What is Mustache Transplant?
Mustache transplantation is the process of transferring healthy and genetically resistant-to-shed type of hair, to the mustache of the patient who had hair lost in his mustache for various reasons or who wants a thicker and shaped mustache.
Why is mustache transplant operation done?
Having healthy mustaches as well as having healthy and strong hair can be important for men, as the mustache is sometimes seen as a symbol of self-confidence, strength and status. Therefore, in line with the increasing demand for hair transplant every year, there is also demand for beard and mustache transplants.
How is mustache transplant applied?
The operation technique is the sameas in FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplantation. During the application, the channels are opened with angles in conformity with the natural posture of the mustache and the hair follicles are carefully placed in these channels at desired intervals. Transplantation is done using non-cutting piercing needles and without cutting the skin. Thus, the application is completed in a shorter time and no scar is left behind. Usually, the process is completed in a single session. Since the mustache transplantation process is performed under local anesthesia, the patient does not feel any pain during the application.
Pre and Post-Treatment Considerations for Mustache Transplants
- First of all, the most important issue to be considered is that mustache transplantation should be done in sterile clinics and by hair transplant specialists. After choosing the right clinic, if the person who wants to have a mustache transplant, normally consumes alcohol or takes any blood thinning medication or products, he should stop them one week prior to the application.
- The patient can easily continue his daily life after the application. Still, the first 3-5 days are critical, as in these days grafts take on to the new areas. Mustache transplant area should not be exposed to water for 2 days. The way of lying is very important. The patient should lie on his back, protecting the transplanted area from rubbing. Hot bath, pool, sauna, sun and solarium should be avoided for at least two weeks. The transplanted area should be protected from hard impacts and friction for 6 months and shavers should not be used.
- There may be shedding on the transplanted mustache for about 2 weeks, you should not worry about it. The follicles that replaced the shed hair will be permanent. From the third month onwards, the new mustache starts to grow and in the sixth and seventh months the image will change significantly.