Facial hair transplants saw a significant increase around the world during the past year. This growing popularity may be due to a recent societal trend. This year at the Oscars, we saw men like Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jared Leto, all celebrities known for their clean-cut appearance, sporting full beards. Not to mention US Press Secretary Jay Carney and a whole host of other celebrities taking part in “Movember“, the November campaign to raise awareness of male cancers.
A recent study found that as many as 45 percent of men have been unhappy with the patchiness of their beard and sideburns. For many cultures, facial hair is a sign of prestige and masculinity. Men are now seeking versatility in their facial hair. The ability to grow a full and dense beard to designer stubble or a statement mustache allows them to change their look and presence whenever they like.
Eyebrows, too, continue to play an important role is how people project themselves. Loss of eyebrow hair can make an individual feel very self-conscious about his or her appearance and hair transplants can successfully correct the loss or thinning of eyebrows with natural growing hair and appearance. Eyebrow loss is most commonly associated with physical trauma, systemic or local disease, excessive plucking, typically to reshape the eyebrow, and medical or surgical treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgical removal of a tumor. The surgery can correct complete or partial loss and cover scars of one or both eyebrows. The surgery can be performed on men or women.
At Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to offer the NeoGraft Hair Restoration technique which uses the NeoGraft Automated FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Transplant device, which safely and effectively removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and places them in the areas of the face, i.e., beard or eyebrows, and scalp where they are needed. Unlike the strip method of harvesting the hair from the scalp, the Neograft FUE technique of harvesting the hair involves no scar at the donor site, quicker recovery time, less pain, and flexibility for any hair style of your choice (short or long).
If you are interested in learning more about how NeoGraft can help you, please contact us or call us at (360) 823-0860.