One of the common questions asked by patients who are planning to undergo a transplant surgery is whether a hair transplant can be performed without shaving the head. Hair transplant without shaving (Unshaven Hair Transplant) is actually something that people would really prefer when undergoing a hair transplant operation.
As individuals, we often tend to see our hair as a reflection of our identity, influencing the way we define ourselves; therefore, it is not at all surprising for a person to be reluctant about shaving his/her head when considering a hair transplant. Some people even would their minds when they were told that their heads had to be shaved prior to a hair transplant procedure.
At Dr Serkan Aygın Clinic, we conducted research so as to shed light on this particular issue and test whether it was possible to have a hair transplant without shaving.
We shall first mention some of the basic reasons why patients hesitate to shave their heads:
Can be a traumatic experience for individuals, especially for women who wear their hair long
To conceal the hair transplant, as a shaved head would make their hair transplant surgery obvious
Restriction due to the nature of the patient’s job, especially for those who work as representatives.
Fortunately, it is no longer necessary for an individual to shave his/her entire head prior to a hair transplant with the DHI method, as patients are now offered to choose among four options, consisting of;
‘fully shaved-both donor and recipient sites’,
‘shaved-only the donor site’,
‘partially shaved’-only an undetectable small area in the back of the head’ and if applicable,
a ’complete unshaved’ session.
The fully shaved hair transplant procedure is the most commonly used method among all options. It is a technique where both the donor area and the recipient site is shaved.
The second option is a hair transplant technique that only requires the donor area to be shaved. As the remaining two options; partially shaved and complete unshaven hair transplant constitute the backbone of this article, we will focus only on the latter two methods.
Before we proceed further with our discussion, we would like to clarify and emphasize some important points on our topic. Unfortunately, many individuals have fallen into the trap of some hair transplant clinics, which mislead people into believing that they will receive certain treatments that do not even exist or are still impossible to conduct. A clinic that does not actually perform a hair transplant without shaving may falsely promote that they do and once the patient arrives at the clinic, they will tend to persuade him/her to undergo a standard hair transplant by explaining the complications and difficulty associated with an unshaven hair transplant session.
Hair Transplant Techniques That Do Not Require A Clean Shave