Orange County Hair Restoration

Facial Hair Transplantation

If you are considering a facial hair transplant, it is important to consult with a qualified hair restoration specialist like Dr. Ken Williams to determine the best facial hair transplant plan for you.

Facial Hair Transplantation?

Facial hair transplantation is a commonly performed surgical procedure designed to transplant scalp hair to facial regions lacking density and fullness. Our office specializes in FUE surgery, but we also perform linear strip surgery. The more modern hair restoration procedure to harvest follicles for facial hair transplantation is the FUE technique.

With the FUE procedure, the follicular grafts are harvested from the posterior or back portion of the scalp similar to traditional hair transplant procedures. Follicles from the neck can also be used. The new hair grafts are then re-implanted in the facial regions requiring greater facial hair density or re-design.


FUE allows for greater precision and control in the placement of individual hair follicles.


The individual follicles removed with FUE may not be as strong as those removed with other techniques.

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The new facial hair typically grows like normal facial hair. The texture and other characteristics of the hair follicle harvested from the scalp, once grown back can be groomed, shaved or allowed to grow to any length similar to the original or native facial hair follicle. Once transplanted the new facial hairs are permanent and difficult to tell apart from the original hair.

To ensure natural appearing facial hair, careful placement of the grafts at the correct angle and proper direction is required. For optimal graft survival after donor harvesting, careful handling of the grafts are essential. At Orange County Hair Restoration, our office uses regenerative techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Hypothermosol TM , ATPTM ,and the Cole Chiller Device TM to reduce ischemia reperfusion injury and increases the survival of the hair grafts after surgery.


The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with or without an oral sedative. The procedure roughly takes 2 to 5 hours depending on the size of the case and number of grafts harvested. The first few days after the procedure results in tiny crusts forming around each transplanted hair. Typically by the second day, patients may travel and resume non-strenuous activities. The transplanted hairs will begin to fall out at around 4 weeks, and then the follicles start to regrow at 3-4 months.



There are few risks with the procedure, and most are those associated with standard hair transplantation. Depending upon the surgical technique selected by the patient, linear donor scarring may occur with the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), commonly referred to as the Strip technique. If a patient selects the FUE technique there may be 1mm hypopigmented areas in the donor site if the hair is shaved.

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Dr. Ken L. Williams, Diplomate (ABHRS) and Fellow (ISHRS)

Dr. Williams practices medical and surgical hair restoration for men and women. His private practice is dedicated to the art and science of hair restoration. He is a Diplomate of ABHRS, the only surgical organization that certifies surgeons. 

Our hair doctor is also a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). He is an expert in regenerative PRP, stem cell therapy, and surgical hair restoration in treating hair loss in men and women. He was one of the early cosmetic hair transplant surgeons to incorporate Follicular Unit Excision into his surgical hair practice, and he relates easily to his hair loss patients as he is a FUE surgical recipient of approximately 10,200 follicular grafts. His office is located in the heart of Orange County in the city of Irvine, along the Laguna and Newport Coasts.

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