A beard transplant is almost the same as having a normal hair transplant. If you are getting a beard transplant in Turkey, we use the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to carry out a beard transplant procedure on you. The entire process is scarless and lasts for a lifetime. You do not have to repeat this procedure over and over. Just once, and that’s all you need.
Beard transplants typically have side effects, but they’re usually not anything serious. They also do not last long and will subside as time passes. You may experience effects like swelling, mild bruising, redness, ingrown hair, and sensitivity at the donor area.
You should also expect to see small crusts form around the donor area. This isn’t something to worry about. However, if the crusting lasts for more than a week, contacting your surgeon is a good idea. A lot of surgeons will advise not to wash your face until all the crusts have fallen off. Following this, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to prevent any infections in the donor area. You might also be prescribed an antibiotic ointment to use on the area.
Generally, the beard transplant recovery process is a typically problem-free one. It usually comes with just a little pain or none at all. After about a week, visible signs of the transplant procedure begin to fade, and by this time to ten days after the process, you can start to shave normally again.
You may find that your new beard hairs begin to fall out after about two or three weeks of undergoing the procedure. This might seem strange at first, but there is no reason to worry as it is a very normal part of the process. All the hair falling out would have grown back by the next three months.
Here are some tips for recovery after your beard transplant:
Follow the Post-Op Instructions
After your beard transplant procedure, your surgeon will give you a series of instructions that you need to follow to help the healing process, as well as ensure that you get optimal results. It is very important that you follow all of these instructions to the letter.
Do not Smoke
Smoking will decrease the flow of blood to your beard area. Smoking can also cause the constriction of your blood vessels. This can weaken the growth of the beard.
Do not drink for 2 weeks
You will need to stay off alcohol for at least two weeks before and two weeks after your beard transplant procedure. Staying off alcohol will help to minimize swelling. When you drink alcohol it widens your blood vessels, and this puts your body at the risk of swelling. Alcohol can also thin the blood, thereby making the blood platelets less active. This will, in turn, reduce their coagulation ability which can cause bleeding.
Water is a very important factor in your body’s process of reparation, and your body relies heavily on it. Water is essential to help clear out waste and move nutrients from one part of the body to another. Nutrients needs to move to the different parts of your body to enable quick healing. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
Do not Forget to Massage After 1 Week
After a week of your beard transplant procedure, massage your beard often to help with regrowth. Massaging will help to get rid of scabs and quicken the process of regrowth and recovery.
Rest for 2 Weeks if You Can
Minimize activities for two weeks after your beard transplant. Try to stay off heavy exercises and avoid any action that causes physical exertion. Do not go to the gym, avoid the sauna, swimming, running, and other activities. Resting will help to quicken recovery.
Do Not Touch the Transplanted Area for 1 week, Only While Washing
Avoid touching the transplanted area for up to one week after the transplant procedure. This will help to reduce the chances of infection. Only touch the area when you are washing, and after that, try to keep your hands off.
Use Scissors for the first 3 months
For the first three months after your beard transplant procedure, avoid using razors or clippers. These may irritate the transplanted area and even affect the planted hair follicles. If you have to cut, use only scissors until the transplanted area has healed completely.