Pros and Cons Of FUE Beard Transplant
May 09, 2023 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Specialist in Delhi)
For some mean having a fuller beard is a sign of masculine beauty. However, growing a full facial beard might be an impossible task for some to achieve. But worry not. There are treatment options available like the FUE technique if you are looking to achieve a thick facial hair. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) beard transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking hair follicles from the back of the scalp or other parts of the body and transplanting them onto the facial area. This procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many men opting for it as a solution to patchy or thin beard growth. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some pros and cons to consider before deciding to undergo an FUE beard transplant.
Natural-looking results: FUE beard transplant if done by an experienced surgeon provides natural-looking results. The transplanted hair follicles blend in seamlessly with the existing beard hair, creating a fuller, thicker beard. This can only be achieved if the surgeon has experience in these advance hair transplant procedures as the knowledge of the angulation and orientation of beard hair is very important.
Minimal scarring: FUE beard transplant involves making tiny incisions to remove and transplant the hair follicles. This results in minimal scarring, which is barely noticeable and fades over time.
Long-lasting results: The transplanted hair follicles are permanent and will continue to grow just like the natural hair on your scalp as these donor follicles are extracted from the permanent hair zone which is generally not affected by DHT. This means that the results of FUE beard transplant are long-lasting.
Customizable: The FUE beard transplant procedure is highly customizable. The number of hair follicles transplanted and the location of the transplant can be adjusted to achieve the desired results.
Minimal downtime: Unlike other surgical procedures, FUE beard transplant requires minimal downtime. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days of the procedure.
Expensive: Some finds FUE beard transplant relatively expensive procedure, with costs varying depending on the number of hair follicles transplanted. But one has to understand that it is the quality and the skill which costs.
Risks and complications: As with any surgical procedure, FUE beard transplant comes with risks and complications such as infection, scarring, and bleeding.
Time-consuming: FUE beard transplant is a time-consuming procedure as the follicles are transplanted in a specific angle which is generally quite an acute angle so it requires lot of skill and patience to do these kind of procedures. So, it comparatively takes more time . Patients should be prepared for a long day in the doctor's office.
Postoperative care: Patients must take proper care of the transplanted hair follicles after the procedure to ensure the best possible results. This can be time-consuming and requires a strict regimen of cleaning and grooming.
Limited donor supply: The number of hair follicles that can be extracted for transplant may be limited, so patients with limited donor supply may not be good candidates for the procedure. One should select the candidate properly and should get the necessary investigations done to rule out any underlying medical condition. This includes getting hormonal assay also if the patient did not have any beard at all.
Beard Hair transplant can be an effective solution for men looking to achieve a fuller, thicker beard. However, like any medical procedure, there are pros and cons to consider before making a decision. It's essential to discuss the risks and benefits with a qualified medical professional to determine if FUE beard transplant is the right choice for you.
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