If, after 8 or 9 months, you have a full, healthy beard that you can treat as if it had always been there, the beard implant was successful.
FUE and FUT both produce natural-looking beards, but FUT beards are fuller.
This is due to the fact that when a strip of skin is removed, more follicles are usually harvested. Consider FUT if you want a thicker-looking beard.
Beard transplant failure is uncommon and is usually the result of improper donor area harvesting. This is why it is critical and worthwhile to choose an experienced hair restoration surgeon.
Are there any precautions or side effects that should be taken?
The harvested area on your head and the implanted area on your face will require special care following surgery. Both locations must be kept clean.
Instructions for at-home care
Your doctor will give you instructions for at-home care. These could include applying antibiotic ointment to your scalp and face.
- Swimming, exposure to direct sunlight, and smoking in a sauna or hot tub are all activities to avoid for at least the first few days.
- strenuous physical activity, particularly anything that makes you sweat, touching, rubbing, or scratching the harvested or implant areas
- It is possible that you will be advised not to wash your face for a few days or to avoid scrubbing. Your skin will be sensitive and itchy, but try to leave it alone to avoid irritation and infection.
Possible side effects
The following side effects may occur on your face and scalp:
- crustiness or temporary scabs
Scarring in the donor area is common, but it is often hidden by natural hair growth. FUE leaves numerous small, often inconspicuous scars. FUT, on the other hand, leaves a long, distinct scar on the back of the head.
The implant areas on your face should not scar, but there may be some temporary scabs. If the crustiness, redness, swelling, or irritation persists after a few weeks, consult your doctor.
How much does a beard implant cost in Turkey 2022?
In Turkey, the average cost of a beard transplant is around 1,900 Euros. Beard transplants are not inexpensive. Depending on the number of grafts required, they can cost up to 3000 Euros. Partial transplants, which fill in hairless areas on the face, can cost between 1500 and 4,000 Euros, depending on the number of grafts implanted. You should discuss this cost with your doctor during your initial consultation.
Your doctor will need to examine your scalp and face before the procedure to see if you are a good candidate. Depending on the doctor, that consultation visit may also be charged. When scheduling your appointment, be sure to inquire about the cost of the consultation visit.
Beard transplants are not covered by insurance because they are cosmetic procedures. Some doctors accept payments in installments, so be sure to inquire about financing options.
CAYRA CLINIC BEARD TRANSPLANTATION
CAYRA Clinic guarantees patients realistic results. The number of grafts and the outcome of the beard transplantation are not misrepresented to patients. The physicians plan the surgery before the beard transplant operation.
Although this is an aesthetic procedure and what you want is important, it is a good idea to consider your doctor’s recommendations.
One of the most important points in the planning stage is evaluating the patient’s neck, head, face, and forehead area and examining the hair follicles, as well as explaining all possible outcomes that the patient may encounter, no matter what, and having a realistic expectation. Individuals would otherwise feel duped and disappointed. To avoid this, always seek professional help from clinics you believe you can rely on.
Cayra Clinic has performed beard transplantation treatments using the sapphire FUE method on patients from all over the world, with positive results. All stages of the operation are carried out under the supervision of physicians with many years of experience in their field, using cutting-edge technology. People are informed thoroughly and realistically about the entire beard transplantation process.