Facial hair transplants in St. Louis can restore hair growth on regions like the eyebrows, sideburns, and beard. For many people, growing facial hair is not as easy as letting nature take its course and leaving it to grow on its own. Facial hair does not always grow out evenly and men trying to grow a beard may find their hair grows in unevenly and in patches. This is one of the biggest reasons why facial hair transplants are becoming more common these days. Just like other types of hair transplant techniques that allow you to use your own hair to fill in thinning areas on the head, facial hair transplants utilize a similar technique to thicken and fill in patchy areas of facial hair.

Facial Hair Transplants

What is a Facial Hair Transplant?

St. Louis Hair Restoration specializes in Facial Hair Transplants.

A facial hair transplant is a treatment that is designed to help obtain a fuller, more symmetrical beard. Just like a traditional hair transplant procedure, donor hair is taken from the back and sides of the head, but are then transplanted into the cheek, sideburns, mustache, and chin areas. There are two main approaches to performing this procedure. They include the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique and the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) technique.

The FUE method involves harvesting individual follicular units from the donor site. This approach is more common and is more comfortable for patients. The FUT method involves harvesting a strip of tissue from the back of the head and dissecting the tissue into individual hair follicles.

Your Consultation

The initial consultation involves a physical examination of your target areas to evaluate hair growth and your skin. You will be asked about your cosmetic goals and treatment expectations. A review of your medical history will be undertaken to assess underlying conditions, current medications, and more.

Based on the information gathered, a treatment approach will be tailored specifically for your needs.

What to Expect During the Facial Hair Transplant Procedure

A facial hair transplant will begin with harvesting the donor sites for hair. A local anesthetic will be administered to ensure the process is comfortable. Once the hair has been extracted, an anesthetic will be administered to the treatment area to prepare it for transplantation.

During this part of the process, up to 2500 hair follicles are transferred depending on whether the beard is patchy or requires thickening throughout. As the follicles are inserted, special care will be taken to ensure the correct angles are considered and the desired look is achieved once it is completed. The entire process will take several hours to complete.

Recovery After a Facial Hair Transplant

Most patients will recover from a facial hair transplant within a couple of days after the procedure. You may experience crusting in the area where the hair has been added, but this is temporary and will subside. We advise that you avoid shaving for about a week after the procedure. You may experience some shedding in the treatment area, but new hairs will grow in their place.

Avoid exercise for a week after your facial hair transplant procedure. Other activities to temporarily avoid include hot tubs and saunas, swimming, smoking, and exposure to direct sunlight. It could take several months before the final results will be apparent.

Candidates for a Facial Hair Transplant

Ideal candidates for a facial hair transplant should have enough healthy hair that can be harvested and used to fill in the patchy areas of hair growth on the face. A skilled hair specialist will perform an assessment of your scalp to help determine if there are enough follicular units to transplant. It is also important to be in good overall health.

The Cost of a Facial Hair Transplant

The cost of a facial hair transplant procedure varies from one patient to another due to the patient-centered approach at St. Louis Hair Restoration. The overall price will be dictated by the size of the area, current density, and number of follicles that it will require.

Contact Our Office

If you are interested in learning more about facial hair transplants, contact the skilled hair specialists of St. Louis Hair Restoration. Our team will help guide you throughout the entire process and will gladly address any questions or concerns you have along the way.


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