The University of New South Wales in Australia has found that women find men with beards more attractive and more suitable to fatherhood and protection. That same study found that men consider men with heavy stubble or higher as being more masculine than clean-shaven men. As we are all genetically predisposed to wanting to appear as masculine and dominant as possible, this is only a good thing when you are sporting a beard.
Sporting a strong beard has gone in and out of fashion over the years. From designer stubble to having a full, thick beard. It has become fashionable again to have a good beard, well quaffed. Citing the “hipster beard craze”, recent reports say the procedure has increased six-fold in the past five years. Not all men can natural grow a full beard. How can conventional surgical hair restoration produce a fuller thicker beard?
How To Get A Thicker and Fuller Beard?
A hair transplant can be performed to create a fuller beard. Both the FUT and FUE techniques can be used to perform a beard hair restoration. The choice of technique can depend on the donor zone used. Traditional scalp hair can be removed with either hair transplant technique. Body hair or beard hair would use Follicular Unit Extraction.
Is A Full Density Beard Possible?
As with traditional hair transplant, part of the art is creating the illusion of hair density. Placing the hair close enough together to mimic natural hair growth. But not necessarily as close as a natural beard would grow. The natural hair characteristics and hair length will also effect. Thicker hair shaft or slightly curly will add to the look of fullness.
Which Is The Best Donor Hair?
Of course, beard to beard is always preferable. Smaller procedures could potentially use beard hair. For example, small scar repairs not requiring too many grafts. If the case FUE would be used to extract the beard hair. In reality, beard hair is limited and scalp hair is then used. This hair must closely resemble the beard hair characteristics.
Is Scalp And Beard Hair The Same?
Hair characteristics will naturally differ between scalp and beard hair. Genetics will influence how close the hairs are. General differences will be the hair thickness and often the curl in the hair shaft. Other characteristics differences are the growth phase. Scalp hair grows longer than beard hair having a longer growth phase. It may be required to trim the scalp hair to maintain the blend between the two hair types.
Will The New Beard Be Permanent?
The donor hair zone needs to be mapped out before extraction. It is important to use only genetically strong donor hair. Even when moved the hair follicle retains the natural characteristics. Hair growth will be permanent once moved.
Is New Hair Growth Immediate?
The transplanted hairs fall out after the beard transplant. This can occur between 2-4 weeks later. New hair growth starts approximately 3-4 months later. The hair growth continues to mature over the next 12-18 months.
What Part Of The Beard Can Be Treated?
A beard transplant can help to recreate any area of the beard. From the side-urns to the cheek or the goatee area. The angle of the hair changes depending on the area of the face. This is important to understand when designing a new beard. If a full beard is to be constructed it may require multiple hair transplant sessions.