Facial Hair Restoration
If your facial hair is lacking or patchy, a surgical procedure known as facial hair restoration can be used to restore a fuller look. This option is similar to hair transplantation for the scalp. It involves precise transplantation of donor follicles and offers lasting results.
Eyebrow Hair Transplantation
If hair is the frame of your face, eyebrows are the frame to your eyes. The loss or lack of definition of eyebrows can result from a variety of conditions, including over-plucking, aggressive waxing, or simply being thin due to genetic inheritance. Recreating these critical features can result in improved self-image and facial character.
During the procedure, Dr. Carman will select the hair from the back of your scalp that best matches your eyebrow hair and then use properly angled single hair grafts to recreate the natural growth pattern.
Dr. Carman will select the hair from the back of your scalp that bests matches your eyebrow hair and then uses single hair grafts properly angled to recreate the natural growth pattern.
Beard and Mustache Transplantation
Beard and moustache transplantation is a refined form of strip excision hair transplantation wherein local anesthesia is first administered to the donor region. This is typically paired with sedation to make the procedure more comfortable. Once the anesthesia and sedation have taken effect, a strip of tissue is removed from the donor region.
Single hair follicles are then dissected from the donor strip and placed in small (.7 mm) incisions. This allows for fuller growth within the pre-existing facial hair pattern. It is also common to create entirely new facial hair patterns in cases where very little facial hair is present due to heredity or other factors.
Recovery After Transplantation
Once the chosen transplant procedure is complete, patients may need to take 3-4 days off from work to recover. Typically, only a couple days off will be needed. Following Dr. Carman’s instructions is vital to help avoid any complications during the recovery procedure.
Patients may notice a minor degree of temporary swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the surgical sites after the transplant. Patients will take an antibiotic for a short time in order to avoid any risk of infection following the procedure.
After two to three weeks have passed, the transplanted hairs will fall out. They will then permanently grow back beginning around three to four months. It can take up to a year for all of the grafts to begin growth. As the beard hair begin growing back they can be shaved as normal. Because great care is used when creating the grafting pattern, results can appear quite natural and even.
Contact Our Office to Find Out More
Are you in need of facial hair restoration for your beard, mustache, or eyebrows and want to learn more about our treatment options? If so, get started with a consultation at La Jolla Hair Restoration. Dr. Timothy Carman has years of experience in a number of hair-transplantation procedures and will be available to answer all of your questions, so contact us today to schedule your consultation.