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Will Shaving My Head Immediately after Hair Transplant Surgery affect Hair Growth?

2/9/2012 3:46:22 AM

Question:

I recently had a hair transplant. Can I continue to shave my head bald until results are achieved or do I have to let it grow?

Answer:

Shaving your head after hair restoration surgery will not necessarily affect hair growth. However, you do not want to shave your head bald with a razor until your donor and recipient areas are fully healed. This is typically about 10 to 14 days post-op after all the scabs have fallen.

I suggest asking your hair restoration physician for his or her recommendation as to when it is safe to begin shaving again.

David (TakingThePlunge) Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog.

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