Arocha Hair Restoration Reports Increasing Demand for Facial Hair Transplants
Hair transplant surgeon Dr. Bernard Arocha helps those seeking stubble to feel more confident
HOUSTON, September 10, 2013 – Fueled by recent changes in tastes and the fashion world’s recent enthusiastic celebration of everything mustache, the whisker is on the rise. The fact that some have fewer facial follicles than others is where Houston Hair Restoration surgeon, Dr. Bernard Arocha of Arocha Hair Restoration, comes in. He has noticed an uptick in demand for facial hair transplants among those seeking more stubble.
Facial hair transplants are identical to the modern hair transplant techniques used to address hair loss on the scalp. Hair follicles are harvested from areas of dense growth – typically the back of the scalp – and inserted one-by-one to fill in patchy areas in the mustache and/or beard areas. The number of follicles transplanted can range from a few hundred to more than 1,000, depending on the patient’s goals.
“As hard as they try, some men simply lack the density of follicles needed to grow a thick, healthy looking mustache or stubble,” said Dr. Arocha. “As tastes have changed and facial hair has become more accepted and embraced, we’re seeing more patients who believe a thicker mustache or stubble makes them look more masculine, mature and dignified. Ultimately, they are looking for a boost in confidence.”
Recent research confirms that women prefer stubble. A study published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior found that the vast majority of women found that a man sporting a 10-day heavy beard is more attractive than when he’s clean shaven or has light stubble. The researchers hypothesized that the ability to grow facial hair strongly influences people's judgments of a man's socio-sexual attributes – their maturity, masculinity and virility.
“We work to give the face the balance and symmetry necessary for an attractive appearance by filling in the patches that can make him look less healthy and less mature,” said Dr. Arocha.
Earlier this year, Arocha Hair Restoration introduced the ARTAS Robotic System to the Houston area. It uses sophisticated imaging technology and precision robotics to locate and collect individual follicular units accurately and consistently, thousands of times in a single session. ARTAS is used on the back of the patient’s scalp. In addition, Dr. Arocha offers the traditional method of harvesting follicles by removing a strip of scalp and methodically extracting the follicles with the help of a microscope for patient who prefer that option.
Dr. Arocha is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and has performed more than 3,000 hair transplant surgeries, transplanting an estimated total of approximately 9 million follicles. He serves as a physician examiner for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Arocha Hair Restoration exclusively performs medical and surgical hair restoration procedures, focusing on ultra-refined follicular unit hair transplantation.
About Arocha Hair Restoration
Led by Bernardino Arocha, M.D., Arocha Hair Restoration offers patients in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout Texas and the United States a full range of hair restoration options including state-of-the-art hair transplant surgery and medications that promote hair growth. Arocha Hair Restoration uses advanced technology and a sophisticated hair restoration procedure to restore receding hairlines and crowns using the patient's native hair. Recovery is fast and results last a lifetime, are completely natural and usually undetectable.