Do I Need a Hair Cut Before My Hair Transplant?January 14th, 2011
Q: I am considering having a hair transplant. Does my hair need to be cut? — I.S., New York, NY
A: 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 Follicular Unit Hair Transplant procedure using single strip harvesting method (FUT), only the strip of 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 Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), 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.
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Topic: Hair Transplant
Tags: Cut Hair, Donor Area, Donor Hair, Follicular Unit, Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Grafts, Follicular Unit Transplant, FUE, FUE vs. FUT, FUT, Hair Length Before Hair Transplant, Hair Transplant, Incision, Strip Harvesting Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 14th, 2011 at 9:38 am
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