Why is my facial hair balding?

There’s one thing worse than having to decide that you need hair transplantation surgery, and that’s for your initial hair transplant surgery to go wrong.

Most men have been there. Your friends are bragging to you about how great their beards are, whilst you are trying desperately to hide those pesky patches of hair on your face. So what do you do? Do you simply accept defeat and embrace a clean-shaved look?

Or do you persevere to find the best beard transplant Mumbai has to offer through the magical work of Dr Malay Mehta?

Dr Malay Mehta has created a leading cosmetic hair transplant clinic in India called the Malay Mehta Aesthetic Clinic. Here you can find everything you need for hair transplants for both your scalp and your face.

Beard balding is more commonly known as alopecia barbae and occurs as a variation of alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss.

There are a variety of causes of beard balding, and so we are here to give you a brief overview as to why you may be experiencing signs of patchy hair growth or no hair growth at all.



Various genes you inherit can carry the alopecia areata mutation which leads to genetic hair loss.



Prolonged cases of severe hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can lead to hair loss.


Autoimmune or
genetic conditions

Research has shown that those suffering from Asthma or Down syndrome are more susceptible to alopecia areata.



Various drugs used during chemotherapy can lead to facial hair loss and hair loss everywhere else on your body.



Conditions such as ringworm can result in ring-like patches of hair loss on the beard or scalp area.

Before and after images for beard transplant

beard transplant before after

Procedure: Beard transplant

Grafts implanted: 2700

How are beard transplants performed?

Beard transplants are becoming more and more common, especially nowadays with the wide availability of hair transplant clinics all around the world.

There are various methods of hair transplant surgery used to treat beard alopecia, such as Follicular Unit Transplantation, Follicular Unit Extractions, Direct Hair Transplants, and, less commonly, Hair Plugs.

To find out what the best beard hair transplant procedure is for you, we suggest you arrange an appointment with Dr Mehta and discuss your options at your soonest convenience.

Alopecia barbae can cause a patchy hair loss on the beard.

How does a facial hair transplant work?

The most common hair transplant procedure used for alopecia areata is the FUE method. Dr Malay Mehta will utilize special sapphire blades to create tiny incisions to remove follicles from your donor area to your beard and moustache.

However, depending on your pattern of hair loss, Dr Mehta may opt for the FUT method which involves grafting an entire strip of follicles from your donor area to be implanted into your beard. This usually results in a fuller look, but the benefits and advantages for each differ from person to person.

Let’s take a look at a simple step-by-step process:



Regardless if you have opted for the FUE or FUT method, Dr Malay Mehta will use special sapphire blades to harvest the hair follicles following the use of a local anaesthetic to minimize pain.



Once all the desired follicles have been harvested, Dr Mehta will implant the follicles into the area of your face in need of hair. The implants will be placed in a specific manner to ensure your new beard grows in an aesthetically pleasing way.



Like any other invasive procedure that required incisions, you will need to recover for a few days after your procedure. Your new beard hairs may fall out within 2-3 weeks, but this is completely normal as it allows for new hair to regrow.

Where can I get a moustache transplant in India?

Moustache transplants can be life-changing procedures. You can come into our clinic lacking self-esteem and walk out with a newfound sense of confidence, ready to tackle any problem that may lay ahead of you.

Dr Mehta is specialized to carry out hair transplants on all aspects of your face, and so can use either the sapphire FUE or FUT method to transplant your moustache.

Before your beard transplant, we make sure that we note all the regions with reduced follicles to ensure we implant the appropriate amount.

What is the beard transplant cost in India?

Beard hair transplant cost in India varies from clinic to clinic. The majority of quotes you will find are based on grafts, averaging anywhere from Rs 40 to Rs 120 per graft. Around 2000 grafts are usually needed for a beard transplant.

To find the best quote for you, we recommend you arrange a consultation with Dr Mehta to identify just how many grafts you will need for transplantation.

Why Choose Malay Mehta Aesthetic Clinic

DrMalay Mehta began his career within the suburbs of Gujarat. After serving his local community, his talent was soon discovered and appreciated all over India. Dr Mehta has then travelled around the world to study from the best leaders in cosmetic practices and has since opened up the Malay Mehta Aesthetic Clinic to provide his newfound expertise to his local community.

Dr Mehta holds an MD in dermatology and a degree in MBBS. He has also specialized in venereology and leprosy and has now made a name for himself as the most renowned hair transplant surgeon in India.


Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions regarding facial hair transplantation.

Beard transplants are permanent and should last you for the entirety of your lifetime given that you give your face that needed TLC.

Beard transplants are surgical procedures and are performed under local anaesthetic to help minimize any sensations of pain or discomfort. However, once the local anaesthetic wears off, you may feel some pain. Taking pain killers before and after your procedure helps alleviate some of this pain.

No. By using sapphire technology, Dr Mehta’s work guarantees little to no scarring after your procedure.

You should not shave until Dr Mehta has given you full clearance due to the increased sensitivity around your face. However, most patients can start shaving 10-15 days after their procedure.

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