The manner in which a facial hair transplant is performed is quite similar to the process involved in a hair transplant, but instead of targeting areas of the scalp affected by hair loss or thinning hair, a facial hair transplant focuses on the areas of the face most often associated with a beard or mustache. Like a traditional hair transplant, a facial hair transplant utilizes donor tissue taken from the back or sides of the patient’s scalp. This donor tissue will then be prepared for transplant into the surgical incisions already created by the doctor in the recipient site.
Hair transplant Doctors and patients typically prefer to utilize the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure for a facial hair transplant, but there are instances in which the extent of the coverage area will make the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedure the preferred option. The patient and the doctor should discuss the different options available during the initial consultation process to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.
Facial hair transplants are far more common than most people realize, and there are quite a few reasons patients seek out the assistance of a hair transplant surgeon to address issues associated with facial hair. Many patients can point to a specific cause for their lack of facial hair, including, but not limited to, each of the following circumstances:
- Genetic predisposition
- Laser hair removal
A facial hair transplant is able to address each of these issues for patients seeking a way to create a thicker beard or mustache. This is especially beneficial for individuals whose desire for thicker or fuller facial hair growth is cultural or religious, as a beard of mustache often holds a great deal of symbolic weight and is viewed as a sign of masculinity or even a sign of religious compliance.
Facial hair transplants, beard hair transplants, mustache hair transplants, and eyebrow hair transplants are available at MAXiM Hair Restoration and other centers in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan.
How much does facial hair transplant cost?
The cost of any hair transplant is determined based on a number of factors, many of which are unique to each individual patient. The most obvious factor in determining the cost of a facial hair transplant is the size of the area the patient wishes to cover and the overall density being sought. Reputable hair restoration clinics calculate the cost of any hair transplant procedure based on the total number of grafts being transplanted, but the cost per graft will also depend on the specific type of procedure (such as FUT or FUE) being performed.
Since FUE is typically the preferred option for a facial hair transplant, the cost per graft will be more expensive than a standard FUT procedure. The geographic location in which the procedure is performed will also play a role, as an individual graft can range anywhere from $2.50 to $8 per graft based on the specific location of the clinic. An FUE procedure performed in New York or Chicago, for example, might cost between $6 and $8 per graft.
Of course, the price per graft could be substantially lower if the patient opts for a MEGA session of FUE. At the MAXiM Hair Restoration Center located in Manhattan, a MEGA Session of FUE is often priced as low as $3.95 per graft. Each individual patient will therefore have to discuss the cost of a facial hair transplant during the course of an initial consultation at a hair transplant clinic in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, as the doctor and patient will be able to select the most ideal procedure and determine the total number of grafts needed to achieve the patient’s specific facial hair transplant goals.
What is a beard hair transplant?
A beard hair transplant involves the transplantation of donor tissue taken from the back or sides of the patient’s scalp to the area of the face in which a beard traditionally grows. The surgeons in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, tend to prefer using an FUE procedure when performing a beard hair transplant, but it is also possible that the area in need of coverage requires the use of the FUT procedure instead. The most ideal procedure will ultimately depend on the individual patient’s unique hair transplant goals along with the number of hair follicles required to achieve these specific goals.
Patients seek a beard hair transplant for any number of reasons. Some may wish to have a fuller beard strictly for aesthetic purposes, while others may seek a beard hair transplant to demonstrate compliance with religious traditions or cultural norms. Whatever the reason for this procedure being sought, patients are able to generate substantial coverage through a beard hair transplant performed by an experienced hair transplant surgeon.
The beard hair transplant process is essentially the same as the traditional hair transplant process. Once the grafts are transplanted from the donor site to the recipient site, the patient can expect the transplanted hair to fall out naturally within a few weeks. After a period of four months has passed from the time of the procedure, most patients will begin to experience new growth in the recipient site.
After six months from the time of the procedure, patients should be able to see the results of the beard hair transplant procedure. The transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally and will require regular trimming, so the patient can simply treat the transplanted hair just like their naturally occurring facial hair.
What is a mustache hair transplant?
A mustache hair transplant is a facial hair transplant in which the patient seeks to establish or restore a thicker-looking mustache. Hair transplant doctors in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, typically utilize the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure when performing mustache hair transplants, as the relatively small area above the lip requires the precise placement of individual follicular units made possible by FUE. Of course, there will surely be instances in which the individual circumstances dictate the need for the doctor to utilize the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedure instead, but FUE is still the most likely option for the majority of patients.
Since a mustache is a desirable feature in many cultures and is sometimes viewed as a mark of one’s masculinity, many patients turn to hair restoration doctors to address thin mustache growth or a lack of growth altogether. During a mustache hair transplant procedure, the doctor will excise individual follicular units from the patient’s scalp — most often from the back or sides of the head — to be prepared for transplantation in the tiny incisions made in the recipient site.
Once the grafts have been transplanted and the procedure has been completed, the patient can expect to see the full results of the transplant after about six months. During this time, the patient should understand that it is natural for the newly transplanted hair to fall out just a few weeks after the procedure. This hair will begin to re-grow at the four-month mark, and a full mustache should be more than evident six months following the completion of the original procedure.
What is an eyebrow hair transplant?
An eyebrow hair transplant is designed to address any issue in which the eyebrows appear thin or are lacking in hair altogether. Patients seek out an eyebrow hair transplant to address any number of issues, including anything from a traumatic accident or burn to laser hair removal or electrolysis. Fortunately, thinning or lost eyebrow hair can be restored through the use of an eyebrow hair transplant procedure.
Hair transplant surgeons in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, prefer to use the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure when performing eyebrow hair transplants due to the relatively small area in need of coverage. The hair follicles are taken from a donor site located at the back or sides of the patient’s scalp and then prepared for transplant into the recipient site. Tiny incisions are made in this recipient site while the patient is under local anesthesia, and the entire procedure can be completed in about two hours or so.
The success of an eyebrow hair transplant depends on the doctor’s ability to transplant the grafts at the appropriate angle so that the transplanted hair appears completely natural. This requires an experienced and artful surgeon capable of exceptional precision, especially when one considers the prominence of the eyebrows when it comes to facial expressions.
Once completed, the transplanted hair will fall out within a few weeks and the patient will experience re-growth within four months. After six months, the patient should see the full results of the procedure and should already be caring for the transplanted eyebrow hair as though it were natural growth.