Unshaved Hair transplant

Risks and Benefits

Are you considering a hair transplant without shaving? Find out when it’s possible to do it and why, in other cases, it’s better to opt for a traditional hair transplant.

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Are you considering an unshaven hair transplant? Although it is possible to perform a hair transplant without shaving. In many cases, Dr. Emrah Cinik advises against this procedure.
Some patients may get the green light, but only for rare eligible cases. To correct a very slight baldness or for patients with long hair. Only two techniques are possible: manual FUE and implantation by DHI. But a hair transplant without shaving is not without risk! This applies to both the surgical procedure and the post-operative care. It is essential to have it done by an experienced medical team and surgeon. Only experience and precision will make the difference and guarantee a satisfactory result. Trust Dr. Cinik with your hair or/and beard transplant Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation! +905422340034, contact us for free consultation.


Why we generally advise against no shave hair transplants

Although it is possible to perform a hair transplant without shaving, in many cases, Dr. Emrah Cinik advises against this procedure due to its fleeting advantages and the many disadvantages that ultimately arise. Hair transplantation without shaving is not recommended for patients with significant baldness, as it does not provide optimal results and may even compromise the integrity of the grafts. To ensure your safety and achieve the most satisfactory outcome, we recommend following the advice of Dr. Emrah Cinik and his medical team.

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Why is it necessary to shave the hair before a hair transplant?

Shaving is critical to the success of hair transplantation. Without shaving, the number of grafts can be limited, negatively impacting regrowth and the final result. Shaving is necessary to gain precision and improve the success rate. Shaving is a qualitative and safer post-operative follow-up.

When it may be possible to opt for a hair transplant without shaving

The correction of very mild baldness

Hair transplantation without shaving can be performed to correct very light baldness. This procedure is not recommended when many grafts need to be extracted.

For men or women with long hair

The hair transplant without shaving can be addressed to men and women with more than 5 centimetres long hair who can mask and cover the part taken from the back of the head.

Dr. Cinik's opinion

Due to the lower success rates of traditional hair transplants, Dr. Emrah Cinik does not recommend that his patients undergo a hair transplant without shaving. However, some patients insist that their hair transplants be performed without shaving. They may get the go-ahead in some cases, but it is dedicated to rare eligible cases.

Here are the reasons why we do not suggest unshaven hair transplants:

Your safety and health are our priority

At Dr. Emrah Cinik’s clinic, we have a clear red line: the well-being and health of our patients. Dr. Emrah Cinik and his medical team will not tolerate anything that crosses that line. An unshaven hair transplant can put your hair grafts at risk, so we prefer to offer this service to a few eligible patients after a meticulous diagnosis.

The postoperative examination: the key to your transplant success

We have a group of experienced and trained professionals who analyse your situation before scheduling an appointment. They have years of experience and pay major attention to detail to ensure you make the right choice. If you wish to undergo an unshaven hair transplant, we must analyse the condition of your hair and obtain approval from the medical team.

What method to use in a no-shave or partial-shave hair transplant

No Shave hair transplantation can be considered in two techniques: manual FUE and DHI implantation. Manual FUE involves collecting hair grafts using a micro punch that is not motorised. The follicular units collected from the donor areas are then implanted in the bald areas after creating channels in the patient’s scalp. DHI differs somewhat from manual FUE. In a no-shaving DHI hair transplant, the follicles are transplanted using a special implantation tool called a Choi pen. Using this tool, there is no need to create slits in the patient’s scalp.

The experience and thoroughness required for no shaving hair transplant

While it is possible to have a hair transplant without shaving in some cases, it is essential to have it done by an experienced medical team and surgeon. Only experience and precision will make the difference and ensure a satisfactory result.

What are the disadvantages of a hair transplant without shaving?

An unshaved hair transplant is not risk-free. On the contrary, it carries more than normal hair transplants. This applies to both the surgical procedure and the post-operative care. The following problems can occur with no shaving hair transplants:

A possible damage to healthy hair follicles

Healthy hair follicles can be damaged during hair transplantation as the surgeon controls their tools and hair follicles less.

More complicated postoperative care

Washing the hair transplant area, removing scabs, and other post-operative care become more difficult because long hair prevents access to areas necessary to perform this care.

Shock Loss

Your hair may experience Shock loss after a hair transplant due to the trauma to the scalp. Shock loss refers to hair loss that can occur after a hair transplant. Shock loss is not limited to the transplant area. It can also affect other hair follicles. This hair loss can affect your long hair, making unshaved hair transplants irrelevant.

Long hair can damage transplanted follicles

Transplanted hair follicles are very delicate and require special care. In many cases of unshaved hair transplants, the patient’s long hair sticks to the transplanted grafts and detaches them from the skin.

All the risks mentioned can thus compromise the success of the hair transplant.

The benefits of an unshaved hair transplant

The unshaved hair transplant is preferred by some patients who do not wish to have their scalp shaved as part of their hair transplant. Be aware, however, that:

  • You can keep your hair long and have a few small covering parts of your head shaved off.
  • Patients, especially women who suffer from a receding hairline, can keep their hair long and have a hair transplant discreetly.