Beards, beards, beards, it seems everywhere you look there are men sporting facial hair.
For some men like David Orne, a local communications engineer with the Coast Guard, it comes easy.
“Well it feels good to have facial hair. We were born with it— I tried shaving, it grew back. I gave up. Why fight it? Why fight it?” Orne asked with a laugh.
We’re talking beards long and thick enough that they require daily maintenance.
For some guys, growing a full beard is a serious challenge but there is a way to get around it.
If you can’t grow a mustache or a beard facial hair transplants, taking hair from the back of your head and surgically inserting it in your beard and mustache areas, can help.
That’s what 23-year-old Christopher Thomas is having done, his own hair transplanted to his eyebrows and mustache area.
“When I first got here, I was just like no way! This has got to be like some myth,” Thomas said.
Not a myth, in fact Linda Carnazza, owner of the Virginia Surgical Center in Virgina Beach, said there’s a steady demand for this procedure.
“At our other clinic in DC, we’ve gotta do, I don’t know, five a month, six a month— facial hair, full beards, mustaches; eyebrows are very common,” Carnazza said.
But how does it work?
It’s a very tedious process requiring several hours for this delicate, repetitive procedure and costs thousands of dollars.
Many ask is it worth all of this and how long does it take for the hair to show up? Is it permanent?
The answers to those questions, plus hear from another patient who’s already seeing results in a special report Wednesday night on NewsChannel 3 at 11.