Over the past few years, hair transplant has become a big thing and there are a growing number of people who are now not only opting for the same, but also proudly admitting to the fact that they have undergone such a surgery. It is interesting to note that in the past few years, there are also a large number of people, who are willing to spend large amounts of time and money to ensure that they are looking their best.
It is in times like these, that body or facial hair transplant has come so much into the limelight. Before delving any deeper into the domain, it is important to understand the basic tenets of these hair transplants, because even though they are interlinked to hair transplant, they actually constitute a sub domain of their own. When you say body hair transplant, there are actually two aspects to it:
- Let’s say there is someone who does not have a sufficient donor area on their head, but still wants to enjoy a head full of hair, the only option might be to harvest hair from other parts of the body. The doctor will consider the hair on your entire body and then choose the area where the texture of the hair is similar to the ones on the head. The hair will then be removed and transplanted into the recipient areas.
- Then there is the facial hair transplant, wherein facial hair is reconstructed – these could include the eyebrows, moustache or beard. There are also cases where the eyelashes are reconstructed. In such cases, hair could be harvested from any part of the body, but experienced doctors will choose those parts, where the texture of the hair is the same as where the reconstruction needs to be done.
Now, if you have decided that you want to get a new beard or moustache, then here the things that you need to know:
Most people would think that it is impossible to have a beard exactly like their favourite celebrity, but the fact of the matter is that it is possible to have a beard exactly like someone else’s, but you need to make sure that you go to the right doctor. It would be wise to talk to a doctor first, show them a photograph of the kind of beard that you are looking for, and then find out if it would be a good choice for you or not. This would also be the best time to talk about how many grafts will be required, how much time you might have to take off and of course, how much it would cost you.
If you are looking specifically at facial hair, the hair that matches the texture the most is the bear hair only but if the requirement is more, then hair on the back of your head can be the best source . This means that in order for you to get your facial hair transplant, you need to have enough hair in that area. The doctor will need to examine your donor area first and then decide whether you have enough to undergo such a transplant.
The procedure normally takes around 6-8 hours, which means that you will have to take a day off from work. However, the recovery time is minimal and you will be able to return to work in a couple of days, although the surgery will be visible. In most cases, a second round will not be required, but in case you are not happy with how things went the first time around, you might want to go in for an additional session.
Your facial hair transplant will work, but once the transplant has been completed, your hair will fall out in the coming two weeks. However, the hair will grow back in about three months and in most cases, the growth should be normal. Once the hair has grown in properly, you should be able to style them (cut and colour) in a manner that is as per your liking.
Although the procedure can give you a confidence boost, you need to remember that the procedure is not one of the cheapest. However, this is a great way to cover scars or other marks that might have been weighing down on your confidence levels.
As is the case with any surgical procedure, it is important that you think about a facial or body hair transplant properly and not jump into it. It would be advisable that you talk to a reputed and experienced doctor first and discuss all the pros and cons before finalising the date for the surgery.
In addition, you should also understand all the precautions you will need to take before and after the procedure properly.