Beard hair grafts are a slower process [I had 400 grafts not hairs]. They really do grow at acute angles and therefore the head has to really be manipulated into many directions in order to safely extract. I've had 1000 now from my beard in total so it was not new to me and I knew the process as this is my third procedure with beard hair.
More procedures will be needed certainly, end of the year or early next. As for beard hair a lot of the work has been done into scars on others so i'd say now after 3 sessions and 1000 grafts it has to be me.
Yes, the pretty much all to temples, they take a lot of single hairs as does the initial hairline construction so can need a lot of gratfs even being conservative. No beard hairs there but all in the crown.
6 Days post op. Healing process is evident in comparison to a few days ago. Beard and scalp getting better really day by day. I am making sure to wash and gently massage well and good use of aloe vera and vitamin e as part of my routine.
Taking the pics myself so could be better [sorry if i look a bit deranged] but at least shows the healing aspect quiet well, certainly a lot lighter already on both donor and recipient.
I shave my head approx 1 or 2 times a week so it's never really "grown out" as such. I had all of this FUE work as I knew I wanted to keep a shaved look. The beard hair ininitally grows possibly slightly faster but appears to mellow in time and blend well with my native hair. In fact I think photos show more of a distinction than the naked eye does. But very happy with it really and it has been a vital area of donor for me.