Beard Transplant Glasgow Scotland
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 are here to help you get a beard transplant in Glasgow.
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.
What is a beard Transplant?
Beard transplants are a subcategory 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.
The main reasons for which patients turn to beard restoration 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.
- Masculinization 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 in our office, 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 in our clinic in Glasgow.
How many grafts do I need for a full beard?
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 density
- The number of the pre-existing beard hair
- The hair calibre of the donor area.
The 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 does a beard transplant last?
The beard hair transplant surgery in our clinic in Glasgow can last between two and seven hours, depending on the extent of the area that needs filling in.
The basic principles of hair transplantation are the same. During a beard transplant, healthy hair is harvested similarly to a routine hair transplant with our advanced FUE technique. We use tiny punches with a diameter of 0.7 mm for the extraction to minimise trauma and ensure 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 the back and sides of the head.
We directly implant the follicles in the recipient area using hair implanter pens, a graft placement technique also known as Direct Hair Implantation or DHI. No premade incisions are made on your face.
Common areas on the face that are often filled in with more hair follicles are:
- Mustache area
- Chin. Great attention is given to restoring the beard’s lateral pillars (Figure 1) that connect the moustache to the chin, forming the goatee.
How much does a beard transplant cost in Glasgow?
Your beard restoration cost in Glasgow will depend mainly on the number of grafts you need to achieve your goals. One full-day procedure with 2000 grafts or more can cost anything between £3000 and £6000. More extensive procedures requiring 3000-4000 grafts are usually carried out over two days and cost between £8000 and £10.000.
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 disappear within a few weeks. 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 face again.
Beard transplant growth and 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 after three months.
The transplanted beard hair will grow gradually, and your final results will be visible about a year after your procedure. Patients who undergo a beard transplant procedure have thicker, fuller, and more permanent facial hair.
If you consider a beard hair transplant and live in Glasgow, Edinburgh or anywhere in the UK, get in touch today to find out the cost 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.