The hair transplant procedure normally involves the complete shaving of the patient’s head, to allow the extraction and transplantation of the follicles in the predetermined areas. The development of new devices now allows hair transplant without shaving.
Unshaved hair transplantation is a surgical operation that uses the FUE or DHI techniques, allowing a hair transplant without shaving the head. This method is currently widely used as many patients do not wish to undergo a full shave, choosing to only shave the donor area. The technique is applicable to both women and men, after a pre-examination in which the donor area is determined from which the follicles will be collected. The presence of hair will camouflage the transplanted area and, if long enough, also the donor area. After the operation, the doctor will provide the patient with all the information on the care of the new hair.
The patient who wants to undergo a hair transplant should first choose the most appropriate medical center and undergo a preliminary examination. During the examination, the doctor will decide whether the patient is suitable for a hair transplant and whether to consider the possibility of not shaving the head. Unshaven hair transplant is a preferred option for people who need to return to working life as soon as possible, with a faster healing process.
Unshaved hair transplantation is preferred since completely shaving hair is generally not an aesthetically desired condition. When a patient has a very extensive thinning, the most suitable transplant technique is Fue. The FUE techniques together with DHI can be applied for hair transplantation when the area to be transplanted is smaller.
Performing hair transplant without shaving does not differ much from the classic procedure; the only difference is that the hair is not completely shaved. At the end of the operation, the doctor will provide the recommendations and guidelines that must be meticulously followed for a healthy and natural result. It is good to keep in mind that during the first month there will be the loss of the transplanted hair, which will naturally begin to grow back after 3 months. The definitive result will be observed after about a year.
Hair transplantation is a very important intervention from an aesthetic point of view and it is therefore necessary to pay close attention to post-operation care. The transplanted region needs to remain sanitized and protected for the entire indicated period, to avoid possible infections.
A proper care after hair transplantation is essential to achieve the desired results.