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Beard Transplant

If you are looking for a minimally invasive and permanent beard hair transplant in Scotland,
book your consultation with Dr Bonaros, a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) beard transplant specialist in Glasgow.

Find out the cost and experience the benefits of a facial hair transplant.

Table of Contents

  1. Facial Hair Transplants Performed with Care
  2. What is a Beard Transplant?
  3. Beard Hair Transplant FAQs
    1. How many hair grafts do I need for a full beard?
    2. How long is the beard transplant surgery?
    3. What can I expect from a beard hair transplant?
    4. What are the most common areas for beard hair implants?
    5. Are beard hair transplants painful?
    6. How much does a beard transplant cost in Glasgow?
    7. How long does it take for a beard transplant to heal?
    8. What is the beard transplant growth & results timeline?
  4. Dr Bonaros — Your Trusted Specialist for Beard Implants in the UK

Facial Hair Transplants Performed with Care

You may come from a line of men who don’t have much facial hair. Or perhaps you have scars that have prevented beard growth up until now. Whatever your reason, we offer a cutting-edge 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 in suitable candidates. Increasingly requested by our patients across Scotland and the UK, a beard transplant can improve your appearance and highlight 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 Dr Epameinondas Bonaros. As an experienced surgeon and one of Scotland’s leading hair loss specialists, he will ensure your hair restoration journey goes smoothly.

beard transplant beard restoration Glasgow Scotland

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. Book your beard transplant in the UK with Dr Bonaros, a leading surgeon in hair restoration treatments. 

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.

Genetics is a common cause of sparse facial hair for many men. However, some other reasons patients may turn to a FUE hair transplant for beard hair growth are:

  • Conditions like congenital beard atrichia and hypotrichosis, where there is the complete or partial congenital absence of beard hair due to aplasia of the hair follicle
  • Cicatricial alopecia due to burns, injuries, folliculitis, acne sequelae, cleft lip, or surgeries
  • Gender-affirming masculinisation for FtM transgender patients

Patchy hair loss in the beard can also be the result of alopecia barbae, an autoimmune condition and form of alopecia areata that causes your body to attack your beard hair follicles. However, someone with alopecia barbae is not a suitable candidate for a beard hair transplant, as their immune system will attack the transplanted hair follicles.

During the consultation for your hair transplant at our Glasgow clinic, you will be able to discuss the type of beard you are looking for and receive an estimated cost of your beard restoration treatment.

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 have outlined some of the most frequently asked questions about our FUE beard hair transplant procedure below. These include queries such as “How much does a hair transplant for a beard cost? and “Are beard hair transplants painful?”

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Glasgow hair transplant clinic. You can also book a free online consultation to discuss your facial hair issues and get a beard surgery cost estimate.

How many hair grafts do I need for a full beard?

When it comes to beard transplants, every case is different. The exact graft count for your beard transplant will be determined during your consultation and based on the following factors:

  • The design of your beard

  • The size of the area needing coverage

  • Your desired hair density

  • Your pre-existing beard hair 

  • The hair calibre of the donor area

The total 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?

Depending on the area that needs filling in, a beard hair transplant surgery at our Glasgow hair transplant clinic can last between two and seven hours. The entire facial hair implant procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.

What can I expect from a beard hair transplant?

The basic principles of beard hair transplantation are the same as a routine FUE hair transplant. During a partial or full beard transplant, healthy hair is harvested with our advanced FUE technique. We use tiny punches with a diameter of 0.7mm to extract hair follicles from the donor site. The FUE method minimises trauma and ensures only suitable single and double hair follicles are harvested.

Generally, we harvest suitable hair follicles for a beard transplant from a donor area on the back and sides of the head. However, for minor cases requiring less than 300 grafts, we can use scalp hair or beard follicles from the area under the chin. 

Dr Bonaros, with the help of his Glasgow hair transplant team, will then implant individual hair follicles into the recipient area using hair implanter pens. Known as Direct Hair Implantation, this graft placement technique eliminates the need for premade incisions on your face. 

What are the most common areas for beard hair implants?

Some patients want a fuller beard, designer stubble aesthetic, or moustache transplant to complete their desired look. Others may need a beard patch transplant to fill in bald patches within their existing beard. During your consultation at our clinic, Dr Bonaros will advise you on the best way to achieve natural-looking results that suit your specific hair characteristics.

Common areas of the face that are filled in with more hair follicles are:

  • Sideburns

  • Cheeks

  • Moustache 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. In this way, we can also use a transplant procedure to fill a patchy beard.

beard transplant by dr bonaros and the beard design
FIGURE 1. Facial region of the beard and its implantation zones (Courtesy of ISHRS)

Are beard hair transplants painful?

Some of the most common questions we receive are “Is a beard transplant painful?” and “How much is a beard transplant going to hurt?” 

All our FUE beard transplants are performed under local anaesthetic so you can have as pleasant an experience as possible. It is not uncommon for some patients to feel uncomfortable receiving injections, especially when undergoing a facial hair surgery procedure. This is why we use the Kinetic Anaesthesia Device to deliver local anaesthetic more comfortably during facial hair implants. 

How much does a beard transplant cost in Glasgow?

Knowing how much your beard hair transplant will cost is key for financial planning.  However, just like the procedure itself, a beard transplant price will vary between patients and clinics. The average beard transplant cost in the UK is around £5,000 across various hair transplant clinics.

At our Glasgow hair transplant clinic, your total beard restoration cost will depend mainly on the number of grafts used for the procedure. The more grafts you require, the more your facial hair transplant will cost. One full-day procedure with 1,000–2,000 hair grafts can cost between £4,000 and £7,000. However, some patients require 3,000–4,000 grafts. Carried out over two days, these kinds of extensive beard implants can cost between £10,000 and £12,000.

Request a quote for your beard hair transplant treatment using our online assessment form and get an estimate for your beard transplantation cost based on your unique requirements. 

An exceptional beard transplant result by Dr Bonaros
A remarkable beard transplant result by Dr. Bonaros.

How long does it take for a beard transplant to heal?

At the Dr Bonaros hair loss clinic, we perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplants rather than relying on the traditional Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method. The advanced techniques and minimally invasive nature of FUE beard hair transplants make this one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery for beard growth. 

The healing after the FUE beard transplant is rapid and there is minimal scarring at the donor area where the extracted hairs were taken from.  

You may notice some crusts around each newly implanted hair follicle, but they should fall off within a few days. Other minor side effects, such as redness, should disappear within a few weeks of your beard hair implant procedure.

Your new beard should be ready for trimming after about two weeks. After about three months, new facial hair will begin to grow. When the area has healed, you can start shaving your beard hairs once again.

What is the beard transplant growth & results timeline?

Before your FUE procedure, it is important to have an overview of your post-operative beard transplant timeline. This involves an understanding of your healing process, as well as what you can expect to see at different stages of your beard transplant before and after comparison.

While some patients may see beard transplant results almost immediately, it is also common for the initially transplanted hairs to fall out in preparation for regrowth. This is a normal side effect and nothing to worry about. 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.

beard transplant result before after images Glasgow Scotland by Dr Bonaros
Great beard transplant results by Dr Bonaros.

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.

Visit our cutting-edge hair transplant clinic for your beard transplant in Scotland. 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. You can also fill in our online assessment form.

Dr Bonaros is a beard transplant expert who can help you grow the fuller, healthy-looking beard you have been searching for.

Schedule an appointment for a beard transplant in Glasgow today.