Facial hair transplants are increasing in popularity. Many surgeons don’t have a lot of experience in this area, but Dr. Epstein has been at the forefront of developing techniques for eyebrow and beard restoration for over 15 years.
Here’s what you should know about facial hair transplants if you’re considering an eyebrow or beard restoration procedure:
1. Find the Best Donor Area
When more facial hair is desired, Dr. Epstein can create the desired look, whether to the entire beard area or specific areas such as the goatee or sideburns. These facial hair transplants can be used to conceal acne and other types of scars, as well as to restore hair loss.
To fill in patchy facial hair, Dr. Epstein typically removes follicles from a donor area at the back of the scalp. These hairs are a top choice because they tend to grow like normal facial hair in texture and other characteristics. They can also be shaved or trimmed as desired.
For women and men who desire fuller, more aesthetic appearing eyebrows, Dr. Epstein can harvest the best hairs to address overly thin, flat, or highly arched eyebrows.
2. Achieving Natural Results
A successful hair transplant should result in natural color, shape, and texture in transplanted hair. However, facial hair differs from the hair on the head in appearance and growth patterns, and improper transplantation techniques can make this more obvious by causing eyebrow or beard hairs to grow in the wrong direction.
Dr. Epstein is meticulous about making sure the results look natural and that the hairs grow in the proper direction and pattern.
Because hairs that are taken from the head grow longer than natural eyebrow hairs, it’s necessary to trim transplanted hairs to maintain a natural look over time.
3. Underlying Causes of Thin Hair
Hair transplants can’t fix the underlying biological causes of patchy or thin hair. Hormones may be to blame for poor beard growth, and several skin conditions can affect the eyebrow area. Genetics and poor lifestyle choices may also play a role, particularly if patients lack nutrients essential for healthy hair. These and other potential causative factors should be discussed with your doctor prior to your procedure- but still, transplants can permanently restore hair to these areas.
Dr. Epstein is a world-renown hair restoration surgeon. Since 2001, he’s developed techniques to improve the implantation of beard and eyebrow hairs achieving natural, aesthetic results for his patients all around the globe. Schedule a consultation today!