Beard hair transplant in Miami

There is a new trend among men to show off their facial hair. Women are no longer the only focus of fashion trends. Men too understand the importance of appearance, and that includes having a copious beard. No other part of the male body gets as much attention as facial hair do. Some men ignore it because it requires high maintenance. But beards can be attractive and somewhat profitable.

In fact, some studies suggest that facial hair connects you with other people at different levels, including biological, status, and even sexual characteristics. But for some men growing a fuller beard is not a reality but rather an unfulfilled dream.

Let’s break down exactly how growing a beard can be advantageous and not as difficult as you might think. In this article, you will find out whether you are a good candidate for beard hair transplant in Miami, how this revolutionary procedure works, side effects, cost, and much more.

Candidates for a beard transplant

Ideal candidates for a for beard hair transplant in Miami are men who desire a thicker beard. Some patients may find some areas in their beard that have bald patches, but beard hair transplant can work to fill those patches. Men, who suffer from hair loss or have patchy beards with sufficient donor hair, can reap full benefits from this procedure.

It also works for people with any facial scaring where hair doesn’t grow. Beard hair transplant can conceal these areas from direct view. Some men, especially those with scattered hair growth, may want to emphasize specific facial features or modify the pattern of their facial hair.

How do we do beard hair transplant?

It also works for people with any facial scaring where hair doesn’t grow. Beard hair transplant can conceal these areas from direct view. Some men, especially those with scattered hair growth, may want to emphasize specific facial features or modify the pattern of their facial hair.

At Jolie Plastic Surgery, our surgeons have a great experience with creating natural-looking transplants. They know how to place the hair follicles at an angle and density that matches hair in the targeted areas. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and oral sedative, as suggested by the surgeon. However, hairs are first removed through the FUE beard transplant or FUT method:

  • FUE beard transplant – This technique will directly extract the donor follicles from the scalp through a tiny incision that allows donor hair follicles to be pulled out and then grafted into the desired beard area.
  • FUT beard transplant – During beard hair transplant, the surgeon, uses state-of-the-art technology to remove hair follicles manually. Hundreds of microscopic grafts are sorted out and prepared for implantation.

The first step involves removing hair follicles from the donor area. Hair is trimmed, and the target zone is prepared for surgery. After the donor area is trimmed, local anesthesia is administered. Hair follicles are surgically removed, and the operated area sutured. These sutures should not be visible since existing hair covers them, and they are removed approximately ten days after the beard transplant procedure. Microscopes are used to view the donor tissue, dissect and prepare grafts for implantation.

The surgeon will make the targeted area ready, and local anesthesia is given to the patient. Once incisions are made in the recipient area, the grafts are placed in them. Follicular Unit Grafts are transplanted based on density. The smaller ones should go in the front while the denser ones are positioned on the back. Right after surgery, tiny incisions with short hair will be visible, but they will heal with time.

The day of the FUE beard transplant procedure

Most patients have an idea of the beard transplant style they want. On the day of the procedure, the surgeon will mark out the beard design. The primary goal is achieving the most natural results. The surgeon works closely with patients to ensure their aesthetic goals are reached.

Once the patient agrees, an oral sedative is given. Most patients prefer the FUE technique to extract donor hair from the back and side of the scalp. The first part of the procedure starts with the extraction of donor hair. Once the grafts are harvested, they are transplanted to the targeted areas.

Beard transplant side effects

Beard hair transplant is a relatively safe procedure with some possible general risks and side effects to occur in the facial area after surgery such as redness, infection, ingrown hair, temporary scabbing, numbness, tightness, and scarring. Temporary bruising and swelling are the most common side effects together with itchiness and irritation. Patients who suffer a mild infection can take antibiotics as prescribed by their doctor.

Beard transplant side effects should not last longer than five days, and they will eventually heal. A significant but temporary side effect in all facial hair transplant procedures is shedding right after surgery. Nevertheless, this is the natural process. Patients who experience vomiting and fatigue after surgery should contact the surgeon immediately. However, this side effect is uncommon. New and stronger hair will grow up within 1-3 month time limit after facial hair transplant, as advised by your surgeon.

Some activities to avoid after surgery include:

  • Avoid touching, scratching, and rubbing the surgical area.
  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • Avoid heavy physical activities.
  • No blood thinners or any other medication – only as prescribed by your surgeon.
  • No smoking or using tobacco products.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • No swimming, using hot tubs or saunas.

Recovery after a beard hair transplant

The Beard transplant recovery is mostly painless. Beard hair transplant is, for the most part, an outpatient and minimally invasive procedure. However, patients will need care for the first five days after surgery to keep the surgical area completely dry so the grafts can set well. You can shampoo after two to three days with soap and water to remove the crusts, as per doctor recommendation. Avoid sun exposure and protect the scalp from infections.

Some patients are on antibiotics for a few days but may resume non-strenuous activities by the second day. You should sleep flat on your back and not on the stomach after surgery. The head should be kept raised with several pillows to promote healing.

Redness in the face can occur, but that usually happens to patients with a fair complexion, and it will resolve in a few weeks. Regrowth commonly starts after six months. The new hair can be groomed like the other hair. Most patients are happy with the beard transplant results they get. However, a touch-up procedure may be necessary in some cases, depending on the desired hair density.

What results can you expect?

After beard transplant, it usually takes 3-4 months to see new facial hair growth. In the following months, patients will start noticing more hair growing in the areas where hair was transplanted. The transplanted hair should fall out after two to three weeks due to the body experiencing mild shock from the facial hair transplant. But they will eventually grow back on a more permanent basis and will look just like a natural beard. The good news is that the new hair is permanent.

The fuller beard transplant results can be seen within six to eight months after the procedure. The results should fully mature by the 12th month. Be patient and let your hair follow its natural course. Most patients are satisfied with the beard transplant results. As long as you have good health, sufficient donor hair, and choose the right facial hair restoration surgeon with experience and artistic touch, you should expect the desired results.

Beard hair transplant cost

Beard hair transplant is not very expensive when compared to other grooming procedures. It is very affordable as most plastic surgery centers offer monthly payment options. Patients usually pay for the number of grafts prepared and transplanted, therefore, the beard transplant price can differ from patient to patient. The more grafts required, the higher the price. At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we charge an average of $3.50 per graft.

Contact us for a beard hair transplant in Miami today

If you are considering beard hair transplant, get it done from a professional hair transplant center such as Jolie Plastic Surgery. You can request our beard transplant before and after pictures to confirm our surgeon’s expertise.

Remember only an experienced hair transplant surgeon can provide a permanent solution to your hair loss problem. So be wise while choosing a suitable place to have this procedure performed. Contact us today and schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Pascual. She has many years of training and experience performing cosmetic surgery.

Beard hair transplant FAQs

One of the main reasons for hair loss is genetics. Some conditions such as thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases or infections as well as hormonal factors may affect facial hair growth. Facial scarring can end in patchy areas since hair typically doesn’t grow in scars unless a beard transplant is performed.
The beard transplant procedure can be lengthy but not as long as some patients imagine. Depending on the amount of coverage, the number of follicular units extracted, and the size of targeted areas, it takes an average of 8 hours to be completed. However, some patients may require as little as 2-4 hours to get the beard transplant results they want in the patchy areas. For example, patients who wish to undergo a goatee or mustache hair transplant will not need as much hair as those who desire a full beard.
In general, patients require an average of 350-500 grafts for the mustache, up to 300 for the sideburn and up to 900 for each cheek beard and goatee. Patients who desire more thickness may undergo a second beard transplant procedure.
The transplanted hair mostly comes from the back and sides of the scalp where hair is the thickest, and it looks and grows like the beard hairs. The surgeon will determine which area is the closest match to the hair in the targeted area. Donor hair on the sides is usually a good match for the sideburns and upper cheeks.
Several studies show that implanted hair will take up to 2-3 weeks to take root. Therefore, patients should wait at least two weeks to trim. The transplanted hair must remain in place as intended and grow in the right direction. Most surgeons recommend shaving after a month since the transplanted hair has gone into a resting phase for a while and patients have their natural hair left, which can be shaved without causing any damage to the new grafts. The new hair will regrow in 2-5 months. Make sure you are gentle while shaving as the face may feel a bit sensitive, especially if you shave earlier than the recommended time.
A beard hair transplant yields permanent results since the donor hair is taken from an area where hair naturally doesn’t fall out. Therefore, transplanted hair should continue growing for years. New hair will stick to its natural characteristics. Nevertheless, your hair will keep changing as you age. You can discuss these issues or any other concerns you may have with your surgeon during the initial consultation.
For a beard transplant procedure to be successful, patients should invest some time to recover and receive adequate aftercare. Some patients like taking a few days to a week off from work to allow some time for beard transplant recovery and make sure side effects are gone. Your surgeon will be able to assess your specific situation and suggest how much time you should take off from work.