FUE without shaving is recommended to correct a minor alopecia (tonsure, gulfs or frontal line). This recent technique allows the extraction of implants without shaving the scalp, whether in the donor area or the implantation area. This allows for an almost immediate resumption of socio-professional activities.
The advantages of FUE without shaving
- Corrects alopecia which is limited to one area in an unnoticeable, definitive and aesthetic way
- Allows the extraction of up to 1000 to 1200 grafts in a single session
- No shaving or stitches are required
- Return to professional activities is almost immediate
What is FUE without shaving?
For which patients?
What are the results?
Which steps are involved?
1st step: defining the receiving area
2nd step: hair follicle extraction
Step 3: Graft preparation
4th step: graft implantation
FUE without shaving FAQ
NO – The stem of the implanted hair falls naturally a few days after the procedure. It takes an average of 3 to 4 months for the implanted roots to grow new hair. The results becomes noticeable after 5 or 6 months. From the 6th to the 12th month, the implanted hair gains in density, thickness and quality. The result is considered definitive after one year.
YES – They come from areas of the scalp that are not sensitive to the hormone that causes alopecia. Therefore, the transplanted hair will last for the patient’s entire life.
NO – Because the transplanted hair is the patient’s own.
NO – All hair transplants are performed under local anesthesia, so the procedure is completely painless for the patient.
NO – Even though it is minimally invasive, FUE transplants still requires the extraction of hair follicles from the scalp. Nevertheless, this extraction is done with a micro-punch which leaves circular scars measuring less than a millimeter in diameter. The result is almost invisible and this is why the FUE technique is generally recommended to patients who like to cut their hair very short or even shaved.
YES – An FUE transplant without shaving will allow you to resume your social activities one or two days after the procedure. However, an edema may appear on the forehead. It usually disappears after three to five days.
NO – An FUE transplant without shaving is only recommended for patients with minor alopecia. It only allows the extraction of 1,200 grafts, which is not enough for more severe alopecia. In this case, we recommend either an FUE with shaving, or an FUL (FUT long hair) which allows the removal of up to 4,000 grafts in a single session.
YES – This is the surgeon’s priority. To achieve this, a high density per cm2 is required. At the same time, the orientation of the implants recreates a natural and aesthetic movement of the hair.
YES – FUE without shaving is not recommended for patients with low hair density in the donor area.
NO – FUE without shaving is not a treatment for hair loss. It can only correct alopecia permanently.