The look of beards, mustaches, stubble, and sideburns is in high demand for many men who want to sport a more rugged looking appearance. However, some people may find it difficult to simply grow out the hair on their face. Facial hair restoration surgery makes it possible to fill in where nature and genetics have left off. With the help of this procedure, it is possible to create desirable levels of facial hair that patients hope to achieve.
Additionally, hair restoration for the face includes procedures to reinstitute hair for the eyebrows by taking follicles from other donor areas on the same patient. Men and women who long for fuller, thicker brows can opt for eyebrow transplantation
Eyelash restoration surgery also falls into the category of facial hair restoration. With the help of surgery, it is possible to implant hair from other areas of the body to attain the look of longer eyelashes.
Choosing the Best Los Angeles Facial Hair Restoration Surgeon
Perhaps you are interested in restoring hair on the face for growing a beard, mustache, side-burns or stubble. Or maybe you would like to achieve fuller brows or eyelashes. No matter what area you would like to target, choosing the best doctor is important for helping you realize your vision.
Conventional Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) practitioners are equipped with the means to head hair as their primary donor type. But when it comes to lower facial hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, scalp hair may not be the most natural looking selection.
Los Angeles facial hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Sanusi Umar specializes in Advanced Follicular Unit Extraction to safely remove hair grafts from all areas of the body. He has developed his own patented technology (Dr.UGraft ™) to help patients be able to have wider options for benefitting from the right hair follicle types. Therefore, with this approach, it is possible to render more realistic and natural looking results.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Facial Hair Restoration
Is it a good idea to use ink pigment to create the illusion of facial hair stubble?
If done well, ink pigment can certainly be used to simulate the look of closely shaved stubble. However, it is probably best applied in between actual hair growth. Upon a close up look, it may be easy for some people to detect the use of ink. Dr. Umar uses a specialized form of SMP called trichopigmentation. It is superficially injected to avoid the bluish skin hues of regular ink formations. Also, it is semi-permanent which gives patients the option to either keep the pigment, (by renewing it on a regular schedule) or to stop altogether at some point.
If I want to undergo an eyelash transplant as a form of facial hair restoration, what is the best hair type to use?
Either nape or leg hair will provide the fine caliber that closely approximates the thickness of real eyelash hair. If the right form of leg hair (in terms of both diameter and length) is available, this would be considered a top priority since it’s growth will be limited. Otherwise, nape hair or other body hair would be considered. Dr. Umar allows patients to have a choice and express their preference for a particular donor area.
Can I still shave my face using a regular shaver if I undergo surgery to create beard hair growth?
Yes, using a regular razor or other shaving apparatus can be used and will not harm your grafts. The transplanted follicles will be inserted below the skin’s surface. Therefore, like native beard hair follicles, the grafts will not be affected.
Read Dr. Umar’s publication in PRS Global Open on the use of leg hair grafts for eyelash transplantation
Learn more about Dr. Umar’s eyebrow transplant procedure using nape hair, as reported in this publication on Dermatologic Surgery