How is beard transplantation done?
Beard transplantation is done with the FUE technique. The FUE technique is used to ensure that the patient does not have a linear scar in the donor area. The process takes 4-5 hours and according to the patient’s areas of interest, 800-1500 grafts are transferred from the back of the head to the beard area. Only 1s or 2s FU is used in beard transplantation. And in order to achieve a more natural looking result, the colored roots are distributed together with the gray hair follicles and transplanted into the transplantation area.
As the beard heals, scabs form around the area where the grafts are placed. It may take about 1-2 weeks for the scabs to shed. The area remains slightly red for a while and the redness disappears gradually within 1-2 months. The transplanted beard starts to grow 2-3 months after surgery. Full results will be seen after 1 year. The transplanted beard is permanent for a lifetime.
Why is beard transplant surgery performed?
Beard reconstruction is a treatment method performed for aesthetic reasons. Beard reconstruction can be performed for patients who want to improve the density and shape of facial hair and have a more pronounced beard, mustache or sideburns.
Who are good candidates for beard transplantation?
- Patients with patchy beards
- Sparse beard appearance
- Patients who want to fill or shape their beard
How many grafts are required for a full beard look?
In general, approximately 2000-2500 grafts are sufficient to cover a natural density full beard.
Is beard reconstruction a painful procedure?
No, the procedure is painless since it is performed under local anesthesia.
What are some of the precautions you should take to protect newly transplanted grafts?
You should be very careful about your facial movements while eating and talking for the first 3 days. When speaking, you should limit your expressions. You should prefer to eat soft foods that do not require too much chewing. Sleep facing upwards to avoid brushing the transplanted grafts.
How do you wash your face after surgery?
In the first week, you need to lightly tap on the transplanted hair with shampoo and water and then rinse carefully. Do not use very hot water. Do not apply too much pressure or rub on the newly planted area.
When can you start shaving after surgery?
Shaving is ideal 2-3 weeks after the beard transplant. Before you consider shaving, you should make sure your skin is healed and all scabs have been removed. From then on, you can continue to shave as usual. The transplanted beard grows normally, so you can shave and trim as you wish.
What are the risks and side effects of beard transplantation?
All effects of beard cultivation are temporary; they usually appear in the first few days after surgery until the skin has healed completely. Some have swelling, crusting, redness, itching, and mild pain / discomfort a few days after surgery.
Ankara beard transplant
There are many doctors who do beard transplant in Ankara, but the degree of quality and results depend on the skills of the doctor. Ekrem Civas and his team perfected the art of shaping and designing natural looking beards, mustaches and sideburns. The density, direction and careful selection of the grafts, and the suitability of the shape and design suites faced by the patients. These are some of the most important issues that Ekrem Civas and his team take into account while performing beard transplantation.