Where does the hair come from?

The hair that’s used in a beard transplant comes from the back of the patient’s head. The reason the hair is taken from this area is because it’s genetically programmed to be permanent. This means you don’t have to worry about the new hair thinning out.

How long does it take?

A typical procedure takes between 2 and 5 hours. It can take more depending on the number of grafts required but this is quite rare. They’re usually performed in a single session.

Is it painful?

No. The areas where the hair is extracted and placed are anaesthetized so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Some patients have a fear of injections though this is usually not a big issue and the surgeon will make sure you’re comfortable and at ease before proceeding.

How much does it cost?

The cost will depend on the number of grafts required. Prices vary from one region to the next and depend on the expertise and experience of the surgeon. Beard transplants in Toronto are very competitively priced.

Will I be able to achieve the look I want?

Yes. The great thing about beard transplants is that they can be used to achieve whatever type of look you’re after. Many guys simply want to thicken up their facial hair all over but if there’s a specific area that you want to focus on then this is not a problem.

How many grafts will I need?

This will depend on the current thickness of your facial hair as well as the type of look you want to achieve.

Will I need to take any time off work?

You may have to take a day off work to have the procedure itself done but there isn’t really any downtime to speak of once it’s done.

I’ve heard the new hair falls out. Is this true?

Yes the newly transplanted hair does fall out after 2 weeks but this is a completely normal occurrence and after that the hair will continue to thicken.

How long until I see the final results?

You will be able to see the full results of your beard transplant approximately 3 months after the procedure.

Are there any risks?

There are no major risks associated with beard transplants providing you have your procedure performed by a reputable surgeon. Using the FUE extraction process means there isn’t even any scarring left in the donor area.