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Hair Transplant from the beard is a preferred technique when the hair in the nape area is not suitable for transplantation. This process, which has a high closure density, is generally performed with the FUE method.

The grafts required for harvesting are mostly collected from under the chin, the throat, and the top of the cheekbones. Grafts taken from the beard area are transplanted to the back and vertex area, not to the front area of the head.

Hair transplantation from the beard method gives permanent results and leaves no trace. If the roots are collected homogeneously and placed at the right angle, the desired result is achieved.

Advantages of Hair Transplantation From The Beard

  1. According to the Norwood scale, in people with large balding areas, 8,000-10,000 grafts can be required to close the balding area. However, it is not possible to obtain so many grafts from the nape region. Taking too many grafts from the nape can damage the skin tissue in the nape area and leave it with very few hair follicles. So, in case of donor hair shortage in the back of the head, the most common method is to use beard hair along with the nape area hair. In those with very dense beard areas, up to 5000 grafts can be taken. However, in most cases, 1000 beard roots are sufficient.
  2. This technique, which allows more grafts to be transplanted to the balding area, is also used for  beard thinning in people with very dense beards. It is good for those who want to have an epilation due to excess beard hair.
  3. Beard hairs are mostly in the form of single grafts. But they are harder and thicker than body hair in other areas. Therefore, hair transplantation from the beard provides advantages in procedures such as tightening and closing balding areas.
  4. Beard hair is more resistant to shedding.
  5. Hair transplantation from the beard provides a natural appearance. These hair follicles grow faster. It can be stated that 1000 beard grafts provide coverage equal to 2000 hair follicles on average.
  6. Shock shedding is less common. Beard hairs adapt to the transplanted area in a shorter time.
  7. It is a safe method. There is no risk of damaging the carotid artery or causing any other complications. The jugular vein, known medically as the ‘Carotid Artery’, is 3 inches below the throat. However, only 2-3 millimeters deep is sufficient for beard root extraction.

Who Can Have hair transplantation from the beard?


  • Those who do not have enough grafts in the nape area
  • Those who want to fully close the opening in the T-zone
  • People who have a large planting area, thin hair structure, or have a lot of beard hair in the neck area
  • Those who wish to thin their bushy beard

Is hair transplantation from the beard Permanent?

The success of the operation varies from patient to patient. If applied by a professional team, the grafts transplanted from the beard area easily adhere to the scalp and maintain their permanence. According to a study conducted by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information, the best hair transplant results are obtained from the hair in the back of the head, chest and beard.

The survival rate of beard roots is at least around 70%. For this reason, it is widely preferred in hair transplant operations.

How Is Hair Transplantation From The Beard Performed?

  1. The beard area is analyzed and it is determined which parts are suitable for root removal.
  2. Before the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the beard area.
  3. The roots are removed from the donor area manually or one by one using a micromotor. In the meantime, fine-tipped punches such as 0.7 mm are used.
  4. The obtained grafts are kept in serum liquid.
  5. After the root collection process, the area to be transplanted is also anesthetized.
  6. Channels are opened in the hairless area with the FUE method. Then the roots are transferred here.
  7. If necessary, dressing is applied to the area where the beard roots are taken and a bandage is wrapped.

When Does Hair Grow After Hair Transplantation form the Beard?

This process varies according to the hair structure and environmental factors. Hair will start to grow in the first few months, but a period of at least 9 months is needed to achieve the desired appearance.

A few weeks after hair transplantation from the beard, most of the transplanted hair fall out. This is called a ‘shock shedding’. It usually lasts 1-2 months. After the 3rd month, the grafts start to grow hair again.

After 6 months, it is seen that all the grafts have grown out considerably. However, it takes 1 year for the development process to be completed and for the hair to reach its final state.

After hair transplantation from the beard, new hair continues to grow for a lifetime, it even grows faster than normal hair.

Disadvantages of Hair Transplantation From the Beard

Depending on the anesthesia used, numbness may be seen around the mouth and tongue. This will pass in a few hours.

Redness may occur where the beard grafts are taken. It is easier to camouflage the redness in the nape area. However, the redness in the beard area disturbs the person more in terms of aesthetic appearance.

It is possible for the hair strands transplanted from the beard to have a curly and wavy appearance after they grow. It can disrupt the naturalness by creating an incompatible appearance in those with straight hair structures.

In addition, hair Transplantation from the Beard is not a suitable method for the front part of the hair. It gives successful results only in the vertex region and posterior part.


Does Hair Transplant from The Beard Leave Scars?

If graft removal is done homogeneously, there is no obvious scar. However, it is possible to leave scars on extremely dark-skinned people.

The scars formed after the operation are temporary. It will disappear on its own in a short time.

Will A Beard Grow Again After Hair Transplantation From The Beard?

The beard does not grow from the area where the roots are taken. This also applies to the nape or different regions. In the places where the grafts are taken stay without hair, the amount of hair follicles extracted do not grow back.

For this reason, when choosing beard hair as donor hair during hair transplantation operation, unwanted beard hair in the neck area should be preferred. Or graft harvesting should be done in a balanced way and the balance of the beard should be maintained.

In conclusion, hair transplantation from the beard is a suitable option for individuals who have a shortage of donor hair in the nape area or who wish to thin their dense beard. The procedure is performed using the FUE method most of the time and can provide permanent results, with a survival rate of around 70%. The beard hair is thick and more resistant to shedding, providing advantages for closing balding areas. The process may cause temporary numbness and redness, but these will subside within a few days. Hair growth can take 9-12 months or more to achieve desired results, but the transplanted hair will continue to grow for a lifetime.