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August 18, 2016

Facial hair transplants are on the rise.

What’s a guy with sparse facial hair to do when full beards and moustaches are trendy? Some are reportedly looking at facial hair restoration surgery.
 
A recent member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) shows that facial hair transplants have surged in popularity over the past few years. Specifically, from 2012 to 2014, facial (moustache/beard) procedures increased 196% percent worldwide.
 

ISHRS is a global non-profit medical association and a leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide.
 
According to ISHRS, with facial hair transplants, a physician gathers donor hair from the back of the scalp and then transplants these tiny hair follicles in the treatment area based on the density the patient prefers.
 
"The reasons men undergo facial hair transplantation vary -- for some it's because they could never grow a full beard due to patchy areas; for others it's a cultural issue where a full beard or moustache means more virility," said Ron Shapiro, MD, FISHRS, who is based Bloomington, MN. "Some men want more facial hair to cover a burn scar or trauma that they are insecure about. The one common denominator is that all facial hair transplant patients feel they would look better and have more confidence with fuller facial hair."
 

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