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What is facial hair restoration?

Facial hair restoration is a cosmetic surgery that uses the same techniques as traditional hair transplantation. During the procedure, a surgeon will take healthy hairs from another part of your body (usually the back of the scalp) and implant the hair into areas where facial hair growth is thin or missing. The result is a fuller and more natural-looking beard or mustache.

What can facial hair restoration treat?

We can use facial hair restoration to treat thinning or balding facial hair due to aging, genetics, or medical conditions such as alopecia areata. The procedure can also enhance the shape and size of existing facial hair by adding density and volume.

Man with a good looking beard.

What are some of the benefits of facial hair restoration?

The primary benefit of facial hair restoration is: 

  • Enhance facial hair
  • Thicken an existing beard
  • Fill balding or thinning areas

This can help boost self-confidence and make you feel more attractive. Additionally, it’s a relatively safe procedure with minimal risks compared to other cosmetic surgeries.

What is the procedure for facial hair restoration?

The procedure for facial hair restoration typically begins with local anesthesia being administered to both the donor area (where healthy hairs are harvested) and the recipient area (where they will be implanted). Our surgeon will then carefully extract healthy follicles from the donor area using either the strip excision technique or follicular unit extraction method, embedding them into the recipient area one at a time with advanced microsurgery techniques.

What is the recovery for facial hair restoration?

After a facial hair restoration in Philadelphia, recovery typically takes about two weeks but may vary depending on individual factors such as age, health status, and lifestyle. During this time, following your aftercare instructions closely is essential to ensure proper healing and avoid any complications. You should also avoid strenuous activities during this period to give your body time to heal correctly.

Man examining beard in a mirror.

Who is a good candidate for facial hair restoration?

A good candidate for facial hair restoration in Philadelphia should have healthy scalp hairs that can be transplanted into other areas of their face to achieve desired results. Additionally, they should have realistic expectations about what can be achieved through this procedure and understand all potential risks before surgery.

Why choose Dr. Glat for Facial Hair Restoration?

Dr. Paul Glat is a highly regarded plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has earned his education from prestigious universities such as Princeton University and NYU, and he is voted Philadelphia Magazine's “Top Plastic Surgeon.”

Dr. Glat has devoted over 20 years to establishing his expertise in plastic surgery. During that time, he performed thousands of procedures and developed an impressive reputation due to the refined quality of his work. He also provides compassionate care to his patients, considering their needs and delivering the desired changes.

Dr. Paul Glat

How long does a facial hair transplant take?

Transplanting facial hair takes about two to four hours with local anesthesia. Depending on the donor area's location and the transplant's size, achieving the ideal outcome can take one to several sessions. Recovery is generally two weeks; results are achieved in about six months. Most people experience minimal pain or discomfort after the treatment and are very pleased with the long-lasting enhancement created with this customized procedure.

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