How can you finally get a full beard without any sparse patches? There are many solutions to achieve the beard of your dreams.
Why do some men have patchy beard growth?
Beards are a symbol of virility and it has become trendy in recent years to grow one. Indeed, it has become practically compulsory for modern man to possess facial hair to keep up with the times. The ‘lumberjack’ look predominated male trends over the last decade and it doesn't look like it is about to go out of style any time soon. Many men wish to grow a full beard to conform with this fashion trend. Moreover, in contrast to the ‘metrosexual’ trend in the early 2000s, which saw men following a more androgynous style, the desire for virility is at the heart of the new look for men. Plus, beards are the more visible and unavoidable symbol of masculinity out there. In addition, beards open up a whole world of possibilities for personalisation such as long beards, 3-day beards, moustaches of all different shapes, and more.
However, not everyone can have the perfect beard. Sometimes, they can have bald patches. These bald patches can be caused by many factors. Genetics are the main culprit for sparse beard hair. Indeed, every man is allocated a different amount of hair. In addition, young patients may not have reached their hormonal peak (25-30 years old), during which men reach their maximum hormonal potential for hair growth. A sparse beard may also be linked to metabolic issues. In fact, vitamin, amino acid or mineral deficiencies can alter beard growth (just like with head hair). External factors may also be at play, such as stress, smoking, medical treatments or lack of sleep.
How can you treat patchy beard hair?
Beard grafting is a powerful and durable solution to treat patchy beard growth. Beard hair implants can be carried out on men whose hair has not sufficiently developed, or whose beard has bald batches, giving it an incomplete look.
A beard graft can fill in the gap in the beard, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic. Beard implant placement will take between two and three hours.
This procedure uses the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, which does not leave any scarring or injury. The surgeon will remove very fine hair from the nape of the neck. This hair and beard hair have a similar composition and behave in the same way in terms of growth speed. The size of the graft area will depend on how large the bald area of the beard is.