As important is healthy hair for a good appearance for women, so can be hair and mustache important for self confidence and external appearance in men. However, sometimes men do not have beard and mustache with a density as they desire. According to the statistical figures of International Hair Surgery Association (ISHRS) published in 2008, an increase of 110% has been observed in beard and mustache restoration applications in Turkey and the regions around Turkey especially with an increase in knowledge of individuals about hair restoration.

Why is beard and mustache lost?
The density, tissue and hair quality of beard is completely under control of genes. After the beginning of puberty beard hair gets thicker and gain their terminal forms within three years. Unless an important change happens in the levels of the virility hormone, beard hair maintain this characteristic properties.

There is no cosmetic or medicinal treatment to grow hair in areas without hair, yet. This is also valid for beard and mustache. The solution is beard and mustache transplantation.

Loss of beard and mustache may be due to autoimmune diseases as well as cutaneous diseases. Other than this, the heaviest picture arises from hormonal imbalances. The virility hormone testosterone should be controlled when it decreases below the threshold value in men. Loss of beard may also be observed in the disease called alopecia areata.

In whom can beard and mustache restoration be performed?
Beard and mustache transplantation can be performed from the age of 20-22 when the hormones reach the basal level. This procedure is preferred for men who wish to grow their side whiskers, like the appearance of a beard of two days, but have irregular or deficient beard hair.

Beard-mustache transplantation can be performed in all healthy men who have no beard or who have bold regions in patches in their beard. One of the most common interventions is transplantation in a region with a scar.

How is beard and mustache restoration performed?
Beard-mustache restoration can be performed in anyone who has hair on the scalp. The operation is performed by extracting hair roots from the area between the ears (just above the neck with thinned hair) or the areas above the ears.

As with hair restoration, FUE is used in patients who accept number zero hair cut and FUT method is used in patients who do not want to have number zero hair cut in beard and mustache transplantation.

On the day of transplantation, the skin heals as red crusts and gains its previous appearance one week later without any scar. No severe pain occurs after facial hair transplantation as with scalp hair restoration

Approximately 8-10 weeks after the intervention the outcome starts to display itself. The beard hair which is present and scalp hair which is transplanted can not be visually differentiated. The outcome is natural and persistent.