How beard transplants work

Extracting and replanting over 2,000 hairs one at a time is a lengthy procedure. But it’s not as long as you might assume: A beard transplant can be completed in three – four -hour day. For this, DNA medical doctors give their patients an oral sedation, as well as local anesthesia around the head.

Hairs are then removed one at a time with the FUE technique, short for follicular unit transfer. FUE, on the other hand, is undetectable to the naked eye. Then, the doctor makes tiny incisions in the beard area that determine the direction, density, and angulation the hair will grow. The doctor’s deftness in this part will determine how natural your beard looks once it’s grown out.

What to expect post-surgery

You should expect these transplanted hairs to fall out after two or three weeks, but that’s a good thing: They then grow back permanently, but not until after three or four months. (So there’s a gestation period.) This happens because the body experiences mild shock from the relocation, but the hair’s papilla remains in its new home and will undoubtedly regrow after the hair regenerates.

When the beard hairs grows back

The latest procedures are fairly convincing, too.

Who makes a good beard transplant candidate?

Just about any guy can get a beard transplant. “As long as guys have the right donor hairs on the scalp, they’re good candidates. The good news? Those hairs after transplant won’t fall out of your cheeks—the transplants are permanent