Beard And Mustache Transplant
For men, the beard and mustache are just as important as the hair. Partial or complete lack of facial hair can cause a loss of self-esteem, resulting in other problems in daily life.
This lack can be derived from many factors such as: stress, burns, alopecia, scars caused by trauma or acne, etc.
The most effective and fastest solution to remedy this problem is definitely the beard and mustache transplant.
This surgery has a positive effect on the person’s physical appearance.
What is beard and mustache transplantation?
It is an intervention used by people who are not satisfied with the shape of their beard and mustache or by people who are hairless or are not satisfied with the density.
Beard transplantation with the FUE or DHI method follows a procedure identical to that performed for the hair but is planned differently.
How is the beard and mustache transplant performed? Is it painful?
There is no doubt that the beard transplant process is more painful than the hair transplant. Both processes have their pain. However, it is possible to state that this pain is non-existent once local anesthesia has been applied both in the donor area, where the hair follicles are taken, and in the area where the hair follicles on the face will be implanted.
In other words, the only pain felt during this procedure is the anesthesia procedure of the facial area, which is obviously more sensitive than the scalp.
Beard and mustache transplantation with the DHI method
Before carrying out this type of surgery, the doctor examines the entire face in detail, outlining the contours of the beard and mustache according to the patients’ requests and then calculates how many follicular units are required to fill these areas.
In beardless people it is not possible to complete the procedure in one day with the DHI method. Being a long process it is important to divide it into 2 days to get more than 3300 follicles in one sitting.
The donor area will be shaved to zero to collect the follicular units in a faster and healthier way and then local anesthesia will be applied.
The extraction is carried out with a micromotor called “punch” which allows the follicular units to be extracted without damaging them and without leaving scars or visible marks. The grafts taken from the donor area are stored in special solutions
At the end of the extraction phase, anesthesia is carried out in the recipient area (face).
The surgeon implants the bulbs inserted in the CHOI pens on the affected area, choosing the right direction and angle to achieve the most natural result possible.
HEALING AFTER BEARD AND MUSTACHE TRANSPLANT
Once the operation is complete, the healing phase begins, which lasts an average of 72 hours.
The postoperative period up to the tenth day is very important, similar to what happens with a hair transplant but it has some differences.
In the 72 hours following the surgery, only liquid food must be taken and the use of facial muscles must be minimized in order not to compromise the final result of the operation.
The scabs on the face will automatically fall off after 10 days while the transplanted hairs will start to slowly shed from the twentieth day. Regrowth starts from the second or third month and ends around the twelfth month.