Growing Popularity of Beards Increases Interest in Facial Hair Transplantation

Beard TransplantHair restoration is not just for the scalp these days. The growing popularity of beards and moustaches has made the facial hair transplant a more common procedure.

Dr. Scott Boden, a hair transplant surgeon with the Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center of Connecticut, has seen a very steady rise in facial hair transplantation and it has become a regular consultation request among his patients.

“Facial hair transplantation is a fairly new procedure in the field of hair restoration thanks to technical advances in medicine,” said Dr. Boden. “While this procedure was once a rarity, the popularity of beards right now has increased interest tremendously in my practice. About 10 percent of my consultations each week are related to facial hair.”

According to Dr. Boden, “Individuals seek eyebrow transplantation when they have lost their eyebrows due to medical illness, over-plucking, injury, or genetics.

Restoring the proper ‘frame for the eyes’ is critical to achieving facial balance. Likewise, for a man with a sparse moustache or beard, or loss of hair due to injury, facial hair restoration can make a huge difference in improving an individual’s self-image.”

Typically, hair is carefully removed from the permanent growing areas in the back or sides of the head and then transplanted one-by-one into areas of hair loss, where it will “take root” and continue to grow for a lifetime.

Transplanting longer, finer hair gives the surgeon the ability to see how the hair will lie on the face and ensures the desired look. Permanent hairs from under the chin can also be transplanted to other areas on the face, including the moustache or eyebrow.

While genetics play the major role in facial hair growth, accidents and scarring can also contribute.

“I had a patient that was in a severe car crash that left him with a large scar below his nose.

This scar prevented hair from growing and served as a daily reminder of the accident,” said Dr. Boden.

“I was able to extract individual hairs from the beard area and transplant the follicles in the scarred area of his mustache. The texture and color of the beard resemble the mustache hair and the patient’s scar is now concealed with living, growing hair.”

For more information about facial hair transplantation, contact the Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center of Connecticut at (860) 563-1400 or visit

About the Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center

The Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center uses advanced hair transplantation techniques, including Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to provide fuller hair and a natural hair line that is indistinguishable from your natural, youthful hairline. In addition to hair transplant procedures,

Dr. Scott Boden offers non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures including BOTOX and Dermal Fillers, as well as non-surgical hair loss therapies that may be more appropriate for certain types of hair loss.

The Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine Center is located at 415 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 400, Wethersfield, CT 06109. For more information, please contact (860) 563-1400 or visit