At Follicle HT we also specialize in beard and facial hair restoration for men with genetically sparse facial hair or who lack facial hair following injuries, burns or previous surgery. Facial hair transplantation can also be offered to individuals who are transitioning from female to male, just as we offer hairline restoration to our male to female transitioning patients. Facial hair transplantation and gender affirming hair restoration are among the most popular procedures that we provide.
Follicular unit grafts for facial hair transplantation are generally obtained from the back and sides of the scalp using either follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit strip surgery (FUT). Our surgeons will provide you with an individualized assessment and highlight the available options to address your facial hair situation including stubble, the goatee area, sideburns, mustache and beard.
Facial hair transplantation can be offered to men with facial hair loss as well as to individuals who are transitioning from female to male, just as we offer hairline restoration to our male to female transitioning patients.
Like all follicular unit transplantation, facial hair restoration is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that typically takes from 5 to 8 hours to perform under local freezing in our fully accredited private clinic. Follicular units for transplantation are generally obtained from the back and sides of the scalp using either follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit strip surgery (FUT). Sometimes, we can take hairs from the upper neck below the jawline to transplant higher up into the beard, moustache or sideburns. Most patients report minimal discomfort and a short period of recovery and healing following beard transplantation. The transplanted beard will grow and continue to thicken and grow naturally and permanently and can be groomed and “manscaped” normally.
We encourage you to take the next step and schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our surgeons so that we can discuss the hair restoration treatment plan that is right for you.
Facial hair transplantation normally results in some initial swelling and scabbing that resolves within approximately one week. Hair follicles transplanted to the beard and face will generally start grow in at about the 3-month mark after the procedure. There can sometimes be some small pimples and ingrown hairs as the follicles begin to grow. The transplanted facial hair will continue to thicken over time, with the full effect seen at the 8-12 month mark.
Facial hair transplantation can be performed on men that have naturally sparse or patchy facial hair or who lack facial hair following injuries, burns or previous surgery. Facial hair transplantation can also be offered to individuals who are transitioning from female to male and wish to create a moustache, beard or sideburns.
The number of hair follicles used in a beard and facial hair transplant depends on a number of factors, most importantly the area that needs to be covered, and the characteristics of the scalp donor hair. A larger session to address the “goatee” area, up to the sideburns might be in the range of 2000-2200 follicular units, which would be about 5000-5500 individual hairs. Smaller areas would require fewer grafts. Some patients will return for a second session down the road in order to add thickness, cover more area, or fine tune their results.
Facial hair transplantation is performed under local freezing. There is generally some swelling, redness and crusting that resolves within about one week. Pain is generally minimal. Most people would choose to take approximately one week off of in-person work. Strenuous exercise and swimming should be avoided for about 2 weeks.
Many patients that undergo beard and facial hair transplants also undergo other facial cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. In general, these procedures in a separate session from hair transplantation.
Ultimately, the choice of where to have your hair transplant procedure is a personal one. At Follicle HT, our objective is total patient satisfaction. We accomplish this by providing state of the art follicular unit hair transplant surgery in a comfortable, fully accredited surgical facility where we adhere to the highest standards of comfort and safety.
Dr. Korman and Dr. Solomon's ultimate goal is to achieve outstanding results for their patients. They will help you decide which specific techniques will yield the most appropriate balance of coverage, density and complete naturalness from your hair transplant. Our doctors will be personally involved in every step of your journey from initial consultation to the procedure itself.
Your hair transplant journey begins with your decision to make a positive change.
At Follicle HT, our philosophy is that modern hair transplantation is a freedom granting procedure. We strive to help all our patients look and feel their very best by having the full range of options available.
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