For men who want to grow fuller, thicker beards, but can't, because of genetics, scars or other reasons, there are a number of hair restoration techniques, including hair surgery, that can help them grow healthy, thriving facial hair. Greater Acceptance

While beards and facial hair were once looked down upon by American culture, attitudes have changed, and today growing a beard, moustache or goatee is seen by many as stylish, attractive, and a mark of masculinity and health.

Not everyone who wants a beard can grow one. In some men, genetic factors impair the growth of facial hair, much like how genetics are No. 1 among hair loss causes. Hormones can also be a factor, as low testosterone can inhibit the ability to grow a beard or facial hair. Medication, scars and environmental factors may also inhibit facial hair growth, or cause men to have gaps or patches in their beards or moustaches where they are unable to grow facial hair.

Hair Growth Solutions

For men who want beards but have difficulty in growing facial hair, there are a few solutions that can help them grow fuller, thicker beards. If you already have facial hair but would like for it to be fuller and thicker, testosterone therapy can help. Testosterone can help patients grow thicker, fuller beards by stimulating hair growth.

Diet can also contribute to facial hair growth. By changing to a diet that is high in protein, you can help stimulate growth. It may also help with any problems with hair thinning you may be experiencing. By deriving thirty-five percent of your calories from protein, you can help spur facial hair growth.

Having your doctor recommend a biotin supplement can also help with hair growth. About 2.5 mg of biotin a day can help supplement the vitamins and minerals you normally ingest to help promote growth.


For more difficult cases, doctors are now able to use hair surgery techniques to transplant hair to the face, filling in patches or scars.
The cost of hair transplant surgery for the face is more expensive than other treatments, and should be considered only when other treatments have failed. The procedure is labor intensive and requires a refined skill set -- hence the high price.

In hair surgery for beards, a doctor will anesthetize the patient's scalp and the area to where hair is being transplanted, and then remove hair follicles from the scalp. Once that's done, the doctor will create tiny holes in the area where the hair is being transplanted and will implant the follicle removed from the scalp. The surgery typically takes two hours to complete.

After the surgery, patients should be careful not to touch the area where the transplant occurred for several weeks, as the new follicles assimilate into the face. It's also important to monitor the transplant area for infection during recovery.

With proper treatment, men can enjoy the image of health and virility that a full beard, mustache or goatee can offer.