A beard transplant, or beardsleeve transplant as it is also known, is simply that: the hair is removed from a particular area of your body, usually the face, and then transplanted to wherever you would like your beard to grow, and wherever you would like your hairline to be. This seems simple enough, but sometimes there are a number of factors that can complicate things. Which area of the face you would like to transplant may not be obvious to the person who does the operation. Some people have hair growing in areas of their face that is more naturally thick than a hair, so they may not need a specific area to transplant. The second option, follicular unit extraction (FFA), is more difficult and potentially more expensive than beardsleeve transplant, depending on the patient. As such, a beard transplant vs a beardsleeve transplant may seem like a no-brainer at first, but as you will learn below, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each before making any decisions. View Manchester Beard Transplant.
A beardsleeve transplant is simply a hairline graft procedure. A patient’s own hair is harvested from wherever it grows most naturally, and the hair is cut into smaller pieces than would be used in a beard transplant procedure. These are then placed onto the scalp and joined together with surgical stitches. Since there are only two procedures, this method is much less expensive than an FUE procedure, but the results may be less impressive. FUE on the other hand can be done from several different donor areas, and the more unique facial features that you would like to express using this method, the higher the cost will be.
FUE, however, is still cheaper than undergoing a full beard transplant. The main benefits of an FUE procedure is the time that you will have to spend recovering from surgery, as well as the blood pressure medications that you will need to take for a week or so. Since it is not an invasive procedure, there are very few side effects, which means that there is very little downtime when it comes to recovery.