“Is it important to shave your head for a hair transplant?” A close friend of mine once asked me before undergoing hair transplantation surgery and I think you too have the same query in mind, right? When you are planning to bring back your natural hair, if somebody asks you to shave it off, that definitely raises eyebrows. However, good news is unshaven hair transplant is booming. Since, my husband too underwent this hair restoration procedure, so I have a fair idea to share with you.
Unshaven hair transplant – a booming concept
Typically, you don’t have to shave your hair entirely for undergoing transplantation. Now, the good news is: just shaving the donor area will do because recipient site is already bald.
Well, unshaven FUE hair transplantation lets you keep your hair intact while availing successful surgery. No! There would be very little scars, almost invisible as the procedure is minimally invasive. Guess what, you don’t even have to get admitted to any hospital – with minimal downtime and post procedure care, you will be treated under local anesthesia effectively.
When hair is pulled out; unlike shaving hair transplant, your doctor cuts off the strands to get only the grafts. Those are then implanted in bald portions for regrowing your natural locks. So, basically, U-FUE completely eliminates the idea of shaving.
Interestingly, my husband was watching his favourite movie while under the surgeon’s knife. I have even heard some people falling asleep.
But do you have long hair, ladies?
Ah! It’s better to cut them short so that the surgeon can clearly extract your follicles. But this is for the standard Follicular Unit Extraction technique. When you are undergoing the cutting-edge unshaven method, you can always keep your original hair as it is – during and after the procedure.
“FUE and U-FUE are same” – Are you wondering that?
Regarding similarity between FUE and U-FUE, the tradition procedure is same for both. Healthy hair follicles are extracted from the donor site and then transplanted to the affected area. The only thing is that U-FUE is an advancement of FUE.
The recovery period is same, leaving no trace of this hair restoration surgery. You can see new hair growth over the next 12 months.
What’s the role of your surgeon?
Do you know choosing a proficient surgeon for this surgical procedure is highly essential? Yes! You must make sure the surgeon has huge skills and experience in performing U-FUE. What I have learned from my personal experience, the procedure demands more carefulness in extraction when amidst unshaved hair; healthiest follicles have to be spotted.
Anyone who practices standard FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or FUE methods – hair transplant shaved, is not the ideal one for U-FUE.
But shaving hair transplant is cheaper than U-FUE!
Right! Being an advanced method that demands more proficiency, cost of unshaven FUE hair transplantation is expensive. That’s because it demands more labor to perform. In Australia, honestly, neither were we satisfied with the efficiency of the surgeons nor could we afford such huge cost.
Same problem? What to do? Well, solution is to fly abroad.
Yes, there are countries like India or Thailand who are rapidly growing as medical tourism destinations for two major purposes – “high-quality treatment and surprisingly affordable packages.” These developing countries have a modern infrastructural arrangement, specialised medical team and of course, surgeons having international acclamation. If you can hire a medical tourism company, you can fix appointments with the best surgeon and avail exciting low-cost packages for successful treatment, without being hair transplant shaved.
“If not life, why not have a perfect hair?”
Believe me, flying overseas is so convenient these days as those companies will make all preparations for your trip. We even enjoyed a short vacation for refreshment. So, when it is not important to shave your hair for hair transplantation, why not flaunt your lustrous mane again?