Beard Transplant
Beard Transplant

Beards, which contribute to making the facial contours of men look more aesthetic, are expected to provide full development between adolescence and twenty-five years under normal conditions. In healthy and genetically susceptible individuals, the full development of beards is completed in the early twenties. The factors that determine how much, how and at what degree of beard will come out are quite a lot. Nutritional habits of the person, metabolic status, genetic heritage, the machine used while shaving are among the main factors.

Just like hair, root condition is very important in beards. In individuals with sparse, thin hair and straight hair, unlike their hair, beards can come out in a very different structure. The main reason for this is not only the genetics, but also the features of the region where the hair root develops.

There are diseases and problems in the entire body, especially in the facial area, that target hair. Depending on these problems, changes can be seen in the amount, density, angle and symmetry of the beard. Injury, burns, blows, and the presence of a beard-breaking disease are the main factors leading to problems with the beard.

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Treatment Summary

Duration of the Operation

5 - 8 Hours

Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

Hospital Stay

None

Full Recovery

1 - 7 Days

Return to Work

Immediate

Warranty

Life Time Warranty

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel

VIP Transfer

Yes

Treatment Results

About Beard Transplantation

Aesthetic concerns of women and men are very different. Women try to make their entire body aesthetic on the one hand and face areas on the other. To do this, they undergo very complicated operations. In men, the situation is different. It is possible to eliminate many problems by making the facial area aesthetic. In addition to the forehead width, eye structure, lip structure and nose structure, the shape and density of the beards also affect facial aesthetics in men.

It is possible to say that men with intense beard look more handsome within the aesthetics of today. With beard growth becoming fashionable, those with beard that is not thick, or worse, never came out. Depending on some factors, those who experience regional beard losses are under psychological pressure. When it comes to aesthetics, the limits of plastic surgery are quite wide. For any reason, elimination of these beard problems is possible with beard transplantation applications.
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What is Beard Transplantation and Who Can Undergo It?

The operation of transplanting the hair follicles taken from other parts of the body is called beard transplantation in cases where the beard does not grow or the density is low. In the last decade, there has been a great increase in the frequency of application of beard transplantation operations. With the increasing frequency of application, much more research and development activities started on beard transplantation.

Beards are considered the sine qua non of male aesthetics. As a result of long beard fashion, every man cares about the density of their beards today. Even those who shave their beards daily can apply for beard transplantation operations.

People who need beard transplantation operations

  1. Those who do not have beard due to genetic or environmental factors.
  2. Those who do not have a beard in a small area, even though they have a beard on their face.
  3. Those who are not satisfied with the density despite having beards on their entire face.
  4. Those who want to change the density of the beard in one area of their face.
  5. Those who experience permanent beard loss due to wounds or burns.
Beard Transplant

In short, everyone who is not satisfied with their beard has provided the first condition for beard transplantation operations. More detailed conditions are sought after the related condition is met. The beard transplant must have sufficiently similar hair follicles in the donor area. In addition, the patient should not have infectious diseases or suffer from metabolic diseases.

In beard transplantation operations, hair follicles taken from another part or parts of the body with appropriate technique are transplanted in the most natural looking face area. It is a very technical process and it is very difficult to apply. Although it is performed in many places today, it is necessary to choose a specialist place in this field in order to obtain successful results.

How Beard Transplantation Works?

The methods used in the beard transplantation technique are the same as the techniques used in mustache transplantation and hair transplantation. With the increasing demand for application, modern techniques used in hair transplantation method are also adapted to beard transplantation. Nowadays beard transplantation is done under two techniques, but the old FUT technique is not preferred much. The main reason for this is that there are many disadvantages compared to the success it provides. FUE technique is used as the modern technique. In this way, serious successes are achieved.

Regardless of the method, beard transplantation operations are carried out in certain stages:

  1. The region of the patient, who will have the beard transplantation, and the region to be taken and the hair roots will be analyzed in detail. The amount of hair root to be transplanted is determined.
  2. The region where the hair roots will be taken is anesthetized, and the hair roots are taken in different ways according to the method.
  3. The region where the hair roots will be transplanted is anesthetized, and the hair roots are transplanted in different ways according to the method.

Regardless of the method, operations are performed under local anesthesia. In some patients, deep sleep is preferred. During the procedure, hair follicle transfer cannot be made from a foreigner. Hair follicles present in the patient’s body are used. In general, although hair follicles, ie grafts are taken from the nape region, if the density in this region is low, it can also be taken from other parts of the body.

How much to take from the neck while removing the hair follicle is also related to whether the patient is planning hair transplantation after the operation. If the patient plans to have a hair transplant operation after the beard transplant operation, as little hair follicles as possible are taken from the nape area.

FUE Technique

The method was first applied in hair transplantation operations. It was developed twenty years ago to eliminate all the disadvantages brought by the FUT technique. This technique is used in all of the beard transplantation operations since it gives the closest view to nature. Although it is used intensely, it cannot be applied by everyone since it requires a lot of finesse. It is successfully performed by plastic surgeons who have been trained in this field and know their hair roots and male facial types. The method is implemented as follows:

  1. This method is preferred if the beard density in the face of the patient is too low. The biggest advantage is that much more hair follicles can be transplanted per square centimeter.
  2. Within the second method, the analysis of the donor region is performed first. In general, the donor is the nape area.
  3. During the operation, the donor area is first numbed with local anesthesia.
  4. With the help of a special device, the hair roots in the donor area are collected one by one. The device performs hair root collection with a high resolution camera. It also works with special needles, not with a surgical incision. In other words, no surgical incision is made within the FUE technique.
  5. Hair follicles collected in the chamber of the device are made suitable in a special device.
  6. After the procedures in the donor area are completed, the area is closed with special bandages. Minor bleeding occurring is thus prevented completely.
  7. While preparing the collected hair follicles, channels are opened to the recipient area of the patient.
  8. Unlike other methods, hair follicles are not placed in incisions, but in channels that are specially opened for each hair follicle.
  9. Grooving device is like needle. It opens the channel according to the depth and angle at which the hair root will be placed.
  10. Hair follicles are placed in the ducts with the help of special needles.
  11. It is possible to place between 200 and 700 hair follicles depending on the situation.
  12. The order of operation is determined according to the number of hair follicles to be placed. Since it is a much more detailed method, it takes longer than FUT technique.
  13. The average time in beard transplantation operations is three hours. In some patients, this period can be up to five hours.

Since there is no incision, there is no scar anywhere on the body. In addition, each hair follicle has a natural appearance as it is placed in a specially opened channel. Another factor that is effective in ensuring naturalness is that the angles are calculated correctly.

FUT Technique

It is essentially the technology of the nineties. Although there are several techniques based on the FUT method after increasing frequency of application, this technique is almost completely abandoned today. Like the FUE technique, the FUT technique has emerged as a hair transplant method. As beard transplantation lost its popularity in the widespread period, it was preferred very little in beard transplantation.

The main difference from the FUE technique is the way hair follicles are collected. Hair follicles collected one by one in FUE technique are collected as a whole in FUT technique. The hair follicles are collected from the skin in the form of a strip made from the donor area after the skin is removed from the head.

  1. After the FUT technique is confirmed to be suitable for the patient who will have beard transplantation, the operation of the operation is started.
  2. After analyzing the donor area of the patient, how much area can be taken from the required amount is calculated.
  3. The donor area of the patient is numbed with local anesthesia.
  4. Afterwards, a piece of the nape skin is cut into a strip to remove enough hair follicles. Generally, it is possible to mention a strip of ten and a half centimeters.
  5. After the strip is removed, it is given to the technicians to sort and prepare the hair follicles.
  6. While the technicians prepare the hair, the surgeon closes the cut area appropriately. One of the biggest disadvantages of the FUT method is the possibility of scarring in the donor area.
  7. After the neck area is closed and the hair follicles are prepared, the area to be transplanted is numbed with local anesthesia.
  8. The canal is opened to be equal to the number of hair follicles. The opened channels are opened using special needles.
  9. Hair follicles are placed in the opened channels and the operation is completed.

In FUT technique, angles cannot be adjusted precisely because of the difficulties during the channel opening process. For this reason, if it is not applied by a specialist surgeon, there are problems with naturalness.

Although aesthetic sutures are laid in the area where hair follicles are taken during the operation, the probability of leaving a scar is very high. It is possible to talk about a hairless trail in the form of a ribbon between the two ears in the area located on the nape. Hair on the top and bottom covers this area, preventing bad appearance, but the patient may feel psychologically uncomfortable.

While almost all of the patients who want to have beard transplantation are suitable for the FUE method, there may be problems regarding the compliance with the FUT method. In particular, problems may arise regarding the adequacy of the donor region. There is a direct proportion between the number of hair follicles to be removed and the strip size. Since the strip is very large in patients with a thin neck, the aesthetic appearance can disappear completely.

Before Beard Transplantation

Beard transplantation operations are not started directly. The factors underlying the beard problem of the patient are sought before. Most of the time, permanent but non-permanent hair fall occur due to stress or metabolic diseases. In such cases, even if the beard is transplanted, it does not remain and the patient becomes even more unhappy.

With this analysis made before beard transplantation, if stress lies under the shedding of the beard, the patient is directed to the psychologist. If there are metabolic diseases, they are directed to the relevant clinics. If the patient’s beard has been permanently shed (or not at all) due to genetic factors or other factors, the patient is considered to have provided the precondition for beard transplantation.

With the analysis made before the operation, the amount and angles of the beards to be transplanted are also determined. To ensure this, the patient needs to grow his beard before the operation to about two centimeters. Accordingly, it is sufficient to determine the amount and angles to be transplanted. The use of certain medications (making the blood fluid, disturbing the hormone balance, etc.) after the operation is decided is subject to doctor’s approval.

Checking the Eligibility of the Patient

Beard transplantation is a fairly simple application. Often, there is no need for a surgical incision to be made thanks to the FUE technique. For this reason, patients are considered suitable for the operation unless there are extreme situations. Complete blood count, urine test and hormone tests can be applied to check the suitability of patients. However, the donor region and the recipient region are examined with high resolution cameras.

There are two conditions for the patient to be eligible for the operation:

  1. Sufficient hair follicles in the donor area,
  2. Permanent hair loss in the recipient area.

As long as two conditions are met, the operation is carried out if the patient has no infectious disease. If there is skin disease on the scalp or beard skin, the beard transplantation operation is delayed until these diseases are resolved. After determining that the patients are suitable for the operation, the technique is decided by a more detailed examination.

During the operation, sowing can be done on the favorite, mustache, chin, cheek areas.

Determination of Beard Transplantation Method

Beard transplantation can be done with FUE or FUT techniques. Today, the use of the FUT technique has decreased considerably. The data show that only about five FUT techniques are used to grow beards per hundred. Often, the patient does not have a say in the choice of method. Nevertheless, the pros and cons of methods to discuss agreement between the doctor and the patient are discussed. If you don’t mind collecting individual hair follicles (FUE technique), FUE method is definitely chosen.

  1. Hair root density in the donor area of the patient is examined.
  2. The amount of hair root needed in the patient’s recipient area is calculated.
  3. The required, desired density in the recipient area of the patient is calculated.
  4. At the point where the amount of hair root and density need intersect, the method is determined.
  5. Often, the FUT technique is eliminated directly because of its disadvantages.
  6. In FUT technique, the problem arises because the amount of hair follicle required increases as the incision area increases.
  7. If fine, angle-calculated sowing will be done in the receiving area, the FUE method is definitely preferred.

Regardless of the method, the area of the patient’s implantation is marked with pens before the operation. Then, it is simulated over these regions and shown to the patient. Since the face will be determined more or less after the operation, an agreement is reached with the patient.

Preparations

It is not necessary to enter extreme conditions for preparation for beard cultivation operations. The number of complications that can occur during or after the operation is quite limited. Some preparations should be made only to comply with the sensitivity of the transplanted hair follicles.

The top clothing to be worn on the day of the operation should not be bottlenecked. Zippered clothes should be worn as much as possible. In this way, damage to the hair follicles is prevented while removing the clothes.

To reduce bleeding during the operation and to shorten the recovery time after the operation, smoking and alcohol should be stopped. Smoking and alcohol should be stopped a week before the operation.

Face Care and Hygiene

Although there is no surgical incision during the operation, minimal bleeding occurs due to the needles entering and exiting. In order to prevent infection from these open areas, care should be taken before the operation. The face is sterilized just before the operation. In order to reduce acne development and keep the pores open, it should be washed with water with high pH value during the one-week preparation period. In addition, some natural cleaners should be used, and a clay mask should be made if possible.

Eating habits should not include fatty and acidic foods. Eating as natural and vegetable-based as possible will reduce the risk of developing infections after surgery.

Anesthesia

Since the operation is performed under local anesthesia, the risks arising from anesthesia drugs are very low. The risk of developing complications that can affect the lung is very low. Nevertheless, tests are performed before any operation. During these tests, the patient is observed and the risks are minimized.

After Beard Transplantation

Careful attention should be given to shorten the recovery period after the beard transplant operations, to reduce the risks and complications, and to remove the transplanted beards as desired. The recommendations given by the surgeon performing the operation are fully followed. Also, care should be applied to the facial area. The purpose of this care is to shorten the healing time as well as to make the beards grow much stronger. In the process after beard transplant operations, the facial area can be treated as follows:

  1. No water should touchthe face until the third day. On the third day, the first wash will be done by the clinic where the operation is performed. The crust formed with this washing are discarded. After the crusts are thrown, the maintenance process to be carried out by you is explained.
  2. Lotion will be given by your doctor. You should use these lotions daily and keep your facial area moist.
  3. The first six months, hair should be shortened by scissors or machine without touching the skin.
  4. Chemical cleaners should not be used. Natural soaps or baby shampoos should be used.
  5. Plants such as olive oil, almond oil, rosemary juice can be applied every three days.
  6. Massage should be done on the donor area with related oils, especially almond oil. It is important not to overpress and irritate the area while massaging.
  7. From the fourth month, beards should be combed in the right direction. The comb should be wide-toothed.

Healing Process and Results

Recovery time after beard transplantation operations is quite short. However, it takes a long time for the transplanted beards to come out healthy. The process of recovery and emergence of new beards after beard transplantation takes place as follows:

  1. During operation, needles with a thickness below one millimeter are inserted into both the nape area and the area to be transplanted.
  2. Minor bleeding occurs in the relevant areas due to the effect of the needles being inserted.
  3. After the 3rd day, the crusts formed at the needle points disappear with the third day washing.
  4. The patient can return to social life from the third day.
  5. A shock shedding occurs between the second and fourth weeks.
  6. Beginning from the second month, the beard begins to grow again.
  7. From the fourth month, the beard comes out.

In other words, it can be said that new beards appear in the fourth – sixth month after the operation, depending on the amount of beard transplanted and the patient. It may take up to a year for the results to fully appear.

Risks, Side Effects and Complications

Beard transplantation operations are quite simple. The preparation process can be kept quite long since they are made for aesthetic purposes and do not require an emergency. Measures are taken against complications that may develop during this process. Still, it is possible to talk about some risks, side effects and complications. All these risks, side effects and complications are compensable.

  1. Excessive redness, itching and bruising may occur in the donor area. In some cases, edema can be encountered.
  2. Infection may develop in both the donor area and the recipient area.
  3. If the FUT technique is used, a greater than expected trace may remain in the donor area.
  4. Various complications may develop depending on the anesthetic effect. The most developing is numbness.
  5. After the operation, the skin color turns red as blood supply increases in the recipient area. In addition, spot bleeding is seen at the points where the needle is inserted.
  6. Blood supply leaves itself to crust within the first few hours.
  7. Inflammation in these areas is among the risks.
  8. The least common risk is that the transplanted hair follicles do not hold. The reason for this may be misapplication, neglect of those who need attention.

These are the risks in general. After the operation, your doctor will be informed about the related risks.

Things to pay attention to

Although beard transplantation is easy, the process after the operation is quite challenging. The fact that the hair roots are very sensitive is the main factor that makes the process difficult. If you do not comply with the warnings to be made by your doctor after the operation, you may encounter problems such as hair follicles not catching and not coming out at the right angle. To avoid such problems:

  1. The region where the October is done should be kept away from all kinds of trauma for three months.
  2. Tight necked sweaters should not be worn for the first three days, and the pillow should not be in contact with the face while sleeping.
  3. Any contact with water must be completely stopped until the first three days until the first wash.
  4. In the process after the first wash, you should not shower with extreme hot or extremely cold water.
  5. It will be beneficial to rest at home for three to four days after the operation. It is recommended not to do sports for at least two weeks.
  6. Crusting from the first day should be preserved. These crusts help heal wounds.
  7. Due to the increased blood supply, the transplanted area may be itchy. No matter how itchy it is, contact should definitely be avoided.
  8. Painkillers and antibiotics given after the operation should be used at the right dose and at the right time.
  9. Some environments should be avoided until shock shedding occurs. Places where public bathing, sauna, Turkish bath, pool and sea are strictly prohibited.
  10. Solarium and excessive sun should be avoided during the first three months. The first two weeks, exposure to the sun should be avoided. Starting from the second week, using sunscreen is recommended.
  11. Smoking should definitely be stopped after the operation. Smoking that causes narrowing of the capillaries in the region will lengthen the healing period and cause the beard to be unhealthy.

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