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Beard Transplant

Beard Transplant in Chicago

A good beard can improve one's appearance by giving it a more masculine, rugged, or sophisticated appearance. To get rid of patches in their beards, men have used beard oils and various remedies. If you've been attempting to thicken your beard but haven't been successful, consider beard transplant surgery. Facial hair transplant is a procedure that restores hair growth to areas of the face where it is thin or absent.

Hair transplantation is commonly used to restore eyelashes, brows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair, and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery, such as facelifts and previous hair transplants.

Cause of Hair loss in Beard Area

Genetics is the main factor that determines beard growth. While most men start to sprout facial hair around puberty, the thickness of this hair is inherited from their parents’ genes.

When a beard becomes patchy, alopecia areata is usually the culprit. This is an autoimmune disorder that can cause round patches of hair to fall out around the jawline. Although the condition is not dangerous, it can prevent you from having an otherwise full beard. This may make beard transplant sound appealing, however Alpoecia Areata is usually temporary, often recurs in a different place, and may also attack the grafts.  Care must be taken when considering transplanting alopecia areata.

Beard Transplant Benefits

Beard transplant is considered the most effective solution for promoting hair growth on the face. Benefits include:

  • Thicker facial hair
  • Natural-looking results
  • Hair that matches the other hair on your face and head
  • A full beard with no patches
  • Minimal recovery with little-to-no pain
  • Results that last indefinitely

Beard Transplant Procedure:

Transplanting a beard is done in the same way that a hair transplant is done. It is possible to achieve this through two procedures: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) (Follicular Unit Extraction). The harvested grafts will be transplanted into the recipient beard areas to create perfect facial hair designs in either procedure. In terms of the donor area, grafts can be obtained from the donor areas of the scalp, or if possible and/or desired, from the inferior part of the chin if it is densely populated. Only minor scars are left behind, which will be hidden by the remaining beard hair. The graft transplant is done individually with micro needles to leave as little scarring as possible.

Getting a beard transplant will give you complete control over your appearance once and for all. You will be able to experiment with all of the beard styles you have imagined. Your follicles will be permanently grafted in, allowing them to grow and function normally. Plus, the procedure is not as painful as you might be thinking.

Facial and Beard Restoration

Beard Transplant FAQs

Who is a good candidate for beard transplant?

Beard Transplant ChicagoAlmost anyone who has a desire to have fuller, thicker facial hair is a good candidate for beard transplant. The main requirement is that the patient has sufficient and high-quality follicles on their scalp that can be harvested and reimplanted on the face. It is a popular procedure for patients who wish to enhance their masculinity or cover up more of their face. Men with weaker jawlines, acne scars or facial injuries often want more facial hair to cover up cosmetic imperfections. Understanding the patients probability of scalp hair loss is important, because the donor used for beard is the same as that for scalp transplantation.

How much does a beard transplant cost?

Each beard transplant is customized to the needs of the individual patient, so prices vary. Whereas some patients simply want to fill in a patch or two, others may want enough hair to grow a goatee, sideburns or full beard. After discussing your hair growth goals with our doctor at a consultation, you will receive a quote for the procedure so that you know what to expect upfront.

How soon will my beard grow in? And how long will these results last?

Alas, beard transplant results are not instantaneous. The transferred follicles fall out of your face after a couple weeks, but that’s just part of the process. After a few months, your body regenerates the follicles, with permanent hair growing in. This patience is rewarded with long-lasting results. In most cases, you should be able to enjoy your thicker, fuller facial hair for the rest of your life.

Can I shave after having a beard transplant?

Beard Hair Loss Treatment ChicagoBecause your skin is sensitive and healing after the transplant surgery, Dr. Puig recommends waiting at least a few weeks to shave your face. If you do reintroduce shaving into your routine, he suggests you take a gentle approach, especially the first couple times you shave.

Will I have scarring after beard transplant?

Because beard transplant uses a scalpel, miniature scarring is a part of the procedure. Thanks to his advanced techniques, Dr. Puig can largely avoid leaving lasting or visible scars on the face that are more commonplace with less experienced doctors. Subsequent beard growth also helps to cover the skin for further concealment.

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How Many Grafts Do I Need for a FULL Beard?

20 days after beard transplantationThe more grafts required, the larger the beard. The number of grafts required to fill in a full beard area is determined by how much facial hair a person already has. Filling in a full beard, assuming no facial hair, would require 2500-3000 grafts. Jose in the photo above had very little facial hair to begin with. He did, however, end up with a full beard at the end of the surgery with2000 grafts.

Does a Beard Transplant Last Forever?

dr carlos doing beard transplantYour beard transplant hairs are 100% permanent! Don't be afraid to cut them, trim them, or style them in whatever way you please. They are taken from the back of your head which has the healthiest hair growth. So, you can feel that your beard will last for forever. You will have a boast worthy beard for your whole life!

Beard Transplant Cost

side effects of facial hair transplantA beard transplant is a pricier method of achieving the perfect beard but if you are unable to grow one naturally, it is worth every dime. A beard transplant depends on the grafts needed for each individual person. The price of the surgery can not be determined until we see you during the consultation. Attend a FREE consultation at our clinic to get a quote!

To get a better understanding of how our pricing works, go to our Pricing Page!

Beard Transplant Near Me

If you live in the Chicago area, our clinic location will be a perfect commute! We do have many patients that come from out of state for hair transplant procedures as well. Click, Hair Transplants Near Me to see how long your commute will be!

Beard Transplant Before and After

Our beard patients literally go from patchy to perfect within a week! It is an investment that is bound to boost your confidence and change your life forever. Take a look at our Beard Transplant Results! Sign up for a free consultation today and be part of the IHI beard gang!

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