Beard Transplant (Facial Hair Transplant)
Many men nowadays want not just a full head of hair; they want a full, good-looking beard. The hair on one’s beard, however, isn’t the same as the hair on one’s head. It tends to have a thicker shaft, and in many men, it is often a somewhat different color than the hair on one’s head.
As with hair on the head, there is a range of possibilities. Some men have quite enough hair in other regions (such as the back of the neck), or in the case of beards, lower on the throat. Hair can grow in places we don’t want. The beauty of hair transplantation technology, including that for beard transplants, is that a skilled surgeon can transplant hair from one region to another.
Your first step is to reach out to a hair transplant specialist. Our hair specialists can review your beard hair (as well as hair on your head, or lack thereof) and give you a consultation as to how to improve the look of your beard hair through transplantation.
Techniques for Beard Transplantation (Facial Hair Transplantation)
- FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction. This technology relies on the ARTAS robot and is a robotic methodology of hair transplantation.
- FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation. This technology, often called the “strip” method, uses a strip of hair removed and then retransplanted by hand.
Is one better than the other? No, not necessarily. Again, what is more important is to have a skilled hair loss specialist evaluate your beard and your hair loss mitigation objectives and advise you on the best, most cost-effective method
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a newer method of creating donor grafts for hair transplantation. It has gained popularity over the last few years because it results in no linear scar on the back of the head. Instead of cutting out a strip of skin from the donor area as in FUT hair transplant, FUE involves removing each graft individually from the donor area using a tiny punch that measures only 1 millimeter in diameter. This used to be done by hand or more recently with a power drill operated by the doctor. Dr. Miguel Canales is noted as one of the pioneers in robotic hair transplant using the ARTAS robotic hair transplantation system.
If you decide to move forward with a “beard transplant” or “facial hair transplant” here in the San Francisco Bay Area, here’s what to expect. Your day will begin with a complete review of your medical history. This will occur in our Foster City office, which is convenient to San Mateo, Palo Alto, and other Peninsula cities. The surgeon then reviews the treatment plan, ensuring that your aesthetic concerns and expectations are established and met. The surgeon then explains the entire procedure to you, paying the greatest attention to the benefits and risks of hair loss surgery, including but not limited to beard surgery. It is our job to make sure that you completely understand details of your personalized treatment and have an opportunity to ask questions.
What Does a Beard Transplant Cost?
The cost of a beard or facial hair transplant is one of the most common questions asked. The answer, as we’re sure you’ve probably guessed is: “it depends.” Each man is different, and so is his beard. Not to mention what he wants or needs. Only a trained beard transplant specialist can evaluate your needs and make recommendations based on your needs, budget, and technology. Fortunately, our own Dr. Miguel Canales can and will evaluate your needs and give you an estimate on the cost of a beard transplant that is not “generic.” Rather it will be unique and appropriate for you. Best of all, the beard transplant consultation is free. Just contact us for a consult today.
Meeting with Each and Every Transplant Patient
We always meet with each patient, in advance, and determine the best hair transplant procedure for him. Whether you live in San Francisco, Foster City, Palo Alto or elsewhere on the Peninsula, reach out to Dr. Canales for a free consultation on a possible beard transplant. He will determine the best hair transplant procedure for your beard, whether that is the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplant procedure.