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Will I Have to Shave My Head Prior to Hair Transplant Surgery?

1/27/2015 1:27:07 AM

Question:

Do I need to close shave my head before my hair transplant? I am okay with this if it is necessary for better results

Answer:

Some hair transplant surgeons require all of their patients to be shaved prior to surgery. In cases of follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) shaving of the donor area is required in virtually all patients. With strip surgery, it’s possible to leave the hair in the donor area longer and use it to hide the sutures while the surgery is healing.

It’s important to note that you should not shave your own head prior to surgery. If required, your doctor will do it for you with hair clippers (not a razor) on the morning of your procedure

All Articles by David Contributing author and hair transplant patient.