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Beard Transplantation

A beard transplant is a surgical procedure designed to enhance or restore facial hair in areas where there is limited or no beard growth. This procedure is typically sought by individuals who have patchy or thin beards due to genetics, scarring, or other reasons.

Here’s an overview of how a beard transplant is typically performed:

  1. Evaluation: Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with a qualified surgeon to discuss their goals and assess their suitability for a beard transplant. The surgeon will evaluate factors such as the quality of existing facial hair, skin condition, and desired beard style.

  2. Donor Hair Harvesting: Similar to eyebrow or scalp hair transplantation, donor hair follicles are harvested from a donor area, which is usually the back of the scalp where hair is denser and less prone to thinning. The donor follicles can be extracted using techniques like FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or strip harvesting.

  3. Recipient Site Preparation: Once the donor hair follicles are harvested, the surgeon will make tiny incisions in the beard area where the hair will be transplanted. These incisions are strategically placed to mimic the natural growth pattern and density of beard hair.

  4. Hair Transplantation: The harvested hair follicles are then carefully implanted into the recipient sites in the beard area. The surgeon will pay close attention to the direction, angle, and density of the transplanted hair to achieve a natural-looking result that complements the patient’s facial features.

  5. Healing and Growth: After the procedure, the transplanted hair follicles will go through a healing process, and the implanted hair will shed within a few weeks. However, new hair growth typically begins within a few months, and patients can expect to see noticeable improvement in the appearance of their beard over time.

Beard transplantation can be an effective solution for individuals looking to achieve a fuller, thicker, and more aesthetically pleasing beard. However, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in this procedure to ensure the best possible outcome. Seeking treatment from a reputable institution with a track record of successful beard transplant surgeries, such as the Istanbul Aesthetic Center (IAC), can provide added assurance and peace of mind.