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Beard Transplant

Almost 50% of males find it difficult to grow a full, healthy beard or sideburns with even growth and no patchy areas

One answer to this problem can be beard transplant surgery, a simple solution that alleviates bald patches, creating a full healthy beard or even a well-shaped goatee.

Loss of facial hair can be immediately apparent and is hard to disguise, leading to even the smartest of men appearing somewhat ungroomed.
There are a number of reasons that it may be considered advantageous to grow a beard; but transplanting facial hair makes it possible to grow and maintain sideburns, a beard or even a moustache, giving a very masculine appearance.

Whilst facial hair fashions often change, the wish for many men to develop a beard or sideburns will always exist. However, for some men, even those who take good care of their appearance and consume a healthy diet, this can be an issue. This could be down to genetic hair growth patterns, or even as a result of damage.

Beard restoration surgery can completely alter the appearance of your face, giving it a more contoured line and a fuller, more neatly shaved look.


When To Have A Beard Transplant

Here at the Wimpole Clinic, we know that having a beard can alter the look of your face and can have a positive effect on the people you meet. But if your beard has uneven growth or is patchy, the effect may not be quite the one you are looking for.

If you are trying to make a professional impression or if you simply prefer how you look with healthy and full facial hair, you could have the beard, moustache or sideburns you have always wished for courtesy of a beard transplant.

You might decide that beard transplant surgery is not for you, especially if your facial hair loss is not that severe. If this is the case, then beard restoration can be the perfect alternative – especially when facial hair loss is confined to small patches.

At the Wimpole Clinic we can carry out beard restoration surgery on areas of hair loss that are relatively small, helping you to achieve a beard of more even hair growth that is sharper and tidier, or assist by means of a more substantial beard transplant where areas of uneven growth are more obvious.

In addition to genetics or facial hair loss due to natural effects, growing a beard may not be an option due to other factors, including:
Burns, scarring or skin trauma to the facial area

As well as genetics or natural loss of facial hair, there can be a number of reasons why growing a beard may not be possible. These include:

  • Previous facial surgery
  • Treatment with radiation
  • Some systemic illnesses
  • Burns, scarring or skin trauma to the facial area
  • Some systemic illnesses
  • Trichotillomania (an obsession with pulling on the hairs in your beard)

However, a full consultation with our experts here at the Wimpole Clinic will help you to gain a better understanding of your options, allowing you to choose the treatment that will give you the best results.

Facial hair is a big factor in how you feel about your appearance.

Whereas in the past you may have decided that growing a beard wasn’t an option, due to uneven hair growth or bald patches, a beard hair transplant offers you the option to choose to either go clean-shaven or to grow a beard, allowing you more control over the way you look.


Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.

We also include:

  • 3 day post procedure visit for a hair wash
  • 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
  • Advice on types of shampoo
  • Hair blood test
FUE Hair Transplant

How A Beard Transplant Works

Beard hair transplants provide permanent results, giving you hair where it is needed the most and putting you in complete charge of your facial hair.
Each hair follicle in a moustache or beard grows individually, so in order to achieve a more natural looking effect each individual hair must be implanted one at a time, making sure they are placed close to each other and in the appropriate direction.

1200 – 1500 grafts are required to create a goatee
2500 – 3000 grafts are required to create a full beard

Patience, a steady hand and a wealth of experience are needed in order to precisely graft the very high number of hair follicles that are required to achieve the best results

Beard Restoration Methods

The beard restoration procedure starts with the extraction of the donated hair follicles; this is carried out using either FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT (follicular unit transplant).
FUE works by directly taking the donor follicles from the head, a tiny semi-circular shallow cut is made which allows each follicle to be removed directly from the head. This is then grafted straight onto the beard area.

FUT is a innovative technology which requires the hair follicles to be carefully collected and then working under a microscope many tiny, natural-looking grafts are created ready for implantation.

With both FUE and FUT, scarring to the donor area is kept as slight as possible, giving hair the chance to grow through the scar tissue and ensuring there will be no hair loss in this area. These procedures have been proven to offer excellent results, but finding the treatment that’s right for you will depend on your specific needs and desires. To find out what course of treatment would be best for you, The Wimpole Clinic are pleased to offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

Experienced Specialists

Both of these procedures rely on exemplary technique and a great number of years of training in order to ensure that the results look authentic and to reduce the possibility of scarring to the donor area. Here at the Wimpole Clinic, our hair replacement experts are specialists with many years of understanding of these techniques.

Mr Michael May, our principal, played an integral role in establishing the FUT technique, a method of hair replacement that is today used by professionals worldwide. Today, FUT together with FUE offers our hair replacement specialists the opportunity to provide you with incredibly natural results.

Client Testimonials

The Team

Follow the links below to find out a bit about the team’s experience, backgrounds and their roles.

Mr. Michael May (FRCS)

Mr. Michael May (FRCS)


About Mr. May was a key figure at The Wimpole Clinic for over 25 years before becoming Principal in 2001,…

Paru Shukla

Paru Shukla


Paru Shukla is a qualified trichologist from the Institute of Trichologists, London and received the John Mason award for excellence.…

Bilijana Djordevic

Bilijana Djordevic

Operating Theatre Manager

Billy as she is known by all the patients and her colleagues, comes from a medical back ground in Cardic…

Ivana Jaluvkova

Ivana Jaluvkova


Has a degree in micro biology and wanted to get involved with the art of hair restoration and has been…

Julie Brown

Julie Brown


Has been with the clinic for the last fifteen years has assisted in preparing theatres and patients for the transplant…

Linda Orsler

Linda Orsler

Registered Nurse

Linda is the registered nurse of the Wimpole Clinic has been with the clinic since 1976, she is one of…

Hair Transplant Prices

FUE Hair TransplantNo Linear Scar

Aftercare Checkups

PRP and ATP Options

Stimulating Laser Session

No Visible Scaring

Most Popular Technique

Speedy Recovery

FUT Hair TransplantNo Head Shaving

PRP and ATP Options

Stimulating Laser Session

Aftercare Checkups

Fine Linear Scar

Less expensive procedure

No Head Shaving

Beard Transplant ProcedureMoustache to Full Beard

PRP and ATP Options

Increase Beard Density

Thicken Sideburns

Fill in Bald Patches

Moustache to Full Beard

FUT & FUE Procedures

Eyebrow TransplantReshape Eyebrows

PRP and ATP Options

Increase Eyebrow Density

Aftercare Included

Angled to follow hair pattern

Restore eyebrows

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