Hi guys, excited and nervous to have my FUE procedure with Dr. Diep in about 3 weeks. I am estimated about 1500-2000 grafts just to lower my hairline. I just had a question if anyone has had any experience or knowledge about shaving the entire head prior to procedure versus shaving just the donor areas prior to procedure and leaving the hair on top long to hide any observation of a transplant being done.
Is there any benefit to shaving the entire head prior to the procedure? For example would it be easier to clean and manage the recipient area post op for better results due to not having to maintain the native hair as much? Or is there a benefit that implanting into the recipient area with a fully shaved head?
Or is it okay to just shave the donor areas and leave the top long like some people do?
Hello people. This is my thread: :confused:
Is it safe for grafts survival to shave down with no guard (0) about 2-3 weeks post op?
I did it yesterday (18th day) since my scalp is I would say almost completely healed and with no scabs at all. Being said that, I feel some part of the recipient area where maybe I put some strength or contact with the skin a little bit sensitive, like numbness. I was carefully, though.
I'm afraid that the electric clipper may be rather hot (I mean, hot for a healing post op skin but not hot as hell. You know how this clippers overheat a little bit when using) in contact with skin at one point, although this time was minimum. Is this heat risky for grafts survival?
I'm starting to shed but, beyond this, I think everything is going well. I mean, I don't have redness because of the haircut or swelling. It just freaked me out this little pain and the fact of reading about sunburnings (I mean, excesive hot directly to the scalp). Should I worry?
On the other hand, I'm very surprised because when I was trying to read other similar experiences about shaving down soon after post op, I read that in beard (facial) transplants you are able to shave (with razor!) at day 9. I wonder if that is not too irritating and much worse that I did. Let's say that it calmed me dow thinking about that. Or is it different based on the sort of hair transplantation?
I have 15 days before I return to work. My doctor said that I could grow my hair longer than an inch and get the 'no shave' or stealth technique. This is FUE but only a strip of around 1 inch is used and the rest of the hair will cover this strip. This obviously mimimises the amount of grafts I can use but I don't need a lot anyway. Around 1,000.
My other option is to shave all the back and side of my hair and hopefully it'll look ok after 15 days.
The problem I have is that I got a FUT a few years ago so I need my hair to be around a number 5 around the FUT scar. This is why he suggested the no shave technique. I would need this to blend in with the shaved part. I've read that the shaved part will be the equivalent of a number 2 after 2 weeks so this may be hard to do.
Does anyone know if a 'no shave' technique can look ok after 2 weeks?
Also, is it possible to shave the back and sides to a number 1 or 2 or does it have to be bare blade? If it was 1 or 2, it would blend in nicer with the longer hair around my FUT scar after 2 weeks.
'no shave' technique - (Video removed by moderator)
I had a hair transplant 10 days using FUT. Now I can see that my natural hair has also started shedding. Now I've two questions,
(1) Will my natural hair come back
(2) Normally before hair transplant I shave my head once in a week. Actually it is more of shaving using trimmer not using blade or razor. I would like my head to be shaved in same manner till I get hair in my whole of the head. I dont mind having scar in my back of the head. But my question is whether it will have an impact on my existing natural hair or transplanted hair. If there is no impact then from when I can shave my head using the trimmer.
Thanks in advance for the reply.
I'm a long time reader but this is my first post.
As you can see in the photos right now I hide my receding hairline pretty well (unless the wind blows etc.)
1. I am thinking about possible FUE and I'm wondering what you guys think would be a rough guess of how many FUE hairs I would need? (all comments are welcome!)
2. Is there anyway I can get through a FUE operation without shaving my head, doing some comb over and doing and a slit (?) shaving in the back so the shave is covered?
I know its asking a lot but 6 months out isn't possible and I would LOVE to try to get through this without anyone knowing.
Thanks for the great site!