In past couple of years male facial hair has come into fashion. Every male desires the rough and rugged look. So many men ditch their razors and shaving foam to achieve the perfect beard! Yet many men struggle to grow a full beard or even just a beard. Some men just don’t grow facial hair! Some people say shaving anyway will provoke hair to start to grow or they use special products to be able to get that luscious beard, but sadly it does not work for all. Fear not Centre for Surgery has all of the answers to your baby face troubles!
FUE – Why would men get it?
A man may want a beard for many reasons. He may think he will look older and more mature with a beard. Or he may not like having cold cheeks. Men also may want a beard to look like other celebrities such as David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Johnny Depp and many more. A man may also believe that they will attract more women with their masses of facial hair, so they will do anything to grow one!
FUE – What is it?
FUE stands for Follicle Unit Extraction. This is when healthy donor hair is plucked for an area with the hair follicle still intact. Once the hair follicle is plucked the surgeon will then select areas on the face where the hair should be implanted again. Once the area is selected the surgeon will make tiny incisions to place the hairs into. There will be no need for stitches as the holes are that small. There is no down time with this procedure; they may be swelling and discomfort. You will notice your new hair line within 2 days but for your beard to start to properly grow it may take up to 6 months. FUE is a very long procedure and it may take 2 long sessions to complete the hair transplant. There are other types of hair transplants, FUT and PRPT. FUT stands for Follicle Unit Transplant, it is when strips of skin with hair on is then separated into single follicles and then inserted into the area just like FUE. IT takes much less time but it leaves a large scar in the donor area. PRPT stands for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. This involves blood being drawn from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge. This then separates the platelets form the other parts of the blood. The platelets are then injected into the area where hair wants to be grown. But both of these hair transplant techniques are not used for facial hair transplants.
So men, there is no need to be upset if you can’t grow your desired beard naturally, there is always FUE!