“No Shave November” is five months away – is your game face ready?
Maybe you’ve never participated in the fun support for prostate cancer* because the thought of your patchiness growing out makes you cringe.
Maybe you’ve wanted to change up your look but feel that your options are limited because of your limited growth.
Maybe you’re just tired of shaving and want the option to take your beard to masculine, rugged lengths.
The good news is, if you have hair on your head, you can have hair on your face too!
Growing Facial Hair With a Beard Transplant
We know it sounds a little too good to be true. Can growing a full beard really be so easy as to take hair from your head and transplant it to your face?
It can, and it is. Beard transplants are a relatively new frontier in the field of hair transplantation. It could be that surgeons and master technicians tended to stay away from an area that was still so untested. Maybe they feared that facial hair is so different from regular hair that it wouldn’t grow the right way. Or maybe it simply took for beards to become trendy and men to look for solutions.
Whatever the reason, beard transplants are increasingly popular at The Hair Doctor, and we are excited about the results we’ve seen.
Hair Doctor patient Golden C. had never really been able to grow a full beard, and finally decided to do something about it in August 2018. He did some research, requested several quotes, and settled on The Hair Doctor in Nashville for his procedure. 2,000 grafts and 8 months later, here are his results:
How Beard Transplants Work
There is really no difference between a hair transplant and a beard transplant, other than the recipient site for the hair, of course. At The Hair Doctor, we use the NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction method for both. This means that each hair graft – consisting of 1-4 follicles of hair – is extracted individually from the donor site at the back of the head, and then transplanted individually into the recipient site.
Our NeoGraft Master Technicians are very experienced in hair restoration including beard transplants. This means they have the training and experience as well as the artist’s eye as to the “design” of the new hairline, which is crucial for hair and beard transplants alike.
Typically, beard transplants tend to need a lower number of grafts than hair transplants, making them a little more affordable. But it really depends on the patchiness of your current beard.
The procedure itself is very similar too. The patient comes into our office the morning of the procedure, receives a light sedation to relieve any discomfort, and then spends the day being worked on by our technicians. Most patients pass the time by chatting, watching TV, or listening to podcasts. There are even some who’ve been known to take a nap.
The recovery, which lasts about a week after the procedure, is the same for both procedures as well. You follow the same regimen of sleeping with your head elevated to prevent swelling, following our instructions for washing your hair (or on this case your face), and keeping well hydrated.
Now Is the Time to Get Ready for No Shave November!
We know that five months out seems like a long time. But in the world of hair and beard transplants, that is just about the time your hair needs to come in nice and thick in the transplanted area. Request your free quote today to get on our calendar for a beard transplant this month, and be ready with a perfect beard twos No-Shave November!
* No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.