Unshaven Hair Transplant
Hair Transplant Without Shaving
Ali Emre Karadeniz is a plastic surgeon and hair transplant surgeon. He is the only American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Certified Turkish plastic surgeon. He has performed over 2000 hair operations. He is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
We provide unshaven FUT and FUE hair transplant options in Turkey for patients who need to socialize as early as possible.
Traditionally hair is shaven during a hair transplant procedure. Some hair transplant candidates refrain from having the procedure done just because they don’t want to shave their hair.
Actually it is possible to do a hair transplant either without shaving at all or with limited shaving that can be camouflaged within the remaining hair.
The FUT technique is excellent for this purpose as it doesn't require the donor area to be shaven. A high number of hairs such as 6000-8000 can be transplanted without shaving if the patient has little or no hair at the recipient area. If the patient has significant hair at the recipient area an unshaven FUT can still be done by decreasing the number of hairs to 4000-5000 and placing them more carefully within the existing hair.
The FUE method normally requires the donor area to be shaved, although there are a few alternative ways of limiting the amount of hair shaven in FUE. The following techniques are all referred to as unshaven FUE:
- 1. The donor area shaven and recipient area unshaven FUE: If the recipient are is almost totally bald, then this method can be used without a problem, but in practice it will end up in most hairs shaven. If the recipient area is with significant hair, then graft placement becomes more difficult and more time consuming, however, it may still be possible at the cost of reducing the number of hairs transplanted in that session.
- 2. Limited Shaven FUE: One or two strips of hair are shaven within the donor area so that the overlying hair covers the shaven areas. Since the donor area becomes smaller, less hairs can be harvested using this method.
- 3. Real Unshaven FUE: The grafts are harvested without shaving the donor hairs and placed at the unshaven recipient area. Since both the donor harvesting and graft placement phases become significantly more difficult and time consuming, this can be done at the expense of transferring less hairs per surgical session.
AEK Hair Clinic is a boutique hair transplant clinic in Istanbul, Turkey that provides hair loss treatments including unshaven hair transplants. Fill the consultation form now to learn more about our unshaven hair transplant costs and options we may offer you.