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Are Beard Hair Transplants Possible?

Are Beard Hair Transplants Possible?

Beards aren’t just for hipsters and baseball pitchers anymore. Even before pandemic quarantines made millions of men ditch their razors, guys were growing out their beards in increasing numbers. But not every man who wants a beard can grow one. Just as with hair growth on the scalp, your ability can grow hair on your face can be hobbled by your genes. Sometimes, peach fuzz is all you’re going to get.

Fortunately, the same techniques and technology that have allowed men to restore full, natural heads of hair can help them grow beards as well.

How Beard Transplants Work

In a beard transplant, surgeons use a procedure very similar to the primary technique they use to restore hair on the scalp – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).  Pioneered by the Miami Hair Institute’s own Dr. Paul Rose, FUE is a minimally invasive method of removing and transplanting individual hair follicles for natural-looking results.

In a beard transplant using FUE, the surgeon will use a circular needle called a “punch to extract donor hair from the back and sides of your scalp. One of the many benefits of FUE is that it involves removing follicular units from the donor area in a scattered pattern. This eliminates the visible linear scar often associated with traditional donor strip harvesting.

A significant number of grafts need to be extracted from the donor area to achieve the appearance of a full beard – roughly between 2,500-3,000 individual hair grafts. If you only want to fill in some patchy spots, you won’t need as many grafts as you would for an entire beard.

How Are Donor Hairs Transplanted in a Beard Transplant?

Once your surgeon extracts the hair from your donor area, they will make small incisions throughout your beard area. The quality and precision of these incisions will determine the density, direction, and angle of your beard growth.

How Long Will A Beard Transplant Last?

Once your surgeon transplants your follicles, a procedure that should take less than a day, you will walk out of your surgeon’s office with a beard. But prepare yourself for the probability that the transplanted hairs will likely fall out within two to three weeks after your transplant surgery. This is no cause for a panicked call to your surgeon. Losing these hairs is perfectly normal and expected. Those hairs will grow back permanently within a couple of months and you will have the full beard you’ve been looking for.

Once the permanent whiskers grow in, you can treat them as if they were your own naturally grown ones – because they are. You can shave, clean, and trim your beard as if you’ve had it for years.

Are You a Good Candidate For a Beard Transplant?

As with any hair transplant surgery, beard transplants require a sufficient supply of donor hairs. If you are considering a beard transplant, you should consult with an experienced hair transplant surgeon to determine whether you have enough transplant-ready hairs and are a good candidate for the procedure.

Call the Miami Hair Institute For a Beard Transplant Consultation

To learn more about beard transplants at the Miami Hair Institute or to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Everything You Need to Know About Beard Transplants

Beards – they’re not just for hipsters and members of ZZ Top anymore. An increasing number of men are sporting facial hair. But not every guy who wants to grow a beard can do so. As with hair growth on the scalp, genetics can put a roadblock between you and your ability to grow hair on your face. 

Fortunately, the same technology and techniques that have restored full, natural, and healthy looking hair to hundreds of thousands of men can help guys grow beards as well. Like hair transplants, beard transplants facilitate the growth of facial hair in men who can’t grow a full beard on their own. 

Where Does the Hair Used in a Beard Transplants Come From?

Beard transplants involve a procedure very similar to the primary technique we use to restore hair on the scalp – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).  Perhaps the world’s most widely used hair transplant method and one pioneered by our very own Dr. Paul Rose, FUE is a minimally invasive way to remove and transplant individual hair follicles for natural-looking results.

Using FUE, your hair transplant surgeon will extract donor hair from the back and sides of your scalp with a circular needle called a “punch.” The “extraction” part of FUE involves removing follicular units from the donor area in a scattered pattern to eliminate the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting. 

To achieve the appearance of a full beard, a significant number of hair grafts need to be extracted from the donor area – roughly between 2,500-3,000 individual grafts. If you are only looking to fill in some patchy spots or grow a goatee, you won’t need as many grafts as you would for an entire beard.  

How Are Donor Hairs Transplanted in a Beard Transplant?

Once your surgeon extracts the donor hair, he will make small incisions throughout your beard area. These incisions will determine the density, direction, and angle of your beard growth. The precision and quality of the incisions play a significant role in the quality and appearance of your beard, so your surgeon’s skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance.

How Long Does a Beard Transplant Take and How Long Will It Last?

Once your surgeon transplants your hair follicles, a procedure which should take less than a day, you will leave your surgeon’s office with a beard. But prepare yourself for the likelihood that the transplanted hairs will likely fall out within two to three weeks after your transplant surgery. This is no cause for alarm or a panicked call to your surgeon. The loss of these hairs is perfectly normal and expected. Within a couple of months, however, those hairs will grow back permanently and you will have the full beard you wanted.

Once grown in, you can treat those permanent whiskers as if they were your own naturally grown ones, because they were. You can shave, trim, and clean your beard as if it had been there for years.

Are You a Good Beard Transplant Candidate?

As with any hair transplant surgery, beard transplants require a sufficient number of donor hairs, so patients who are thinking about a beard transplant need to consult with their surgeon to determine whether they have enough transplant-ready hairs and are a good candidate for the procedure. 

Call the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami For a Beard Transplant Consultation

To learn more about beard transplants at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami or to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

How Beard Transplants Work

You can’t always get what you want. For some men who want to grow a beard, genetics keeps them from getting one. Similar issues which stop hair from growing on the scalp can prevent the growth of whiskers on the face. But as beards have literally grown in popularity over the past few years, so too has a procedure which allows men who desire a beard to have a full, robust one.

Beard transplants facilitate the growth of facial hair in men who can’t grow a full beard on their own. The technique used for doing so is similar to hair transplants on the scalp and uses the same donor area as is used in hair transplant surgery.Beard Transplants

Here’s how it works. Donor’s hair is extracted from the back and sides of the scalp using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUE, perhaps the world’s most popular hair transplant method and one pioneered by our very own Dr. Paul Rose, is a minimally invasive way to remove and transplant individual hair follicles for natural-looking results. FUE involves harvesting using a circular needle called a “punch.” The “extraction” part of FUE involves removing follicular units from the donor area with a 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool in a scattered pattern to eliminate the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting.

A full beard will require a significant number of hair grafts from the donor area – somewhere between 2,500-3,000 individual grafts. Fewer grafts are needed for goatees or to fill in limited, patchy areas.  

Once the donor’s hair is extracted, your hair transplant surgeon will make small incisions throughout the beard area. These incisions will determine the density, direction, and angle of your beard growth. As the quality and appearance of your beard will depend largely on the quality of these incisions, the skill of your surgeon in making them is of the utmost importance.

Once the follicles are transplanted, a procedure which should take less than a day, you will leave your surgeon’s office with a beard. But don’t get too fond of those whiskers just yet. The transplanted hairs will likely fall out within two to three weeks after your transplant surgery. This is perfectly normal and expected. But soon after that, within a couple of months, those hairs will grow back permanently.

Those permanent whiskers, once grown in, can be treated as if they were grown naturally because they were. You can shave, trim, and clean your beard as if it had been there for years.

As with any hair transplant surgery, beard transplants require a sufficient number of donor’s hairs, so patients who are considering a beard transplant need to consult with their surgeon to determine whether they are a good candidate. But for those men who do have sufficient donor areas, a beard transplant is a great way to put their best face forward.

Unmatched Experience and Unparalleled Results in Hair Restoration

At The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are experts in the art and science of hair restoration, internationally acclaimed and bringing more than 40 years combined experience to their patients.  To learn more about beard transplants or to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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