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Beard Transplants: Why Facial Hair Transplants Are Booming

Beard Transplants in the News: clinics across the UK are reporting a big rise in men seeking facial hair transplants for a fuller beard or moustache. The Private Clinic of Harley Street has also seen a rise in interest and numbers of procedures performed on men for facial hair transplants.

People are having them for sideburn restoration, moustache restoration and beard restoration. Many men are dissatisfied with their hair growth on the face and hair transplants offer a permanent and effective way to deal with the issue. While some men would prefer to use laser hair removal to permanently treat their unwanted hair, many men have the opposite issue. Find out more about your options by reading on.

Gary Barlow topped the most desirable facial hair celebrity list recently
Gary Barlow topped the most desirable facial hair celebrity list recently

What are facial hair transplants?

Facial Hair Transplants use the latest FUE Transplant technology to carefully extract hair from the back and sides of the scalp and transfer them to the face. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and it’s a walk-in walk-out procedure. Unlike the FUT technique, there is little discomfort and very little downtime – meaning you can get back to your normal routine quickly.

What’s influencing people?

  • Culture – facial hair is a big indicator and sign of masculinity in some cultures. For instance, it’s very popular in Turkey.
  • Injury/Illness – there are a number of ways hair is affected by illness and injury. If you have a disorder, illness or injury that has affected your hair growth, come in for a consultation with our doctors for more information.
  • Genetics – some men just don’t have the facial hair they would like. While some men have to shave every day, others struggle to find the need to shave at all.
  • Celebrities – see below
  • Fashion – see below

The Celebrity Effect

A survey recently revealed the top 10 celebrities for facial hair, giving you some indication why more and more men are trying to get a better crop of hair on their face. Coupled with that is the rise of bearded male models splashed across billboards and glossy magazines, like GQ. Designer stubble looks set to stay as more and more men take advantage of more relaxed rules at work, the products and services out there for facial hair as well as the popularity of bearded celebrities with women and other men.

  1. Gary Barlow 24%
  2. David Beckham 20%
  3. George Clooney 13%
  4. Brad Pitt 11%
  5. Jeremy Paxman 10%
  6. Tom Selleck 8%
  7. Ewan McGregor 6%
  8. Ashton Kutcher 4%
  9. Zach Galifianakis 3%
  10. Richard Branson 1%

The Private Clinic of Harley Street

Our hair transplant surgeons have lots of experience treating men for hair loss, including medication and hair transplants to the scalp, eyebrows and face. Cultural values, genetics, injury, alopecia, illness and male pattern baldness are all reasons why men and women seek hair transplants. It can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of the recipient. We urge all our patients to take their time and have realistic expectations – something we help you manage. More information about our hair transplant procedures can be found here: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/hair-transplant/hair-transplant-men

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