Hair transplant is not just limited to restoring hair scalp, but it can also work powerfully to regrow your beard and fill bald patches over your chin. Beard hair transplant is commonly performed in Turkey since the success rate of hair transplant operations achieves a high record there.
Here, in this article, we will highlight everything you would like to know about beard hair transplant in detail.
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Beard hair loss and its reasons
Several factors might cause hair loss, including hormones, genetic reasons, or stress, while the most common type of hair loss is Alopecia. However, when it comes to beard loss, the most common hair loss type that affects the beard is called medically, Alopecia barbae. The main reason for alopecia barbae is the autoimmune disorder that makes the body attack itself, causing hair follicles to fall. Alopecia barbae is most likely to occur as circle bald patches along the jawline that may grow larger over time. In some cases, you might lose your entire beard.
Beard hair transplant overview
Like the mechanism of the hair transplant for the scalp, beard hair transplant is performed by harvesting hair follicles from the back of the scalp that is called the donor area where hair enjoys powerful properties in terms of thickness, health, and strength. Those extracted hair follicles are implanted into the baldness area in the jawline.
Unlike hair scalp transplant, beard transplantation is carried out only by DHI technique that is based on a Choi pen implanter technology. Choi pen can accurately implant hair grafts one by one.
Before beard transplant
Not everyone is qualified for a beard transplant. The right candidate should meet a couple of conditions that lead to a higher success rate of the operation, including the appropriate age which is usually over 25 years old, good health, and good donor area.
Even if you are the right candidate for a beard transplant, you still have to consider some instructions before you go ahead with your operation.
Some medications, such as aspirin might affect your operation, so you are recommended to check all your current medication with your doctor to ensure no drugs have negative effects on you.
Avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeine-containing beverages for a week before the surgery.
Beard hair transplant steps
If you are a good candidate for a hair transplant, you will do a couple of medical tests, including blood and dermatology examinations. By doing so, you make sure that you don't have any medical conditions that might hamper the operation. By doing so, you can ensure that you do not have any medical conditions that could interfere with your surgery.
To get the most favorable shape of your beard, a medical specialist will draw your beard hairline that fits your face perfectly. The number of grafts you need for your situation is determined according to the size of your bald area and your favorite beard thickness.
Let's have a look at how the DHI technique works through the following steps:
The back area of your scalp will be trimmed.
Then, your scalp will be numbed by local anesthesia that helps you reduce any discomfort you may experience during the graft harvesting process.
Your hair grafts will be harvested one by one from the donor area precisely using an advanced technology called micromotor. It enables the medical specialist to pick the grafts professionally.
Since hair grafts can be with different numbers of follicles, those harvested grafts will be sorted according to the type of graft. Then they will be kept in a petri dish.
The harvested grafts will be removed from the dish one by one and inserted into the Choi pe, which will open tiny channels while implanting the grafts.
Once the graft transplantation is done, your donor area will be covered by a special bandage that protects the area from any infection.
After beard transplant
You may experience complications such as pain, soreness, swelling, and bruising in the days following the operation; however, the medications provided by the hospital will make you feel better.
Keep in mind that your hair grafts will fall out during the first two to three weeks after your hair transplant. It is completely normal and you don't have to worry about it. All you need to know is that your lost hair grafts will allow new hair growth.
Here are some important post-instructions for hair transplant:
Don't touch your donor or beard area in the first days after your procedure.
Avoid bruising or combing your new grafts for three weeks after the procedure.
Follow hair washing instructions and use the special shampoo you received from the hospital.
Avoid making any hard effort or strenuous activities for a week after the procedure.
Avoid swimming or experiencing a sauna or Turkish bath for three months after your transplant.
Your results will start to appear in the first three months. Then, you will get your final results in around a year.
The cost of beard transplant in Turkey
Turkey is a common destination for people worldwide who want to perform hair transplants at a high quality and competitive price. In Turkey, the cost may vary from one hospital to another, depending on several reasons. However, the average price of a DHI beard transplant in Turkey is around 1025$.