For many years now, we have transplanted hair from the neck to create a thicker and fuller beard. The principle is the same as with a regular hair transplant – we transfer hair from the neck using FUE technology. That is, we extract one hair at a time and plant it in the area where you want a denser beard.
In 3 to 4 months, the beard will have begun to grow and will appear denser. The maximum result is achieved after 12 months when the hair follicles have gained full growth speed and the hairs have reached full thickness.
Get your beard transplant with Nordic Hair Clinic
- We specialize in hair and have years of experience in transplanting beards.
- We use the FUE technique, a modern and safe technique for transplanting hair.
- The beard transplant is carried out in one of our clinics in Gothenburg, Stockholm, or Istanbul.
- Before the beard transplant, we offer a free consultation regarding your prospects and the expected result.
Different beard lines and shapes
The appearance of one’s beard line is entirely up to the individual to decide. A natural beard line often doesn’t have any straight or sharp lines; this is something you achieve through shaving. The shape of the beard and the placement of the beard line is very important as these together create the shape of your face.
Some choose to keep their beard line fairly straight, while others may place it slightly higher up with a softer shape. This is done so that one will have the option of shaving a straight line while maintaining the possibility of having a more natural look if one so chooses.
Things to consider when transplanting a beard
The hair at the back of the neck may sometimes have a different color than the beard; usually the beard is slightly darker.
In some cases, the shape of the hair may differ. For example, you may have a slightly curly beard while the hair on your head is straight. These differences must be reviewed before moving forward as this may have a major impact on the result. Therefore, we may need you to supply us with additional photos of your beard and donor site when you send your online consultation to us. If so, we will revert to you.
Once you’ve had your beard transplant, you cannot eat solid foods for 4 days. This is because the motion connected with chewing may damage the hair follicles.
PRP-aftertreatment to promote hair growth
PRP helps the hair follicle to start producing hair quicker after it’s been transferred from the neck and transplanted to the beard. It also stimulates the healing of the transplant area and makes the area heal faster. After a beard transplant, you can expect to see the end result after 12 months and PRP may speed up the process somewhat.
If you have your beard transplant in Sweden 4 PRP treatments are included in the price. If you have your beard transplant in Istanbul, 1 PRP treatment is included.
Frequently asked questions regarding beard transplants
Most men can have a beard transplant. How many grafts (hair follicle groups) are needed is discussed during a consultation when we asses how large of an area is to be covered and how much hair already grows along this area. We take hair from the back of the neck, but also from the breast if needed.
Because there are a lot of blood vessels, veins and other sensitive, vital parts around that area, Nordic Hair Clinic does not perform this type of beard transplant as it involves excessive risk and we do not recommend it to our patients.
4 weeks after the beard transplant, you can start trimming the beard but no shorter than 3 mm. It is important that the trimmer has a plastic cover or a plastic comb over the razor. It is important that you don’t shave with a metal razor directly on the skin before 6 months have gone. After 6 months, you can shave with a metal razor without risking injury of the transplanted hair follicles.
After a beard transplant, you are not allowed to eat anything solid the first 4 days. Instead, you will need to drink soup through a straw. This is to avoid injury to the newly transplanted hair follicles by the chewing motion that you do when you eat. After 4 days, the hair follicles have grown solid and you can eat like normal again.
The hair that is transplanted from the back of the neck does not grow back. The transplantation itself entails the relocation of the entire hair follicle from the back of the neck and not just individual hairs. We usually extract hair follicles from a larger area on the back of the head so that the donor area is less noticeable. You will not completely lack a large section of hair on the back of your neck now that you have had a hair transplant. If your hair is very thin to begin with, however, the hair on the back of the head may feel thinner after the donor area has healed, especially if you choose to have a short hairstyle. Read more about the donor area here.