Many men are unable to grow a beard due to different reasons. This can result in low self-esteem and confidence, especially since beards have become a symbol of masculinity. Fortunately, it is possible to restore hair growth in the area through beard transplant Turkey.
Beard Transplant Overview
A beard hair transplant surgery uses the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method, where the surgeon extracts hair follicles from the donor area on the back or sides of the scalp. After that, the surgeon creates incisions in the beard area to insert the hair follicles. This can also be accomplished with the Choi Implanter Pen for direct hair implantation.
The beard hair density and angles vary in different areas. There are more follicular units in the chin area, and their number increases down the beard. Moreover, the hair type and beard growth patterns vary among different ethnic groups. These factors must be taken into consideration to ensure natural-looking facial hair.
How Much Beard Transplant Turkey Costs?
The beard transplant cost Turkey is affordable due to different reasons. One reason is that Turkey’s cost of living is lower than the UK or Europe. As a result, many healthcare services and products have become more affordable.
Beard transplant prices outside Turkey can vary depending on the number of grafts a patient needs. However, clinics in Turkey offer the maximum number of hair follicles in one session, which lowers the cost of beard transplant operation.
Who Can Have Beard Transplant Turkey & Why?
Men who have a sparse, patchy, or complete absence of facial hair make good candidates for beard transplantation. However, they need to have a high density of follicular units in the donor area. If the patient has a limited donor area and wants to go scalp hair transplantation as well, they have to choose between the two surgeries. You can achieve a full, thick beard with this Turkey beard transplant. Suitable candidates for beard transplantation include those who have:
- Androgenetic alopecia, which occurs due to genetic predisposition.
- Alopecia barbae, a form of alopecia areata, results from an autoimmune condition.
- Traction alopecia
- Physical trauma
- Congenital hypotrichia or atrichia
- Scarring alopecia
Am I Suitable For Hair Transplant?
What To Think About Before You Have Beard Transplant Turkey
Before undergoing a beard transplant Turkey, you need to have peace of mind that you’re choosing the right surgeon and clinic. To ensure that, ask your surgeon about their qualifications and experience, especially with beard hair transplants.
Find out for how long they have been performing these hair transplants in Turkey and how many they have performed so far. Follow-up these questions with inquires about their complication, transection, and patient satisfaction rates. Ask them if anything goes wrong with their beard transplant, how will the surgeon help them.
All these questions will help you make an informed decision about your beard transplant in Turkey. In addition, you can request to meet a previous patient of the surgeon who had gotten a beard transplant.
How Best To Prepare For Beard Transplant Turkey?
You need to do the following before the beard transplantation surgery:
- Discontinue blood-thinners 10 days and supplements 7 days before beard hair transplantation.
- Do not smoke for a week before surgery.
- Refrain from drugs and alcohol 3 days before the hair transplant.
- Do not shave your beard hair; it will be shaved in the clinic on the day of the beard hair transplant procedure.
- If you have acne or any other skin flare-up, inform the surgeon before the beard transplant Turkey operation.
What Beard Transplant Turkey Involves
Before the beard implant surgery, the surgeon will draw the areas on the face where beard implantation will take place. Usually, it is divided into two areas: cheeks and chin. When drawing the design, the surgeon will take your face shape, size, and features into consideration. Depending on that, s/he will determine the total number of transplanted hair you will need for your beard.
The donor area in case of beard transplant is the hair on the back and sides of the scalp as it is resistant to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The scalp hair is comparable in texture, colour, and thickness to beard hair, so it ensures natural results.
First, the surgeon administers local anaesthesia in the donor area for the extraction of grafts. After that, local anaesthetics are injected into the recipient area; Either the incisions are made in the beard region for manual insertion of grafts, or the Choi pen opens the channels and places the grafts in the skin. The surgery usually takes a few hours, depending on how many grafts the patient needs for their hair transplant.
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Recovery & Results of Beard Transplant
You can get discharged from the clinic on the day of the beard implant surgery. Make sure to only eat soft foods for some time. You may experience swelling, pain, bruising, and bleeding for a few days after your hair transplant procedure. The surgical site will also form scabs. You should not try to scratch these off, as they’ll fall on their own after a few days.
You may experience shock hair loss in the beard weeks after the beard transplantation. This is normal and temporary. You’ll start noticing hair growth after 3 months. It can take a year for you to grow a full beard.
Beard Transplant Turkey Aftercare
After your beard transplant Turkey, make sure that you do not touch your face. Take the painkillers, antibiotics, and anti-swelling medication as prescribed by the doctor. To ensure normal recovery, you need to avoid the gym, swimming pool, sauna, and direct sunlight for a few weeks to months after surgery. You also shouldn’t smoke for 2 weeks after the surgery or drink alcohol for 1 week.
Meanwhile, use the special shampoo and lotion given by the surgeon twice a day on the donor and recipient areas. Start using it two days after the surgery. Do not use any other face or haircare product for at least a month. In addition, you need to avoid hard, chewy foods for 2-3 days after beard transplantation.
Side Effects to Expect After Beard Transplant
You may experience the following side effects temporarily after your beard transplantation:
- Ingrown hair
- Scabbing around each hair follicle
What Could Go Wrong After Beard Transplant
You may develop an infection in your new beard. It can result from different factors, such as dust, dirty fingertips, or sweating. Make sure to take the antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Moreover, if you aggressively touch, scrub or wash your beard region, you can dislodge the grafts, which will impact the overall results of the beard transplantation.
What To Do If You Have Any Problems After Beard Transplant
If you are experiencing a postoperative complication after your beard transplant Turkey, you should immediately get in touch with the aftercare department using our free online services. You can also call or email us.
Alternatives To Beard Transplant
If you’re ineligible for beard transplantation in Turkey due to insufficient hair in the donor area, you can discuss other hair loss treatments with your doctor. It may include topical/oral hair loss medications and/or supplements.
Other Procedures To Have With Beard Transplant
You can strengthen the hair grafts in the recipient area and speed up the healing process by getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy after your hair transplant in the beard region. You can get it right after the surgery and months after it.
Does beard transplantation leave scars?
You will not have any visible scarring in the transplanted area after the beard transplant.
Can I shave after a beard transplant Turkey?
Yes. You can start using scissors after two months, a trimmer after three months, and a razor after six months on your new beard.
How many grafts do I need for a beard transplant?
You may need 2,000-5,000 hair grafts for your beard transplant. However, it can vary according to the face shape/size, donor area, and the aesthetic goals of the patient.
At what age can I get a beard transplant?
This depends on you since you may be unable to grow a beard in your teenage years, the early or late twenties. There’s no minimum age requirement for a beard transplant.
Who is the beard transplant surgeon, what are their qualifications and experience?
We will share the CVs and portfolio of the surgeon performing your beard transplant. You can find out more about them on our website.
Does the doctor have insurance that covers beard transplants?
Yes, they have insurance against malpractice.
Will follow-up checks for beard transplantation be offered in the UK, and who will do them?
Yes, you can get a follow-up appointment with a beard transplant specialist in our London clinic.
Can I wear a mask after a beard transplant?
Unfortunately, you can’t wear a face mask for at least a week.
Reviewed and Approved by Dr Kuddusi Onay