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
"I had Micro Scalp Pigmentation done at Dr Joseph Yaker's office , and I highly recommended Joseph and his staff...Maria the MSP specialist is absolutely fantastic , highly skilled and did a wonderful job on me over the few months . Im very happy and extremely satisfied ."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jul 19, 2018
"Great customer service, very friendly staff! Definitely recommend it"- C.A. / Google / Jul 17, 2018
"I came to Dr. Yaker desperate for answers and help with my thinning hair and after 9 months of using Formula 82F I am very pleased with the results. I use the drops and take the supplements twice a day. After using Formula 82F for approximately 6 months I started noticing a difference in my hair and others did as well. It is very stressful and emotional when one is going through hair loss and Dr. Yaker and his staff has been great to me and very helpful. I would encourage anyone to give them a try... this has changed my life."- L.S. / Google / Jul 11, 2018
"Dr Yaker and his team are professional, polite, and very knowledgeable. Please visit their website for services they provide. They take time to care for their patients and make you feel you are a patient they value!"- S.Y. / Google / Jun 21, 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. For optimal graft survival, Dr. Yaker uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) to assist in wound healing and to help promote 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 $4-$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.