About Dr. Manoj Bachhav
Dr. Manoj Bachhav, renowned and experienced Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Surgeon in Nashik believes everyone deserves to be fabulous from head to toe. Dr. Bachhav’s Elite aims to strive for excellence in the services provided. His expertise and surgical skills turn the patient’s beauty goal into reality. Patient satisfaction is the Cornerstone of Elite.
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Patchy beards are the bane of many men’s lives. With a beard transplant, it is possible for those looking for facial hair restoration to consider a simple procedure to achieve the same. If the hair is unevenly distributed along the jawline, a beard treatment would be the best solution. On account of the recent advents in technology, the beard transplant procedure uses the latest techniques in hair restoration to help transplant a beard. Beard transplants basically refer to any procedure that reconstructs a new beard or enhances an existing beard. In most beard transplant procedure, the surgeon transplants scalp hair to areas of the face as needed. A day procedure, it is possible to healthily restore beard hair now.
Beard treatments are most effective on those men who suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB). Patients who have been victims of burns, injuries and those who may have genetic conditions benefit the most from beard transplant surgery. In most cases of hair transplant, the reason for the procedure is the loss of hair due to genes, drugs, lifestyle or trauma, etc.
How does beard transplant work?
Before considering the beard surgery, it is important to understand its anatomy. Beard formation starts during puberty and it continues to grow and develop all through adult life for men. The growth of the beard influences beard transplant surgery. The procedure is reasonably simple. As mentioned, in most beard transplant procedures, the dermatologist or surgeon removes hair from the donor zone i.e. from the back of the scalp. They use the hair to transplant wherever needed. The reason that the hair from this region is used is that this region of the scalp seems particularly resistant to hair loss. The hair is usually hardy enough to withstand the transplant.
For patients who may not have enough hair in the donor zones, a beard transplant can be done using hair from other parts of the body including the back, the chest, the arms, and the legs. It is important to note here that those suffering from alopecia, especially alopecia Universalis i.e. where they do not have hair on any part of their body, this procedure is not suitable.
For a beard transplant, the surgeon would normally divide the face into two sections – the lateral (jawline, cheeks, and sideburns) and the frontal (goatee and mustache). Depending on that and other factors, the surgeon may require anything between 1800 to 2400 grafts for the beard transplant procedure. Beard treatments are most effective on those men who suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB). Patients who have been victims of burns, injuries and those who may have genetic conditions benefit the most from beard transplant surgery. In most cases of hair transplant, the reason for the procedure is the loss of hair due to genes, drugs, lifestyle or trauma, etc.
Types of beard transplant procedures
Normally, facial hair transplant procedures, especially beard transplants use the follicular unit extraction (FUE) methods. It is usually preferred as there is no downtime, no side effects like bleeding and scarring. The procedure usually takes 3-5 hours. A repeat session is not prescribed usually. On account of the advancement in the technique, there are no scars or side effects of the procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
In this procedure, hair graft is removed from the donor region and harvested using small circular incisions. These are made over a larger area with small, barely-noticeable scars left behind.
In an FUE, the surgeon is typically able to harvest about one of every five follicles, although results vary depending on the physician and the quality of the procedure.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
In this kind of beard transplant, a small strip of tissue is removed from the donor area via a microscopic dissection process. Post this, the surgeon would close the wound edges and a single, fine scar would be left behind.