Beard and mustache 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 mustache transplant due to many aesthetic reasons.
The main reason for the transplant is that beard and mustache hair strands are sparse. The problem is resolved by placing hair follicles to specific parts. If an experienced specialist performs the 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 their beard or mustache. Beard and mustache transplant are available for whatever type/shape the patient requires.
Besides, scars and burns that may occur due to various reasons, hormonal disorders and metabolic diseases may result in hair loss in the facial area. Before deciding on beard transplantation, the cause of the beard or mustache loss must be determined.The recommended age to have hair transplant operation is 22.
For the beard and mustache transplant, usually the nape (back of the neck) is the donor area. In some cases, doctors may prefer using body hair for the donor grafts. The DHI method is used for graft collection and plantation. Usually, around 3000 hair follicles give satisfactory results for beard transplant. 400-800 roots are sufficient for a mustache transplant and a hygienic environment is crucial for it to be successful. 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 anesthesia. There will be no scars after a 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
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. Anesthesiawill be used during the procedure. There are three anesthesia techniques before the beard transplant.
Types of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia: The person is completely unconscious and numb.
Regional Anesthesia: 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 redness 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 rednesslead 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 it needs to be determined 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 affects 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 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 requestfora detailed information about the procedure.
We have experienced and capable surgeons for beard transplant in Turkey. Turkey offers the lowest prices for transplant operations compared to other countries. Therefore, people from different countries come to Turkey for a beard transplant.
In men, the mustache is an aesthetic element that changes the expression of the face. Men complain about the lack of mustache for various reasons. Wounds, scars and hormonal causes affect the mustache 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 mustache transplant. In the sense of application, there is no difference between hair transplantation. What is essential in mustache transplant is the success postoperative appearance. Mustache 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.
Mustache transplant is a preferable 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 is in thefacial 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 mustache transplant. Between 300 and 500 hair follicles are sufficient depending on the sparseness of the mustache area.
Causes of Mustache Loss
Ringworm disease: The hairs on the lips shed at certain intervals. Nowadays, treatment methods of ringworm disease are quite high.
Mustache 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 mustache area.
Mustache habit: Some people are unaware of 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 mustache and beard roots. In some cases, hair follicles on the lips get seriously damaged.
After Mustache Transplant
The patient leaves the hospital with a bandage covering the operated area. Bandage should be changed from time to time for three days. During this period, the face should not be washed. 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. The roots will thendevelop in the transplant area.
Themustachecan be trimmedwith 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 to 3 months new mustache begins to grow again and continues to grow in the normal course. After six months of planting the mustache, the roots completely hold on to the skin. As a result, it continues to extend in the normal cycle.
Mustache 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. Below is a list of tips for the operation day.
Wear loose clothing that will not rub against the face.
Smoking is forbidden before mustache transplant as it complicates the operation and healing process.
Exaggerated requests and expectations may affect the course of the operation.
Eat light food and go to the hospital as soon as you feel full.
If on medication, inform your doctor before the operation.
Alcohol has an adverse effect on the results of the mustache transplant.
If you already have a mustache, you should not cut it yourself. After the analysis on the operation day, if necessary, specialists trim it in the hospital environment.
Avoid caffeinated drinks before the operation.
If these suggestions are seriously considered, thetransplant process will be easy and effective.
Mustache Transplant Cost
As each individual has unique needs, it is not possible to give anexact price for the transplant due to variousfactors affecting the price point. We highlyrecommend that you get in touchwith us through Whatsapp to have more information about the mustache transplant cost and the process. A quick consult will help clarify some questions.
Consulting with a specialist will determine the exact cost of the operation and determine a Mustache transplant plan. The plan will determine the number of hair grafts, the donor regions and the technique of transplant. These factors have great importance in determining the mustache transplant cost. Planting the hair healthily and comfortably is more important than the price differences. Consultation with a reliable specialist is key.
Mustache transplant costsare roughly 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 mustache 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.
How can I make an appointment for a beard transplant consultation ?
With a simple click, you can book a consultation appointment with our facility for a beard transplant. The first contact will be over the phone where the medical consultant will create a medical file for you to be diagnosed later bya doctor.
Is drinking alcohol allowed after a beard transplant ?
It is not advisable to consume any alcoholic product for the first 10 days after the transplantation since the doctor will prescribe medication for 1-week foruse to control the redness and the swelling post-operation.