Do You Have a Spotty or Patchy Beard?
A beard transplant is a permanent effective solution for those who wish to restore facial hair in their patchy uneven beards! Are you having trouble growing a proper beard due to sparseness or scarring? You’ve come to the right place.
How Does a Beard Transplant Work?
The science of a beard transplant is almost identical to a regular hair transplant. Hair is taken from the “safe zone” and transplanted to areas where hair is missing. The safe zone is the healthy ring of hair on the sides and back of the head where hair is resistant to DHT which causes hair loss. When the hair is moved, it will retain those genetic attributes and keep growing. Be prepared! A beard transplant lasts a lifetime!
Two Ways to Harvest Hair for Your Beard
Hair will be taken from the donor area in one of two ways, ARTAS or MUHG. We will help you decide which method is best for you.
The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant is the first robot assisted FUE procedure. Normally used in conventional hair transplants, PAI / We Grow Hair is one of the first clinics to use the ARTAS for beard transplants.
1No Linear Scar
The MUHG Harvesting technique was co-developed right here in PAI Nashville. Although it involves a paper thin linear scar, the advantages are worth it. Patients needing more hair because of very thin beads are better served with MUHG Harvesting.
2Easier Shorter Procedure
3Best for Very Thin Beards
Do You Have Questions?
Yes! It Will Grow! The hair transplanted from the back of your head to your beard is your very own hair. When it’s moved it will behave the same way it did before it was harvested. That means you will have to trim it and care for it just as you would any other facial hair.
You will experience some redness after the procedure. Tiny scabs the size of a small freckle or a flake of pepper will form and remain for about 5 days until they start to fall off. By the 10th day the scabs will be completely gone.
Doctors use a mild anesthesia to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Afterwards, you will be prescribed a pain killer for discomfort in the harvesting area, however, many patients simply use Tylenol instead.
Yes, because the hair that is used comes from the safe donor area it is just as permanent as hair on the back and sides of your head. This hair is pre-programmed to last a lifetime which means the transplanted hair in your beard should last the rest of your life. It will continue to grow and must be shaved or trimmed periodically. It will also gray naturally as you age.
We can only speak for the doctors here at PAI / We Grow Hair. Just like a traditional hair transplant, a beard transplant requires the artistic skill of a well trained surgeon. Angle, direction and placement is extremely important in a beard transplant. When done correctly, the newly transplanted hair in your beard transplant looks just as natural as the rest of your facial hair. Ten days after the procedure, no one will ever know you had it done.
Beard Transplant Timeline
The ARTAS procedure is longer than MUHG. For MUHG, a suture will be used to close the donor site. The suture is hidden under the hair in the back and sides (note: the suture may be visible in patients with especially short hair). There are no sutures with the ARTAS.