Men go ape over beard transplantsAugust 20th, 2013 • 2 Comments
Do you have a bald face? Would you like a lustrous beard to make you look like a Joy of Sex lumberjack? Well, you’re not alone.
The number of men who are asking for beard transplants has increased six fold in the last couple of years. That’s according to Dr Bessam Farjo, from the Farjo Hair Institute (not to be confused with Dr Drake Ramoray from the Ramoray Institute of Science and Stuff).
Dr Farjo pioneered facial hair transplants back in 1996 and since then, men – keen to copy stars like Zach Galifianakis and Craig David – have been flocking to him, especially in the last year or so, as beards have become more ‘fashionable.’
‘A full beard is very much a statement look, and it goes in and out of fashion. For the last 12 to 18 months, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of men coming to my practice wanting to fill in bald patches or thicken wisps of hair.’ He said.
‘Whilst many men may be looking for full fop of facial fuzz, the majority of patients seeking facial hair transplantation do so to fill gaps and create ‘designer stubble’, he said.
(What on earth is a full ‘fop’ of facial fuzz? Sounds medical to me!).
And what does a facial hair transplant entail? Well, as you might expect, they’re like plugs, but in your face. Hair is harvested from the back of your head and the follicles are transplanted – and over 4500 men have had the operation last year alone.
So you could do that, or you could go to a joke shop and get a stick-on beard for 40p. Either way, you will probably repel women.