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It takes time to grow a beard, and for some men, it can be a challenge to grow a thick, full beard. Modern hair restoration technology makes it possible to create a thicker, fuller beard, fill in gaps, hide scars, or create sideburns or a thicker mustache with your own natural, growing hair. Cheng Hair Restoration provides you with expertise of double board certified facial plastic surgeons – Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline Cheng for all of your hair rejuvenation needs.

What is beard restoration?

Restoring hair to the goatee, mustache, sideburns, or beard can be done with a facial hair transplant procedure. Beard restoration restores hair to areas where facial growth is thin or not there at all. Hair restoration can also be used to cover acne scars or other facial scars.

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How does a beard restoration work?

Approximately 2,000 hairs will be extracted and replanted into your beard, one at a time with FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique. Your doctor will make tiny incisions in the beard and determine the direction and density of the hair that will grow.

The procedure requires several hours to complete. Oral sedation, and well as local anesthesia can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your procedure.

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How many grafts will I need?

Every patient’s needs are different. Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline will meet with you to discuss your goals. The number of grafts you will need for your hair transplant will depend on the level of thinning, the quality of your donor sites, and the amount of existing hair you have.

Why am I losing my hair?

Hair loss can be caused by many factors:

  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Certain deficiencies in your body
  • Lifestyle
  • Alopecia
  • Thyroid condition
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Can I return to work following my beard restoration procedure?

After your hair transplant in our private Saratoga clinic, you should plan on taking a few days off for recovery. Most patients return to work within a week. It just depends on how many grafts are needed. Once the swelling subsides, you can return to all of your regular activities.

Where does the hair come from for my beard restoration?

The transplanted hair will most likely come from your scalp. The back of your head is typically the fullest and is where the hair will be harvested for your beard restoration.

How long will it take for my beard to grow after the transplant?

For most men, you will begin to see some growth around three to four months after your procedure.

Is beard restoration painful?

Beard restoration is very similar to any scalp hair restoration procedure. It is not particularly painful or difficult to experience, particularly when under the care of Cheng Plastic Surgery.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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