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#1

Which surgeons have performed the largest and most beard hair to scalp hair transplant megasession? How many hairs can you get from a very thick beard? Are they mostly all 1-hair grafts?

It seems like beard hair is the most suitable of all body hair to transplant to the scalp. Is the growth phase similar to scalp hair? Does the growth phase change once transplanted to the scalp?

Anyone ever performed a 10,000 hair megasession of beard hair?

Can you thin a goatee that is very thick and grows fast by transplanting some of the hair from there to the scalp, and kill two birds with one stone? Does the goatee then look normal?

Is chin beard hair better than cheek bear hair?

Thanks for anyone who answers!


#2

» Which surgeons have performed the largest and most beard hair to scalp hair
» transplant megasession? How many hairs can you get from a very thick
» beard? Are they mostly all 1-hair grafts?
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» It seems like beard hair is the most suitable of all body hair to
» transplant to the scalp. Is the growth phase similar to scalp hair? Does
» the growth phase change once transplanted to the scalp?
»
» Anyone ever performed a 10,000 hair megasession of beard hair?
»
» Can you thin a goatee that is very thick and grows fast by transplanting
» some of the hair from there to the scalp, and kill two birds with one
» stone? Does the goatee then look normal?
»
» Is chin beard hair better than cheek bear hair?
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» Thanks for anyone who answers!

I believe the largest beard hair procedure Dr. Cole has done would be between 2000 and 3000 grafts. A physician could conceivably extract up to 8000-10,000 grafts but the amount of beard hair individuals have can vary quite considerably (plenty of men have much less). Beard grafts, from what we’ve seen, are actually generally two-haired grafts, with plenty of ones and some threes as well. Although beard hair is the the best sort of body hair to use, it is not a perfect substitute for scalp hair as it tends to be courser, even when it grows in. For this reason, it can look unnatural when placed in the hairline but can add some nice volume when placed behind it.

Dr. Cole generally discourages patients from undergoing very large beard or body hair sessions because there is always the possibility that the yield will be disappointing. That’s not to say that there aren’t doctors out there who will perform huge sessions but we generally discourage patients from having them. If the results ARE disappointing, not only will you have wasted a substantial amount of money, but you will likely feel emotionally distraught due to the hope you put into seeing substantial growth.

The other issue you need to consider, when it comes to beard hair, is that there is always a possibility of scarring. We personally have never seen scarring occur from beard hair extraction but we have seen a patient with facial scarring following a beard hair procedure with another doctor. Although we can’t say for sure whether this patient was unusually prone to scarring, or if it was the doctor’s technique that resulted in the scarring, the fact that he did not have any healing problems during later procedures with Dr. Cole suggests the latter. It’s possible that the other physician used some sort of extraction method that was overly traumatic. Clearly you want to be very careful when it comes to any type of surgical procedure on your face. For this reason, Dr. Cole will usually extract beard hair from less-conspicuous regions of the neck, versus the chin or cheeks (and to answer your question, there’s no real difference between the beard hair in each of these regions).

If you do think beard hair transplantation might be something you want to try, I’d definitely advise you to first undergo a small test procedure, to see what sort of results you can achieve, before committing to a larger session.


#3

Dear tembo,

  1. Its not best to try to see which doctor/clinic has done the biggest facial hair graft megasession. Facial hair differ in people to a great variety.
    Nevertheless, here are a few documented examples of patients who had very robust and well endowed beard and utilized the same for their hair restoration

6873 beard (including 207 moustache grafts).
Argentine is happy with the results.
http://www.fusehair.com/image/tid/124

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-53760.html

Please note that most people may not have such prolific beard.

Zayden’s case
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-51738.html

Francis’ case
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-46014.html

Pop’s case
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-49928.html

Vineet’s case
http://www.fusehair.com/image/tid/204
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-51031-page-0-order-time-category-0.html

Veer’s case - 2850 beard grafts
http://www.fusehair.com/image/tid/206
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-62514.html

Arjun’s case
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-33703-page-0-order-time-category-0.html

http://www.fusehair.com/image/tid/20

There are more documented cases, but offhand, these come to mind.

Facial hair, including hair from the cheek and the moustache hair have been used in the above cases.

  1. I would prefer that the facial hair not be clubbed with body hair as they differ in many aspects, including, most importantly, their growth cycles and the possible adverse effect of finasteride on them.

#4

» Which surgeons have performed the largest and most beard hair to scalp hair
» transplant megasession? How many hairs can you get from a very thick
» beard? Are they mostly all 1-hair grafts?
»
» It seems like beard hair is the most suitable of all body hair to
» transplant to the scalp. Is the growth phase similar to scalp hair? Does
» the growth phase change once transplanted to the scalp?
»
» Anyone ever performed a 10,000 hair megasession of beard hair?
»
» Can you thin a goatee that is very thick and grows fast by transplanting
» some of the hair from there to the scalp, and kill two birds with one
» stone? Does the goatee then look normal?
»
» Is chin beard hair better than cheek bear hair?
»
» Thanks for anyone who answers!

  1. Beard hair have more singles than multiple hair grafts when compared to the scalp.

  2. The growth phase is not identical to the scalp. OTOH, it resembles the scalp hair more closely then the rest of the body hair.

  3. The beard would be thinned out in a random manner so that there are no bald patches. That looks normal and patients are able to/have to shave even after the procedure. It just thins out the beard when done correctly.

  4. Not all facial hair are the same. The chin hair, cheek hair, moustache hair or the hair low down on the neck all differ.
    They differ in terms of their length, speed of growth, coarseness etc. You just have to examine a person with a grown out, untrimmed beard to understand what I mean.
    The hair from different parts of the face would be suitable for different purposes. For example - hair from the edges of the beard (low down on the neck or high up on the cheek) do not grow very long. They would be better used for areas that do not require long hair length (previous strip scars would be the ideal place for them). Chin hair and hair towards the central parts of the beard grow longer. They would be suitable for adding bulk in the vertex areas.

Please note : When using beard hair, its advisable to use it mixed with scalp hair for easy blending. Beard hair are almost always coarser and more wavy then the scalp hair.

Regards,
Dr. A


#5

Thanks a lot Dr. A for all those examples.

Do you think a person with a thick beard can get 10,000 quality grafts?

Are you following hair cloning developments at the latest US hair (ISHRS?) conference?


#6

who in the world can spare 10,000 beard hairs? Even if you have 10,000 to spare, you are going to risk looking like a freak with 10,000 beard hairs growing on top.