Beard Transplants

Men with baby faces know all too well the struggle to be taken seriously in the workplace. While some men can hide their softer features with a beard, there are some men who don’t have the luxury. This isn’t their fault, they have the genetics to blame for being unable to grow a beard. They can take solace in knowing that men that cannot grow beards are less likely to go bald compared to the beard-full counterparts. Of course, that isn’t always a comfort overall so here is an idea if you’re really craving the rugged look that comes with a beard: Beard Transplants. This isn’t as widely known as, say, hair transplants which take hair from the back or the face and implanting it into the follicles on the scalp.

Beard Transplants take hair from the back of the head, where hair grows the thickest, and implants them into the follicles on the face.Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a dermatologist at Foundation for Hair Restoration, has found that hair from the back of the head grows very much like beard hairs and make the perfect temporary substitute. While the color of the hairs may differ from what grows on your face, the difference isn’t noticeable enough to be worrisome. You won’t even have to settle for the goatee area as the hairs can be transplanted to the neck and sideburns if you are so inclined to go out that far.


SOURCE: Foundation for Hair Restoration

A decade ago, dermatologists only executed these procedures maybe five times a year. Nowadays, these specialists perform these procedures over five times a week. Beard transplants are done using single hair follicles transplanted to the face. A decade ago this wasn’t possible as hair transplants were done using plugs. These plugs, once placed on the face, would leave the patient with a cobblestone-like skin in the aftermath. The follicle transplants leave the patient with a more natural looking beard in the end that can be shaved and re-grown to the wearer’s liking.


SOURCE: Foundation for Hair Restoration

Now, if you’re wondering about the costs, these transplants can run up to $7,000 for one procedure. This might seem costly but if your goal is the single look you go in looking for, it’ll be the only amount you’ll spend. Be warned, the transplanted hairs will fall out after two weeks. However, within three months your face will grow a natural beard that you can shape to your liking. If you’re looking for something fuller, later on, having started from a smaller look, you might have to shell out another $4,000 to achieve it. If you’re struggling with a baby face this might seem a small price to pay. Just make sure to bring in a reference for the look you want so you won’t be at the mercy of the surgeon. Also, keep in mind that you might have to take a sick day as these procedures can take two to five hours depending on what look you’re going for.


SOURCE: Foundation for Hair Restoration

Make sure you consult your dermatologist if you’re thinking of looking into getting a beard transplant. While there are many speculated home ‘cures’ for those who struggle to grow a beard, this transplant is, by far, the safest and proven route to go.