Facial Hair Transplant

by Dr. Jeffrey Epstein at his Miami and New York City hair restoration clinic for the restoration of goatee, mustache, beard and sideburns. Consultation office also available in Tampa Florida.

OVER 9,000
Hair Restoration Procedures Performed !!!

Dr. Jeffrey Epstein's patient
before and after photo of facial hair transplant procedure

* Facial hair transplantation is a procedure designed to restore hair most commonly to the goatee and mustache regions, but also to the cheek beards and sideburns to thicken the existing hair, to provide hair growth where there is none, and/or to conceal scarring such as from acne. The absence of hair could be due to genetics, prior electrolysis or laser hair removal, or even trauma due to surgery, burns or other types of accidents. Some patients seek to have restored only a thin amount of coverage or filling in of a limited area, while others desire a thick full goatee and beard region. The number of grafts can range from a few hundred to several thousands, with the following approximate calculations: mustache: 350 to 500 grafts; full goatee: 600 to 700 grafts; sideburns; 200 to 250 per side; cheek beard: 300 to as many as 700 per side. Very occasionally, a second procedure may be indicated for achieving very thick density.

This is a procedure in which Dr. Epstein has truly been a leader, performing on average three to four a week. Because of his reputation and unique experience in this procedure, most patients travel in for a procedure. In addition, Dr. Dauer has spent time with Dr. Epstein, and is similarly able to offer this procedure to patients, allowing for the procedure to be performed in Los Angeles if preferred, with patients able to feel confident that their procedure will be performed correctly and yield aesthetic results.

The donor hairs come from the scalp, which typically grow like normal facial hair in their texture and other characteristics, and can be shaved like other facial hair. Sometimes the closest match is with hairs from the side of the scalp, other times with hair from the back of the scalp. Once transplanted, the hairs are permanent. To provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted as one and sometimes two hair grafts, depending on how the natural facial hair grows. Other steps taken to assure naturalness include the careful placement of the grafts at the exact correct angle and direction, the use of all-microscopically dissected grafts that can be placed in the smallest possible incisions so as to minimize scarring, and even the aesthetic distribution of any existing gray hairs into the restored areas. Note that these hairs transplanted into the face are no longer available for transplanting into the scalp if the patient desires to undergo restoration of any male pattern hair loss that may develop in the future, thus meaning that there will be fewer hairs available for this area.

Click facial hair transplant to see before and after photos from patients who had facial hair transplant procedures performed for their goatee, mustache, beard and sideburns.

Other News from the
Foundation for Hair Restoration

  • Foundation for Hair Restoration news & media coverage: Dr. Epstein and Dr. Friedman countless appearances in TV and news media, peer reviewed scientific journals and magazines such as People, Vogue, Newsweek, and Elle  to name a few.
  • Real patients, real stories, real drama. Hair transplant patient testimonials and stories. One of the largest collections of hair restoration patient testimonials in the world. Letters, emails, photos and more. Read struggles and life changing stories from men and women with hair loss and thinning hair around the world.

*reprint with permission from Dr. Epstein