Beard transplantation

Definition, procedure, postoperative stage, results, price, duration, growth factors.

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A beard transplant is a procedure that’s becoming more and more popular among men. Nowadays, facial hair no longer merely protects against natural external aggressions; it’s part of our identity and image.

What is a beard transplant?

Beard transplantation is a procedure that consists of taking hair from the back of the scalp and transplanting it to the beard area.
A beard transplant may be suitable for those experiencing a lack of facial hair growth caused by genetics or scarring. It’s also for those who simply want to have more density in certain areas of their beard.

How does beard transplantation work?

The process is as follows:

The doctor and specialist analyses the donor area and determines where the hair follicles to be transplanted should be taken from. First of all, the donor area is shaved to facilitate the extraction of the follicular units. Then, local anaesthesia is administered – this means the procedure is totally painless. The follicular units are extracted one by one.

After this, they are also implanted one by one in the desired area. An incision of no more than 1 mm is carefully made using a micro clamp or a special implanter in the recipient area, always considering the direction of the beard and moustache hair. This is essential for the result to be totally natural.

It’s necessary to remember that the hair on the face is thicker than on the scalp, and the follicles usually have one or two hairs, rarely more.

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What is the procedure for a beard transplant like?

Hair transplants are becoming more and more known as the definitive solution for alopecia. However, beard transplantation is less well known, though it makes it possible to have a beard in areas where we’ve never had it before and correct imperfections.

With a simple hair surgery, using the same technique as hair transplants, we can get a thick beard with very natural results. At Insparya, as with hair transplants, the procedure we use is the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction).

Depending on the specific recipient area (this may be the beard, moustache, cheeks, sideburns, or any combination of these), a certain number of follicular units is required. This amount depends on the patient’s face and morphology, though the procedure is usually performed in a single session.

At Insparya Group, our clinics specialise in beard transplantation, where we address deficiencies and imperfections. You can find us in Madrid, Valencia, Marbella, Braga, Porto, Lisbon, and Villamoura.

How long does a beard transplant last?

A beard transplant provides a full beard for a lifetime. It’s important to remember that the patient’s follicular units are moved from one area of their own scalp to another. Therefore, it’s not possible for them to be rejected once they are implanted and have adapted to the recipient area.

When will I start seeing results?

After the beard transplant procedure, a good result depends on the quality of postoperative care. Patients should always perform a set of tasks after their operation, in addition to attending follow-up appointments at the clinic.

On average, about three/four months after the beard transplant, the grafted follicles begin to grow.

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What is the postoperative period of a beard transplant like?  

In a beard transplant, recovery is fast. That means you can lead a normal life following the procedure. The steps that should be taken during the first few days are simpler than those for a hair transplant, and they only last 10 days after the procedure.

During the first few days, you have to apply healing cream and avoid direct sunlight on the recipient area. It is also important to avoid rubbing the beard area, especially with clothes or hands not to damage the implanted follicles.

Beard hairs should not be trimmed until the doctor says so because doing so could damage the transplanted units.

Also, as with hair transplantation, it is important not to scratch the area or tear off any scabs that appear during those first few days. After a beard transplant, the scabs fall off by themselves after a week.

It’s also important to know that before the first shave, the area and follicular units must have fully adapted. That’s why it is important not to shave until indicated by the specialist.

What happens after the beard transplant?

After a beard transplant, healing begins, and after a few days, the care needed after the procedure ends.

When can we see the results of a beard transplant?  

At six months, the beard’s density is visually evident, and at twelve months, the results are considered final.

What are the results of a beard transplant like?  

The results of a beard transplant are natural, with a much fuller beard that behaves like any natural beard.

Price of a beard transplant  

Normally, the price of a beard transplant is lower than the price of a hair transplant. This is because it’s almost always the case that fewer follicular units are needed to cover the recipient area than in a hair transplant. The price of a beard transplant varies depending on the patient and the number of follicular units needed to meet their expectations.

If you want a quote for your beard transplant, contact Insparya. We’ll offer you free advice and answer your questions about the procedure and the results.

How long does it take to grow a beard?

As we’ve said before, the beard begins to grow about three/four months after the transplant. This is when you will start to see results.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • How long does the beard transplant procedure take?
      Beard follicular units have only 1 or 2 hairs and their extraction for the transplant requires more time compared to the scalp transplant. Due to the direction of hair and local features, implantation is also slower.
    • What is the postoperative stage like?
      In general, it is simple and similar to the scalp process. During the procedure, we administer local anesthesia, mainly composed of sodium chloride, which causes swelling. In general, this swelling is reduced until it disappears completely between 5 and 10 days after the procedure. Recovery depends on how strictly the patient follows the recommendations of the medical team, which are adapted to each clinical condition and also to the eating and drinking habits of each individual.
    • How long after the transplant can hair that was not transplanted be removed?
      The clinical team recommends that hair that has not been transplanted can be removed at any time.
    • When the hair has already grown, what is the necessary care?
      At the beginning, hair will be disorganized. Applying some wax can help it grow in the desired direction. With successive renewal cycles, more hair with the characteristics of a beard will grow.
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