Facial Hair, Beard and Moustache Hair Transplant

Facial Hair Transplant - Beard and Moustache Implant

Facial Hair transplant which includes Beard and Moustache Transplant is the second most frequent site for hair transplant, next to the scalp.

Beard and moustacheis considered a sign of masculinity, and present fashion trends also emphasize styling of beards. Hence men with deficient beards can often feel deprived and ask for beard transplant.

Beards and moustache start developing at puberty, and by 20 years of age most boys will have a full adult beard and moustache. However this can be variable and many young men will continue developing their beard and moustache for another 2 or 3 years. Hence it is advisable to wait till the age of 23 before considering beard and moustache transplant.

Beard transplant is a very safe and successful procedure. The basics of the procedure are same. Hair is taken from the person's safe zone at the back of the head, and then transplanted to the beard and moustache area just as in a normal scalp transplant. Success rate in the face is very high because of the rich blood supply of the face.

Beards can vary highly among different individuals. Hence what the patient wishes for his transplant is the main determining factor of the transplant. Most persons require a moderate beard along the lower edge of the chin and a thicker 'French Beard' style in the center around the lips. This will require about 1500 grafts and will cost Rs 64000 total. Occasionally, people may ask for a full beard extending to half of the cheeks which can require upto 3000 grafts. This is done in two sessions to give full density.

Full moustaches can also be created quite easily. Moustache transplant alone does not require too many grafts, a full moustache will usually require 800 to 1000 grafts depending on how much pre existing hairs are present.

Beard transplant has a disadvantage in that the post operative swelling and scabs are more easily visible. In the scalp this can be covered easily with a cap, but in this area it is more difficult to cover and patients will usually need to take leave for about 10 days after the procedure to avoid any awkward situation.

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Quality assuarance

Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic takes several steps to ensure that quality is maintained for each and every patient. The key to quality maintenance is to implement quantizable quality standards and maintain proper documentation and review of processes. Downtown Hospital is an ISO 9001:2008 and NABH accredited hospital which demands strict adherence to quality control.Steps taken are:

Safety assurance: all procedures are done in the main OT of Downtown Hospital with its full complement of anesthesiologists and critical care specialists. Hence patients are assured of full safety standards at the same level as that of major surgeries including transplant surgeries. 

Sterilization assurance: since procedures are done in the major OT full sterilization is maintained. Fumigation is done every week and swab tests are done to check for contamination.

Best instrumentation: Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic uses the best available instruments like 6X Heine Loupe for precision and accuracy, Blunt Titanium punches which avoids damage and transection of the Follicular Units, Choi implanters to standardise the process of planting and prevent damage during planting, Major OT level sterilization, fumigation and autoclaving of all instruments, etc.

Efficiency count: Efficiency counts for FUE like transection rates and speed of transplant are noted and documented for each case and reviewed every 10 cases. Arogyam Hair Transplant achieves international standards of transection and speed consistently.

Counting trays: Counting trays are used to contain the follicular units and all patients are given photographs on their mobiles which they can use to easily count the number of follicular units taken out so that they can be sure that they have received the correct number of FU's.

Dr. P. J. Mazumdar is the first and only American Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and all procedures are done following the ethical and technical guidelines of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. As such, patients can be assured of receiving full professional care as per International standards approved by the ABHRS and ISHRS.

Correct recepient density: To ensure correct recepient density, 'density stamps' are used to ensure proper density is achieved. Angle and direction of hair is meticulously maintained.

Out of body time: The out of body time, the time for which the follicular unit is outside the body, is the most critical factor for success in hair transplant. Aroyam Hair Transplant follows a special procedure to ensure that this time is the minimum. This is done by doing only 1000 follicular units at a time and then replanting them. This ensures that time out of body is less than or equal to1 hour only. This is the shortest period acheivable. Many centers do upto 2000-2500 follicular units at a time so that time out of body goes upto 4-5 hours. We are proud of our time out of body quantum. Though this may cause some sacrifice of time but results are more important.

Follow up: follow up period is critical for the patient when there are many doubts and anxieties in his mind. In our clinic, Dr. P. J. Mazumdar will remain always accessible to the patient directly on his personal mobile for any questions the patient may have during this period.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: Results can vary from person to person. Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure and consists only of removing hair from hair growing regions and restoring it to hair deficient regions.

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