Beard and mustache transplant is advised to people whose beard or mustache are thin or suffer from lack of density due to various reasons. Today, voluminous and healthy looking beards are as important as healthy hair. Problems can be seen in the social life of men who can not get the image they want in their beards. Beard and mustache transplant is becoming more and more preferred and satisfying results thanks to developing hair transplantation technologies.
Why beard and mustache shed, why beard and mustache is rare?
There may be many reasons for beard and mustache loss. Some of those;
- Hormonal disorders
- Accidents and burns
- Damage to the skin as a result of laser hair removal
- Ringworm can cause beard and mustache loss. The disease, which is known in the medical literature as Alopecia Areata, can be seen not only in the hair but also in the eyebrows, beard, mustache and other parts of the body.
- In the medical literature, trichotillomania, which is referred to as trichotillomania, can cause beard and mustache loss. There is a possibility that the eyebrows will not come out again.
Genes are the main reasons why beards and mustaches are rare. The distribution and frequency of beards and mustaches originate from genes.
Who can have Beard and Mustache Transplant?
Every man and woman who has completed his / her developmental age, has a good general healthcondition, has lost his beard and mustache for various reasons and has enough donor area can have a transplant.
Heart, diabetic and high blood pressure patients in some cases beard and mustache transplantation is not recommended.
Things to consider before beard and mustache transplant
All medicines used must be reported to the clinic where beard and mustache will be transplanted. Clinical check-up, blood test is performed by the clinic. Alcohol should be stopped 1 week before the procedure. If a blood thinner is used, it should be discontinued 2 weeks before the procedure. Shirt-style clothing is mandatory on the day of the procedure. Before the operation, the body should rest with a sleep of at least 8 hours and a good breakfast should be given 2 hours before the operation.
Beard and Mustache Transplant with FUE method
Before the beard and mustache transplantation process is planned, it is determined how much grafts will be extracted and at which angles the beard will be planted.
When beard and mustache transplantation is performed with FUE method, hair roots are taken from the region called donor region. Retrieved hair roots are transferred to the beard and mustache area. Although FUE method is the most widely used hair transplantation method today, it is also the most suitable planting method for beard and mustache transplantation. The hair follicles suitable for your beard and mustache can be easily selected and removed from the donor area.
Before the procedure, an experienced specialist determines how many grafts are to be planted and at what angles. Calculates the beard density according to the volume of the hair and determines the beard area.
When the root extraction process is started, the hair roots are taken individually by the micromotor and compatible with the beard and mustache area. The collected hair follicles are kept in a special solution to prevent and damage.
Local anesthesia is applied, then the extracted grafts are inserted in the channels opened in the numb areas. After inserting all the grafts, the process will be completed. The process takes a total of 3-6 hours.
Things to consider after beard and mustache transplant
The process after beard and mustache transplant directly affects the success of the operation. Beard and mustache transplant is done in the face area is more sensitive than hair transplant. Because the face area is more sensitive than the hair area, the healing process takes longer, but with simple measures and points to take into consideration, the process can be easily circumvented.
After the first week of planting the region should be protected from impacts and sunlight. If the patient has been given medication, the use of medication should be regular and the use of blood thinners should be avoided. The channels opened during beard and mustache transplant create some scabs in the face area. Crusts are cleaned after 1 week with washing procedures and creams.
Heavy sports should be avoided in the first month, and should not be under the sun for a long time. The first 3 months turkish baths are not allowed.
Beards should not be shaved during the elongation process. 6 months shaving with a razor, machine or scissors is allowed.
Follow the instructions given by your clinic to provide a comfortable healing process.