Are you experiencing or suffering from a patchy beard? Or perhaps you struggle to achieve a full and thick beard? Numerous men face difficulty when it comes to growing facial hair, either due to patchy facial hair patterns or insufficient facial hair.
Despite there being many effective treatments available, a large portion of them fail to work, mostly due to genetic factors. However, beard transplants, a service provided by Medical Tourism in Albania, have proven to be an effective solution for addressing patchy beards and allowing the growth of denser facial hair.
This article aims to explain the causes behind patchy beards while offering some tips and tricks on how to stimulate beard growth before considering a transplant. Additionally, it provides essential details on beard transplants.
What causes a patchy beard?
Patchy beards are often attributed to factors beyond our control, such as genetic inheritance, hormone fluctuations, or scarring. It might appear like there is nothing you can do for promoting facial hair growth and achieving a fuller beard. However, fortunately, there exists a variety of non-invasive and surgical treatments that are undertaken to get that full beard effect desired.
How to fix a patchy beard and grow thicker facial hair
Before considering surgical interventions, there are numerous methods to stimulate beard growth that you might like to explore. Some of these methods include:
Sticking to a diet that is rich in nutrients can contribute to the thickening of your beard. Consuming foods high in vitamin A, such as dairy products and cod liver oil, can promote healthier and stronger hair. Vitamin A encourages cell growth and produces sebum, which helps maintain the health of your hair. Additionally, vitamins B, C, and E, are also beneficial for beard growth. In case you struggle with getting enough nutrients from your diet, consider the use of vitamin supplements.
Regularly exfoliating and cleansing your face can promote blood circulation, which in turn can promote facial hair growth. Exfoliation with the use of a suitable cleanser helps eliminate dead skin cells and excess oils, creating a healthier environment for facial hair to grow.
Reduce stress and rest
Reducing stress levels can have an impact on hair growth, a positive one at it, including facial hair. Engaging in activities such as socializing, meditation, or other stress-relief techniques can help alleviate mental tension. Additionally, getting adequate rest and sleep is essential, aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night- insufficient sleep may also contribute to hair loss.
Be wary of ‘miracle grows’
You may come across products that claim to be miracle grows or offer beard growth formulas. It is wise to be skeptical and do research before investing in such products, as there are scam marketing tactics prevalent in the market.
Let your beard grow out
Patience is key when it comes to growing a beard. Although it may appear patchy in the initial few weeks, with time and growth, you may notice that it starts to look more even and uniform. It is worth noting that the hair on the cheeks tends to grow slower than the hair on other parts of the face. Thus, allowing your beard to grow out for at least a month can give you a better idea of how patchy it is. Trimming the areas that grow faster can help maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Keep your beard shorter
If you would rather not invest time in growing out your beard, you could try keeping your beard short. When you have stubble, any visible patchy area in your facial hair can be minimized. Stubble can create a stylish and well-groomed look, so could be an effective way to conceal uneven growth.
Another option is to adopt a different beard style that can downplay patchiness. Consulting with a professional barber can be beneficial in determining the best style that makes the most of the hair you have.
Look after your beard
Similar to the hair on your head, your beard needs some proper care and attention to keep it looking its best. Brushing and styling your beard can be useful to camouflage sparse areas. Additionally, regular conditioning and the use of beard oils can improve the overall condition of your beard, making it appear thicker and healthier.
Look into beard transplants
The only permanent solution for uneven beard growth is undergoing a beard transplant. While it may sound like an extreme measure, beard transplants are minimally invasive procedures. Hair follicles from the back of the head are extracted and implanted into the beard area. The surgical procedure typically lasts around 4-6 hours but the results are long-lasting. If you are interested in learning more about the beard transplant procedure, please feel free to reach out to our team who will be glad to provide further information and assistance.
A beard transplant is considered the most effective treatment for addressing patchy beards and achieving thicker facial hair. There are two techniques used for beard transplants: follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT).
FUE beard transplant
During the FUE technique, hair grafts are taken as individual follicles from the donor area, usually from the back of the scalp. Using small punches, the hair follicles are extracted and then transplanted into the desired facial hair area, where small recipient sites have been prepared. After the transplant, the newly transplanted facial hair will initially shed, a normal part of the process. However, throughout 4 to 12 months, the transplanted hair will begin to regrow.
FUT beard transplant
This technique extracts a strip of hair grafts from the donor area, typically the back of the scalp. The incision made to remove the strip is subsequently closed with stitches. The strip is then divided into smaller grafts using surgical tools. These grafts are then placed into tiny incisions or holes created at the recipient site in the facial hair area. After the transplantation, the transplanted hair follicles will undergo a shedding phase, and the new facial hair will begin to grow from the transplanted follicles within 4 to 12 months.
Beard transplant benefits
Medical Tourism in Albania provides beard transplant surgery as a solution for those with patchy beards. The techniques we offer come with several benefits, including:
- Permanent Results.
- Natural Look.
- Local Anesthetic.
- Scar and Burn Concealment.
- Regular Shaving and Trimming.
- Versatile Beard Styles.
Patchy beard growth
To conclude this article, here are some quick tips and tricks for beard care after undergoing a beard transplant:
- Avoid Touching: Refrain from touching your beard for the first five days following the transplant.
- Gentle Drying: After washing your face, pat your face dry gently.
- Avoid Swimming: It is recommended to avoid swimming in pools for at least four weeks after the transplant.
- Sleep Position: Sleep on your back.
- Post-14 Days Care: After 14 days, you can start trimming, combing, or applying oils to your beard.
Get in touch
If you are getting frustrated by a patchy beard or lack of facial hair growth, why not consider medical tourism in Albania? Our dedicated team of experienced surgeons specializes in hair and beard transplants, offering years of experience and a personalized care package. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities of achieving your desired beard appearance.