- Beard Hair Transplants can help restore facial, beard, moustache, goatee and sideburn hair
- Europe’s most sought after Hair Transplant surgeons
- Suitable for patients of all ethnic backgrounds
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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer for The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London.
Last Reviewed September 14th 2023
Beard Hair Transplant
Facial hair growth, or lack thereof, and patchiness may be a result of either scarring or genetics. If you have sparse facial hair, patchiness or any facial scars, a beard transplant, also known as a facial hair transplant, may be the solution for you.
Facial Hair Transplants – in this case Beard Restoration specifically – saw a significant increase around the world over the past year. According to the The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, (ISHRS) announced in June 2020 that beard and moustache remain popular areas for hair transplants.
Beard transplants, a goatee, moustache, sideburn or eyebrow transplants, are specialist procedures, with outcomes highly dependent on the surgeon’s skills. We have two of the UK and Europe’s most sought after Hair Transplant surgeons who specialise in facial hair, beard, moustache, goatee, sideburn and eyebrow FUE hair transplants for patients of all ethnic backgrounds.
A recent study found that as many as 45% of men have been unhappy with the patchiness of their beard and sideburns.
For many cultures, facial hair is a sign of prestige and masculinity. The ability to grow a full and dense beard, designer stubble or a statement moustache allows them the versatility to change their look.
Beard Hair Transplant at a glance
3 – 9 hours
Spray for 3 days
Flat on back
Back to work
1 – 2 weeks
Full Recovery Time
6 – 12 months
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Beard Hair Transplant Before & After Photos
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What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 40 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Beard Hair Transplant UK Treatment
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure, as used for hair transplants, is also utilised in Beard, Moustache, Goatee and Sideburn Hair Transplants. This method is a minimally invasive procedure used to restore hair density on different areas of the face. The procedure can take between three and nine hours – depending on the area treated and amount of hair required. For example, a goatee may require up to 1,500 hairs, while a full beard may need up to 4,000 hairs.
During the procedure the Surgeon locates the ‘stable zone area’ at the side or back of the head. This is used as the donor area for the beard, moustache or sideburns. Finer hair is typically needed for a Beard Transplant where the donor area is located at the sides of the head. If the patient is balding or is completely bald it is also possible to use body hair such as the chest area for the donor area.
An FUE Beard Transplant is a walk-in walk-out procedure and only local anaesthetic is used to ensure minimal downtime. Once the donor area is located each hair follicle is taken out one at a time using ‘punches’ to cut in and around the follicle. The size of the tools will depend on the size of the follicles required – the finer the hair the smaller the ‘punch’. This part of the process is completed very discretely and will be unnoticeable.
Once this is completed local anaesthetic is administered to the areas of the face for the hair transplant. Careful and skilful attention is used to ensure the extracted hairs are then implanted, one follicle at a time, at the right angle to give highest density and most natural looking results.
After Your Facial Hair Transplant Treatment
The hair transplanted during an FUE Beard Transplant is placed permanently and will look natural. The difference will be noticeable immediately after the procedure is completed. As with any FUE Hair Transplant, the full results are typically expected within 6-12 months.
The hair growth will begin and continue to grow as it does on the rest of the beard, sideburns, and moustache.
When it comes to researching hair transplants there are a lot of words that may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most popular Hair transplant words which you can view here.
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