Beard Transplant

Lack of facial hair growth happens to many men and can be a result of either scarring or genetics. If you have sparse facial hair, patchy facial hair or any facial scars, then a beard hair transplant may be the solution for you. A beard transplant is a specialist procedure with outcomes that depend highly on the surgeon’s skills. As the best beard transplant in Turkey, we can assure you your results will be perfect.

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What Is A Beard Transplant?

A beard transplant is just as it sounds: hair is taken from one part of the body and transplanted to your jawline or any area where your beard is reluctant to grow. If you’re familiar with FUE hair transplants where individual hair follicles are extracted from donor regions and implanted into other areas of the scalp, a beard transplant works in a similar way. The hair is found on the scalp and then transplanted into the beard area. Individual hair follicles are removed with a specialist extraction tool which leaves minimal scarring. They are then prepared under a microscope to be implanted into your face.

Beard transplants in Turkey can help if you are lacking facial hair whether that’s a moustache, goatee or sideburn. During the procedure, your surgeon will locate your ‘stable zone area’ at the side or back of the head and then this is used as the donor area for your facial hair. Finer hair is usually needed for a beard transplant, however, if the patient is completely bald, it’s possible to use body hair from other areas such as the chest.

Benefits Of A Beard Transplant In Turkey

Beard transplant costs in Turkey are more affordable than in the UK. The cost of your beard transplant in Turkey along with your flights and accommodation can also be a cheaper package than the surgery cost alone in the UK.

There are many advantages to coming to Turkey for your procedure other than the beard transplant cost. Several studies show that men with facial hair are likely to be considered attractive and that having facial hair entails security, strength and confidence. Therefore, a beard transplant can enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence.

  • Low levels of pain/discomfort following your procedure. Beard transplant surgery and the healing process take very little time compared to most other surgeries. You should be in and out of the surgeon’s office within a couple of days.
  • No scarring, giving you a natural-looking beard with permanent results.
  • No evidence that your beard is an FUE transplant.
  • Allows for any style of beard you want.
  • Minimal downtime.
  • Marginal risks of complications.

Beard Hair Transplant: The Procedure

For patients who are looking to even out patchy facial hair or struggle to grow facial hair due to hereditary reasons or past skin trauma, the process of a beard transplant uses existing hair to create a natural-looking beard or moustache. All surgeons at Vera Clinic are intensely practised in the field, paying great attention to detail, and undertaking the intricate process in a skilled manner. During the procedure, you can expect the following:

  • Hair follicles are extracted from a donor area and implanted into the target site (upper lip/chin/sideburns/jaw area).
  • We tailor each of our beard hair transplants to the individual patient, selecting the appropriate blades depending on the patient’s hair follicles.
  • FUE beard transplants take approximately 3 – 5 hours to complete depending on how many grafts are required, carried out under local anaesthesia.
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beard transplant before and after
Beard Transplant before and after
beard transplant before and after

Side Effects of Beard Transplants in Turkey

It generally takes around 7 to 10 days for your facial skin to fully heal to the point that treatment is not evident. However, in some cases, patients may need to allow 2 to 4 weeks for swelling and redness to resolve. It’s important in the first week following the procedure, extreme care must be taken when shaving or maintaining the newly implanted hair to ensure rapid recovery. Minor side effects could include:

  • Minor bruising
  • Sensitivity of the donor area and implanted area
  • Swelling
  • Tightness
  • Redness
  • Numbness
  • Temporary scabbing

Most side effects are temporary and should go away within a few days or weeks. However, consult your surgeon if any side effects are lasting.

Recovery After a Beard Transplant

Beard transplants in Turkey are usually completed in just one session, however, this completely depends on your requirements. Each session can take up to 5 hours with a local anaesthetic. The healing time, however, happens within a few weeks of your beard transplant and is relatively mild. The holes that have been added to your face should scab over, but these scabs will usually fall off within a few days.

After 3 or 4 weeks, the transplanted hairs will fall out of the face and a new beard will begin to grow. Within 6 months, you could be sporting a long, thick beard.

It’s important to note that scarring may occur after your beard transplant, but this should be minimal and hidden by your beard/stubble.

How to Prepare For Your Beard Transplant In Turkey

To prepare for your surgery, make sure you give your nurses, doctors and surgeon any medical history including any medications and supplements that you are currently taking or have previously been prescribed. Discuss your expectations and your ideal beard type with your surgeon and make sure you’re both on the same page about your desired final look. It’s also important that you quit smoking and drinking a few weeks before your surgery and stop taking any blood-thinning medication as this can affect the healing process.

  • 3 weeks before surgery, you must give your surgeon your full medical history including any medications you currently or have previously been prescribed. You must also quit smoking at least 3 weeks before (including e-cigarettes) as tobacco can boost the chances of post-surgery risks and can also delay the recovery period.
  • 1 week before surgery, you must avoid drinking herbal tea and stop taking any form of herbal supplement. Any blood-thinning medicine that you are currently taking (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) must also stop at this time. Painkillers that don’t include paracetamol are also prohibited and you should inform your surgeon if this is a necessity.
  • The night before surgery and the morning of surgery, patients should avoid eating or drinking anything in the 8 hours leading up to surgery. You must also take a shower the day before or the morning of your surgery. Your face and beard should be washed and cleaned and you must avoid any beard styling products. It’s also important to wear clothing that can be easily removed from your head such as a wide neck t-shirt or a button-down top.

Why Choose Vera Clinic for a Beard Transplant in Turkey?

Vera Clinic carries out the best beard transplants in Turkey as we are extremely passionate about our patient’s satisfaction after their surgeries. We ensure the results are long-lasting and that following your procedure, you can leave our practice happy and confident with your decision to choose us for your beard transplant in Turkey.

Our board-certified and experienced plastic surgeons are available to discuss your needs, concerns and thoughts on your desired procedure. If you are interested in finding out more about beard transplant costs in Turkey, Vera Clinic is the place for you. At Vera Clinic, we have:

  • Reduced costs on treatment
  • World-class medical facilities in a modern clinic
  • High-quality standards in patient care and service
  • Leading surgeons and expert medical team
  • Expert aftercare post-surgery
  • Accommodation arranged along with onward travel
  • Central Istanbul location
  • Beard transplant aftercare included

Procedure Time – 3 – 5 hours

Anaesthetic – Local anaesthetic

Recovery Time – Minimal downtime

Accommodation & Transfer – Included

Candidacy for a Beard Transplant in Turkey

Generally, a beard hair transplant is suitable for a large number of potential candidates, but to ensure we offer the best beard transplant in Turkey, we only carry out the procedure on patients if they meet the criteria to provide optimum results.

The main defining factors which determine candidacy include:

  • The presence of patches around the beard area
  • Patients with disconnected beards or those who are unable to grow beards tend to make suitable candidates for a beard hair transplant.
  • Good physical health. Any health issues which could lead to potential future complications will not be suitable candidates as we do not risk the chance of health issues down the line.

Beard Transplant Aftercare

To achieve the best beard transplant in Turkey, we only use accredited and experienced surgeons who will ensure immaculate scar-free results.

  • Downtime is kept to a minimum. You will be able to get back to your day to day life with relative normality in the first two days.
  • Talking and laughing should ideally be kept to a minimum within the first 2 days.
  • 10 days following your procedure you should not shave, which is allowing the area to recover. You may notice redness or crusting here, but this will subside within a week.
  • We provide each of our patients with an aftercare kit to help them achieve the best beard transplant in Turkey. This contains information and advice to provide optimal results and eliminate scarring, as well as shampoos, creams, antibacterial serums and painkillers to shorten healing time.
  • 2 weeks following your beard hair transplant, it is normal to notice the shedding of the implanted hairs. This is natural and the hairs will begin to re-grow in a couple of months.
  • Optimal growth will appear in 4 to 6 months following your hair transplant in Turkey.

Beard Transplant Frequently Asked Questions

Is a beard transplant permanent?

Beard hair transplants are growing in popularity due to the long-lasting effects but we often get asked ‘is a beard transplant permanent?’. Once the transplanted hair has started to regrow, it will act in the same way as your normal hair and create a permanent solution.

How much is a beard transplant in Turkey?

The beard transplant cost in Turkey varies from practice to practice. Thorough research should be undertaken into the company offering beard transplants, checking to make sure the hospital and surgeons are fully accredited. Unusually cheap offerings are often not the sign of the best beard transplant in Turkey and can compromise safety and results.

How long does a beard transplant take to heal?

Generally, a beard hair transplant heals very quickly, with scabbing and redness subsiding within a week. Our patients often ask us ‘how long does a beard transplant take to heal?’ with the expectation of downtime off of work and day to day activities but normal life can resume within just a couple of days.

Do you have examples of a beard transplant before and after?

Having an idea of the type of beard transplant before and after you can expect to see for yourself will help you decide if an FUE transplant is the right choice for you. Taking a look at some beard transplant before and after examples that the team at Vera Clinic have achieved will give a clearer idea alongside a consultation to discuss your own needs, setting realistic expectations of how a beard hair transplant can work for you.

Does your beard grow after a beard transplant?

After about 90 days, your beard should have completed its growth or be close to completing its growth. Approximately 4 months after your surgery, you will begin to gain coverage from your beard and, within 9 months, you should be able to grow a full beard.

Do beard transplants look natural?

Vera Clinic provides the best beard transplant in Turkey in terms of natural-looking results. The incisions made using the FUE technique for harvesting hair grafts are very small and don’t hurt or leave noticeable scars. This surgery also involves minimal downtime and limited side effects.

Are there any risks with beard transplants?

Risks may include some degree of redness, swelling and scabbing in the treated area, however, this should go within a few days. Our medical team will be able to guide you through any risks, side effects and what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

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