Beards and mustaches may be lost as a result of accidents, trauma, burns, stress and some diseases, or may be congenitally weak and sparse. Beard and mustache transplantation can be applied to eliminate the losses and deficiencies in these regions, but it is an effective method that can be applied by people who want a more lush and shaped beard.
In beard and mustache transplantation, hair follicles taken from the spill-resistant area at the back of the head are placed in the needed areas in the beard and mustache area. While designing the new shape to be given to the beard and mustache, the patient’s wishes are also taken into account, provided that they remain within the anatomical limits.
Hair follicles taken from the donor area should be placed at a certain angle and direction in the area to be transplanted for a natural and satisfactory result. While sowing, the channel should be opened by paying attention to the exit directions and angles of the hairs in different parts of the beard or mustache and the roots should be planted accordingly. For this reason, planting should be managed by an experienced team. When applied by experienced people, beard and mustache transplantation gives natural and successful results that are not understood as transplantation.
Beard and mustache transplant operation takes between 4 and 8 hours under local anesthesia, depending on the size of the area and the number of grafts to be transplanted. After the operation, the patient can walk home and return to his daily life. Pinhead-sized crusts occur in the sowing area and these crusts fall off after an average of 10 days. Beards and mustaches start to grow about 3 months after sowing and take their final shape in an average of 1 year.