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Do I have to shave my head completely for FUE hair transplant?

FUE hair transplant requires the trimming down to size #1 of the donor hair. This is since using the manual or motorised technique of FUE, hair needs to be threaded into the punch of size 0.75-0.85 mm. In case longer hair is theoretically used, this will make the procedure very laborious and not more than 300 grafts would be possible to be harvested in the same day.

The amount of trimming required for grafts more than 2000 is the whole head.

For lesser grafts please see the pictures attached.

Dr Tejinder Bhatti, Medical Director of Darling Buds, Hair Transplant Center, Chandigarh, India would never advise more trimming than is logically required for your type of hair loss pattern.

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