Beard Transplant

Top Questions Men Want To Ask 

A beard transplant is a relatively new procedure which is rapidly gaining ground, particularly as the trend for strong facial hair shows no signs of waning. Not everybody benefits from a full natural beard, but a beard transplant can be an excellent solution for those looking to boost their facial hair and benefit from a wider range of styling options.

A beard can symbolise many things, from masculinity and confidence to creativity, sensitivity, intellect, and a certain sense of mystery. A beard transplant is a reasonably simple outpatient procedure, and patients at SHIFT can feel confident in achieving the best aesthetic results in a comfortable and safe setting.

A bearded man sneaking a look.

There is growth of new hair and you can see continued growing for many years in the future.

Why does facial hair differ from one person to another?

Many factors play a role in determining the density of a person’s facial hair. Genetics and country of origin are important factors, as are hormonal influences and, to a certain extent, lifestyle considerations. Skin conditions and other physical ailments can also influence an individual’s facial hair growth, as can trauma, scars and burns to the facial area.

What are the benefits of a beard transplant? 

A beard hair transplant, in the same way as a traditional scalp hair transplant, constitutes the only permanent solution to a lack of hair. A beard hair transplant can lend a different character to a person’s face, as well as helping to conceal scars or burns in the facial area.

A beard transplant can also give a real lift to those with naturally sparse or patchy facial hair, and can often boost the confidence of patients in everyday social life. Having fuller facial hair also provides for a wider array of styling options, making it easier to follow trends or choose between a variety of different looks.

A beard transplant operation can be conducted on an outpatient basis under a local anaesthetic, yet it yields impressive results. One year after the operation, the transplanted beard hair can be trimmed, shaved and styled in the same way as normal hair.

What does a beard transplant involve?

A beard transplant is very similar to a scalp hair transplant procedure in that it normally involves extracting grafts from the donor area at the back of a patient’s head before transplanting these into the area or areas where hair is absent. As hair from the back of the head area is effectively ‘resistant’ to baldness, this means that the transplanted hair is very unlikely to thin or fall in the future, making a beard transplant a permanent aesthetic solution.

As with a scalp hair transplant, the angle, depth and direction of the transplanted grafts will have a considerable impact on the quality and natural appearance of the results, meaning that an excellent level of expertise and a personalised, artistic approach will be necessary to achieve the best results for each patient.

Beard transplants at SHIFT

Beard transplantation is one of a small and specialised range of services offered by SHIFT in Istanbul. SHIFT works in partnership with each patient to create a customised treatment plan based on their characteristics and personal aspirations, so patients in SHIFT’s capable hands can feel confident of achieving the very best results.



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