There are typically two types of beard transplant. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) beard transplant works by directly extracting the donor follicles from the head, using a tiny semi-circular incision which allows the individual follicle to be pulled directly from the head. This is then grafted directly onto the beard area.
With a follicular unit transplantation (FUT) beard transplant, the procedure uses cutting edge technology which involves harvesting the hair follicles and then working microscopically to create hundreds of tiny, natural-looking grafts ready to be implanted which are either individual hairs or double hair grafts.
In both FUE and FUT the scarring to the donor area is kept to an absolute minimum, allowing hair to grow through the scar tissue and ensuring there will be no hair loss in this area. The number of grafts can range from a few hundred to a few thousand. To provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted as individual (and sometimes two hair) grafts. Great care is taken to assure natural growth and appearance including the careful placement of the grafts at the exact angle and direction of typical growth. Once placed, the microscopically dissected grafts of a beard transplant are permanent.