Why using beard hair is a great donor option for hair transplants
Four reasons why using beard hair is a great donor option for hair transplants
1. Healthy donor supply
When I use the Follicular Unit Extract (FUE) harvesting technique to take donor hair from the beard, it can provide anywhere from 3000 to 5000 single follicular grafts. To extract the follicles, this method uses sharp punches and shallow insertions up to 2mm deep.
2. Provides exceptional density
Each hair follicle in the beard has nearly twice as many cuticle layers as hair follicles on the scalp, and each hair is 125 microns in diameter on average, compared to 69 microns for scalp hair. In fact, when comparing the diameter of beard hair to scalp hair for various racial groups such as Caucasian, Asian, and African, the diameter of beard hair is on average 70-100 percent greater for each group.
3. Easier anesthesia application
It is not difficult to achieve anesthesia for beard harvesting. I used Marcaine for a superficial cervical plexus block. To make a long-acting block, combine 25% and epinephrine. This will anesthetize the majority of the neck beneath the mandibular angle, but local anesthesia along the mandibular angle can be added. It’s simple to “top up” the anesthesia, and the procedure is quicker than a total ring block.
4. Faster recovery
I recently harvested a beard on a man who had previously undergone multiple hair transplants. Although his occipital donor sites were depleted, his beard provided the precise grafts we needed to fill in gaps. After the procedure, there was a very little discomfort, and the donor area in the neck healed beautifully. After the first week, no visible donor site was visible because all harvesting was done below the chin and mandibular angle.
A beard transplant is an unquestionably worthwhile procedure for those interested in hair transplantation from a source other than the scalp. Especially when more donor hair is required and a quick recovery is required. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with me, please contact us. Anyone interested in a more in-depth discussion can contact me.
#Donorareaforhairtransplant #hairtransplantdonorarea #HairtransplantinNaviMumbai