When it comes to changing up their personal style, men often look towards facial hair to redefine their look or make a fashion statement. Sometimes, the added facial hair can give a guy that masculine feeling within just a couple of days of new growth. For some men, however, facial hair is sparse or missing, which can be a source of frustration. Facial hair transplant surgery is now considered a common cosmetic procedure to help men gain a full beard and ongoing growth. Plano, TX hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Joseph Yaker, offers Follicular Unit Extraction (SmartGraft™ FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) for men who desire facial hair restoration.
"Dr. Yaker was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable on hair and hair health. With his treatment plan that was tailored to my needs and requests, I have noticeable thicker and fuller hair within three months! His enthusiasm towards his work was very comforting. He truly puts the patient at the center of care he delivers and it doesn't go unnoticed! I would highly recommend him as your physician if you are struggling with the appearance of your hair!"- N.F. / Google / Sep 29, 2015
"Dr. Yaker and his staff are always very polite and professional. My appointments were on time and efficient. I am very happy with the results after my hair transplant procedure. I would recommend Dr. Yaker to anyone who wants to improve thinning hair."- C.G. / Google / Oct 02, 2018
"Go for it. Its the best place for hair restoration. Yaker suggested Finasteride plus for me after initial consultation.I started taking Finasteride plus 9 months back after seeing lot of hair loss. Baby hairs started growing in the places where there were no hair before. As time proceeded, i could see my hair getting fuller and healthier. I am no longer worried or thinking about hair loss.Hoping my hair will get more fuller in next year :) .Thanks Yaker for the help and support."- M.K. / Google / Sep 26, 2018
"So happy with the progress of the restoration of my hair! Dr. Yaker works magic and his entire team is so professional!"- R.G. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"Dr. Yaker and his team have changed my life. It may sound vain, but losing your hair effects your confidence, mood and outlook. It makes it hard to go out into the world and meet new people. You certainly avoid rainy days and the swimming pool. Anything that might expose your hair loss. But after meeting Dr. Yaker and undergoing FUE, I have a new lease on life. The procedure is easy. One day in the office. I halfway napped through the morning while his team performed the extractions. Then I had Jimmy John’s for lunch and watched Netflix while he implanted the extracted hairs up top. It takes a couple days for your head to heal up and your hair to grow back from the close shave. But once it does, you are on the path to looking 10 years younger. I have done one procedure and I am looking to do another in the near future. Worth every penny. So if someone asked me whether they should do this and they are worried about scarring like I was. I say do the FUE, no scarring. In and out. It’s easy and so worth it. Thanks, Dr. Yaker. I will see you again soon."- J.B. / Google / Aug 26, 2018
Facial Hair Loss
Whether the reason for lack of facial hair growth or patchy beards is the result of genetics, electrolysis, scarring from physical trauma or surgery, or congenital defects (i.e. cleft lip), facial hair restoration surgery can enhance your appearance by producing dense, natural appearing facial hair. An uncommon form of hair loss, alopecia barbae, is a type of alopecia areata, which occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own hair follicles, leading to smooth, hairless patches to the beard. Treatment for alopecia barbae includes corticosteroid injections and not facial hair transplantation.
Men who struggle to grow facial hair or have loss of facial hair are candidates for hair transplantation surgery. Facial hair transplant surgery is performed using SmartGraft™ FUE or FUT, where hair is taken from the back of the scalp and re-implanted into the facial areas where the patient desires new growth. The main difference between the two procedures is in the way the donor hair is removed from the back of the scalp. This technique is very delicate by nature and thus Dr. Yaker ensures that the facial hairlines are drawn accurately, and that the placement and direction of the hairs are implanted so that they appear natural and mimic normal hair growth. The average amount of grafts used for facial hair transplant surgery are indicated below:
- Mustache: 350-500 grafts
- Complete goatee: Up to 1,500 grafts
- Sideburns: 200-250 grafts on each side
- Beard: 300-3,000 grafts depending on areas of loss and desired result
What to Expect
SmartGraft™ FUE or FUT for the face are both performed using a local anesthetic and an oral sedative. The procedure lasts 2-8 hours depending on the aesthetic desires of the patient. Following the procedure, tiny red scabs will appear over the newly transplanted follicles, but will go away within one week. At around 3-4 weeks, the transplanted hairs will begin to fall out. This is a completely normal process, as the follicles below the skin are still in place and will begin to grow new hair at around 3-4 months. The newly transplanted facial hair is permanent and will grow naturally just like normal facial hair. Once grown in, men can groom the hair just like normal facial hair.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Facial hair transplant surgery is performed in our accredited hair restoration surgical center. The price will vary depending on how many grafts are needed to achieve the desired cosmetic result. The average price runs between $5-$8 per graft.
Hair Transplant FAQs
Yes, once the newly transplanted follicles are in place, hair growth will be permanent and will need to be groomed just like normal facial hair.
Am I a Candidate?
Men who struggle to grow facial hair are candidates for this surgery. This means their facial hair does not grow in fully, or may appear scarce or patchy. There must be enough hair in the donor area (i.e. back of the scalp) to extract in order for this surgery to be successful.
SmartGraft™ FUE or FUT?
Dr. Yaker uses both Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplantation for facial hair restoration. Both offer great results. He will discuss which method is more appropriate after discussing your aesthetic goals in terms of how you wear your hair where the hair is extracted. This is usually a big deciding factor when choosing which surgery to use. To find more information regarding SmartGraft™ FUE and FUT, visit our comparison page.