Gone are the days when hair transplant was sought by only those suffering from hair loss or baldness. With modern advancements in the field, the procedure is now being used for a lot of purposes. One of the major trends associated with hair restoration in the recent years has been that of facial hair transplant and much to one’s surprise, there are many seekers of mustache transplant. We, at the Dr. Saraswat’s Skin and Hair Clinics, Mumbai, provide all kinds of services and facilities related to facial hair transplant and can help you grow a beautiful mustache.

Facial hair transplant is done to restore hair to areas where facial hair growth is thin or missing. It can be used to restore the goatee and mustache, as well as sideburns, cheek beard, or anywhere that hair is desired. Facial hair transplants can also be helpful in concealment of acne scars and other types of scars.

Mustache transplant is done using the FUE technique. It is quite similar to traditional hair transplant. Hairs are taken from the posterior of the scalp to harvest follicular grafts. These new grafts are then put in the upper lip region lacking hair density without causing any scarring. This procedure may also be beneficial for transgender female to male patients. It can be used for a minor filling in or thin coverage of a limited area, to the full restoration of a thick, full goatee or beard.

Special care needs to be taken during the procedure to ensure that sthe transplanted hair looks natural grows normally. Transplanted hair falls completely after a month. Natural new hair begins to crop up in around three months’ time. It takes almost a year before hair grows fully. Transplanted hair is for good and grows like normal hair carrying all the attributes of natural hair. You can shave transplanted hair like natural facial hair.

The number of grafts required  for a facial hair transplant may vary from patient to patient, but averages are as follows: 350-500 grafts for the mustache, 600-900 grafts for a full goatee, 200-300 grafts for each sideburn, and 300 to as many as 900 grafts for each cheek beard. There are many reasons for loss of facial hair, such as, genetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, surgery, burns or injury. Whatever be the reason, facial hair transplant is the solution.

The cost of mustache, goatee, and sideburns facial hair transplant differs greatly.