Is shaving always necessary for hair transplant?
As medical techniques improve, more and more surgeries are less invasive and leave little to no scars. Hair transplants are no exception. Whereas in Strip surgery, there is a telltale linear scar, the more recently developed FUE technique leaves no such scar. In addition, FUE surgery has several surgery methods including Full Shaven / Partial Shaven / Non Shaven, the latter options leave almost no visible change to the current hairstyle. Many people with hair loss are sensitive about their appearance and this post will talk about the types of hair transplant surgery and information about shaving.
| Kinds of hair transplants?
There are two main types of hair transplant surgery depending on the method of extraction. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) which is the most recent developed technique leaves little scarring and has a quick recovery time. Only the required amount of hairs are extracted and since no stitches are required, postop care is relatively easier.
| FUE hair transplant surgery method
Depending on the patient’s convenience, Fully Shaven / Partial Shaven / Non Shaven is possible. Among these, Partial Shaven of only the donor area is favored. For those who Partial Shaven is difficult, FUE Non Shaven is the best choice for keeping their current hairstyle.