This is the most sought-after transplant following hair transplant and has specific characteristics. The transplantation team is to be aware of these characteristics for a natural looking beard.

The demand for beard transplant is mostly due to either an acquired cause like burns or some parts of the beard may innately be sparse. As opposed to hairs, aging, genetical factors or hormones usually do not cause beard loss.

The recipient sites are rather like patches. Thickness, denseness, color and inclination of the present beard are taken into consideration for a very unnoticeable beard transplant.

Beard transplantation has become increasingly popular both because of religious reasons and recent long beard trends.

The procedure generally lasts shorter than hair transplantation due to the low number of roots to be transplanted, which usually does not exceed 600–1,000 compared to 1,500–4,000 roots in hair transplantation. Higher number of roots may be required in complete loss of beard. Roots may be transplanted both to the bald areas or to areas with sparse beard to increase density.

Both FUE or FUT methods may be used in beard transplantation. The roots are collected from the classic donor site at the back of the head and transplanted into recipient site after the canals are drilled. In contrast to classic hair transplant, only the donor site (the strip at the back of the head) is shaved. The procedure is called FUT if the roots are taken together with the strip of skin and FUE when the roots are collected one by one.

Sometimes beard transplantation is requested for burnt sites where no beard grows. The transplanted roots may be lost to some extent if the site is covered with too much scar and is lacking adequate blood circulation. These patients should be informed that one more transplantation may be required.

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The canals for the roots are drilled using very fine cannulas and this also helps a very natural looking transplantation.

Following transplantation, there will be tiny blood clots at the bottom of each beard hair. Therefore, the transplant remains noticeable for the few days following the procedure. After two days, the beard site is washed with warm water applying a soft shampoo by fingertips. The beard must not be shaved until the end of week 4.

The transplanted beard will shed within the first 2 months like in hair transplantation, but the roots will remain intact. Then the beard begins to grow permanently and retrieves normal growing period completely within approximately 6–9 months. Further strengthening and thickening of the beard continue for up to 2 years.

After transplantation, the patient is given an intervention note, a medical report, a brochure describing points that should be payed regard to, and a package that contains recommended medications, serums and shampoos. How to use these products is instructed in detail to the patient and is also included in the brochure.

The patient comes back for control after 2 days and the first washing of the transplant site is done. The patient is instructed how to wash this site during subsequent days at home. The transplant site should be washed once daily for 4–5 days.

The patients are kindly asked to send the photos of the transplant site at 6th and 12th months for further follow-up.

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