Oh, what a tragedy to be a beardless hipster in New York. As far as I know, there isn’t a worse fate imaginable. Fortunately, science has figured out how give the hairless public hope: beard transplants.
According to DNAinfo.com, “facial hair transplants” are all the rage in New York right now.
A 39-year-old New Yorker described the procedure for DNAinfo, after he’d received a transplant last April:
“I had contemplated [getting a beard transplant] for approximately eight months. Knowing the results, I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time deciding,” he said.
Checkout a breakdown of the process after the break…
The hair for beard transplants typically is taken from the patient’s head — roots and all — and then planted through micro-incisions on a bare patch of face, in an eight-hour procedure under local anesthesia, similar to how hair transplants are done, doctors said.
Once transplanted, the beard hair takes root gradually. The hair then falls out, but the roots stay and begin to grow new hair within several months, doctors said.
Once it’s fully healed, the new beard can be shaved regularly and will grow back just like real hair.
But here’s the kicker: The cost for fill-ins is around $3,000, and for full transplants, around $7,000. Who knew the wild-man lumberjack look was so expensive?