Growing a beard is more complicated for many men than not shaving and letting nature take its course. Stubble does not usually grow evenly over the face, resulting in uneven facial hair rather than a fashionable beard.
Some men might have also acquired genes that make growing a beard almost tricky.
If your facial hair follicles aren’t cooperating, or you are seeking a Hair Loss Treatment In Dubai for facial hair, you can consider a beard hair transplant in Dubai.
What is a Beard Transplant?
A beard transplant involves removing hair from one place of the body and transplanting it to your jawline and other areas where you want your beard to grow.
That may seem to be a straightforward operation, but it is far from it. A surgeon may adopt one of two major approaches:
Extraction of follicular units (FUE):
This method is done by picking up follicular units, with a specialized device, from the donor location one at a time. FUE is much less invasive, which might also explain why it is the method of choice.
Transplantation of follicular units (FUT):
In this procedure, a surgeon removes the hair follicles from a thin strip of tissue taken from the back of the head.
A follicular unit is a small collection of hair follicles that emerge from the skin at the same exit point.
Both treatments extract hair follicle grafts from the back of the head, generally at or below the level of your ears, and implant them on the face. A graft is a grafted hair follicle.
Cost of Beard Transplant:
Depending on the number of grafts required, a beard transplant might cost up to AED 7000. After their first visit, patients should discuss the price with their doctor to estimate the overall cost for the number of grafts they need.
To establish whether you are a suitable candidate for the surgery, the doctor will need to inspect your scalp and face. Depending on the doctor, the consultation appointment may include a fee.
Beard transplants are not covered by insurance since they are cosmetic operations.
Who is an Eligible Candidate?
Since hair follicles are collected from the back of your head, having a healthy set of hair follicles in that location is critical.
This is one of the last places of the head to become bald, so even if you are losing hair on top, you’re still likely to have good growth on the nape of the neck to the back of the head.
If there are enough follicles to transplant, your surgeon will use the hair on your scalp. If it seems that there are not enough hair follicles to extract, your doctor may suggest other options, such as PRP in Dubai.
What is the Procedure?
Harvesting and implantation are the two critical steps in the hair transplant technique.
Whether you choose an FUE or a FUT, the surgeon will begin by shaving the region on your scalp that will be harvested.
This allows them to see the hair follicles more clearly. The surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area before harvesting.
The surgeon will administer a local anesthetic into the region of your face, where the grafts will be implanted after the follicles have already been removed from your head. Next, the surgeon will insert each hair follicle into your face skin, forming your new beard according to your and the doctor’s pre-surgery agreement.
Recovery Period and Post-Operative Care:
It will take a day or two to recover from a beard implant surgery. For a few days following the treatment, tiny scabs may form around each newly implanted hair follicle, but these should fade off within a few days.
After about a week to ten days, patients should be able to return to their normal daily activities.
As a result, you can expect your new beard hairs to fall out after two or three weeks. This is quite usual, and new hair should start to grow to replace old hairs that have fallen out.
Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new beard at home. Antibiotic cream for your head and face may be one of them.
They may also suggest you avoid the following activities during your recovery, including swimming in bright sunshine, smoking, going in a sauna or hot tub, intense physical activity, and anything that can make you sweat.
It’s possible that you won’t be able to exfoliate your skin for a few days or that you won’t be able to wash it. Your skin will be sensitive and irritating, but try to ignore it to prevent inflammation and infection.
Beard implant surgery might help you fill up gaps in your beard or build a beard where none previously existed. Although the treatment is intrusive and costly, the results are long-lasting.
Whatever path you choose, please speak to your doctor about the risks and advantages of surgery, topical treatments, and vitamins, or book an appointment with one of our health professionals at Dynamic Aesthetic Clinic.