ARTAS® recommends that you cut your hair shorter in stages prior to the procedure rather than cutting it all at once, so the change won’t be as noticeable. One suggestion is to shorten your hair over the length of two to three haircuts.
Do you have to cut your hair before a hair transplant?
You won’t have to shave your entire head prior to getting a hair transplant. The medical team at Innovations Medical will only shave a portion of the back of your scalp to make it easier for Dr. Bill Johnson to extract the healthy hair follicles. However, you can cover the shaved portions with your existing hair.
What should I not do before hair transplant?
Stop using any topical hair treatment products that increase blood flow to the scalp. a surgical procedure. Refrain from smoking and nicotine products one week before your procedure. Nicotine constricts blood vessels making it difficult for oxygen rich blood to get to the surgical site.
Can I go for haircut after hair transplant?
Haircut after FUE transplant:
You can cut the hair of the donor area whenever you wish (even 1 week after) and you may use a trimmer, clipper or scissors. You are completely free to cut the donor area’s hair after the transplant operation. You may maintain your hair short or long during the first 9-10 months.
How short should I cut my hair before FUE?
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.
How can I hide my hair transplant?
The most popular hair loss concealers are Toppik and DermMatch. These products improve the appearance of density and can conceal hair loss. Toppik is a magnetically charged hair fiber that attaches to thinning hair follicles, causing the hair follicle to appear longer and fuller.
Can you do FUE without shaving head?
What is No-Shave FUE? No-Shave FUE offers the possibility of a hair transplant without anyone ever knowing that you had one. With No-Shave follicular unit excision (FUE) only the donor follicle hairs that are to be transplanted are trimmed, all other hair remains the same length.
Is 2000 hair grafts alot?
Typically, we recommend between 2000-2500 grafts for the front third.
How much is 2000 hair grafts?
The term graft is used frequently in hair transplantation terminology and it stands for “hair follicle”. An average graft usually holds 2 or 3 strands of hair. 2000 grafts have approximately 5000 to 6500 hair follicles.
Does transplanted hair go GREY?
A hair transplant cannot change the colour of your existing hair as this is pre-determined by genetics. In this respect, the procedure cannot get rid of grey hair. If the donor hair is already grey or is starting to turn grey, the transplanted hair will also be grey.
Do hair plugs grow?
Hair transplants are typically more successful than over-the-counter hair restoration products. But there are some factors to consider: Anywhere from 10 to 80 percent of transplanted hair will fully grow back in an estimated three to four months. Like regular hair, transplanted hair will thin over time.
When can I shave donor area?
Shaving the donor area after hair transplant
After hair transplantation, the donor area could be shaved at any time. Since shaving the donor area will not affect the recipient area, there are no restrictions.
When does transplanted hair thicken?
There is a considerable increase in density between the 9th to 12th months. During this period, new hair continues to grow and thicken. By the 12th month mark about 80% of the final result will be achieved. The transplanted hairs will have grown and the only phase remaining will be for the rest of the hair to thicken.
When can I touch my transplanted hair?
The first night after the procedure:
A light dressing (bandage) will be placed over the donor area of your head (backside), however the recipient hair transplant area will be left uncovered. Do not let anything touch the recipient areas during the first 3 hours after the surgery.
When can I buzz cut after FUE?
Yes it is possible to have a buzz cut but only when everything is fully healed. This will be around the four week mark post transplant. In the interim if you are desperately trying to sort out a in-between hairstyle you can also use scissors to trim the sides of your hair.
When can I shave my head after FUE?
Yes, it is possible to shave your head after an FUE hair transplant, and we recommend waiting for 8-10 days before doing so. However, one shouldn’t wet shave the treated areas for at least 3 months after surgery.