The FUE transplant with total shaving is recommended in cases of severe alopecia. The procedure is similar to other Follicular Unit Extraction techniques. The surgeon removes the hair bulbs using a micro-punch that hardly leaves a scar. The difference is that FUE with total shaving allows for a larger number of grafts to be extracted – up to 2,000 in one session – and the patient’s hair must be completely shaved.

The advantages of an FUE hair transplant with total shaving

  • Corrects severe alopecia in a permanent and harmonious way
  • No staples or sutures
  • Allows the extraction of up to 2,000 grafts in a single session
  • Increases the donor area by 30-50%.

What is an FUE hair transplantation with total shaving?

FUE is the least invasive hair transplant technique. The goal is to remove hair follicles from the donor area – usually the occipital and temporal regions of the scalp – before reinserting them into the balding areas of the head.

Unlike the FUL technique (FUT long hair), the extraction of the grafts is done with a micro-punch that measures between 0.8 and 0.9 mm in diameter. It allows to detach each follicular unit from all its skin and fatty connections.

Unlike other existing transplant techniques that require the use of a scalpel, FUE does not leave a continuous linear scar on the donor area. The advantage is that the hair follicles can be extracted elsewhere than on the crown. Result: the number of potential grafts increases by 30 to 50%.

The other advantage of the FUE technique with total shaving is that it allows the extraction of 2,000 grafts in a single session, which is useful for people with significant baldness. It requires shaving the entire head so that the donor and recipient areas are clearly visible.

For a larger session of 3,000 to 4,000 implants, the procedure is performed over two consecutive days in order to optimize the grafting process and avoid potential loss of implants.

For which patients?

FUE hair transplant with total shaving can be done on both men and women. However, since it requires shaving the entire head, it is usually recommended for men. It is particularly recommended for patients who:
  • suffer from severe alopecia
  • want to keep their hair very short
  • who have a dense donor area
  • who’s scalp is not very flexible

What are the results?

The FUE method with total shaving allows to cover a bald area in a natural, dense and harmonious way. The transplanted hair will grow for the patient’s entire life, since it comes from a part of the scalp that is insensitive to the hormone responsible for alopecia.
Résultat greffe de cheveux FUE avec rasage total sur un homme