Although a clean-shaven face might be appealing, beards have reserved their place top of the list of men’s cosmetic trends. This trend seems to sweep the masculine nation specifically, with so many of men’s beloved celebrities. Such as: Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio and even football legends like Lionel Messi.
Moving in the same direction showcasing various sharp beard styles. In some cultures beards are still widely considered among men as a sign of masculinity, pride and strength. Unfortunately for some people, beards may not grow as one might expect. This may be attributed to several aspects from genetic disorders to traffic accidents and scarring. The deterioration of one’s beard aesthetic value has a wide spectrum.
Advances in hair restoration techniques have made it possible to grow beards, even in places where it never grew before. The FUE technique allows specialists to harvest hair follicles, mainly from the scalp in the occipital region. It is imperative in such procedures to listen to the patient’s exact goals. As the patients usually have a specific plan for how they want their hair to appear.
The phases applied in the FUE technique for beard transplants are similar to the ones previously mentioned in eyebrow transplants with relatively indistinguishable outcomes. The hair follicles transplanted vary in number, depending primarily on the patient’s expectations of facial hair density and designated appearance.
Having said that, there is a low likelihood of post-op complications. Due to the ongoing developments in the surgical methods applied.
In addition to the meticulous medical care presented to patients afterwards, some of the complications should be noted.
A post-op swelling accompanied by a mild headache are common, whereas redness and scarring of the transplanted areas initially are rarely expected.
However, the aforesaid signs and symptoms tend to alleviate two weeks after the procedure, noting that this period may be very dependent on the quality of the medical care presented.
FUE eyebrow transplantation can be used to treat both men and women of all ages. Although most eyebrow restorations concern women between 30 and 50 years of age. In contrary to the previous trend, women have started to abandon thinning their eyebrows and made a swift shift towards the thick eyebrow look.
In search of the trendy look, more people have been turning up to a procedure that’s raising some eyebrows- from Gigi Hadid to Sofia Vergara and many other celebrities. Power eyebrows have taken center stage in Hollywood! Brows YouTube tutorials are uploaded almost every day causing a tremendous uptick in brow transplant surgeries, a surgery once considered as rare.
Many doctors agree around the point that this uptick may partially be due to over plucking or the trend towards fuller eyebrows. Whether the eyebrows are too thin, arched due to trauma, over plucked or scarred – it can be restored.
Despite the popularity of this procedure, a meticulous pre-operative planning must be carried out to guarantee aesthetic healthy results. Treatment goals are often set by the patients, mostly focusing on transplanted hair’s angle, direction and density.
Anticipated results may vary from patient to patient, depending on current hair density and the condition of the scalp and the anatomical features of their face. Eyebrow hair loss is mainly attributed to genetic disorders, trauma or over plucking. Rarely in some cases, especially in full eyebrow absence, types of alopecia needs to be ruled out before the procedure.
Nonetheless, eyebrow transplantation can further serve as an alternative solution for hair restoration in pathological conditions, such as e.g. hypothyroidism. The donor hair is mostly from the scalp particularly, from the occipital region. The harvested hair is mainly extracted via the FUE technique. The number of the follicles required for the FUE techniques varies between few follicles to few hundred depending on the patients’ medical/aesthetic needs.
FUE technique is a minimal invasive surgery and widely considered as the method of choice, mostly carried out using micro tools to avoid tissue removal, thus subsequent scarring which might sabotage the aesthetic value. 1 or 2 FUE sessions may be required for the best possible results particularly if high densities are required.
The results of the procedure begin to appear relatively early, within 4–6 months, mostly attributed to the rich supply of blood. The growth of new hairs continues up to 12 months after the eyebrow transplant. The procedure takes three to five hours to perform, most commonly with an oral sedative and local anesthesia.
Post-operation swelling and headache is common as it is essential to provide the patients with proper post-op care to facilitate the alleviation of the aforementioned signs and symptoms. Post-operative complications are gradually decreasing as these kind of procedures are becoming more common every other day.