How Much Does A Beard Transplant Cost?
As hair transplants become more common, so too have beard transplants. While many people might find their scalp hair to be thinning or balding, plenty of others also find their beards to have the same problem.
Thin, uneven facial hair or balding spots in the beard can be easily resolved with a beard transplant. Although the procedure is less common than hair transplants, beard transplants are still a popular way of remedying these problems.
In this guide, we look at what exactly a beard transplant is, how to find a good beard transplant surgeon, how much they cost, and other useful information.
What is a beard transplant?
A beard transplant involves removing hair from one part of the body, typically (but not exclusively) the back of the scalp, and then relocating it to the beard. This is usually done to improve thickness or hide balding patches in the beard.
Beard transplants are often undertaken by people with poor facial growth, either due to their genetics or as a result of heavy grazes or scars.
How to find a good beard transplant surgeon
When searching for a good beard transplant surgeon, it’s important to choose a reputable clinic and a surgeon that is skilled, experienced and certified.
While it might be tempting to opt for a cheaper surgeon, they often have less experience. And there are risks associated with choosing a poor-quality beard transplant surgeon — the risk of potential complications such as scarring, poor results, and persistent pain in the beard area can be higher.
When assessing a beard transplant surgeon for quality, you should first check to ensure they hold the following qualifications and associations:
These organisations all indicate that the beard transplant provider is legitimate, and performs their procedures in accordance with UK law.
You should also consider the location of the clinic. Some countries, such as Turkey, do not have the same strict regulations that the UK does. As such, you may encounter a higher risk of poor quality or even dangerous beard transplant procedures.
Finally, be sure to look for patient reviews of your chosen clinic, both on their website and on independent review sites such as TrustPilot or Google. These testimonials let you hear from real patients how safe and successful their own beard transplants were.
What is the cost of a beard transplant?
Beard transplants tend to cost anywhere between £5,000 and £8,000 for larger hair surgeries, while small procedures cost between £3,000 to £5,000.
The final price of a beard transplant depends on a number of factors, including the clinic’s quality, reputation and location, as well as how many hair follicles are being transplanted. These are explored more in the next section.
What will affect the price?
There are a variety of factors that can affect the final price of a beard transplant. These include:
- Surgeon experience: a more experienced and qualified surgeon will cost more than a newer, less experienced one. However, an experienced surgeon is often safer and more effective, so the benefits far outweigh the cost.
- The number of transplanted hair follicles: the more hair follicles you require transplanted, the higher the price will be. This number can vary between patients and depending on their unique needs.
- The beard transplant method: there are various different methods used for beard transplants. Some types of beard transplant procedures require more complex methods and will be more costly as a result.
Will I need to get an additional beard transplant?
In some cases, you may need to get an additional beard transplant. However, this depends on a number of factors.
Most beard transplants are completed in a single session. This session may involve multiple grafts, reallocating hairs from the back of your scalp onto your beard. The numbers of grafts required vary depending on the facial area involved:
- Moustache area: 300–600 grafts
- Goatee (from the chin to the mouth) area: 600–800 grafts
- Sideburns: 300 grafts
- Cheek area: 800–1100 grafts
These grafts are generally completed within a single session. However, in some cases, you may need to get a second or even a third beard transplant to achieve your desired look.
This is usually because you might require a high number of grafts, although in some cases it may be a result of the surgeon’s skill and experience. Choosing a high-quality beard transplant surgeon helps reduce the risk of needing an additional transplant.
Sometimes, it may be the case that you are not satisfied with the results of your beard transplant, requiring you to receive further transplants. You can feel comfortable discussing this with your surgeon.
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Beard transplants are a safe and effective way of increasing the thickness of a beard, or hiding bald patches. They can cost between £5,000 and £8,000 for larger surgeries, while small beard hair transplants cost between £3,000- £5,000.
For the best and most reliable results, beard transplants should be performed by a qualified, experienced and industry-certified surgeon. Choosing a reliable beard transplant surgeon helps lower the risk of side effects, as well as reduce the need to have an additional beard transplant.
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