Before an FUE Hair Transplant What is the Recommended Hair Length?

March 1st, 2006

Q: Is it possible to do a hair transplant using follicular unit extraction without shaving the donor area?

A: In follicular unit extraction, the area that is extracted is clipped to about 1-mm in length. However, if the session is not too large, then the clipped area can be long and thin so that the patient’s existing hair will cover it. The person’s hair should be left long for the procedure.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on March 1st, 2006 at 2:29 pm



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