A beard can be an integral part of your appearance. If you’re reading this, you have probably heard about the benefits of having a great beard. A bearded man can portray strength, wisdom and masculinity. Achieving the perfect beard takes time and patience and for those not naturally blessed with lush facial hair, it can sometimes feel like a losing battle. But it doesn’t have to.
Sparse, patchy facial hair caused by genetics, illness or injury, can be corrected with Gro microsurgery beard transplantation. In this article, we answer frequently asked questions about beard transplants, also known as beard restoration or facial hair implants in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a beard transplant?
A beard transplant procedure involves transplanting hair from the base of your scalp or the nape of your neck to your face. Depending on the look you’re going for, patchy areas can be filled, scars can be camouflaged or you can choose to design a thick, sculpted beard.
Will it look natural?
The Gro technique is the most refined and gentle hair transplantation technique. We use very fine, specialised tools that don’t leave any detectable scarring. The hair used is 100% your own hair and the doctor controls the depth, angle and direction of every graft so the result is completely natural.
Is it permanent?
Yes, a Gro microsurgery beard transplant gives permanent, natural results so you can enjoy your beard for life.
What’s involved in the recovery?
After your half-day procedure, you can go home to rest. You will need to follow your doctor’s care instructions which will include being careful with the treatment area, don’t sleep face-down, wash gently. You may experience some redness, itching and swelling. Most people return to work several days to one week after a beard transplant procedure.
Will I still be able to shave?
Yes, once your transplant has completely healed, approximately 4 weeks after your procedure and following your doctor’s instructions, you’ll be able to shave and sculpt your beard as you desire.
Who can have a beard transplant?
Anyone in good health who can’t grow a beard naturally or anyone who has suffered loss of facial hair due to illness, accident or injury can consider a beard transplant. Book a consultation with a Gro hair growth specialist for personalised information tailored specifically to your facial hair.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted, your procedure can take between 2 and 6 hours.
Does it hurt?
The only thing you will feel is the initial prick from the local anaesthetic being injected. After that, the treatment area will be numb for the entire procedure.
How much does a beard transplant cost?
The cost of the procedure is an important factor to consider, along with the safety, technique, experience and expertise of the clinic you choose. The cost is dependent largely on the number of grafts you will need to achieve the look you are after, therefore you will need to book a consultation with one of our hair growth specialists for a personalised quote.
If you are wanting to create the perfect beard or if you simply want to fill in some patchiness, we can help. The first step is to book a consultation with one of our hair growth specialists, either online or in-clinic, to discuss your options and ask any questions you have.
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