A sideburn transplant is a surgical procedure that restores hair to the sides of your face where growth may be thin, spotty, or missing altogether. It can also be performed to conceal acne scars, or other types of scarring.
How many grafts are needed for a sideburn transplant?
The number of grafts needed for each sideburn is approximately 100 – 250, but an individual evaluation is needed to assess your unique situation and determine graft number. Just like with in an ordinary hair transplant surgery, the donor hairs for a sideburn transplant are harvested from the back and/or sides of the scalp. Dr. Harris will determine the most appropriate donor site, depending on which areas of the head are the closest match to your existing sideburn hair. He then employs the Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) method or Follicular Unit-strip harvest technique for facial hair transplants.
The follicular units are harvested and transplanted. The hairs are then permanent and typically grow just like your existing facial hair, with similar texture and other characteristics. The end result is natural hair that will never fall out, and will continue to grow for a lifetime. It will require trimming and shaving, as though it had been there forever. It’s your own hair, right where you want it to be.
Please note that if your scalp hair is thinning, you may want to avoid a facial hair transplant procedure, because those donor hairs, once removed from your scalp, will no longer be available in future should a hair transplant be needed to address thinning scalp hair or male pattern baldness.
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