Beard and Sideburn Transplant

Beard and sideburn transplantation is the transfer of hair follicles collected from a hairy site to beard or sideburn areas by the surgeon using follicular unit extraction methods and tools. Beard transplantation reshapes a new beard or improves the density of existing beard.

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Donor site and beard transplantation

All patient lack sufficient hair in the donor site. Most of the time we prefer the hair at the back of the neck for beard transplantation. In case of insufficient donor hair follicles, body obtained from arms, legs and chest may be the next best alternatives. Beard transplantation is suitable for patients with male pattern hair loss (MPH), however, it is impossible for other alopecia types. Alopecia universalis patients have no hair on their scalp and body, therefore they are not eligible for such procedure.

Successful and natural looking beard transplantation results are often depend on the properties of the donor site; if the scalp hair of the patient are short and curly, then they will look much better as beard. However, if the patient has long straight hair, then there will be textural inconsistency and it will result in an unnatural look. Therefore, use of body hair instead of hair follicles will provide the best results for people with straight hair.

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Beard Hair Transplant, Side Effects and Risks

•    Bruising
•    Swelling
•    Redness
•    Sensitivity or pain in receiver and donor sites
•    Ingrown follicles
However, all these are temporary and will recover within 1-2 weeks.

After beard transplantation

There are 3000 follicles in average during a beard transplantation and 600 follicles in sideburn transplantation. There will be no scars left after beard and sideburn transplantation. You will completely effective results if you follow the suggestions and rules of your doctor. First blood clot traces will go away after the first face washing 24 hours later. Transplantation area remains pinkish for two weeks and then will have its normal appearance again.

Beard Growth

After sideburn and beard transplantation, growth is observed for ten days; you should wait for one week before shaving the beard that has grown in that period.   After shock loss at the end of the second week, the most effective results start in new

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Beard transplantation

Beard and mustache transplantation are considered similar to hair transplantation, however, they may be different because while hair sparseness attract too much attention, beard sparseness has a more acceptable structure. Therefore, it is not mandatory to apply dense plantation for beard and sideburns. 1000 follicle transfer to be performed for a beardless person will lead to a significantly meaningful change.



These transplantation procedures vary from patient to patient and require the application of different protocols specific to each patient. Beard and sideburns must not be considered separately; they must have a meaningful distribution within the proportions of the face.

Every people have different hair density in their beard and sideburn sides. Some people may have very sparse beard with very low hair density, whereas, others with normal hair density may suffer from local beard losses or damaged beard due to traumas. Hair intensity completely depends on patient’s preference.

Hair growing on the cheekbones, at the back of the neck, back and chest can be used for beard and sideburn transplantation. If the patient has regional problems, follicles collected from the present beard can be transplanted to the problematic area. Donor hair collection and bear transplantation is performed with thin needles without leaving any scar.

Yes, of course. You may have denser beard.