If there is no hair growth on the upper lip or hair loss in men, the definitive treatment is mustache transplantation. Mustache transplantation is hair follicle transplantation in areas of the skin where mustache hair does not grow on the upper lip. Hair follicles to be transplanted instead of a mustache are taken from the neck, as in baldness treatment. For this, hair follicles are taken one by one with 0.6mm punches from above the neck using the FUE method. Then, hair follicles are transplanted one by one to the areas with mustache deficiency.
The transplanted hair follicles preserve their previous characteristics in the mustache area and the hairs continue to grow. Therefore, the growing hairs can be shortened at appropriate intervals during mustache shaving. If the hair follicles are planted very close to each other, they cannot be fed. For this reason, the sowing frequency should be enough to feed them. When the hair follicles are nourished and the hair begins to grow (after 4-6 months), hair transplantation can be done again if there is a sparse mustache area.
Problems such as scars, surgical scars, burn marks, shedding in the mustache area can be almost completely camouflaged with mustache transplantation, and serious identity change can be achieved with mustache transplantation in the case of no mustache growth as in the corners. In mustache transplantation, only the FUE method should be applied because the results are not satisfactory in the FUT method. Hair follicles taken with 0.6-0.7 mm punches should be transplanted simultaneously with the help of tools without cutting the skin, thus shortening the planting time and not waiting for the roots, so there is no root death.
If the tips used are thin, there is no indication of any traces or transplantation in both the purchase and the transplantation area. The person determines the limits and frequency of transplantation. In general, when 1000 roots are transplanted to someone who has no mustache, the corner appearance disappears, but if more frequent mustache is desired, the number should be kept higher. When the mustache transplantation is performed with FUE, it becomes close to nature, even if it is rare, that the barber who has not seen before can not detect the transplantation while shaving.
With FUE, hair follicles are taken from the desired location and transplanted to the determined mustache area at the desired frequency and with the natural angle that should be in that area.
The unnecessary roots of the beard can be removed and transplanted to tighten the less sparse areas of the beard. In this case, unnecessary hair on the cheekbone was removed and transplanted into the sparse beard area just below it. There is no scar when taken carefully by hand with 0.6-0.7 mm tips. In this way, thanks to the perfect removal, the beard lower region, chest, lower parts of the neck, even the roots on the cheekbone can be removed and transplanted to another area needed. It provides a distinct advantage as it provides permanent hair removal in the root extraction area from these areas that do not look beautiful due to the dense beard.
Beard is not like hair, it can be of different density from person to person. Someone with noticeably sparse beard may not be disturbed by this. For this reason, there is no need for frequent beard in transplantation.
If there is a regional beard loss, in this case, the density of the beard in the vicinity is planned and harmonized with the environment. If the beard is not completely absent, then it can be transplanted between 1000-3000 roots depending on the frequency and limit desired by the person. 400 roots in a full corner of the mustache and jaw region, 100 roots in the favorite areas, 1000 roots in total provide a significant change in appearance, although it is significantly sparse.
Usually around 3000 roots beard transplantation gives satisfactory results. When transplanting is made only in the mustache area, sowing between 400-800 roots is sufficient. When the beard transplant area is washed the next day, there is no obvious problem, but a pinkish appearance occurs for 1-2 weeks. There is no scar on the body or neck at the place of removal. If it is taken from the body, it is not important because there are featureless hairs. If it is removed from the nape, there will be dilution as much as the number of roots taken. In our studies, there is no noticeable change even if 10,000 roots are removed from the nape.
In the area where the beard or mustache is planted, a dark red appearance occurs due to the blood clot emerging from the place where the needles used during the transplantation were inserted, and it is cleaned in the first bath. The area where the beard and mustache is planted is washed after 24-48 hours, as the clots are removed by washing, the planted beards become visible and a 2-3-day beard appearance is formed. In order for the transplanted beard to be better nourished by the body, there is an increase in blood supply in the transplantation area, and accordingly, there will be small acne-like red spots on the hair follicles within 2-3 days, this light red appearance disappears in 1-2 weeks and a normal appearance occurs.
The beard and mustache that continues to grow after transplantation can be shortened or extended with scissors after the 15th day. The first shaving should preferably be done after 1 month in order for the roots to hold sufficiently.
Some of the beard and mustache transplanted after the 2nd week experience a temporary spill called shock shedding. 4-8 months after the temporary shedding, all of the spills come out again. The quality increase in the hair root continues for up to 2 years.