Is it any different from the routine scalp hair transplant?
1: Yes, it is slightly different from scalp hair transplantation. But before going into the details of the procedure, it is imperative to review the anatomy of the beard and the difference between the characteristics of the scalp and beard hair.
Beard and moustache hairs consist of mainly single-hair follicular units. The beard growth starts during puberty, under the influence of androgens, and increases in density until the mid-30s. This is in contrast to the scalp, where the increased action of androgens causes hair loss.
2: There are differences among different ethnic groups.
3: For the purpose of facial reconstruction, we divide the face into lateral and frontal aspects . The lateral aspect includes the sideburns, the cheek beard, the jawline beard, and the submandibular beard area. Out of these four areas, the cheek beard is cosmetically the most important. In the frontal aspect, the fore beard, comprised of the mustache and goatee (chin and sublabial beard), is the prominent feature and higher densities are present in this area. In its pure definition, the goatee does not include the moustache. The hair below the chin and jawline that extends onto the neck is also usually considered to be part of the beard.
4: Beard hair is also typically more elliptical in shape compared to the circular or oval shape of scalp hair.