Often, the idea of hair transplants is thought of as a method of treating hair loss that has only occurred on the scalp. However, the development of a new surgical hair restoration procedure, the facial hair transplant, now allows a man to have his beard, mustache, and sideburns treated in a similar manner.
Many men are unable to grow facial hair in certain areas of their face due to scarring or genetics. Once he has become the recipient of a facial hair transplant, he will be able to grow, mold, and shape his facial hair just as he desires.
If you are interested in undergoing this procedure, you must first speak to your primary care physician. They will be able to refer you to an experienced specialist.
It is important to ensure that the surgeon who is performing this surgical hair restoration procedure is experienced so that they will provide you with a natural-looking appearance. Facial hair transplantation can be very successful and it would be best performed by a surgeon who is a member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
They will have an initial face-to-face consultation with you to examine the area for which you would like the transplant – whether it be the beard, mustache, sideburns, or even cheeks.
This will involve a detailed examination with yourself to determine the number of transplants you will need, as well as talk you through the procedure itself, the benefits, and the limitations. Facial hair transplant costs are expensive, on average in the region of $5000, and is highly based on the number of transplants needed. Because it is considered a type of cosmetic surgery, most insurance companies will not pay for it therefore plan your budget carefully.