Here is a patient of mine who wished to augment his beard and goatee region.
I extracted just over 1500 follicles from the scalp with a .85mm punch tip and using a flat blade to create coronal incisions which keep the hair lying flatter on the skin, I created the receptor sites for the beard grafts.
The photos below show the beard before and 1 week afterward as well as the donor region.
With the small extraction tip the donor regions heal very quickly with almost no visible sign of donor harvest after 1 week.
There is still a bit of redness in the beard which should resolve over the next few weeks.
The transplanted hair will start to shed after 1 week and will then regrow after 12 weeks with approximately half the result at 6 months and the full result at 12 months.
This is sneak peak into the patient’s final result and he is already thrilled.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.