The Bradley Cooper Effect: Beard Transplants in 2018

A nationwide survey in 2017 asked women how much facial hair, if any, looked best on a man. The majority of women answered that heavy stubble was the most attractive and light-stubble or clean-shaven was comparatively less attractive.
Of course sex appeal is not the only motive behind growing out a nice, clean and full beard – a man’s beard gives off many masculine and positive vibes. Confidence. Wisdom. Virility. Courage. Strength. The bottom line is that nothing quite says ‘I’m a man’ like a beard.
Yet up to 45 percent of men report being unable to grow out a full and even beard. If you’re having trouble growing a beard, or if your beard is not as full and as lush as you’d like, it can be frustrating. Patchy or uneven beards are an extremely common problem because the cheek areas have considerably weaker blood flow than the area of the upper lip and chin, causing less nutrients and beard-growth hormones to stimulate the region over time.
While some men try hair growth serums, minoxidil or other creams to counteract facial hair loss, more and more men are turning to the easier, more robust and more permanent option of facial hair transplants.
A facial hair transplant is a minor and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that takes hair from the back of the head and transplants it into the bald or patchy areas of the beard.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, head surgeon at Modena Hair Institute in Newport Beach, California, said he has seen a 20 per cent increase in the number of procedures over the last three years as beards have become more fashionable.
A facial hair transplant is a great option for men who seek a thicker and fuller beard because a client can fill in as much or as little as is needed. Moreover, the transplanted hair can be trimmed, shaved, and groomed just as you would other facial hair. The procedure is safe, fast and extremely effective – just make sure to partner with a proper hair restoration surgeon. More on that below.
A Note of Caution
While facial hair transplants can be an extremely effective and positive experience, partnering with a well-qualified and tenured hair restoration surgeon is very important. The difference between an expertly trained and experienced hair restoration surgeon and one with little expertise and experience will mean the difference between success and failure. Top doctors know well the horror stories of patients who are sold a cheap and sweet-sounding procedure, only to have their facial hair fall off or turn inflamed later.
An experienced surgeon will be tactful in his or her artistry when positioning and directing the transplanted hairs to fit your natural hair growth pattern. When doing research to find the right surgeon, make sure to ask these key questions:

  • Do you specialize in hair transplant surgery?
  • How many years of specialized experience do you have performing FUE and FUT surgeries?
  • How much actual work is done by you during the hair transplanting process?
  • Are you certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons?

As you continue on your hair restoration journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
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Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.