In recent years, the beard has become extremely fashionable. A full, expertly shaped beard is considered extremely trendy and more and more men are seeking to achieve this look. However, not everyone has a luscious natural beard and here at YourHairDoc we are seeing more and more patients approach us to discuss the possibility of transplanting hair to the facial area. Yes, you can get a beard transplant.
Dr. Munir Somji works from our clinics in Harley Street and Loughton and is highly-experienced in hair restoration not only for the head but for facial hair as well.
Facial hair can be weakened through stress, surgery, illness or other causes and this can cause embarrassment and upset for some men. When considering facial hair transplant surgery, you will need to undergo the same consultation process as when you are considering hair restoration treatment for the hair on your head. This is to ensure that you are both emotionally and medically fit and well for treatment and that there are sufficient donor hairs to transplant to the areas of treatment.
Facial hair transplantation can restore hair growth for the following areas:
- Goatee beard
- Full beard
How does a beard transplant work?
If you are familiar with FUE transplant techniques you will more than likely understand how a beard transplant will work and how the two treatments use the same process. At YourHairDoc we use the FUE procedure to produce the most natural and realistic results possible.
During a hair transplant, individual hair follicles are transplanted from one area of the scalp to another and a beard transplant uses the same principals. The donor hairs are taken from the scalp with a specialise extraction tool, which leaves minimal scarring. These follicles are then prepared for transplantation under a microscope. Dr. Somji will then transplant these hair follicles in to area of the beard where there are noticeable gaps, scars or areas of the face that the patient wants to enhance or build up.
Dr. Somji has many years of experience in creating the most natural looking transplant and will place the follicles in the recipient area at the correct angle to match the natural growth pattern of the existing hair, resulting in a natural looking transplant.
Is a beard transplant permanent?
Like hair transplants, a beard transplant is the most permanent hair restoration treatment to have. The hair follicles are taken from an area of the scalp where the hair is unlikely to thin or fall out. This means that the hair that is transplanted in to the facial area should grow naturally for many years. However, as you age, the hair may begin to change slightly and this is something Dr. Somji will take in to account and will be discussed with you at your pre-treatment consultation.
Beard Transplants in London and Essex
If you’ve ever considered a facial hair transplant procedure to give you the beard you’ve always wanted, or just want to satisfy your curiosity, why contact the YourHairDoc team? Dr. Somji offers free, no-obligation consultations in London and Essex, so get in touch on 020 8418 0362