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  • 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

Hair Transplant

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

Procedure Time
3 – 9 hours

Anaesthetic Type

Hospital Stay

Support Garments

Spray for 3 days

Flat on back

1 day

Reasonably Mobile

Sexual Activity
2 weeks

Back to work
1 week

2 week

1 – 2 weeks

Full Recovery Time
6 weeks

Final Results
6 – 12 months

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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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Will I have any scars on my face?
The tools used to extract hair follicles from the donor area is less than 1mm in diameter. Scarring is often down to the skills of surgeons – our doctors are amongst the top in their field of hair transplantation, with international recognition, and they have spent years establishing methods to avoid visible scarring. There will be no visible scarring on the beard, moustache or sideburn area.
Are there any risks with facial hair transplants?

You may experience a degree of redness in the treated area but this will subside within a few days. Hair transplanted for the head may require extra care and attention. Our team will be available to guide you through the aftercare procedure should you have any further questions at any point, as part of our aftercare commitment.

What is the beard transplant recovery process and downtime?

There is little to no down time with the FUE Beard Transplant Procedure as only a local anaesthetic is used. After the procedure patients are able to leave the clinic immediately and continue on with their normal routine.

How much does a beard hair transplant cost?

We can only give an accurate quote after consultation as we work on a case-by-case basis for your individual requirements. We work by hair, not graft, which allows us to choose only the strongest and healthiest follicles for transplantation.

The cost of Beard and Facial Hair Transplants – beard, goatee, sideburns, etc. entirely depend on the extent of patchiness or hair loss you are experiencing and the average price can range from £3,000 to £7,000, depending on the number of hairs required to cover the area.

Consultations with our Hair Transplant surgeons are £100 and are available in London Harley Street, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Northampton.

We also offer consultations with our experienced Hair Transplant Patient Advisors if you wish to find out more about the procedure before meeting with the surgeon.

You may be required to see one of our Dermatologists initially to assess the reasons for hair loss. Consultations with our Consultant Dermatologists are £200.

For more information on our hair transplant pricing, click here.

How does a Beard Transplant work?

A Beard transplant is a specialised form of facial hair transplantation.

Facial hair transplants are designed to increase hair on the face. They work by removing hair from one part of the body and inserting it into areas on the face including the chin, cheeks, or neck.

Like all types of hair transplants, the process involves using your own hair to create new hair growth.

We use hair from the back of the head, known as the donor area. This hair is then transplanted to the chin, cheeks and/or neck to increase the size, shape and density of the beard.

To find out more about how beard hair transplant work, book a consultation with one of our expert hair transplant surgeons.

How painful is beard transplant?

Beard hair transplants are pain-free procedures. You will have local anaesthetic injected into all the areas being treated which should numb the area.

You may feel slight discomfort but our expert hair transplant surgeons will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

After your procedure, once the anaesthetic starts to wear off, you may experience some inflammation and redness in the areas treated. This is usually tolerated well, but painkillers can be taken to help.

How long does beard transplant take?

The length of time that a beard hair transplant takes to perform will depend on the number of hairs being transplanted and the size of the area being treated.

We say anywhere from 3 to 9 hours as a guide, but a more accurate time can be confirmed once we know the details of your procedure.

A beard hair transplant is performed in two stages. The first stage is the extraction of the hair follicles from the back of the head. You will then have a break where you can have something to eat and stretch your legs. The second stage will be the transplantation of the hair follicles to the facial area.

When does a beard transplant grow?

Whilst you will see the shape of your new beard immediately following your beard transplant procedure, it will take some time to grow with many not seeing the full results until 9 – 12 months post-procedure.

Around 15-30 days after surgery, you may notice shedding of the beard hair. This is normal and to be expected. After around 2 months most of the hair follicles will have settled into place. At around 4 months you will start to notice more coverage and density. From 9 months onwards, your beard should be able to fully grow just like a natural beard would.

When to shave after a beard transplant?

Patients should wait until at least 10 days but ideally 2 weeks after their procedure before shaving their beard. Check that the area is free from any scabbing or crusting, the area should be fully healed before you shave.

When shaving for the first time, we recommend using scissors or clippers rather than a razor. A razor is best used after 4 months once the hair follicles are more established.

Your hair transplant surgeon will provide more detailed advice on shaving after a beard transplant following your procedure.

Does a beard transplant look natural?

Our hair transplant surgeons are specialised in beard hair transplant and pride themselves on achieving the most natural-looking results.

Hair grafts extracted from the head will take some time to learn how to grow like beard hairs. The new hairs may need additional trimming to start with but after a few months, they should take on the behaviour of the surrounding hair follicles.

Does a beard transplant last forever?

A beard hair transplant is a permanent hair restoration treatment.

The hair follicles are taken from an area of the scalp where the hair is less prone to thinning or falling out. This means the hair transplanted into the facial area should grow naturally for many years.

Can a beard transplant fail?

If you choose a surgeon who is experienced in facial hair transplants and follow the correct aftercare instructions then beard transplant failure will be rare.

Possible reasons for beard transplant failure include

  • Inexperienced Surgeons
  • Poor Candidate
  • Not following the aftercare
  • Unrealistic Expectations

Choosing an experienced hair transplant surgeon is the best way to ensure a successful beard transplant. Do not rush the recovery process, follow all the aftercare advice and look after your newly transplanted beard hair.

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At The Private Clinic, we can perform hair restoration on the face, including on the beard, moustache and eyebrows, and are able to perform some hair transplants using body hair.