Tough and Rugged: FUE Beard Transplants

Among all the features that represent masculinity, facial hair is one that is often thought as the most obvious trait that a man can possess – so it’s certainly no surprise that FUE Hair Transplants are popular for men that desire a thicker and more dense beard.

New York has seen a boom in facial hair transplants recently as young men seek to reflect the facial fashion of the stars. Ryan Gosling, David Beckham, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman are just some of the celebrities who are trending not just for their acting but their facial hair too.

And this boom in facial hair transplants hasn’t remained in the Big Apple either. Our very own doctors at The Private Clinic have noticed an increase in demand as well. The UK in the past year has performed over 4,500 beard transplants as men hope to ‘feel more masculine’. A study noted by the Daily Mail has found that as many as 59% of men think that having a beard makes them feel ‘more macho’ while 45% of men complain of odd patches through their sideburns and beards.

It appears that sporting a good haircut doesn’t stop at the top of our heads. Men are seeking rugged designer stubble, bushy moustaches, big sideburns and full beards in order to finish off their stylish look.

Our very own Dr Raghu Reddy – a top UK specialist in hair transplants – has been helping men achieve a fuller beard for the past eight years. Dr Reddy has noticed more young men coming to him for help. Reflecting upon the patients he has treated he recently stated in the Evening Standard: “Men take pride in having a nicely trimmed beard, so I see a lot of men with patchy beards who want in-filling. They associate having a good beard with masculinity.”

So what exactly does it take for one to have a bodacious beard? In this post, we’ll take a look at how an FUE hair transplant can transform a patchy, stubbly beard into an enviably thicker one.

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What does FUE mean?

FUE simply stands for Follicle Unit Extraction, and is a minimally invasive method for restoring and enhancing hair density on different areas of the face and body, in this case, the beard. During the procedure, the donor and treatment areas are numbed with local anaesthetic, the donor follicles are removed with an ultra-fine punch (less than 1mm in diameter) and carefully implanted onto the patchy, thinning areas that lack density on the beard. This method has gained popularity in recent years due to its results and permanency.

What makes an FUE hair transplant different from other methods?

Many other hair restoration methods (like the FUT Strip method) are surgical, involve scalpels, general anaesthetic and tend to leave unsightly scars making them difficult to disguise. The FUE method uses only the healthiest donor hair follicles, and the procedure is virtually painless. The FUE method can safely extract up to 7000 hairs in one session and during this phase, none of the follicular units are destroyed – another attribute that makes this method truly unique.

True to its minimally invasive nature, there is no stitching, scarring or downtime required, and the results are noticeable immediately.

The Private Clinic

We are a leading UK non-invasive cosmetic group, and have provided outstanding quality treatments to our patients for over 30 years.

Our FUE specialists, Dr Raghu Reddy, Dr Luca De Fazio, Dr Mark Tam, Mr Michail Mouzakis and Mr Doraisami Mohan , have over many years of combined experience in advanced hair restorative treatments and are able to provide our patients with discrete, undetectable results.  For more information on our FUE  treatments, visit our website.

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