For the majority of men, hair is a sign of masculinity. Thus for many men, losing hair is like losing their manhood. All men enjoy when hair does start sprouting during their teenage years but it is not same in case of all men. There are some men who are unable to get beard or moustache even after reaching teenage. Thus for such boys or men facial hair transplant is a great option.
It is better to understand the anatomy of beard transplant before you decide to undergo it. The beard formation begins during the puberty and it further continues to grow and develop till your mid-thirties. For beard transplant, the face is divided into two sections – the frontal and lateral. The lateral part will involve the sideburns, the jawline and the cheeks. In the frontal part, it includes the goatee and moustache involving the chin and lower part of the jawline.
The doctor who performs the hair transplant keeps in mind that the hair density in the moustache and beard is usually different. The number of grafts needed differ from person to person. However, usually 2000 to 2500 grafts are needed.
Many people want to undergo beard transplant but all of them are not prove to be good candidates for it. There are few requirements that require to be fulfilled for a person to be a good candidate for beard transplant. The person should be in sound mental and medical health. The decision for undergoing beard transplant should be genuine and not be because of peer or any other pressures. There should be an above average donor area that involves the side and the back of the head. A complete physical examination is required by an experienced doctor to evaluate whether a person is an ideal candidate for the surgical procedure or not.
First of all your donor area of head and face will be examined. Then the design of the beard will be decided. Your doctor will discuss about the design and the density of beard you are looking for. This discussion will be done in detail and final plan will be made according to your acceptance. You may be told to undergo some blood tests and physical checks so as to ensure that your health is good.
The area where the beard has to be grown is segregated first. This makes the area clear for doctor to work within. This makes their activity easier and helps to get results required for a more natural looking beard. In the next step, the hair grafts are taken from the back or side of your head. They are transplanted into chin and cheeks. Usually the facial hair transplant procedure is done using the follicular unit extraction methods. Thus there is no scars, no bleeding and moreover the recovery is very fast. However, nowadays direct hair transplant technique is much used for beard transplant as it is the most advanced hair transplant method.
Direct hair transplantation is the modification of follicular unit extraction technique. In this technique the follicular unit grafts are implanted as soon as they are harvested. It is most advanced technique used for hair transplant. It has a number of merits as it is scarless, painless and provides 100% results when done by an experienced surgeon.