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Grow a Masculine Beard with a Beard Transplant

When hair loss affects the scalp, topical medication can be used to support hair growth. Unfortunately for the beard area, these same topical medications do not work. The most effective way to increase facial hair or improve patchy beard spots is through a beard transplant.

Facial hair is often associated with strength, maturity, and masculinity. A lack of facial hair or the inability to grow a thick, manly beard can be embarrassing for some men.

Their hair might grow very slowly, become wispy rather than full, and have a sparse, patchy appearance instead of growing in a full, uniform way.

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Men dealing with this should know that hair transplants aren’t only for the scalp. They can also boost facial hair growth via a beard transplant.

Coupled with the recent trend of sporting a full beard, stylish mustache, or goatee, it’s easy to see why beard transplant treatments have increased in popularity over the past several years. 

With this in mind, Dr. Amir Yazdan offers beard transplant treatments for men who want to grow a more robust beard.  A beard transplant is a type of hair transplant performed to increase facial hair in the beard area. A similar procedure can be performed to increase sideburn and cheek hair if desired. In some cases, a beard transplant is used to conceal scars caused by acne, injury, burn, or surgery, or to hide discoloration.

What Affects Facial Hair Growth in Men?  

Most men begin to develop facial hair during late adolescence, typically somewhere around 16 years of age. They typically begin to notice a little fuzz above the upper lip and on the chin during puberty, due to the effects of increasing testosterone levels, but it can take a lot longer for their beard to reach its full potential. 

During the years of growth, it is normal for a beard to appear patchy as it grows in. By the time a man has a pretty good idea of what his beard looks like—for better or for worse—the pattern of how his hair grows is mostly set.  

By their early to mid-20s, their full, adult beard has grown in, though the coverage may continue to thicken and increase during their 30s. In other words: If you haven’t been able to achieve a thick beard by your late 20s, it might just be taking a longer time to grow in, so it’s important to visit with us to discuss a beard transplant and allow him to assess your face.

Also, keep in mind that the areas where facial hair grows and how dark or light that facial hair is vary depending on the individual.  

Some men always have difficulty growing thick facial hair. Despite the common misconception, testosterone levels aren’t the only factor that affects how the hair grows in. Genetics are primarily responsible for dictating facial hair growth. 

Some men enjoy thick, full facial hair, while other men seem to grow very little at all, or experience pronounced patchiness in their beard growth patterns. In some cases, men experience facial hair loss, which can be caused by genetics, surgery, injury, or intentional laser removal of hair.

A beard transplant will enhance facial hair symmetry. The objectives of a beard transplant will vary based upon the individual, but will typically involve thickening the beard area or filling in bald areas with hair taken from a donor area. 

As with other hair transplant procedures, a beard transplant is performed in two parts, all on the same day. The first phase of this surgical solution involves harvesting the hair follicles from the back or side of the head. During the second phase, the harvested hair grafts are transplanted in the beard area.  

Who is a Good Candidate for a Beard Transplant?  

Your skin and facial hairline will be assessed to determine whether a beard transplant is the right option for you. Most men with spotty or thinning patches in their beard area are suitable candidates for a beard transplant. 

The hairs on your scalp are commonly used for this surgery because they are very similar to your facial hair in texture and thickness. Patients will therefore need to have enough healthy hair follicles in the donor area at the back or top of the head to use for the beard transplant.

Beard transplant patients won’t need to worry about their hair being overly thin, as very few hairs are extracted and the reduction in the area is barely noticeable.

If they already have male pattern baldness, the harvesting may cause them to have slightly less hair to cover their head when their loss reaches its more advanced stages.

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Everything You Need to Know About Beard Transplants

Growing a full beard is one of the most appealing and game-changing adjustments you can make to your look, but not everyone has the opportunity. In fact, it’s been reported that almost half of all men deal with uneven & patchy facial hair. A painless beard transplant can be the perfect fix. For a long time, people thought this was an unchangeable constant, and people with problematic beards & mustaches assumed there was no way to fix things. However, modern hair restoration technology has given people a new, clear path to full & even facial hair.

You might already be familiar with the many ways a hair transplant can change someone’s life, but those benefits aren’t only reserved for those with scalp-related issues. Utilizing the same methods that would be used for a standard FUE or FUT procedure, a qualified hair restoration surgeon like Dr. Yazdan can give your beard the consistent & natural look you’ve always wanted.

A beard transplant patient before the start of the procedure.

During the procedure, similar to the typical transplant, the surgeon will obtain the necessary hairs from your donor area (usually the posterior scalp) & create punches in the beard area to accept them. As with any professional procedure like this, a very small punch is used in this process. Dr. Yazdan, for example, uses one with a 0.7mm diameter, which allows for a dense & even grouping of hairs. Once this is done, the surgeon will then carefully place the follicles into their new homes, and voila! The procedure is completely painless when done correctly, and the transplant area will start looking better within an hour of completion.

The patient from the previous image, one hour after procedure completion.

We mentioned earlier that a consistent & natural look comes under the guidance of a qualified surgeon, and you shouldn’t take those words lightly. We understand that hair restoration is pricey, and cheaper options can certainly be tempting. However, If you allow someone without the proper qualifications & experience to perform the transplant, you’re bound to get left with unnatural results at best, and you can expect an infection or inflammation if you’re not so lucky. Instead of saving money on the first procedure & getting it fixed later, make sure you get it done by someone certified to complete the task.

That’s why Dr. Yazdan performs every beard transplant procedure at Modena Hair Institute’s Newport, Las Vegas & Beverly Hills locations. He’s a licensed physician with years of experience performing FUE & FUT transplants, along with a wide range of other procedures, and he’s even been featured on shows like Dr. Phill & The Doctors to discuss his work.
You can learn more about him & Modena by visiting our website, and you can book your consultation & appointment by contacting us today.