A thick beard is a sign of attractive masculinity and can be an important part of a man’s style. Unfortunately, genetics or hair loss prevents many men from growing a full, healthy beard. With today’s technology, anyone can have the thick beard they always wanted with a customized, minimally-invasive beard transplant at Hair of Austin at Austin Face & Body

What is a beard transplant? 

A beard transplant is a procedure that transplants hair follicles from the thick growth on the back of your head to the patchy or bald areas of your beard. The healthy hair follicles in the donor area of the scalp are harvested, then carefully and artfully grafted to the correct areas of your face. This procedure is performed with careful, meticulous precision, ensuring the color and the direction of the newly transplanted hair follicles match your existing facial hair. 

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What can a beard transplant address?

A beard transplant can address the following concerns:

  • Beard hair loss due to age, hormonal changes, or other factors
  • Patchy beard hair growth or a lack of beard hair due to genetics
  • The desire to grow a beard as a part of an FTM transfer
  • Facial scars or acne scars that you would like to cover with a thick beard
  • A poorly-defined jawline
  • The desire to look more mature, masculine, and powerful

What are the benefits of a beard transplant?

A beard transplant provides many benefits for men who want a masculine, full beard by filling hairless or patchy areas. Benefits include the following:

  • A better-shaped, more attractive beard and mustache
  • Achieves a full, thick beard
  • Resolves hair loss caused by trauma 
  • Beard hair can be used to cover facial scars
  • Accentuates and defines facial features
  • Can help define the jawline
  • Very minimal or no scarring
  • Short recovery period 
  • Can help complete a full FTM transition
  • Improves self-confidence

What happens during a beard transplant?

A beard transplant begins with local anesthesia. The procedure is performed by removing donor follicles from the thicker areas of the back of the head. Individual follicular units with three to four follicles are removed, then transplanted into the beard area. This type of procedure is called FUE (follicular unit extraction). 

Because this procedure is minimally invasive, the recovery period is short and results in no visible scarring. Full beard transplantation generally takes about eight hours.

Results after a beard transplant

The new hair often appears to fall out in the weeks following the transplant. This is normal and the follicles are still present. New hair growth typically begins around 3 months after the transplant with results fully achieved at 1 year. From this point forward, results are considered permanent.

Recovery period after a beard transplant

There is no downtime after a beard transplant in Austin with our team, and you will be able to return home once the procedure is complete. 

Expect redness and scabbing in the transplant area or areas. We will provide instructions, lotions, and serums to help soften any scabbing and improve your recovery experience. If you experience any pain during your recovery, this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. 

After a few days to a week, the scabbing and redness will resolve. Many patients feel comfortable enough to return to work after one or two days. During your recovery period, do not exercise or do anything strenuous. Stay out of the direct sun or any type of extreme heat, and do not go swimming.

Who is a candidate for a beard transplant?

Candidates for a beard transplant at Austin Face & Body are those who have a thin, uneven, patchy beard. This can result from hair loss or genetics. If you want a healthier, thicker beard, you’re likely a perfect candidate for a beard transplant. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally healthy–no chronic health concerns
  • Are not a smoker
  • Do not have a skin infection or outbreak in the transfer area
  • Have experienced significant hair loss or have patchy, uneven beard growth
  • Would like to grow a beard as a part of their FTM transition
  • Have adequate hair in the donor area at the back of the head
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Why choose Hair of Austin for a beard transplant?

At Hair of Austin at Austin Face and Body, we offer precise, minimally-invasive treatments for patients who would like to achieve hair restoration, whether they would like a beard transplant or a full, thick head of hair. Austin Face and Body was founded by Dr. Sean Paul, based on his vision of bringing together the finest surgeons to achieve stunning results in a modern, cutting-edge setting. At Austin Face and Body, you are treated with personalized, compassionate care and meticulous attention using the latest technology in an understanding environment. We welcome you to our practice, a destination for excellence in results achieved with true integrity. Please call today for a consultation.

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