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  • by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
  • 11 May 2018
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Can Hair Transplant Be Done Without Shaving Your Head?

Hair transplant surgery without shaving is now possible with new developing fue technics, but few doctors can do this. The non-shave method is a process that requires absolute experience and requires special equipments.

Many people consider the FUE due to the less invasive procedure and incredible results. However, they seem to hesitate about shaving their hair, while in the FUT, they don’t have to. They don’t want to look baldy during the recovery time or as waiting the hair regrowing. So, can hair transplant be done without shaving your head ?

Hair Transplant FUE Scar

Today, due to the advanced development in FUE, taking hair transplant without shaving is possible. The procedure is called Unshaven Follicular Unit extraction or U-FUE. In this method, the surgeon performs the procedure without shaving the donor area. This will allow you to maintain your long hair even during the recovery period. However, there are few surgeons capable to conduct the FUE hair transplant with this method. It’s due to the fact that U-FUE requires special tools and experiences. Not all hair clinics offer such procedure.

U-FUE has gained the popularity due to various advantages. First, of course, you don’t need to shave the donor area of your head. Second, it’s certainly a less invasive method which remains a minor scarring in the donor area. Third, you wouldn’t have to visit the hospital for further treatment as you’ve taken. Fourth, since it’s a less invasive method, you’re allowed to have minimum post-procedure treatment. All you need is to follow the instruction provided by the doctors for the recovery period. Make sure you know what you can and can’t do during  the recovery period.

Can Hair Transplant Be Done Without Shaving Your Head

Hair Transplant U-FUE

As you’ve seen, U-FUE possess the advantages of standard FUE procedure with the eligibility to maintain the hair long. However, it should be also noted that the standard FUE don’t always require a whole shaving. What should be shaved is the area where the hair follicles will be harvested, not all the rest areas. It may depend on how many grafts needed to transplant. The more grafts needed, the larger area will be required to shave in the regular FUE procedure. It means, if you need a smaller area to shave, then you wouldn’t have to be bothered with baldy area. However, the aesthetic consideration may make specific U-FUE be more considerable as it provides a wider option of the haircut.

can hair transplant be done without shaving your head ? you need to consult your doctor and see what you can gain with the standard FUE. If you’re not okay with the shaving scenario, you can consider taking U-FUE hair transplant procedure. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu


Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu is pioneer MD for Hair transplant procedures in Turkey. He is the one of the first doctor who established his own clinic and applied FUT Technique in 1996-1997. After a year in 1998, he practiced in and became a member of International Society5 of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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