Beard Hair Transplant in Edmonton


Customizing Each Graft

The grafts required for beard transplant are more specific and tailored before being implanted into the face. Using micro-surgery, we place the multi-follicular grafts under a microscope to accurately slice them into “singles” before they are relocated. Beard hair also requires a particularly flat incision angle. Matching the angle is imperative to achieving a natural result.


Filling in a Patchy Beard

This lesser-known procedure allows us to fill in the front, sideburn, mustache, and cheek lines of the face. Most often patients who have patchy beards, or sections of thin hair will require a fairly small amount of grafts. The surgery is still quite complicated and requires a large effort from Dr. Sharma and his surgical team. We often require 4-6 staff working alongside Dr. Sharma throughout the entire 12-hour surgery, but the results are worth it.


Why Do We Seperate Each Graft?

When performing a hair transplant to the scalp it is very important to follow the unique hair patterns and angles that every person is born with. Here is how they are most commonly placed when addressing the hair line.

Two to four rows of “singles” are placed at the front to create a dense textured look. Singles are finer hair, something you will notice naturally occurring near the front. This is followed by 3 rows of “doubles” which lead us further in to the hairline. Behind this we place primarily “multi’s” to give the appearance of dense and thick hair.

This placement technique prevents a plucked ‘doll hair’ look. In the olden days patients often received large plugs in the frontal hairline consisting of 3-4 grafts which looked very unnatural. Thanks to microsurgery techniques the grafts can now become minuscule and the precision has gone up immensely.

For these reasons, a properly performed surgery takes time. Grafts are living tissue and require a very delicate handling to remain intact. Careful excision, transport, and implantation are key to a successful hair transplant.

Graft Placement for Beard Transplants

Every case varies, but it is very common to complete an entire beard transplant using only ‘single’ grafts. Due to the disparity between multi-follicular grafts and single grafts we often use micro-surgery to split the grafts to attain the appropriate amount of individual follicles.



Dr. Sharma uses multiple different tools to make the incisions which will then be the placement site for each individual graft. This is an integral part of the procedure and the placement location and angle will determine how and where the hair will grow. The procedure is performed with a mixture of a regional anesthetic block and tumescent anesthesia.


Graft placement is a painless but laborious part of the day at our clinic. Our nurses will be placing the grafts one-by-one into the incisions made by Dr. Sharma. Before this happens, we carefully select and clean the excised grafts to ensure we are only placing healthy and intact follicles. During this part of the procedure you are able to watch television or listen to music to help pass the time.

The Result

To see the gentlemen’s results, you will just have to wait. The surgery was performed in April of 2021 and we will be taking his after photos in October of the same year. The best place to see updates would be our Facebok & Instagram pages.

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