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.