Studies show that beards and healthy, plentiful facial hair have an impact on people’s perceptions of themselves and how others consider them. Uneven hair growth can affect the hair on top of the head, in which case one side of your head might have thicker hair than the other. However, for many men, uneven hair growth usually means they have patchy or sparse facial hair; in fact, 50% of men are unable to grow a full beard. Alternatively, some men have a full beard but noticeably have less hair on their scalp.
Studies into ‘beard psychology’ highlight that obvious facial hair promotes masculinity, power and maturity. The same study indicates that a beard improves self-confidence. Thus, uneven hair growth can impact a man’s confidence and identity. Perhaps because of social media and the ads promoted in traditional media, men are experiencing an increasing pressure to have a masculine appearance. In fact, only 28% of men say they are happy with their appearance. That includes a full and even beard.
Facial hair transplants have become increasingly popular to boost self-confidence in men. It is suggested that facial hair makes men feel more sophisticated.
As this procedure continues to grow in popularity, it is imperative that all prospective patients research the different beard transplant techniques available. Longevita recommends the FUE for a successful beard transplant. FUE Beard Transplant will minimise scarring, unlike with other procedures that can leave a prominent facial scar. FUE also heals quicker, which allows all patients to return to the gym, other physical activity (such as swimming) and reduces the recuperation period. In addition, FUE beard transplants are easier to conceal as patients are not required to take an abnormal length of time away from work. This is ideal for patients who have a job where they are client-facing, or it is important that they keep a sharp appearance. Uneven hair growth and the need for a facial hair transplant can also be a very sensitive subject, a quick recovery and seemingly natural re-growth period only boosts confidence even further. FUE facial hair transplants are also a painless procedure that achieves a life-long beard. The advantages of this procedure are plentiful and obvious.
A facial hair transplant can have a totally transformative effect on a patient’s appearance. When a patient meets with a Longevita consultant, you can discuss the style of beard desired as well as the expected rate of facial hair growth. Consider the following styles to boost your confidence with a beard transplant:
A full beard is quite a statement. The facial hair will cover the cheeks, chin and down to a natural stopping point on the neck. If hair is thin around the cheeks, patients might also consider sideburn restoration. This is an overtly masculine aesthetic and will require some careful trimming, especially down the neck. The best full beards will consist of dense facial hair, as this will conceal the skin beneath and create a very distinguished look.
A full beard can be the hardest to grow evenly, but with a successful and skilled beard transplant, facial hair growth should be even and natural. It is important to trim a full beard to keep hairs the same length and to maintain a tidy appearance.
It can take anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months to grow a full beard after the full recovery and re-growth period. It is important that you let facial hair growth continue for as long as possible to achieve a full and natural appearance.
A full beard can also add dimensions to oval and rounder faces. This can have a slimming effect, too. Alternatively, if trimmed at a gradient rather than harsh, precise angles, a full beard can also soften narrow or sharp faces.
As beards continue to become increasingly popular, the corporate or ‘business beard’ style has developed. This style is clipped closer to the face and has shorter hairs than the full beard but should still cover the same facial area. This is a professional, neat beard style and does not require prolonged facial hair growth like alternative styles. The business beard will require maintenance; focus on neat margins around the cheekbones and the neck. This style suits triangular and oval face shapes.
The business beard can make the wearer appear more powerful, dominant and assertive, ideal for corporate businesses and ruling the board room. This beard will take 2-6 weeks of facial hair growth; professionals should be careful to take care of straggling hairs.
This style of facial hair is subtle, but masculine due to the texture and contours it creates on the face. This makes it the perfect style for a round face, but it will make any face-shape look distinguished.
Enjoying a modern revival, the style was majorly popularised in the 1980s. The style is extremely short and appears sophisticated but rugged. It should be short enough that it is rough to the touch.
It does not take very long to grow designer stubble even after a facial hair transplant. This short style is simple to maintain. A successful facial hair transplant will also ensure the growth appears dense rather than patchy.
A moustache is often the area that struggles with facial hair growth the most. After a facial hair transplant in this area, patients can expect to see a masculine moustache after approximately 30 days of recovery.
A manly moustache can be styled in any desirable way. It’s becoming increasingly popular to use beard wax to shape unique, eye-catching moustache styles. However, a manly moustache is considered full, dense hair that covers the whole of the philtrum with wings that extend towards the cheeks. Many keep this neat with a moustache comb as the hairs should be longer.
After the facial hair transplant recovery period, patients will be able to resume using styling products.
This can also be a harder style to achieve. A styled beard can help you promote your personality with unique designs but does require even facial hair growth to achieve the desired look. A beard transplant can help promote even growth. Alternatively, PRP injections can also encourage lustrous facial hair.
After the full recovery period has been completed, patients will be able to use a razor to sculpt their desired beard style.
For more information about beard transplants, get in touch with the team of experts at Longevita hair transplant.