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Beard Transplant (Facial Hair Transplant) in Toronto

Starts at $4,999 to $11,999
Procedure Time
1-2 hours
Recovery Time
Up to 10-14 days
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does a Beard Transplant Cost?

A facial hair transplant can cost from $4,999 to $11,999. The cost of a facial hair transplant in Toronto can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of grafts needed, the procedure’s complexity, and the surgeon’s expertise.

It is essential to consult with a reputable and experienced cosmetic surgeon for an accurate cost estimate, as each case is unique and requires a personalized approach.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Facial Hair Transplant?

Recovery from a facial hair transplant procedure is short and comes with little discomfort. Some redness and swelling may be apparent but this will fade after 2-3 days, but it can take up to 10-14 days for the transplant facial hair scabs to fall off.

How Long Does a Beard Transplant Take?

The duration of a beard hair transplant surgery can also vary depending on the number of grafts needed and the chosen transplantation method. More minor procedures can take 2-4 hours, while more extensive ones can take 8-10 hours.

What is a Facial Hair Transplant?

A Facial Hair Transplant is the process of harvesting hair from the “preferred zone” at the back of your scalp and moving, or transplanting these hairs to your face to create, enlarge or densify your beard hair appearance.  At SpaMedica, the donor hairs are NOT harvested using a linear scar forming “strip graft” technique, but, rather, through a SpaMedica pioneered automated and robotic FUE procedure.

A full beard, mustache, sideburns, and rugged stubble are all facial hair options that every man should have the choice to create.  Full eyebrows are a common female desire. Genetics can sometimes get in the way of this, with some men suffering from thin and patchy facial hair, or no facial hair at all.

In the past, there was little one could do to reverse their lackluster facial hair, but with advancements in hair transplantation technology, it’s now possible.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant procedure where automated rotary punches are used to extract hair follicles from the scalp. These follicles are then transferred to the facial skin of the moustache, sideburns and beard. Once they have picked up a blood supply, they are permanent, ensuring a long-term beard hair solution.

Who is a Beard Transplant Candidate?

People dissatisfied with the thickness or distribution of their facial hair, whether due to genetics or other factors, may be good candidates for a beard hair transplant. Ideal candidates should have healthy donor hairs in different body parts and good overall health.

A consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon is necessary to determine if one is a suitable candidate for the procedure and discuss realistic expectations and potential risks.

How to Prepare for a Facial Hair Transplant

In the days and weeks leading up to your beard transplant procedure date, you will be asked to follow certain steps that will help you speed up the recovery process and lower the chance of any complications.

●  No smoking in the weeks leading up to and after the procedure date.

●  No medication that contains aspirin should be taken 10 days before.

●  No alcohol for 1 week before the procedure date.

●  No taking anti-inflammatory medications 3 days before the procedure.

How does Dr. Bell perform a Beard Transplant?

Dr. Bell performs beard transplants using the advanced FUE method, which involves extracting individual hair follicles and implanting them onto the face. This technique results in a natural-looking and even distribution of facial hair.

During the consultation, Dr. Bell will assess the patient’s donor area to determine if they have enough healthy hair for transplantation. Once deemed suitable for the procedure, the patient will undergo a facial hair transplant under local anesthesia.

The procedure begins with extracting the donor’s hairs and carefully implanting them onto the face in a precise and natural pattern. The surgery typically takes several hours, depending on the number of grafts needed.

What to Expect After a Beard Transplant?

Patients are shown how to gently wash and care for their FUE transplant 1 week following the procedure. And to allow the follicles to settle in their new location, it is important to refrain from grooming and touching as much as possible.

Don’t be concerned when the new facial hair starts to fall out after 2-3 weeks. This is an expected and natural part of the process. It will start to regrow back (permanently) after 3 months and continue to grow for a lifetime.

Beard Transplant Recovery & Timeline

Beard Transplant Treatment infographic outlines critical recovery phases at 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4-6 months post-operation, describing the resumption of activities, the subsiding of swelling, the hair growth process, and the expected time for hair to start growing post-transplant.

Day 3: Your usual light, low impact activities can be resumed, and most people return to work.

Week 1: Any swelling will have subsided and the dry scabs on each shaft will have come off.

Week 2: The hair bulbs that do not shed their shaft start growing and contribute to the facial hair density.

Month 4-6: The bulb which shed the transplant hair shaft, however, do not fall out and retain their blood supply and survive and begin to grow hair at about 4-6 months.

Month 12: Mustache, sideburn and beard will now have complete and fully harmonized density.

Benefits of a Beard Hair Transplant

Beard transplants offer several benefits for those struggling with facial hair growth. These include:

A more youthful appearance

Thicker and fuller facial hair can make a person look younger and more attractive.

Customized results

The procedure is tailored to each individual’s needs, resulting in natural-looking facial hair growth.

Permanent solution

Unlike other temporary solutions like topical treatments or hairpieces, facial hair transplants provide a permanent solution.

Increased self-confidence

A full beard or mustache can boost self-esteem and confidence in social situations.

Risks and Potential Complications

Like all procedures, a beard hair transplant surgery comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Bell and the SpaMedica hair restoration team have been performing FUE facial hair transplants for many years and, because of this, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low.

Although Dr. Bell has never seen a serious complication following a SpaMedica hair restoration, he has fixed many that have done their procedure in less regulated countries. Hair restoration risks listed below, are a few of the more commonly reported beard hair transplant complications.

If the patient takes proper care, the chances of developing an infection are extremely slim. SpaMedica hair restoration patients are given preventative antibiotics for several days following the procedure.

Slight swelling at the transplant area should subside after 48 hours, any longer and it could be a sign of infection.

Bleeding is also possible from both the donor and recipient area but this can be easily controlled.

Death of the Hair Grafts
At the best transplant centres, over 80-90% of the transplanted hairs will grow. Less experienced centres may have a much higher risk from poor harvest or implantation techniques.

Shock Hair
In patients with delicate hair, the transplant process itself and the micro-trauma of implanting the grafts can cause much of the surrounding, native, un-transplanted hair to go into shock and fall out, a process called Telogen Effluvium (TE). To minimize this risk, expert teams like SpaMedica, will deploy very delicate techniques and even use the injection of blood-derived growth factors to toughen up the scalp hair prior to treatment.

Different Types of Facial Hair Transplant

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is another facial hair transplant technique. FUT involves removing a strip of hair-bearing skin from scalp, usually the back. The strip is then divided into tiny grafts of individual follicular units which are then inserted into the transplant area.

This technique is known to cause more pain and scarring and provide less-natural results. It is for this reason that SpaMedica chose to specialize in FUE beard hair transplant technique and DOES NOT offer strip graft surgery.

Non-Surgical Beard Transplant Alternatives

Wigs, micropigmentation, scalp powders, low level light lasers and injection of growth factors are some alternatives to surgery in male pattern hair loss. There are no good alternatives to surgery for facial hair transplantation.

Best Procedures Paired with Beard Transplant

Blepharoplasty and double chin liposuction go well when paired with facial hair transplantation.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Facial Hair Transplant?

Dr. Bell’s expertise in hair restoration and experience in performing thousands of FUE procedures make SpaMedica the top choice for beard hair transplants in Toronto. At SpaMedica, patients can expect natural-looking and long-lasting results with minimal risks or complications. The clinic also offers financing options to make the procedure more affordable.


How Painful is it to Get a Beard Transplant?

Beard transplants are typically performed under local anesthesia, making them painless. Patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure and some soreness and redness in the transplanted area for a few days.

How Long Should I Wait to Shave After Getting a Transplant?

Patients should wait at least two weeks before shaving over the transplanted area to avoid irritation. Once the hairs have fully grown, patients can resume their regular shaving routine.

If I have Facial Scars, Can I Get a Facial Hair Transplant?

Yes, beard transplants can be effective for individuals with facial scarring. The new hair growth can camouflage the scars and improve overall appearance.

How Quick Will My Beard Grow After a Transplant?

You will see noticeable growth within 3-6 months. After the surgery, the new hairs are visible, but will then shed. This is a normal part of the process. Once the shedding cycle is complete, the new hair will begin to grow. A beard transplant will provide you with thicker, fuller facial hair for a lifetime.

Does a Beard Transplant Leave Scars?

Unlike the unattractive and aesthetically displeasing linear scars associated with the old-fashioned strip graft technique, a FUE facial hair transplant leaves no scarring. The dry scab that covers the small 0.8 and 0.9 mm punch holes come off after approximately 7-10 days.

Which Areas Can Be Treated With a Beard Hair Transplant?

A beard hair transplant can enhance beard growth, mustache, sideburns, and eyebrows. The procedure can also help fill patchy or thin facial hair areas and create a more defined beard or mustache shape.

How Long Does Beard Transplant Last?

Beard transplants are permanent. The transplanted hairs will continue to grow and can be trimmed or shaved like regular facial hair. However, following the surgeon’s aftercare instructions is essential for optimal results.

How Quickly Will My Beard Grow After a Transplant?

The transplanted hairs will initially fall out within 2-3 weeks following the procedure. New hair growth typically starts after three months, and patients can expect to see significant results within six months.

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