Do I have to shave my head for FUE?
It is not a requirement for a hair transplant to shave the whole of the head.
You will not need to shave or cut your hair on top prior to the procedure. We prefer that you do not, as your existing hair gives us a guide to the direction and angulation we need to make the incisions for the new grafts.
We may need to trim the recipient area to improve access during planting the grafts. Planting follicles in between long hair makes the work difficult to perform. It is also helpful with aftercare.
The donor area is shaved down to a zero. Where someone, particularly a female, has long hair we lift the hair, above the donor area, up and shave under it, so that when the hair falls back it will cover up the donor area.
Hair outside of the donor and recipient areas can be left completely alone. Often this enables one to partially or fully hide the new grafts.