Facial hair transplants for men are increasingly popular given that beards and moustaches are very much in fashion. But they can also be effective in covering facial scarring or other skin damage.
It’s not uncommon for men’s facial hair to be patchy. So transplants can be the answer for those seeking a fuller moustache and beard or more uniform and denser stubble. The Farjo Hair Institute has also lead the way in using facial hair reconstruction to mask scarring or other facial damage. We performed the world’s first full beard restoration by hair transplantation all the way back in 1996. Hair will not grow naturally on scar tissue but implanted follicles will take root in damaged skin.
Hair is taken from the back of the scalp and inserted into the face. Scalp hair is usually softer than facial hair but, with careful distribution in the transplanted area, it’s difficult to tell the difference.
In addition, if a patient has strong facial hair growth, hairs can be taken from the face and transplanted into the scalp where scalp donor hair has been exhausted. Careful positioning again is important, given the different texture of the hair, with the crown preferred to the front hairline as a destination.