The cost of a beard transplant varies depending on the number of grafts that need to be transplanted. Generally, the whole procedure should cost you $5000-$15000.

This figure will also vary from one doctor to another. Since this procedure is not cheap, it is good to go for higher-priced programs because the higher the cost, the better the results.

This procedure is worth the cost considering the results achieved and you should definitely give it a shot.

Are you bothered that you don’t have a well-developed beard like other men? 

Are all the beard products you are using not working for you? 

A beard transplant might be what you need. This procedure gives you beards that your body cannot grow due to several factors such as genetics. 

Beard transplant has been known to work for many men regardless of the underlying condition, a reason why understanding what it involves would not hurt.

Read this article to the end and you may end up considering a beard transplant as your ultimate solution.

What is a beard transplant?

Beard transplant is an invasive procedure where hair follicles are removed from a body section with thick hair such as the scalp and then transplanted on the jawline and other bald patches.

Beard transplant approaches

Beard transplant can be achieved through any of these two approaches: Follicular Unit Extraction, FUE and Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUT.

Let’s discuss each of these approaches briefly.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

Follicular unit extraction involves harvesting a complete beard unit from the donor area one small section at a time.

The doctor makes small incisions on the target area and then implants them in the right angle and direction to imitate the natural ones. This is the most commonly used procedure because it is less painful and hence most people prefer it.

Pros

  • Less painful
  • Less scarring
  • Healing is achieved faster

Cons

  • Mostly designed to treat spotty areas

 FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

A small strip of tissue is cut from the back of the head and hair follicles are removed from it by the doctor.

Small incisions are made on the target area and a group of hairs is collected and applied. This procedure is more painful and a prominent scar is usually left on the donor area.

These two reasons make this procedure less popular. The benefit of this procedure is that a more full and thick beard will be achieved.

Pros

  • A full beard is achieved.
  • More hair is harvested.

Cons

  • Scarring


How long will a procedure take to look normal?

Regardless of the procedure used, the follicles get settled and start growing within 3-6 months and at the ninth month, you will have a full and healthy beard.

What factors would prevent me from growing hair naturally?


•    Genetics - Like any other area, beard growth and thickness are influenced by genes that comes from your father or grandfather.


•    Age - Most men have their beards develop fully at the age of 30 years and so if you are in your twenties, you should not be worried much as they may be in their developing stage.

•    Hormones - Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone hormones regulate the growth of beards. A low level of testosterone causes a low growth rate of beards. Beard follicles create dihydrotestosterone from testosterone. If the beard follicle does not do this conversion sufficiently, the effect is lack of beards or very slow growth rates.
 
•    Lifestyle - Though this is not the main factor, but poor diet, lack of sleep and failure to exercise can results in stunted beard growth.

Why consider a beard transplant?

The main reason why you should be going for a beard transplant is that the procedure produces permanent results. This may not be the case when you go for topical beard products.


Other reasons revolve around cosmetic requirements, such as making one more attractive and confident. Beards also imply intelligence.

What is the cost associated with a beard transplant?

The cost of a beard transplant varies depending on the number of grafts that need to be transplanted. Generally, the whole procedure should cost you $5000-$15000.

This figure will also vary from one doctor to another. Since this procedure is not cheap, it is good to go for higher-priced programs because the higher the cost, the better the results.

 This procedure is worth the cost considering the results achieved and you should definitely give it a shot.

Benefits of Beard Transplant

  • After development, the beards can be maintained and shaved as usual.
  • Permanent results are achieved.
    •    It is a safe surgical procedure.
    •    You can achieve your desired beard style.
    •    Permanently covers scars.
    •    It is safe and painless.
    •    Local anesthetics are used in case of any discomfort.
    •    The beards function as normal hair.


Limitations of a beard transplant?


•    Have mild disorders such as redness, swelling, crusts and increased sensitivity.
•    It is expensive depending on grafts transplanted and quality of work.
•    It takes time to achieve final results thus, you need to be patient.
•    Infections may occur and hence you need antibiotics to prevent this.


What are some options to consider if a beard transplant is too expensive? 

•    Minoxidil (Rogaine)
This medication was initially used to lower blood pressure and is now commonly used for hair loss treatment. When applied either in liquid or foam forms on the scalp, it stimulates beard growth. Topical minoxidil may cause a drop in blood pressure; hence it is good to see a doctor to determine whether it is safe for you.


•    Vitamins and supplements
Beard growth vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin B, when included in the diet, foster beards' growth. The vitamins can also be consumed in vitamin supplement tablets or be sourced from beard cosmetic products containing them.


Adopt the following lifestyle behaviors for better bear growth:

-Getting enough sleep of about 6-8 hours
-Regular exercising for blood circulation to promote hair growth
-Taking a healthy diet to get vitamins and minerals such as zinc, vitamin E and B necessary for hair growth


Conclusion

Hopefully, you have understood what a beard transplant is and why it is worth giving it a try.

Don’t stay without beards when there is an effective and working solution that can help you out.

Get prepared mentally and financially, then contact your doctor for a beard transplant to achieve that beard look you have been longing for.

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