If you are missing patches of facial hair through scars, facial surgery or for genetic reasons, a beard transplant may be the solution. Beard transplant surgery, (like eyebrow transplant surgery) is a specialist procedure and the surgeon is now able to transplant hair to a man’s face to replace patches of missing facial hair or create a full beard. It works in much the same way as a hair transplant procedure on your scalp.
The procedure of hair transplant is the same whether you want to transplant into your balding head, beard, or any other part of the body. The process starts with the extraction of hair follicles from the donor site. The two methods to extract donor hair can be used, i.e., FUE (follicular hair extraction)
To create a goatee will require 1200 – 1500 grafts
To create a full beard will require 2500 – 3000 grafts
Facial hair transplant surgery is as expensive as scalp surgery because it requires great care and a delicate touch. If you are looking to create a fuller beard, it is more expensive than just getting a small patch of hair transplanted.
Over time, transplanted hair will take on the characteristics of regular beard hair and you will be able to shave it normally, after which it will grow to a length and style you decide.