Want to know about FUE facial hair transplant Los services? Many people don’t realize that hair transplants can be performed for facial hair as well as hair on the head. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your facial hair and desire a new look, this article is for you. We will discuss some of the reasons why someone would opt for an FUE facial hair transplant Los Angeles, how the treatment is performed, as well as some of the risks and benefits.
Why People Need FUE Facial Hair Transplant Los Angeles Services
Sometimes men find that even into adulthood that they are simply not growing the full beard that they desire. Frequently, the hair does not grow in a uniform pattern on the face. This leaves big sparse open spaces, or giving an undesirable patchy look. Oftentimes our patients are transgender individuals who are hoping to achieve the more classic masculine look of full facial hair.
A beard transplant is performed by removing hair from one part of the body, either the hair on the head, from another part of the body, such as the chest or shoulders. This is most often performed using a technique known as FUE. A FUE procedure is when the surgeon removes individual follicular grafts from the donor area by using a small micro punch tool. This is an inpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. Post-surgery discomfort is minimal. This is one of the reasons this is the preferred treatment for FUE facial hair transplant Los Angeles services. Depending on the desired look of the patient, most facial hair transplants require anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 hair follicular grafts.
What to Expct From Your FUE Facial Hair Transplant Los Angeles Experience
Before you schedule your surgery, your doctor will want to evaluate the health of your skin and hair in order to make sure that you’re a good candidate for this surgery. There is a slightly elevated risk for visible scarring with FUE facial hair transplants then there are when it comes to a regular FUE. That being said, when performed by a properly trained surgeon, the success rates are still quite high.
On the day of your surgery the first thing your surgeon will do is shave your hair close to the scalp at the donor site. This will help them to see the follicles they are about to harvest more clearly. As we covered earlier this procedure is performed under local anesthetic so you will be awake during your FUE, but you won’t feel a thing. We ofter suggest that our patients wear ear bud type head phones during their procedure.
The process of harvesting the grafts, preparing them to transplant, and the actual transplantation process is very time consuming. Listening to your favorite music, audiobooks, podcasts or a sports game can help you to pass the time. Some patient find meditation music or self hypnosis recordings can help them feel relief from anxiety they might experience over getting surgery.
Harvesting of Grafts
After the follicular graft harvesting, the surgical team sorts them according to those most likely to remain viable in the long term. The grafts are cleaned and placed into an active plasma solution as they await transplantation into the recipient area on the face.
After the grafts have been harvested and prepared, the surgeon will inject a local anesthetic into the areas of your face that will be receiving the follicular grafts. Then your surgeon will begin the meticulous mission of implanting each follicle so that it flows naturally with the existing hair on the face. They take care with each graft to make sure that it is transplanted so that it grows in the same direction as the rest of your facial hair and gives you the desired look that you and your surgeon discuss prior to your surgery.
Healing From Your Facial Hair Transplant
After surgery your wounds will be bandaged and you will be given detailed after care instructions. Most patients feel comfortable resuming their regular activities within a day or two of their surgery. In the beginning you will most likely notice that tiny crusts may for around the sites where the transplanted follicles were implanted. Do not pick at these, they will fall off on their own after a few days.
2-3 Weeks After
After 2-3 weeks post surgery the new beard hairs will fall out. This is a sign that the transplant is working, and in a little while new hair will emerge from the follicle and grow out. In the first few weeks of surgery it is normal to experience the following in the scalp and face: swelling, redness, tightness, numbness or scabbing. If these symptoms remain after a few weeks, get worse, or pain increases, contact your doctor immediately.
3-4 Months After
Within 3 or 4 months the transplanted follicles should be well established and start to show noticeable growth. Your doctor will advise you on when is the best time to resume shaving your face, based on your recovery progress. You will advised against using buzz cutters to shave. Additionally, you’ll be instructed not to smoke, get direct UV exposure for long periods of time, or engage in vigorous exercises that could cause you to sweat during the initial healing phase. The last thing you want to do is unintentionally damage your new facial hair, or worse cause an infection at the transplant site.
9 Months After
Around 9 months after surgery you should be observing a full face of healthy facial hair. You’ll be able to live in and care for this facial hair as if it was your natural hair. This transplant is a permanent procedure and will last you a lifetime. If is rare for facial hair transplants to fail when they are performed by a competent surgeon. When FUE facial hair transplants Los Angeles do fail it is usually because the grafts were improperly harvested.
This is why it is important to choose a surgeon who has been trained to perform FUE and can demonstrate a track record of performing successful facial hair transplants. FUE extractions require a very steady hand and tremendous attention to detail in order to remove the follicular graft without damaging it. The surgeon must pay careful to the natural angle of the graft in order to prevent transecting the bulb at the base of the graft. If this bulb is damaged, the graft will not survive the transplant.
What to Do Before Scheduling Your FUE Facial Hair Transplant Los Angeles Procedure
When you schedule your consultation it helps to come prepared with questions to help you determine if the surgeon is qualified. You’ll also discover if a FUE facial hair los angeles transpalnt is a good fit for you. First and foremost, listen to your intuition. If the office staff looks unhappy or something just feels off, listen to your gut. It is perfectly reasonable for you to request before and after photos, as well as contact info and referrals of past patients. If a clinic gives you excuses of why they cannot provide this it is a huge red flag.
Some good questions to ask your doctor include asking if they specialize in FUE facial hair transplants. How many years of experience do they have performing this procedure? Can they tell you how many facial hair transplants they’ve performed? If you and your surgeon determine that you’re not an ideal candidate for facial hair transplants, can they recommend alternative treatments? Will they? That’s important as well. Sometimes topical medications like minoxidil can also be helpful. Other times there could be a skin condition that is interfering with the growth of your facial hair. In this instance, it may be more helpful to seek out the services of a dermatologist.
At Best Hair Transplant, we strive to provide the highest quality FUE facial hair transplant Los Angeles at accessible prices. We’re committed to safety, transparency and providing our patients with as much education on these subjects as possible. We know that a well educated patient is an empowered patient. That’s why we want you to find the most effective treatment possible. We will never pressure you into quick sales. That’s not what we’re about. If you aren’t a good candidate, we’ll let you know and suggest other options.
SUFFERING FROM HAIR LOSS?
Curious to learn more about FUE facial hair transplant Los Angeles services? Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation. During your consultation, we will examine your hair and skin and discuss your desired results. We will make sure that there are no pre-existing conditions that could interfere with the success of your surgery. We’ll walk you through all the ins and outs of our treatments. That way you know how to plan for your surgery as well as the recovery period. If you are traveling from out the area we can make recommendations for nearby accommodations that are comfortable and affordable. We are also happy to answer all the questions you have for us.
Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.
At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants. To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.
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