The moustache and beard alopecia has now a remedy thanks to the moustache and beard transplant.
1.Beard and moustache transplant
This is a refined hair grafting procedure as only one or two hairs need to be implanted at a time.
Tangential incisions are made. Hair length is 1cm in order to perfectly adjust the hair’s orientation in the incision.
Results are immediately visible and of excellent quality.
The hair used comes from the scalp as this hair resembles the original beard hair the most.
It is hard to find body hair that is as thick as beard or moustache hair. Beard or moustache hair has an interesting property: it always grows individually. The hair follicle also contains one hair, while head hair in 95% of all cases grows in small groups of two to three hairs.
The classic technique involves removing a strip of hair at the back of the scalp (FUT).
Under the microscope hairs are isolated one by one, meaning follicles are divided in two or three parts. The implant then takes place in fine incisions of approximately 0.7 to 0.8 mm.
It is important to distinguish the scars in the recipient zone from those in the donor zone.
If the intervention is performed correctly with clean and fine incisions, and the grafts, from which the skin at the hair base was removed, are carefully placed, then there will be no scarring. It will then be almost impossible to distinguish the grafts from the original hairs.
The scar in the donor zone will be linear, approximately 1 millimeter wide and completely invisible as it will be covered by hair. Only if the donor zone is completely shaved off, the scar might become visible.
In theory FUE can be used for this type of hair transplant.
Its only use however would be to avoid the linear scar in the donor zone.
There are also some disadvantages: the surface of the donor zone must be shaved clean to extract the follicles. The hair transplant will thus be visible for a number of weeks.
At any rate the extracted follicles need to be re-cut under the microscope to isolate the hairs one by one. The number of extracted hairs will be limited to 1,000 a day while the classic technique can obtain between 2,000 and 2,500 grafts per day (FUT).