Many men take pride in the ability to grow facial hair. In some cultures, the length of a man’s beard is directly related to his social status. However, not every man is able to grow a full beard and achieve the desired look either because their hair only grows in patches or facial scarring prevents their beard to fully grow.
If you can relate to this situation, and you find yourself unwilling to grow out your facial hair because you aren’t confident with the way it will look, Beard Hair Transplant may be your best option and Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery is excited to now offer this procedure!
How does Beard Hair Transplant work?
At Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery, there are two different ways to accomplish a fuller beard through hair transplant. One method is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which removes individual hair follicles from a different area of the body. The hair in the donor area will need to be shaved short. Then, the extracted hair follicles are transplanted to fill in the gaps of the beard.
The second procedure involves Strip Harvesting, where an extended strip of hair from a graft site on the back of the head is removed. The hair follicles from the strip are then separated and transplanted into the sparse areas of the beard. Note that strip harvesting does not require a major hairstyle change because you will not need to shave your hair short.
The goal for both the FUE and Strip Harvesting procedures is to fill out the areas of the beard that are sparse or non-existent, using hair from other parts of the body. Following beard hair transplant, the hair goes through a period of resting for about 4 months also known as the telogen phase then the hair will begin to grow.
If you’re looking to fill in the gaps for a fuller beard look, contact the professionals at Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery! Our board-certified plastic surgeon and capable staff are happy to answer your questions about which beard hair transplant procedure is right for you. Call 1-888-501-1855 to set up your consultation today, or visit our website for more information.