Beard Transplant Procedure and Risks
Beard is a universal craze and a sign of masculinity. Most of the men like to grow a thick stylish beard, however, there are others who like a clean-shaven look. For the men who are keen at trending with more facial hair, then beard transplant would be the best solution. In recent days, beard transplantation is becoming popular.
What is beard transplant?
The reasons for thin beard can be burnt, injuries, laser hair removal or can be due to genetic issues. With the recent advances in the technology, beard transplantation has raised its boom. This procedure can help you grow your beard, as you would wish to. The beard transplant is performed through the hair restoration technique, which is performed to restore the hair to the beard area if there is sparse or no hair.
How is beard transplant performed?
beard transplantation is a bit painful procedure so, your surgeon will perform the procedure under local anesthesia or oral sedative. It takes almost 2 to 5 hours based on your aesthetic requirement. The grafts for transplantation are taken from either back of your scalp or sides of the scalp. A traditional follicular unit extraction method or follicular unit transplantation method is used for the transplantation of beard. Therefore, there are no side effects such as scars and bleeding. You can expect a much quicker healing process.
What to expect after the procedure?
After beard transplantation for the first few days, you will notice tiny crusts around the transplanted hair. By the second day of the procedure, you can resume your normal activities which must be non-strenuous. By 4 weeks, the transplanted hairs begin to fall off and start to re-grow at 3 to 4 months of time.
What are the risks associated with beard transplantation?
beard transplant is not a big procedure to worry about, but rarely there are chances of complications, which include:
- Ingrown Hairs
- Sensitivity at the donor and recipient sites
- Aftercare for Beard transplant
Your surgeon will instruct you about what you must do and what you must not do after a beard transplantation procedure, here are some useful aftercare tips.
- Applying cold compressions will minimize the symptoms such as swelling, bleeding, and pain.
- Taking prescription medicine regularly, such as painkillers and antibiotics reduces the risk of infection and
- helps you to be pain-free.
- Elevating the head while sleeping up to 45 degrees for at least during the first two days of recovery reduces the swelling
- Touching the face during the recovery period is strictly not encouraged; doing so may dislodge the transplants or may be the source of infection.
- Shaving the beard 10 days after the procedure is recommended.