Hair Cut Before Hair Transplant Surgery

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : All | Author: John Kahen

A commonly asked question by patients prior to surgery is: Do I need to cut my hair before the procedure?

In all hair transplant procedures, we are able to transplant into areas of existing hair without it having to be cut. The question of whether hair needs to be cut in the donor area depends upon the way the donor hair is obtained (harvested). With a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure, using single strip harvesting method only the strip of the hair that is removed needs to be cut. When the procedure is finished, the hair above the incision lays down over the sutured area and it become undetectable.

In the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure, particularly in sessions over 600 grafts, large areas of the donor area must be clipped short (to about 1-2mm in length) in order to obtain enough donor hair.