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Facial Hair Transplants Performed with Care
You may come from a long line of men that didn’t have much facial hair. Or perhaps you have suffered through some accident and the scars have prevented beard growth up until now. Whatever your reason, we offer a cutting edge Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) beard transplant in Glasgow for effective beard restoration or new facial hair transplants.
Beard restoration is a safe cosmetic procedure that can effectively treat an absent, thin, or patchy beard. No wonder our patients across Scotland increasingly request a beard transplant to improve their appearance and highlight their masculine features with natural results.
When you choose our state of the art beard transplant clinic in Glasgow for your facial hair restoration, you will receive compassionate and professional care directly from one of Scotland’s leading hair loss specialists, Dr Epameinondas Bonaros.
Take the first step towards feeling more confident — Get in touch with our hair transplant clinic in Glasgow to enquire about our specialist procedures for beard hair growth or to book your beard transplant in the UK with Dr Bonaros.
What is a Beard Transplant?
Beard transplants are a sub-category of facial hair transplantation.
Based on the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) statistics, facial implants (beard and moustache) increased 196% worldwide from 2012 to 2014 and 121% from 2014 to 2019. While all components of a beard are essential, the highest-ranked features included strong goatee and cheek beards.
While genetics could be the reason behind sparse facial hair for many men, some of the main reasons for patients turning to a hair transplant for beard hair growth are:
- Congenital beard atrichia and hypotrichosis conditions where there is the complete or partial congenital absence of beard hair due to aplasia of the hair follicle in the beard
- Cicatricial alopecia due to burns, injuries, folliculitis, acne sequelae, cleft lip, or surgeries
- Masculinisation of transgender patients
Patchy hair loss in the beard is also caused by alopecia barbae, an autoimmune condition where your body attacks your beard hair follicles. It is a form of alopecia areata that affects the beard. It is not routinely recommended to undergo a beard hair transplant for alopecia barbae because your immune system will attack the transplanted hair follicles after the procedure.
During your consultation at our hair transplant clinic, you will be able to discuss with Dr Bonaros the type of beard you are looking for, its desired density, and the cost of your beard restoration at our clinic in Glasgow.
For a facial hair transplant in the UK performed by a hair specialist who has your best interests at heart, book your beard FUE transplant with Dr Epameinondas Bonaros.
Beard Hair Transplant FAQs
We’ve outlined some of the most frequently asked questions about our Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) beard hair transplant procedure below.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our hair transplant clinic in Glasgow or book a free online consultation to discuss your facial hair issues and see how we can help you get your confidence back.
How many hair grafts do I need for a full beard?
When it comes to beard transplants, every case is different so the exact graft number for your beard transplant will be determined during your consultation based on the following factors:
- The exact design
- The size of the area
- The desired hair density
- The number of the pre-existing beard hair
- The hair calibre of the donor area.
The beard graft counts for an effective beard transplant can range from 300 grafts for a small patch to 3000 grafts for a full, dense beard.
How long is the beard transplant surgery?
The beard hair transplant surgery in our clinic in Glasgow can last between two and seven hours, depending on the area that needs filling in.
The basic principles of hair transplantation are the same. During a partial or full beard transplant, healthy hair is harvested similarly to a routine hair transplant with our advanced Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) technique. We use tiny punches with a diameter of 0.7 mm to extract hair follicles from the donor site, which minimises trauma and ensures only suitable single and double hair follicles are harvested.
For minor cases requiring less than 300 grafts, we can use scalp hair or beard follicles from the area under the chin. For the rest of the cases, we harvest suitable hair follicles from a donor area on the back and sides of the head.
We directly implant the individual hair follicles in the recipient area using hair implanter pens, a graft placement technique known as Direct Hair Implantation or DHI. No premade incisions are made on your face.
The whole facial hair implant procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.
What are the most common areas for beard hair implants?
Some patients want a fuller beard or designer stubble aesthetic, while others want a beard patch transplant to fill in bald patches within their existing beard. Others may only need a moustache transplant to complete their desired look. Dr Bonaros will advise you on the best way to achieve this with natural looking results during your consultation at our clinic.
Common areas on the face that are often filled in with more hair follicles are:
- Moustache area
Great attention is given to restoring the beard’s lateral pillars (Figure 1) that connect the moustache to the chin, forming the goatee.
In this way, we can also fill a patchy beard with a transplant procedure.
Are beard hair transplants painful?
Our FUE beard transplants are performed under local anaesthetic. Some patients feel uncomfortable receiving injections, so we use the Kinetic Anaesthesia Device for our facial hair implants. This device helps deliver local anaesthetic more comfortably, so the rest of the facial hair surgery procedure will be painless.
How much does a beard transplant cost in Glasgow?
The average beard transplant cost in the UK across various hair transplant clinics is £5000.
Your beard restoration cost at our Glasgow hair transplant clinic will depend mainly on the number of grafts you need to achieve your goals. One full-day procedure with 1000–2000 hair grafts can cost between £3000 and £6000. More extensive beard transplants requiring 3000–4000 grafts are usually carried out over two days and cost between £8000 and £10,000.
Request a quote for your beard hair transplant treatment using our online assessment form to get an estimate for your beard transplantation cost based on your unique requirements. You can also call us directly on 07708 627966.
How long does it take for a beard transplant to heal?
The healing after the FUE beard transplant is rapid. There may be a few tiny crusts around each newly implanted hair follicle, but they should fall off within a few days. Your new beard should be ready for trimming after about two weeks.
Minor side effects, such as redness, should disappear within a few weeks of your beard hair implant procedure. Then you sit back, plan your hip new beard style, and wait about three months for the new facial hair to grow. When the area has healed, you can start shaving your beard hairs once again.
Because we do FUE beard transplants as opposed to the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method, the scarring at the donor area where the extracted hairs were taken from will also be minimal. The minimally invasive nature of FUE beard hair transplants and minimal scarring make this one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery for beard growth.
Beard Transplant Growth & Results Timeline
Although you may see results almost immediately, it is also normal for the initially transplanted hairs to fall out in preparation for regrowth. If that occurs, you should start noticing new hair growth on your face three months after your beard growth surgery.
The transplanted beard hair will grow gradually as new individual hairs, and your final results will be visible about a year after your procedure. Patients who undergo a beard transplant procedure will enjoy thicker, fuller, and more permanent facial hair.
Dr Bonaros — Your Trusted Specialist for
Beard Implants in the UK
As Scotland’s only full member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a full member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is a trusted specialist in hair and beard implant procedures in the United Kingdom.
When you choose to do your beard transplant in Scotland at our cutting edge hair transplant clinic, you can expect a professional and patient-centred approach based on our values of integrity, excellence, innovation, safety, and compassion.
If you are considering a beard hair transplant and live in Glasgow, Edinburgh, or anywhere else in the UK, get in touch with us today to find out the cost of our beard hair transplant treatment or fill in our online assessment form. Dr Bonaros is a beard transplant expert that can help you grow the fuller, healthy looking beard you have been searching for.
Schedule an appointment for a beard transplant in Glasgow today.