New Delhi, Jan 20: If you are jealous of young Indian men sporting that perfectly-styled beard and wish to wear a perfect one to not only woo your lady but also join the latest “shapely beard” fad to impress friends on the social media, the time is just ripe for you. According to cosmetic surgeons and skin specialists, the quest to catch up with the latest trend of growing and styling beard and moustache has, of late, inspired several young adults visiting them for that “perfect patch” of the facial hair involving medications and even surgical techniques. “There is certainly a demand for a more sharpened beard these days. People do come to get their facial hair sharpened and shaped in order to attain that perfect rough look. Sharpening is done using laser treatments,” said Dr. Anup Dhir, renowned specialist in cosmetic surgery at the Apollo Hospital in the capital.
According to experts, young men want to increase hair density, get rid of excessive hair on cheeks just below the eyes as well as neck and even get hair transplants in a few cases. “A strong desire to look better than the rest is really forcing young men to make a beeline at cosmetic clinics across the country. Sporting beard and twirling moustaches are considered fashion statements nowadays. The trend seems to have come from the celebrities, including actors and cricketers,” explained Dr. Rohit Batra, senior dermatologist at Sir Gangaram Hospital. Batra gets 8 to 10 such cases per month and according to him, it has been three to four years that this trend is continuing and the frequency is increasing day by day. “People come with high hopes and expectations. In most cases, youths want a luxuriant hair. Also, people with uneven hair growth come to get that perfect hair-do, which involves removal of unwanted hair and transplants,” Batra told IANS. Gone are the days when long moustaches and beards were associated with bad guys and girls fell for clean-shaven men. At least that is what several Bollywood movies tend to showcase, with actors like Ranveer Singh sporting a twirled moustache in his latest hit film “Bajirao Mastani”. (ians)