Root Hair Institute


Beard Restoration Surgery in Greater Seattle

We at Root Hair Institute can help you achieve the look you desire for your facial hair including your beard, mustache, goatee, etc with our experienced staff and state-of-the-art facilities.

Best Beard Restoration Surgery in Seattle

Some folks prefer to have beards or other forms of facial hair styles such as mustaches or goatees. However, some individuals are unable to grow a beard or have patchiness or thin areas. If you fall into one of these categories and would like to have a thicker or fuller beard, there’s no need to fret – there are treatment options available including beard restoration surgery. 


Beard restoration surgery (also called beard transplant) is a type of hair transplantation that uses your own hair to create a fuller, thicker beard. Our experienced surgeons at Root Hair Institute will work with you to help you get the look you desire. 


If you’re considering beard restoration surgery, contact us at Root Hair Institute today to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you!

How Does Our Beard Restoration Surgery Work

Patients desiring a fuller appearance or correction of thinner areas of their beards are often able to do so with beard restoration surgery. The approach to beard transplantation is very similar to scalp hair and eyebrow restoration. It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure where our surgeons will harvest the patient’s own hair from the ‘donor area’, usually the back or sides of the scalp. We then transplant these hairs to the desired locations in the ‘recipient area’, which are the areas with thin or no hair in the beard, mustache, or goatee. 

The process of beard restoration surgery at Root Hair Institute

The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation. It is important to have a consultation first to determine if there are any medical conditions or inflammatory types of hair loss that could be contributing to loss of hair in the beard area. If so, it would be recommended to treat these underlying conditions. If it is determined that you just genetically have sparse hair in these areas, then beard transplant surgery could be right for you. You will meet with your surgeon at Root Hair Instituteduring the consultation so that they can examine the area to make a diagnosis as above.


They will also examine your donor area with a dermatoscope (magnifying device) to check the quality of the hair follicles that will be harvested. The goal is to obtain the best follicles that will look natural in their new destination – the beard. The type of harvesting method that is recommended will be determined and discussed with you at this time (ie. FUE or FUT). Additionally, you will  also discuss your ‘ideal’ beard look and goals with your doctor, so that they can help come up with a beard restoration plan for you. They will discuss the risks, benefits, alternatives, and recovery with you. You will get an estimate of cost based on the number of grafts needed in your case.

If you decide to move forward with the procedure, you will be given detailed pre-operative instructions on how to prepare and what to avoid in the days/weeks prior to the procedure. On the day of surgery, your beard design will be confirmed again with you before the start of the procedure.
The process will begin with obtaining (harvesting) the grafts from the donor area, followed by recipient site creation in the beard area, and placement of the grafts that were obtained in the initial stage (See Hair Restoration Surgery for further details on the different stages of the procedure).The artistic requirements of this procedure are paramount as the depth, direction, angle, and tilt of the transplanted grafts and resulting hair growth must look as natural as possible to blend in with the existing natural (native) hairs that were not transplanted.
After the procedure, our team will educate you on post-operative care in the days and weeks after the surgery. As with any type of hair restoration surgery, whether on the scalp, beard, or eyebrow, the hair follicles will grow new hair shafts that generally will start to become visible at 4-6 months and will continue to fill in up to 12-15 months post-surgery. Please keep this growth timeline in mind when you are planning your beard transplant. Our team will also see you back for regularly scheduled follow ups in the year after the procedure. We always encourage our patients to call if they have any questions in the post-operative period so that we can ensure healing and growth are optimized during this period. We know the best results are achieved when we keep open lines of communication with our patients, so we are dedicated to being there for them in the post-operative period.

How Does Our Beard Restoration Surgery Help?

At Root Hair Institute, our doctors specialize in beard restoration including beard restoration surgery. Beard transplants are an outpatient procedure that can produce impressive results for those desiring a thicker or fuller beard. 

Our beard restoration surgery can help those bothered by thin or sparse beards in the following ways:

Feel more confident

Inability to grow a beard can be problematic for some and lower their self confidence. With beard restoration, you will have a way to improve your facial hair and build associated confidence!

Express yourself

At Root Hair Institute, we have seen that facial hair such as beards, goatees, and mustaches helps many individuals better express themselves. With the proven restoration method of beard transplantation, you could achieve your desired beard look!

At Root Hair Institute, we will utilize the best surgical techniques to optimize beard growth and make the transplanted hairs look as natural as possible.

Our Beard Restoration Procedures

At Root Hair Institute, we are proud to offer our patients a variety of beard restoration procedures. We understand that every individual’s facial hair goals are unique, and we offer a range of options to help you achieve the look you desire.


We always use methods to make the transplanted hair look as natural as possible. This includes choosing hair follicles from the donor that match the characteristics of the existing hair in the beard. Generally, these follicles reside naturally on the sides (temporal-parietal) and lower portion of the back (inferior occipital) of the scalp. The hair follicles can be harvested via either the follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit excision/extraction (FUE) method depending on the size of the area needing to be treated as well as the hairstyle you wish to wear long term. For example, individuals desiring shorter hair on the sides may opt for FUE vs those who wear their hair longer on the sides and back may prefer the FUT procedure. Some information on the basics of both of these methods of donor harvesting are included below. The pros and cons of both FUT and FUE methods of donor harvesting will be discussed with you at your beard restoration surgery consultation.

Here are two options for getting follicles for your beard restoration surgery:

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

This procedure involves removing a strip of hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp, which is then divided into individual follicular units. These individual units are then transplanted into the areas of the beard with little to no hair or where a fuller appearance is desired.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

This procedure involves individually extracting follicular units from the back and sides of the scalp one by one with a small circular punch and then transplanting them into the areas of the beard with little to no hair or where a fuller appearance is desired.


We are confident that we can help you with your beard goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your confidence and achieve the look you’ve always wanted!


We are confident that we can help you with your beard goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your confidence and achieve the look you’ve always wanted!

Benefits of our beard restoration surgery

Our beard restoration surgery offers many potential benefits, including:

Natural-appearing results

Typically results from beard restoration surgery looks natural. Our surgeons at Root Hair Institute are experienced and skilled and utilize the latest techniques to provide the most natural-appearing results possible.

Relatively quick recovery & minimally invasive options

Beard transplants generally have a short recovery period compared to many other cosmetic surgeries. There are minimally invasive options available such as the FUE type of procedure.

Generally effective procedure

Beard restoration surgery is generally an effective procedure to provide increased facial hair density in areas with absence of hair or thinning. If you’re considering beard restoration surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Our Beard Restoration Surgery Cost

The cost of our beard restoration surgery depends on your needs and goals. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and give you an estimate of the cost based on that plan. We offer flexible financing options to help make the surgery more affordable.

Why Choose Root Hair Institute for Your Beard Restoration Surgery in Greater Seattle

Our reputable surgeons and proven results in beard restoration makes us the obvious choice for anyone considering this surgery.

Some of the reasons to choose us include:

Experienced surgeons

Our fellowship-trained surgeons have extensive experience performing beard transplantation surgery in any hair type and can help you achieve your desired look.

The latest techniques

We use the latest techniques, including both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), to ensure natural-appearing results.

Personalized & compassionate care

We offer personalized care and will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our team is also dedicated to helping educate you and is accessible to you every step of the way.


A beard restoration surgery, also known as a beard transplant or beard transplantation, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to restore hair to the beard area. The procedure is similar in concept to a hair transplant for the scalp or eyebrow(s).

Overall this is a well-tolerated procedure with a relatively quick recovery period. As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with beard transplants, such as bleeding, infection, redness, inflamed hair follicles or cysts, scarring, numbness, pain, poor growth, poor healing, and more. In most cases the transplants are successful with minimal associated complications. However, it is important to discuss all the risks, benefits, alternatives, and recovery period with your surgeon during your consultation so that you fully understand the procedure before deciding to move forward with it. 

Generally those with naturally or genetically thinner or sparse beards who want a fuller or thicker beard are good candidates for beard transplant. Those who have lost beard hair due to internal medical conditions or inflammatory hair loss generally are not good candidates for beard restoration surgery as the underlying problem needs to be addressed. If you are considering a beard transplant and want to find out if you are an appropriate candidate, it is important to have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon, such as our surgeons at RHI, to obtain a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. 

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