People may experience facial hair loss or thinning due to genetic factors, burning or injuries, surgical scars, wrong use of laser hair removal and electrolysis.
Such individuals can have facial hair transplants in the patches of the skin with little or no facial hair.
The process can both be performed in a specific small area and all different areas such as beard, mustache, and eyebrows.
As in hair transplants, grafts containing hair follicles are harvested from the donor site in the back of the head for a facial hair transplant.
Different amounts of grafts must be used for mustache, sideburns, chin, and cheeks. The amount of grafts to be used is also determined by many different factors such as facial features and patient’s expectations.
In general, we can say that 350-550 grafts are needed for the mustache, 600-800 for the chin, 200-300 for each sideburn, and 400-800 grafts for the cheeks.
It is essential to choose the hair follicles most compatible with the facial hair. For that reason, besides the back of the head, the sides of the head can also be used as a donor site if necessary.
The transplanted hair will have the same characteristics as the person’s natural facial hair and can be shaved if desired.
The amount of hair in the donor site is limited, which should be used sparingly for the possibility of any future transplants.
If the person is thinking of getting a hair transplant in the future, facial hair transplant should be designed accordingly, so one of the first questions we ask before the facial hair transplants involves the person’s plans about a future hair transplant.
Yes, you will be awake during the procedure because facial hair transplants are performed under local anesthesia as in hair transplants.
The facial hair transplant procedure usually lasts 2 to 5 hours on average.
After 2 weeks from the procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out, but they will begin to grow back about 3 months later and you can groom your new facial hair as you wish throughout your life. It does not fall out again.
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