t makes it possible to correct, build or rebuild a beard in an aesthetic and permanent way.
The beard graft is carried out in the same way as that used for hair and scalp implants, with the objective of reconstituting or densifying a beard or of correcting a scar of the beard or the mustache. The most commonly used procedure is the hair graft of the follicles taken from the scalp in the back region. These follicles, once isolated, are implanted at the level of the beard to be treated in accordance with a diagram previously drawn with the patient.
Harvesting of hair follicles can be done following two methods:
1st long hair transplant technique (FUL):
Without shaving but with the removal of a strip of scalp from a few centimeters on the back of the scalp, dependent on the number of necessary hair implants. The strip, once taken, is cut into hair grafts of 1 or 2 follicles. The sampling area is completely closed to leave an almost invisible scar.
2nd hair transplant technique extraction (FUE):
with a pre-shave before sampling of follicles by follicular extraction. This is done on the back of the head. The grafts of follicular units are taken one by one using a hollow needle of 0.8 mm in diameter. This method has the advantage of leaving small discreet scars and almost invisible to the naked eye but any hair removed from the back will be lost permanently.
Whatever the sampling method used (FUL or FUE), the implantation technique can be carried out either by the Choï Implant Pen or by insertion of the implants one after the other with microsurgical forceps after needle pricks.
The almost-painless procedure is performed under local anesthesia following the application of an anesthetic cream
Drawing in pencil with the patient makes it possible to define the zone of beard to be treated and the hair area to be sampled.
The first part consists of preparing the follicular grafts either by the FUE technique or FUL technique.
The second part consists in implanting, with fine needles, these follicular implants at the level of the beard, respecting the direction and most natural aesthetic look.
No dressing or bandage will be applied to the beard.
- The first shampoo and first facial cleansing may be performed the day after the procedure.
- A check-up will be scheduled for 15 days following the procedure.
- Edema in the face can sometimes appear within 24 to 48 hours after surgery, it will take 2 to 4 days to fade.
- The stems of the newly implanted hairs will fall with the scabs. The implanted follicles will stop growing during the first 3 months post-op.
- Re-growth of new beard hair will begin around the third month following the procedure.
- Consultations with the medical team will be scheduled for 15 days following the procedure and six months following the surgery.
- A 12 month delay is needed to analyze the end result of the procedure.
- Depending on the case, two to three procedures (spaced at least 6 months apart) may be necessary to obtain a sufficient beard density, especially when the area of beard to be treated is large.
Total absence of beard or mustache
- Beard lacking in density
- Changing shape of the beard
- Correction of a density inequality or an inhomogeneous beard
- Scarring in the beard or mustache
Medical assessment before the beard graft
A medical check-up prior to the procedure must determine the cause of the balding of the beard. A preliminary drawing of the beard as it is to be corrected will be done in agreement with the patient and the number of beard implants will be calculated.
Two types of beard transplants
There are two types of beard transplants: the FUE hair transplant by extracting hair by hair after prior shaving or the FUL long hair transplant by cutting hair by hair under a microscope. The FUL technique will be preferred because it allows, with precision, to choose the direction of each hair follicle.