Hair transplant is possible without a hair cut. The only difference between Standard FUE and unshaven FUE is that it is done without hair being shaved. This method can be applied to people who meet the requirements.
Hair is cut shorter on 1 cm strips between two ears at the back of the head. Longer parts of the hair immediately covers the parts with shorter hair. So, the obvious thing with this method is that the expert shall work on some specific parts of the the donor area. As a consequence the number of harvested hair grafts are limited to 500-2000.
If the patient requests unshaven hair transplant on wider bald areas the number of sessions will increase; one session will not be sufficient. This method is generally used for the following:
- Small hair implantation areas,
- Covering scars,
- Implantation for women.
Unshaved FUE can be thought of a method that has no impact both on professional and private life of patients. Since the operations leaves little or no obvious marks the patient will have a less stressful recovery period.