Many hair loss patients are assumed not to be candidates for a hair transplant only because no viable hair exists on their scalp. This feeling of "hopelessness" spread into other parts, with patients may end up resorting to hairstyles reflecting this mindset.
We have another solution for those who contemplate a hair transplant when they had the donor's hair. Advances in technology have made beard transplant a very appropriate source of hair for scalp transplantation for some reason. However, there has been the various question in the past following the efficacy of this process. Keep reading to know more about beard transplants.
1. Healthy Donor Supply
The beard can produce between 3000 to 5000 single follicular grafts for the Follicular Unit Extract. Harvesting technique to use when taking donor hair from the beard. This process uses sharp punches and shallow inserting of up to 2mm deep to extract the follicles. But, harvesting hair from the beard is separate from harvesting hair from the scalp, and it may be challenging.
We have a wide variation in the angle of that hair that can exit the beard instead of the usual scalp. And getting the correct extraction angle is a crucial component for a better hair transplant—even the hypermobility of the skin. Where the beard is growing is also a factor that is not there during a scalp hair transplant for a reason. It is good to use a hair transplant surgeon that knows extracting donor hair from various sources on the body other than the scalp.
2. Provides Exceptional Density
Every hair follicle in the beard has around twice as many cuticle layers as hair follicles on the scalp. But the average diameter of every hair is 125 microns versus 69 microns for scalp hair. Suppose searching for various racial groups such as Caucasian, Asian, with African. The beard hair diameter for all is on average 70-100% greater if compared to scalp hair for every group.
3. Easier Anesthesia Application
The anesthesia for facial hair transplant is not hard to achieve. Many people have used a superficial cervical plexus block with Marcaine .25% plus epinephrine to make a long-acting block. This will anesthetize some of the necks below the mandibular angle. But can be supplemented using local anesthesia along the mandibular arch. It is simple to "top up" the anesthesia, and the block is quick to perform than a whole ring block.
4. Faster Recovery
According to the recent beard harvest on a man that had previously had several hair transplants. His occipital donor area was exhausted. But his beard produces the precise grafts we required to fill in spaces. There was minor discomfort after the method, and the neck donor site healed correctly. As seen in the photograph, taken six days after the process.
All harvesting was executed under the chin and mandibular angle. No noticeable donor area was visible after the first week as patients can shave this particular donor area the skin was just a little pink.
So, for those needing beards, transplant hair from a source, more than the scalp. A beard transplant is a process unquestionably worth considering. When more donor hair is required, and fast recovery time is essential.