You do not need to be a style guru to know that beards are “in” right now. Everywhere you go now you will see men with facial hair whether this is a thick moustache, neatly maintained 5 o’clock shadow, sideburns or full bushy beards. Beards are a great way to add personality to your style with many beard owners seeing it as parts of their identity, plus it helps many men to feel more masculine.
Problems With Beard Growth
Of course, not all men are able to grow thick, non-patchy facial hair which can be a great frustration for those that want to join the trend. In fact, although it may seem otherwise in fashionable areas, almost 50% of men find it difficult to grow a full beard. For many of these men, the inability to grow a beard can be emasculating and cause low self-esteem and these are dangerous issues that can lead to a range of psychological problems. Fortunately, there is a solution for those that struggle to grow facial hair in the form of a beard hair transplant.
Causes & Solutions
This is a procedure that is becoming increasingly common with the facial hair trend. A beard transplant can work for any male who can only grow thin or patchy facial hair which is a problem that can have many causes, such as:
- Weak blood flow to the cheeks causing a lack of hormones
- Lack of sleep
- Not enough exercise
- Poor diet
- Alopecia areata
Regardless of the reason, if you want to be able to grow full facial hair but you are unable to then a beard hair transplant is an effective solution.
So, what does a beard transplant involve? Similar to a hair transplant, this will involve the removal of follicles from an area on the body with thick hair (often a hidden area on the back of the head) which are then implanted back into the skin of the beard area.
The procedure is virtually pain-free because it is minimally invasive. The hair grafts are then prepared and carefully placed in tiny incisions to match your existing beard pattern and angle along with the desired thickness. Aftercare is important and usually involves applying a special shampoo, a progress check and sometimes a laser treatment session which can promote hair growth. It will depend on the number of grafts, but the entire procedure usually takes between 6 and 10 hours. It is very important to choose the right experienced surgeon for this procedure, as with extensive experience, the surgeon is able to understand the direction in which the implanted hair should go to make sure the final results are completely natural.
Recovery & Results
The recovery time is also fast with light redness and potentially some swelling that usually subsides after a few days. The newly transplanted hair falls out within the first few weeks (this is supposed to happen) and the hair will then enter a resting phase. You should then start to see natural-looking results around 6 weeks later and the hair will continue to grow until you see full results around a year after the procedure.
The procedure is not cheap but it can deliver life-changing results and allows many men to feel a new sense of self-confidence and attractiveness along with the ability to change their look whether they want to grow stubble, sideburns, a moustache or a full beard. If you struggle to grow facial hair but have always wanted to then this is certainly a procedure that is worth considering.