If you think that men suffer from hair loss most aesthetically, you are wrong. For some men, beardlessness can be just as psychologically devastating as baldness. Corner is defined for men whose beard and mustache never grow or grow very rarely. The reason is genetic or hormonal factors. The periods when men first get acquainted with their beards coincide with the adolescence period. If there is a cornering problem, it is a situation that can be easily understood with adolescence. Beard loss; It may occur due to reasons such as burning, accident, injury, or as a result of some dermatological diseases. There are many treatments used in beard reconstruction. However; Studies show that the FUE technique is an ideal method to achieve definitive and effective results in permanent beard loss.
An Experimental Research Review on the Results of Beard Transplantation with FUE
In an article published in Pubmed on November 22, 2021, beard reconstruction with the FUE technique was discussed and the results were evaluated. In the experimental study conducted on 20 male patients, cases of alopecia areata were excluded from the study. If you take a look at my previous articles about alopecia areata, you can easily understand why. Alopecia areata, which we know as ringworm; It may not cause permanent hair or hair loss as in androgenetic alopecia or burn cases. People can regain their hair, beard or eyebrows that they lost due to ringworm in a few years. Before considering hair transplantation or transplantation to other areas, it is necessary to make sure that they will not grow again. Therefore, it may be misleading to include cases of alopecia areata in such experimental studies.
Three patient groups were considered in the study:
- 15 patients with burns
- 3 patients with beard loss due to scar development after acne
- 2 patients without congenital beard
As in hair transplantation; There is no need for a large number of grafts for areas such as eyebrows, mustaches and beards. A limited number of grafts were collected with the FUE technique in the determined patients. Adrenaline was used to minimize bleeding in the patient group without a congenital beard. The results observed 1 year after graft transplantation are shared as follows:
- Hair growth started from the 3rd month and continued up to 1 year
- Good density can be achieved in congenital cases
- More than one session was needed to achieve the desired density in cases of scarred alopecia.
- Very good results in 11 patients, good results in 8 patients, and poor results in 1 patient
Research result; It shows that 19 patients were satisfied with the results and 1 patient was dissatisfied.
Why is Beard Transplantation With FUE Advantageous?
In the years we haven’t met hair transplantation yet; Post-burn scar treatments were performed with tissue removal or tissue expansion techniques. Congenital beardlessness had no solution. There are limited studies documenting the results of FUE in such cases. However, the results obtained so far show that the beard transplant treatment with FUE is quite successful. FUE is a technique that prevents scarring and suture formation in the donor area. Grafts do not need to be removed in strips. It is also important that the scalp is normal and healthy in the placement of the grafts. For this reason, the transplantation process is relatively easier, especially for people who do not have a beard from birth. In cases of scarred alopecia, the desired density may not be achieved after sowing, since the vascularization is not sufficient. One of the biggest advantages of the FUE technique is that it offers natural results. This depends on the correct application of the technique. During the planting phase, direction and angle determination should be done very well. Because grafts planted at wrong angles cause undesirable visual results.