Top 7 Questions About Beard Transplants—Answered

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A patchy or thinning beard can greatly affect your appearance. However, not everyone is lucky enough to grow a beard evenly. Some men may find that their beard is thin, patchy, or slow to grow. In these cases, a beard transplant may be a viable option. With a beard transplant , you can fully embrace your personal style and even finally be part of No-Shave November!

In this blog, we’ve answered the top 7 questions about beard transplants to make sure patients are as informed as possible about this procedure. Read on to learn more!

#1: How Is a Beard Transplant Performed?

Beard transplants are similar to scalp hair transplants. The process is performed under local anesthesia, and donor areas are usually located at the back of the head.

The process involves creating tiny incisions, which determine the growth pattern and direction of the beard. Healthy hair from donor areas will be harvested and then transplanted into the incisions in the target areas. Usually, 2,500 to 3,000 hair follicles are transplanted.

#2: How Long Does a Beard Transplant Take?

The process can be completed in several hours. The precision of the work is incredibly important during the transplantation procedure in order to sculpt a flattering beard shape. Each follicle is transplanted individually with great care to achieve optimal results.

#3: When Will I See My Beard Transplant Results?

The results can take a few months to be appreciated, since the hair needs time to grow. The transplanted hairs may even begin to fall out after two weeks. This is perfectly normal and should be considered a good sign, since it means that your new beard hair is preparing for its growth spurt for the next 90 days.

At four months after surgery, you will notice better coverage and growth of your new beard. You may be able to grow a full beard after nine months. In regard to the color and thickness of your beard, it should have the same coloration and texture as your scalp hair.

#4: Is a Beard Transplant Painful?

It is not a painful procedure, because the harvesting and transplantation procedures are both performed under local anesthesia. You may feel some mild discomfort upon injection of the anesthesia, but the area should feel numb after that.

#5: How Do I Choose the Best Beard Transplant Surgeon?

The success of beard transplant relies heavily on the skills and expertise of the surgeon. It is important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with an artistic eye. Expert hair-transplant surgeons are your ideal choice, since they know how to avoid complications like overharvesting and visible scarring. While minor scarring is unavoidable, deeply cut incisions can lead to abnormal hair growth and noticeable scars.

#6: Is a Beard Transplant Covered by Insurance?

Hair transplants are considered cosmetic procedures. Because of this, they are not covered by health insurance providers.

#7: Are Beard Transplant Results Permanent?

Beard transplants offer long-lasting hair-restoration results. The hair follicles will continue to grow with proper care so you can maintain a full beard for years to come.

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Beard transplants in the Bay Area are a major game-changer. Contact Blackhawk Hair Restoration and learn how you can enjoy the permanent results of hair transplantation. Schedule a

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