Beard restoration is a hair transplant procedure that is different for each patient and therefore requires tailor-made treatment protocols. Beards must be in proportion to the facial structure of the person. The nature and extent of absence of beard hair is different for everyone. While some people have very little or no hair in the beard area, others may present well defined bald patches in the beard due to certain traumas (alopecia areata).
Considering these variables it is imperative that beard restoration is tailor-made for the patient while donor site ion is done carefully. Hair above the cheekbone could be used in the nape, whereas hair on the back or chest can be used for beard restoration. If the patient has a local problem, hair follicles in the existing beard can be transferred to the problem area. Donor hair follicles are collected and transplanted using very fine needles so there are no marks or scars. Hair density is different in the scalp area and beard-moustache area. While thinning is very visible in the scalp area, thinning of the beard is mostly acceptable. In other words, beard restoration does not ultimately require dense hair follicle transplanting. Transferring 1000 follicles to the beard area of the patient with complete beard alopecia will make a very noticeable change.
Under normal conditions, an average of 3000 follicles are used for the beard area and 600 follicles for the sideburns. Beard restoration will not leave any marks or scars. By adhering to the specialist’s recommendations and the post-procedure list of rules, patients will experience very satisfactory results. The initial blood marks left from the procedure will be cleaned during the first facial wash applied 24 hours later. A slightly pinkish skin tone will regain natural tone within about 2 weeks. Hair will grow in the first 10 days after the beard restoration procedure. Patients should wait 1 week before shaving the hair that has been transplanted. Once the temporary shock hair loss takes place at the end of 2 weeks, effective results will be obtained with the transfer of a second batch of hair follicles.