Beard and Mustache Transplant
Beard and Mustache Transplant, Beard and moustache transplant have become a popular trend in recent years. Although there are minor differences, the procedure is almost similar to hair transplant with DHI. People prefer beard and moustache transplant due to many aesthetic reasons.
The main reason for the transplant is that beard and moustache hair strands are sparse. The problem is solvable by placing hair follicles to the specific parts. If an experienced specialist performs your transplantation, it is difficult to distinguish the transplanted area from other parts.
Some people suffer from scars due to hair breaks or surgeries, while others do not like the shape of your beard or moustache. Beard and moustache transplant are available for all types of requests.
Besides, scars and burns that may occur due to various reasons, hormonal disorders and metabolic diseases may result in hair loss on the facial area. Before deciding on beard transplantation, you should investigate the cause of the beard or moustache loss. We recommend you to wait until the age of 22 to have a hair transplant operation.
For the beard and moustache transplant, usually back of the neck is the donor area. In some cases, doctors may prefer using body hair for the donor grafts. They use the DHI method for graft collection and plantation. Usually, around 3000 hair follicles give satisfactory results for beard transplant. Whereas, 400-800 roots are sufficient for moustache transplant. A hygienic environment is crucial for a successful transplant. For this reason, all materials should be sterile.
Beard loss is genetic for some people, but for others, various conditions may cause this loss. Many factors are affecting the frequency and hair quality of the beard. However, hormonal causes are the leading ones. The lack of hormones that will develop and intensify the hair follicle is usually due to the genetic structure.
Beard transplant by FUE method is the process of collecting a sufficient amount of hair follicles from the donor area and placing the roots into the channels in the target area in accordance with the natural angle. Although other facial areas can be donors, grafts from the nape are usually a better option for a successful transplant.
In cases where the beard is not present, the planting of 1000 to 3000 roots can be sufficient to achieve the desired appearance. However, doctors may plant more roots according to the patient’s desires. You feel no pain as you will be under local anaesthesia. There will be no scars after beard transplant thanks to micro punches. Also, there is a possibility that acne-sized cysts may form in the region as a result of placing the hair follicles deeper. These dermoid cysts are frequent complications and heal in time.
Beard Transplant Before and After
As the operation process, the period before and after the transplant is crucial for successful results. There are some precautions before the beard transplant and some pieces of advice you should follow after the operation.
Before Beard Transplant
Beard transplant is slightly different than hair transplant as the intensity of beards may vary from person to person. If there is a loss, doctors should consider the frequency of the beard, and harmonize the new follicles with the surrounding hair. You will be under anaesthesia during the procedure. There are three anaesthesia techniques before the beard transplant.
Types of Anesthesia
- General Anesthesia: In general anaesthesia, which is the most comprehensive type of anaesthesia, the person is completely unconscious and numb.
- Regional Anesthesia: In regional anaesthesia, the person is not asleep. He is conscious, and his senses like vision, hearing, taste and smell are functional.
- Local Anesthesia: In small surgical operations, nurses apply this with very thin needles to a specific location. The effect lasts between 15-20 min.
After Beard Transplant
After the beard transplant, you can return to your daily life as quickly as possible. You can wash your face 24-48 hours after the operation. Planted hair follicles appear in 2 to 3 days. There is an increase in the blood supply in the planting area, which causes acne-like small rednesses in the hair follicles for 2-3 days.
Due to the clotting of the blood coming out of the small holes, you may observe redness which can last for 4 to 6 hours according to the number of roots. These slight rednesses that lead to better nutrition of the hair follicles, usually disappear within a week.
The hair follicles experience a shock loss approximately two weeks after beard transplant. After this temporary shedding, the hair follicles grow completely within 4-8 months according to the genetic structure of the person.
Beard Transplant Cost
Like all the aesthetic surgeries, the most frequent question for beard transplant is the cost of the procedure. It is not possible to say a fixed number like in other transplantation types. Because we cannot know whether the person wants to grow a beard to treat hair loss or with aesthetic concerns. The number of grafts is usually the most important determinant for beard transplant cost. The technique, the location of the clinic, the experience of the doctor also affect the prices.
Beard Transplant Turkey
One of the most distinctive features of men is their beard located on the face and along the jawline. The beard is the indication of a person’s age. Even some people see the beard as a make-up for the men. Therefore, it has critical aesthetic importance both in the world and in Turkey.
Thanks to advanced and improved techniques in hair transplant, beard transplant operations became easy and successful in Turkey. There is an increasing demand for beard transplant, and more and more people call to ask a piece of detailed information about the procedure.
In Turkey, we have experienced and capable surgeons for beard transplant as well. On the other hand, Turkey offers the lowest prices for transplant operation compared to other countries. Therefore, people from different countries come to Turkey for a beard transplant.
In men, the moustache is an aesthetic element that changes the expression of the face. Men complain about the lack of moustache for various reasons. Wounds, scars and hormonal causes affect the moustache appearance. Hair transplant enables us to treat these deformations and make significant changes in the patient’s facial appearance. With the DHI technique, a painless and short-term procedure is possible.
DHI method is the best option to perform moustache transplant. In the sense of application, there is no difference between hair transplantation. What is essential in moustache transplant is the success postoperative appearance. Moustache hair grows close to the skin. Therefore the right angle is crucial to obtain a natural appearance. It is necessary to wait between 4 and 6 months for a complete result.
Moustache transplant is a better option for those who are 20 years and older. This transplantation is very similar to hair transplantation. However, it is a much more sensitive procedure since it will take place in the face area. Meticulous work is essential to prevent possible scarring or undesirable complications.
The neck region is generally the best option for a donor site. However, if you do not have enough donor hair in the neck region, arm or leg hair can also be suitable for moustache transplant. Between 300 and 500 hair follicles are sufficient depending on the sparseness moustache area.
Causes of Moustache Loss
Ringworm disease: The hairs on the lips shed at certain intervals. Nowadays, treatment methods of ringworm disease are quite high.
Moustache sores: Deep sores in this area are likely to harm the hair follicles. Failure to treat deep wounds in a timely manner may damage the patient’s health and hair follicles in the moustache area.
Moustache habit: Some people do not notice, but there are various tics. Frequent repetition of these movements may damage the hair follicles over time.
Inflammation and Infections: Inflammation in the upper region of the lip causes spillage in the relevant area in the future. In addition, the high number of pimples may affect hair roots negatively. The hair follicles may disappear without treatment.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is another disease that damages moustache and beard roots. In some cases, hair follicles on the lips get seriously damaged.
After Moustache Transplant
You leave the hospital with a bandage covering the operation area. You should change the bandage from time to time for three days. During this period, you should not wash your face. The recovery process after transplant lasts about ten days. In this process, the hair roots are crusted. This crusting begins to disappear slowly with the first wash on the 3rd day. Then, you can feel the comfort and development of the roots in the transplant area.
You can shorten your moustache with scissors after 15 days. However, be careful while using scissors as the follicles may not hold on to the skin yet. Shedding may occur 2-3 weeks after the operation. After 2 or 3 months your new moustache begins to grow again and continues to grow in the normal course. After six months of planting the moustache, the roots completely hold on to the skin. As a result, it continues to extend in the normal cycle.
Moustache Transplant Operation Day Tips
It is important to follow the doctor’s advice on the operation day right before the transplant. Following advice has a great effect on the success of the transplant. You can find a list of tips below for the operation day.
- Choose loose clothes that will not rub against your face on the day of the operation.
- Smoking is forbidden before moustache transplant as it complicates the operation and healing process.
- Exaggerated requests and expectations may affect the course of the operation.
- You should eat light foods and go to the hospital as soon as you feel full.
- If you are on medication, you should inform your doctor before the operation.
- Alcohol has an adverse effect on the results of the moustache transplant.
- If you already have a moustache, you should not cut it yourself. After the analysis on the operation day, if necessary, specialists shorten it in the hospital environment.
- You should avoid caffeinated drinks before the operation.
When you take care of all these suggestions, your transplant process will be easy and effective.
Moustache Transplant Cost
It is not possible to give a certain price for the transplant as there are lots of factors affecting the price point. Therefore, we recommend you to reach us through Whatsapp to have more information about the moustache transplant cost and the process. You can have a quick interview to get rid of the questions marks in your head.
Moustache transplant planning by having an interview with your specialist will determine the exact cost of the operation. In this planning, you decide the number of hair grafts, the donor regions and the technique of transplant. These factors have great importance in determining the moustache transplant cost. Planting the hair healthily and comfortably is more important than the little price differences. Therefore, it is useful to take advice from a reliable specialist.
On the other hand, the moustache transplant cost is at the same level as hair transplant prices. However, a detailed analysis will give you solid information about the whole process. You should know that the important aspect of moustache transplant is the quality of the service.
Finding a reliable and experienced centre with capable specialists directly affects the results of the transplant operation. Contact us to have detailed planning of your operation. We are glad to give you a quality of service for moustache transplant.
In the FUE method, after the harvest is complete and the recipient area gets the necessary anaesthetics, the doctor comes and opens canals. Canals are tiny slots that will become the new home for the grafted follicles.
To open canals, the doctor utilises a microblade. As we have anaesthetised the recipient area, the patient does not experience discomfort at this stage as well.
Depending on the number of grafts the patient is getting, the process usually takes six to eight hours to complete.
DHI method is the most recent approach to hair transplantation. In the preceding method, FUE, we need to open canals before implantation (we will talk about this in more detail soon). The DHI method eliminates this aspect, and as the name suggests, we directly implant follicles.
In this method, we utilise a set of special pens called Choii pens. Physician gets to work with a set of Choii pens. The doctor in charge of Choii pens presses the pens towards the scalp with an inclination to resemble the natural growing angles of the patient’s hair.
Loading the Choii pen is a delicate job that needs attention, so multiple operators work in the background, all loading Choii pens. Usually, we employ eight to sixteen individual pens for each operation.
Transplantations done by DHI method allow for denser implantation as the doctor opens each canal one by one, while they implant. Patients seeking a more full, thick hair around transplantation areas should consider DHI as their primary option. DHI operations usually take a couple of hours longer than the alternative method, FUE. Also, DHI operations require a bigger medical team to save up time too.
Often people experience a phenomenon called a shock loss. At around two to four weeks after the procedure, the hair on implanted follicles falls off, entirely or partially. This shedding can happen progressively or rapidly. At any rate, this is a natural response our bodies have, and thus, there is nothing to be worried about.
After about six to nine months, most people will have 60% of their implanted grafts grow. Some patients use a popular hair growth medicine called Minoxidil at this phase. Nevertheless, we do not recommend it unless one of our experts advise you to do so.