How to grow beards?

I am 22 . Still I don't have any facial hair...any suggestions how to grow beards??

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Facial hair growth is a genetic trait. If you have very little facial hair there isn't much you can do to increase the growth

Facial hair growth is a genetic trait.  If you have very little facial hair there isn't much you can do to increase the growth.  Surgery may be an option but you would need to consult with a doctor.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Beard growth

Many young men want to accelerate their beard growth and ask about it. It takes age (genetic triggers which occur in family lines) so if you want to find out when your beard will grow out, you need to find out when your father or grandfather started to grow their beard. Hormones should have kicked in nicely by the time a man reaches 18 but he must wait out his genetics as hormone alone are not responsible for the onset of beard grown. Beard transplants can be done when the young man is a bit older (over 25) if the beard has not grown in yet

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Beard Transplants

I am unsure if you mean that you haven't been able to grow any hair at all on your face? If uopu just have some patches in your beard it could be Alopecia Barbae

Alopecia Barbae is a very specific form of hair loss. Traditional Alopecia Areata describes a condition where hair loss occurs throughout the body, Alopecia Barbae describes hair loss that occurs in the beard. For fairly obvious reasons, Alopecia Barbae is noticeable only with men, because lower levels of testosterone in women would typically prevent the formation of facial hair (specifically beards) altogether.

Bald patches in beards are actually quite common among men. They can appear under the chin, as well as throughout the sides of the neck, cheeks, and along the moustache region.

Beard transplants are definitely an option for men who wish to reverse the signs of thinning or balding patches. In fact, we have had many existing patients requesting facial hair transplants. Men seeking beard transplants will often even reference the specific famous facial hair of Hollywood A-listers such as Ryan Reynolds.

A beard or eyebrow transplant works pretty much the same as a head hair transplant procedure would. First you would have a consultation, during which we will determine the likely cause of your hair loss and plan an effective treatment regimen.

After making sure that you are a good candidate for a beard or eyebrow transplant, we will first determine a donor area that hair can be extracted from. This donor area typically resides along the rear or side regions of the patient’s scalp, the same area that would be used for any hair transplant.

Once we have extracted the required amount of hair, we transplant individual follicular units in the desired areas, to restore bald areas and create a natural-looking beard.

Because the transplanted hair will come from the back of the head, it also requires us to match natural colour of the area being transplanted. These hairs will initially grow faster and will require trimming for the 1st year or two. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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