Beard transplant Turkey

Beards have a huge impact on men’s self-confidence. Most men with patchy or no facial hair often turn to the option of beard transplant in Turkey. The country’s cheap prices and the hospitable clinics offering numerous opportunities have made it a popular venue for beard rejuvenation procedures. In this article, we aim to shed light on all stages of the beard transplant process in Turkey. Read this informative article for your beard care journey!

What is Beard (Facial) Transplant

Beard is a part of hairs that typically grow along the jawline of men. It can also spread to the cheeks, neck, and upper or lower lip areas. The hairs growing above the upper lip are called mustaches, while the remaining part along the jawline continues to be referred to as “beard“. A man should wait until he is at least 21 years old to determine whether he needs a facial hair transplant because the maturation process of beard hair follicles continues until this age.

 

There are multiple methods to deal with the problem of beard loss or beardlessness.

  • FUE hair grafting with PRP plasma therapy,
  • Beard transplant with DHI implant pen,
  • Mesotherapy,
  • Topical medications like Minoxidil or Finasteride

 

Among these methods, hair transplantation is the most effective method to increase beard density and thicken them. Beard transplant surgery, which takes about 8 hours under local anesthesia, provides a very high rate of success in a single session. Rarely, some people may need a second surgery. With different beard styles, barbers can hide your lack of beard. However, the best solution for the loose beard is beard transplantation [1].

Beard (facial) Transplant Process – Step by step guide

 

Beard transplant process steps

 

Beard hair transplant steps are similar to other hair transplant processes:

    • A first consultation with your specialist surgeon will help you determine your needs and desires. Your surgeon may ask questions to understand the underlying reason for your need for a beard transplant. Generally, these reasons lead patients to surgery:
      1. Sparse hairiness,
      2. Hairless face,
      3. Scars,
      4. Hormonal problems (lower testosterone levels)
      5. Holes in the bread
      6. Hair loss after surgery
      7. Genetic
    • The donor and recipient sites are determined during the consultation. The donor area management is one of the most important parts of the procedure.
    • Before the procedure, PRP treatment is administered, typically in the scalp area.
    • Using an electrical micro punch equipped with sapphire blades or a DHI implanting pen, grafts are simultaneously extracted from the donor area and implanted into the recipient area.
    • After surgery, the medical team covers the treated area with a healing cream for the next 3 days, during which time you should avoid washing your face.
    • For the next two weeks, you should lie on your back and avoid any contact or shock to the treated area to prevent graft damage. Sun exposure should also be avoided during this time.
    • Cosmetics, shaving, and face cleaning with soap should be avoided for the month following the beard transplant in Turkey.
    • One week after the operation, the recipient area regains its natural aspect, while the donor area will recover about two weeks later. After 6 – 8 months, the new beard will show a natural aspect and become thick and dense about 12 months after.

Techniques used in Beard Transplant

There are two different hair transplantation techniques used for beard transplantation:

 

  • Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

 

Both techniques involve removing individual grafts (follicle units) from the donor area at the back of the head and transplanting them to the desired area on the face.

 

They are mild procedures and do not cause pain as they are performed under local anesthesia. They don’t require incisions or stitches, so recovery time is short. By talking to your surgeon about your desired beard density and shape, you can create your dream beard transplant in Turkey. If your donor area is suitable, you can take steps to have the lush and well-groomed beard you want.

DHI for Beard Transplant

  • The DHI technique allows the surgeon to remove individual hair follicles and then transplant them one by one to the desired areas with an instrument called Choi Pen.

 

FUE for Beard Transplant

  • In the FUE technique, after removing the hair follicles one by one, the surgeon makes micro incisions in the target area and places the previously collected hair follicles into these incisions [2].

Beard (Facial) Transplant Candidates

 

who needs beard transplant

 

A suitable candidate for beard transplantation must have healthy hair follicles in the back of the head, called the “donor area”. If you have strong and healthy hair follicles there, you are probably suitable for a beard transplant in Turkey. Our specialists will ask you some questions and review your medical history to assess whether the surgery is right for you [3].

Beard transplantation can be risky in the following cases:

  • People with bleeding disorders
  • People with a chronic disease
  • In immunocompromised individuals

 

You can request these styles in the beard transplant process:

  • Sideburns
  • A long beard
  • Mustache
  • Goatee facial hair
  • A short scruffy beard

 

Transgender Beard Transplant Candidates

While the female to male transgender (FTM) transition, patients usually want hair transplant to add pubic hair and chest or create masculine sideburns, beards, goatees, or eyebrows. Beard transplant can be combined with other male cosmetic procedures including:

  • Primary or revision rhinoplasty
  • Facial and jawline liposuction
  • Jaw and brow augmentation or reduction
  • Chin implants

 

Candidates for Scar Revision

If you have a scar in the beard area on your face caused by an accident, surgery or other reasons, it is possible to hide the scar appearance with beard transplant in Turkey. Scar revision can make you feel more comfortable with your appearance. It is highly successful in concealing surface irregularity, raised (hypertrophic) scars, burns and keloids.

 

Complementary Treatments

Beard transplant in Turkey can be combined with treatments such as eyebrow transplant to further enhance facial appearance. So, during your trip to the country, you can have the following treatments performed in one go;

 

  • Hair transplantation,
  • Eyebrow transplant,
  • Beard transplant,
  • Mustache transplant.

Cost of Beard (facial) Transplant in Turkey

 

Cost of beard transplant Turkey

 

Prices range from $2600 to $3800 on average.

You can choose from our silver, gold and diamond packages that we have prepared for your needs. Package content can be customized according to your needs. Generally, our packages include the items below:

 

  • 2 or 3 nights in a 5-star hotel based on the duration of your stay in Turkey (depending on the hotel, there may be amenities such as free breakfast, swimming pool, spa, metropol mall, etc.)
  • Supervision by our surgeons OR incision by our surgeons
  • Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Clinic)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Medications
  • 1-month aftercare
  • Supply Package
  • Online post-op service

 

Apart from the package content, you can choose extras such as extra PRP treatment, extra hotel accommodation. You can also combine your beard transplant with hair transplant or eyebrow transplant to benefit from more package content and get multiple treatments in one visit to Turkey.

 

Cost of per graft in Turkey for Beard Transplant

The cost per graft of a beard transplant in Turkey usually ranges from $3 to $7. A full beard transplant may require 1,000 – 2,000 grafts. Choosing a package is highly beneficial because it includes everything from interpretation service to transportation and accommodation. If you choose to pay for these services individually, you will face a much higher price scale, whereas if you buy them as a package from your clinic, it becomes much more affordable.

 

Cost of Average Cost of Graft need for Beard Transplant

Even if you have only 1000 grafts of hair transplantation at the lowest rate ($3 per graft) without benefiting from any advantages, the cost will be approximately $3000. Therefore, we recommend you to check the packages of our clinic.

Starting a Journey for Beard Transplant in Turkey

 

Turkish doctors have a deep experience in beard transplantation. The country, which has developed hair transplantation services for many years, has many hair transplant clinics, especially in the metropolis of Istanbul.

 

Various packages are offered for beard transplantation services in prestigious clinics. While taking advantage of these packages that combine tourism and health, you can also enjoy the nightlife, delicious food and historical texture of Istanbul.

 

Vantage Clinic is one of the most popular hair transplant clinics in Istanbul. Located in a nice neighborhood, the clinic is serviced by professional staff. When you visit Vantage Clinic in Turkey, you can combine your hair transplant with a beard transplant and get both procedures done in a single trip! Contact us now and enjoy high-level treatment service.

Dos and Don’ts after Beard (facial Transplant in Turkey

  • Bring cash before surgery. Most clinics accept payments only in cash.
  • Choose a clinic with a website and social media accounts. Review before after beard transplant photos.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • Decide between shaved and unshaved methods before the surgery
  • Plan to stay in Istanbul for at least 2-3 days
  • Consider that the recovery process may take up to 10 days.
  • Remember that the operation is 95% painless, do not panic.
  • Wait 12 days before going to the gym.
  • Do not smoke until the healing process is over.
  • Do not consume blood thinners such as alcoholic beverages before anesthesia.
  • Do not touch or scratch your facial hair for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid heavy physical activity for the first 10 days.
  • Do not swim for the first two weeks.
  • Don’t wash your face for 5 days
  • Don’t leave your face moist.
  • Don’t apply ice directly to transplanted areas of your face.

Beard Transplant Before and After Photos

beard transplant in turkey before after results

beard transplant in turkey before and after
Beard transplant before and after in istanbul, turkey

FAQs about Beard Transplant in Turkey

Does Beard Transplant Leave Scars?

First you may see small scars. However, these are temporary and disappear as new hairs start to grow.

Will Beard Transplant Look Natural?

Yes, if you choose a safe clinic and surgeon, you will have very natural looking beards.

Will I Still Be Able to Shave?

Not in the first stage. You have to wait for your hair cycle to return to normal.

How Can I Hide My Beard Transplant?

Consider taking a few days of seclusion. We don’t recommend wearing a mask after the operation. It could cause irritation.

Is Beard Transplant Worth It?

Yes, worth it. If you are unhappy with the current appearance of your beard, you can have a new look completely consisting of your natural hair follicles.

Can A Beard Be Used For Hair Transplant?

Not exactly, it is not common. But, you can evaluate other solutions with your surgeon.

Did Eminem Get A Beard Transplant?

Yes, there are speculations that Eminem recently underwent a beard transplant because he used to have a patchy beard.

Ref.

    1. Sanusi Umar, Body Hair Transplant by Follicular Unit Extraction: My Experience With 122 Patients, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 36, Issue 10, November/December 2016, Pages 1101–1110, https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjw089
    2. Umar S. Use of Body Hair and Beard Hair in Hair Restoration. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2013;21(3):469-477. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2013.05.003
    3. African American Beard Transplant in Turkey | Facial Hair Transplant Procedure at Heva Clinic. www.youtube.com. Accessed May 6, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85vU7IVhTbk

 

 

Article Review By: Dr. Jyothi Shenoy V
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