Do you need to shave for hair transplant?
Shaving your entire head makes the process a bit easier but it’s not necessary to achieve a successful hair transplant. Many fade the shaved sides into an inch or two of growth on top to still allow them to keep a hair style, while others choose to fully shave their head so it all blends well while growing back in.
Do I have to shave my head for fut hair transplant?
With FUT, you generally do not have to shave your entire head. If you have a FUE hair transplant, many clinics will require that your head be shaved, either in part or completely, to properly perform the procedure.
Do hair transplants last forever?
Hair transplantation — sometimes called hair restoration — is an outpatient procedure that uses micrografting technology to donate your own hair follicles to other areas of your scalp that are thinning. The results of a hair transplant are visibly long-lasting and are considered to be permanent.
How long does hair transplant last?
It takes around six months before you can see significant changes in hair growth. The complete results of the transplant will be visible after a year. In most cases, a hair transplant will last a lifetime because healthy hair follicles are transplanted into thinning or bald areas.
Can you shave your head after a hair transplant?
The team will trim the small strip of hair at the back and sides of your head that will be removed in surgery. We advise patients to keep a minimum of 2cms length in this area to allow your own hair cover the small stitch before it is removed 7-10 days following surgery.
What are the disadvantages of hair transplant?
What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?
- swelling of the scalp.
- bruising around the eyes.
- a crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or implanted.
- numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp.
When is best time for hair transplant?
As a rule of thumb, patients should consider hair transplant surgery if they have turned 30 or older. For those younger than 30 they ought to consider hair loss medications first to stabilise their hair loss before considering surgery like an FUE hair transplant.