Facial hair transplantation is a commonly performed procedure designed to transplant hair to facial regions lacking density and fullness. Hair is harvested through FUE, follicular unit extraction, from the back portion of the scalp, similar to traditional hair transplant procedures. The new hairs are then implanted in the facial regions that require density – including eyebrows, beards, mustache and goatees.
One of the most defining facial features are the eyebrows. Some people have genetic tendency for thin or sparse brows and others simply disappear over time. The absence of brows can be difficult. Eyebrows frame the eyes and help us convey expression. Unfortunately, eyebrow loss is not as common as scalp balding and therefore is not accepted cosmetically in society. Many people feel naked with the absence of brows.
Loss of facial hair may occur for a number of reasons. It can be the result of genetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury. Many patients desire to add density or to restore their facial hair. Although, facial restoration is usually performed on the eyebrows, goatee and mustache areas, it can also be performed on beards, sideburns and cheeks. Facial hair transplants can also be used in males to conceal acne scars and other types of scars.
Goals for this procedure can vary from minor filling to full restoration of eyebrows, goatee or beard. The procedure can be performed in areas with thin hair or areas in which there is no hair growth.
Facial hair transplant is a very artistic procedure. As with transplants to the scalp, the transplanted hair will continue to grow in the eyebrow, beard, or mustache as it did in the back of the scalp, meaning it will be necessary to trim the hair as it grows.
To learn more about facial hair transplant and discuss your facial hair goals with a Hair By Robotics expert schedule a free consultation.