The loss of beard hair – or alopecia barbae – is a disease that affects millions of men around the world. Alopecia barbae is one of several forms of alopecia areata and typically occurs as a patch of hair loss along the jawline or neck and appears as a ring of thinning hair, eventually leaving the site completely hairless. The result is often a patchy beard with one or multiple bald patches. Beard hair loss may occur either in connection with or independently of scalp hair loss. While the two may share a root cause, beard hair loss can also be caused by additional factors.
Why Does Beard Hair Fall Out?
The most common reason for someone to experience rapid beard hair loss is alopecia barbae; the exact nature and cause of which are unknown. Generally, alopecia is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles. It is also theorised that alopecia barbae could be caused by genetics or hormone levels. Even stress may play a role in hair loss. There are various types of alopecia (alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis being the most extreme) and the exact nature of any patient’s hair loss is the first step in assessing their hair restoration needs.
Natural Hair Loss
Beard hair is just like scalp hair in that it follows a natural cycle of growth and loss. The hair growth cycle of anagen -> catagen -> telogen means that you will naturally lose an amount of beard hair every day. This may even occasionally all occur in the same area at the same time. However, in this case, the hair will soon grow back on its own as the hair follicles are still intact. Steps for battling beard hair loss include:
- Wash and exfoliate weekly – Exfoliating the skin keeps the hair follicles clean.
- Change your diet – Vitamins A, C, & E have been shown to promote hair growth.
- Get a blood test – Your levels of testosterone and DHT may be causing your hair loss, this can potentially be treated by medications.
- Get a permanent beard transplant – A beard transplant at The Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic offers a permanent, natural solution to beard hair loss.
What Is A Beard Transplant?
A beard transplant is no different than a traditional scalp hair transplant. All hair transplants at the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic provide completely natural, permanent results. The very first step is a full, free consultation with Dr Serkan Aygin to assess the exact nature of hair loss and to develop a course of treatment. At our clinic, all beard transplants are performed using the DHI method which allows for the densest and most natural-looking placement of implanted hairs.
How Is A Beard Transplant Done?
A DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) transplant is a modified version of the FUE technique. During a DHI transplant, hair follicles are removed one-by-one from the donor site (typically at the back of the head, although the neck and under the chin are also options) before being implanted directly into the recipient area. For patients suffering from alopecia totalis, body hair may also be used. The transplant process is done with the help of Choi Implanter Pens that enables the hair grafts to be placed in precise alignment with the natural angle and direction of hair growth. The result is a completely natural and permanent solution.
Beard Transplants With Dr Serkan Aygin
Dr Serkan Aygin is a world-leading hair-restoration specialist with more than 25 years of experience. During his career, he has assisted over 10,000 patients with hair transplants, achieving a hair regrowth rate of 98%. At The Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, we work with you every step of the way up to, and after, your beard hair transplant. Our all-inclusive packages cover every aspect of your trip from the moment you arrive in Istanbul until your departure. Our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to your (included) 4-star hotel. Additionally, you will be provided with transport to/from the clinic for your consultation, operation, and follow-up appointment. All of our patients receive long-term care and support.