These days, men take a lot more pride in their appearance than they used to. That’s why, when hair loss starts to become a problem, they opt for extreme solutions such as hair transplants to regain their precious locks. However, it isn’t just the hair on their head men are concerned about these days.
The number of facial hair transplants carried out in the UK is staggering, with figures increasing year upon year. So what is a facial hair transplant and why are they so popular?
Understanding facial hair transplants
Facial hair transplants involve taking hair from a suitable donor site and then implanting it onto the face, either to form a full beard or a moustache.
Beards have become especially popular in recent years, considered the ultimate “manly” feature. However, not all men are capable of growing a full, natural beard so instead they’ve had to resort to a clean shaven look. That is of course, until they learn about beard transplants.
Using a similar technique to hair transplants for the scalp, facial hair transplants tend to be very successful. They can be used to grow a full beard, partially cover a thinning beard, or to cover up scars or burns.
Are they suitable for everyone?
Facial hair transplants aren’t suitable for everyone. Like standard hair transplants, they rely upon a healthy donor site to take hair from. This is usually on the back of the scalp.
So, if you’re suffering from genetic related hair thinning or any type of hair loss which affects the back of the scalp, a facial hair transplant wouldn’t be a good option.
Overall, facial hair transplants can be a great way to get that perfect beard or moustache you’ve always wanted. However, there are restrictions you need to be aware of and not all men will be an ideal candidate.