Traditionally when thinking of a hair transplant the procedure is used to replace lost hair over the top of a man’s head caused by male pattern baldness, the genetic hair loss disorder.
Hair loss for many is stressful and can cause lack of self-confidence, to the point it affects their lifestyle and even work, even though genetic male hair loss is perfectly natural with the majority of men suffering from some degree of hair loss over their lifetime.
A good head of hair is often seen as a sign of youthfulness and vitality in society, hair loss is often perceived as getting older, losing your youthfulness; something that no one wants to be seen as.
But hair loss or poor hair growth is not just the curse of the hair on top of our head, but can affect other hirsute areas of our anatomy.
For many men their beard is just as much their crowning glory; be it the designer stubble look to a well-coiffed and neatly kept eye catching beard. It sets the man apart, a window to their unique personality. The lack of being able to grow a good strong beard can for some bring out the same feelings or insecurities as scalp hair loss.
A hair transplant can be used to fill in a partial beard or even recreate a full beard, even over scar tissue caused by burns or other scarring. This method of surgical hair restoration requires further skills and artistic licence to traditional scalp hair transplanting; regardless whether the FUE or FUT techniques are used.
Hair growth after a beard transplant takes approximately one year to mature and once fully grown out gives for many men exactly what they are looking to achieve; a strong beard that frames their face, no different to a good head of scalp hair does for many.