Are Beard Transplants Possible?

Beard Transplants

At RHRLI, we usually give you information about hair loss and thinning hair. But some patients might want to know if it’s possible to have a transplant in an area where hair hasn’t even been growing. We’re referring to the beard area. There are plenty of reasons why some people might want to beef up hair growth around the areas where beards, mustaches, and sideburns normally grow. Some of the reasons may be related to styling, others might be looking for a more mature, manly look. If you’re someone who might be considering a beard transplant, RHRLI would like to give you information about this very real procedure and what it entails. And for those who are seeking a permanent solution to hair loss or thinning hair, we want you to know that RHRLI is the only hair restoration treatment center on Long Island, featuring the ARTAS® System, the safest, most advanced option available.

Why Patients Get a Beard Transplant

Beard transplant patient Jose Armos told the New York Times in 2015 that he chose to have the procedure because he was a paramedic who felt like he was making some of his patients nervous. “They would look at me and be like, ‘O.K., is this 16-year-old really going to take care of me?” Armos said. “It was hard for people to trust me because I had that baby face.”

Another transplant patient told the Times that he decided to have the treatment because he had large patches on his cheeks where his beard wouldn’t grow. “It looked like I had facial hair leprosy or something,” he said.

How the Procedure Works

The procedure itself is rather simple, according to DNA Info. Much like traditional hair transplants, the hair is taken from a donor area, usually at the back of the patient’s head and transferred to the beard area. The procedure takes about eight hours and is done under local anesthesia. Just like a traditional hair transplant, you should expect the transplanted hair to fall out after two weeks. But your beard will grow back in about three months, according to the Birchbox website. Once the beard has fully healed after the transplant, you can shave it just as you normally would.

The technique was pioneered in 1996, by Dr. Bessam Farjo, according to the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. It’s been growing by leaps and bounds. Farjo told The Daily Mail in 2013 that he had seen a six-fold increase in patients seeking beard transplants. Meanwhile, Dr. Yael Hallas told DNA Info that he’s been seeing a large number of “hip” and “fashionable” people come into his office. ‘I get a lot of detail-oriented people — artists, architects,” Hallas said.

RHRLI Has the Most State-Of-The-Art Hair Transplant

Beard transplants represent the growing popularity of hair transplant procedures. At RHRLI, we have the most state of the art procedure available. Robotic Follicular Unit (RFUE) using the ARTAS® system. The ARTAS® system is minimally invasive, unlike other surgical options. It’s virtually painless and you’ll have a quicker recovery time. Unlike other FUE procedures which involve handheld devices, the ARTAS® system uses more accurate robotic technology to give you the healthiest looking hair you can find. To get started, contact RHRLI today.

Please note that the author of this piece is not a doctor and the information in this material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for specific information regarding your individual situation.

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