If your formerly healthy, full beard is starting to thin or become patchy, a hair transplant may help restore its appearance. Your beard can lose its volume due to age, genetics, an accident, or disease. At Hair Center of Nebraska, we can analyze your facial hair loss and help you choose the best course of action for restoring your formerly full beard.
How Is Beard Hair Restoration Accomplished?
At Hair Center of Nebraska, Dr. Daniel Gross utilizes the FUE technique to restore patients’ natural appearance, transplanting donor hairs to fill in blank or patchy spots in their beards.
The ARTAS® robot uses the Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) technique to remove hair follicles from prime donor areas on the back of your head and implants them in the needed recipient areas on your face to create a fuller beard. The ARTAS® robot utilizes computer-guided AI to map out where the follicles will go for the most natural-looking results.
The Benefits of FUE Beard Transplant
FUE hair transplants don’t require long incisions to be made and thus provide several notable benefits for beard transplant recipients:
- Minimal scarring in the donor and recipient area
- Fast healing and recovery
- Rapid return to daily activity
- Beard transplant patients typically experience minimal discomfort post-procedure
- Utilizing the FUE technique for donor follicle harvesting allows for the selection of the best mix of single-hair grafts vs. multi-follicular units (MFU’s) to achieve the optimal balance of density and natural appearing results
Beard Restoration FAQs
Q: How long does a beard transplant take?
A: It depends on the number of follicles that need to be harvested and transplanted, but typical beard transplant procedures take about five hours.
Q: How many follicles will you need to harvest?
A: That depends on your particular situation and what Dr. Gross determines is needed to fill in your beard, but the average number of harvested hair follicle grafts required for a beard transplant is between 1,600-2,000.
Q: Do I qualify for a beard transplant?
A: When you schedule a consultation with us, we will evaluate your suitability for a beard transplant. Some examples of qualified transplant patients include:
- Men who were born with thin or patchy beards
- Men who have beards that are losing volume
- Men who wish to cover up facial scars resulting from an injury or other surgeries
- Men who have had gender reassignment surgery
Q: Where do you harvest hair from for beard transplants?
A: Hair follicles are taken from the back and sides of your head, where your hair is usually thickest. These areas maintain actively growing hair longer than any other region, which is the same area we harvest hair from for regular hair transplants.
Q: What can I expect in the weeks and months after my beard transplant?
A: Some hair loss from your beard is typical after the transplant, and this is part of the natural process while the skin heals. We advise you not to shave for 7-10 days after your transplant. Your beard will start growing within a few weeks. After six months, there will be a noticeable difference in growth and beard volume.
Q: What is the difference between a hair follicle and a hair graft?
A: A hair follicle is a hair, its root, and the surrounding connective tissue. A follicular unit is a group of hair strands that come through the skin in the same place. A follicular unit may have a single hair or several hairs. A hair graft is a transplanted follicle.
Q: What is the Difference Between FUE and FUT?
A: In both of these surgical techniques, the end result is exactly the same – transplantation of individual hair follicles. The primary difference between these two hair restoration methods is the follicle harvesting technique. Follicular Unit Excision or Extraction (FUE) harvests each hair follicle individually, usually with the assistance of a mechanized or robotic tool. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) involves removal of a thin strip of skin containing hair follicles from the back of the head and harvesting each follicle individually using microscopic excision.
Beard Hair Restoration
At Hair Center of Nebraska, we treat each patient with kindness, compassion, and understanding. Hair loss can be traumatizing, and the decision to seek treatment can be highly stressful. Our team is ready to assist you, beginning with a free hair and scalp analysis, so you are educated about your options. Patient care is our top priority at the Hair Center of Nebraska.