No Shave

A No Shave FUE Hair Transplant, also known as Shaveless FUE Hair Restoration, is the ideal hair transplant procedure for consummate, on-the-go, professionals and other individuals with discretion in mind who want to restore their hair efficiently and effectively. The basic idea is not to partially or entirely shave the donor and/or recipient areas/s during the FUE harvesting process.


MAXIM is the industry leader in cutting edge hair transplant and non-surgical hair restoration procedures and services including, but not limited to, NO SHAVE FUE, Non-surgical Micrografting, FUT, FUE, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Body-to-Scalp Hair Transplants, Topical Compounds as well as products and supplements.
Our hair restoration procedures go through rigorous testing and approval processes, with our doctors and clinicians, before we clear them to be performed on our clients!
We have a large, multidisciplinary clinical care team consisting of plastic surgeons, general surgeons, emergency room doctors, PA’s, NP’s, RN’s, CSTs, CMAs, and hair transplant technicians.


Since a NO SHAVE FUE Hair Transplant is a skills and labor-intensive procedure that takes considerably longer than a conventional hair transplant, the price is generally higher. The incremental price depends upon whether it is a partial or full NO SHAVE hair transplant procedure. Regardless, we offer third-party 0% financing if you qualify.


Depending upon case size, hair curvature, and the client’s hair loss pattern, this advanced, cutting-edge hair transplant procedure may be done in less than 12 hours, or over a period of two surgical days. Things such as hair length, hair texture, skin conditions, and desired result may determine the duration of the case.


As with all MAXIM hair restoration procedures, this is a minimally invasive outpatient, clinic-based hair transplant procedure that is performed under the use of local anesthesia. You will be awake but comfortable!


A No Shave FUE hair transplant may be performed in several different ways:

A partial shave: the client shaves the donor area for quicker harvesting but requests the top remain unshaved. Many clients opt for this because the donor area heals fast enough to hide it but they don’t want the transplanted grafts to be as noticeable or they don’t want to wait for the top to grow out long again to continue styling it to their preference.

Flap shaves: similar to when a woman gets an FUE, we shave the donor in segments, so when the hair is downward facing, it covers the shaved locations. This is performed only for people who have long donor hair.

No shave at all: this is what most people think of when they hear No Shave FUE. This means we don’t shave anything during the extraction process or implantation process.


The stages of this procedure are determined by a clinician’s discretion based on the requirements of the case. If the case is going to be done during a single day procedure, then the process is as follows:


Donor anesthesia


Recipient anesthesia

Recipient site-making

Graft implantation


In some NO SHAVE FUE hair transplant cases, the order may be flipped and the clinician may choose to begin with site-making first. This might be done in a case where the clinician questions the amount of grafts we will really need and they may opt to make incisions first to make sure that no grafts are wasted and overharvesting doesn’t occur. Remember, when you have longer hair, we may be unable to see as much of the scalp as we would prefer when making estimates, in which case making incision sites first can protect the donor area.


The other way a case may be performed is dependent on how many grafts are needed. To perform a No Shave FUE hair transplant, the procedural process is elongated. We now have to work on a space that is visually obscured. That means that hair has to be moved around as we harvest and make recipient sites. It also means that during hair graft placement, the hair transplant technicians have to move hair around to make sure they find every site needed for graft placement. If the case is very large or the area has to much hair obscuring the scalp, we may suggest the following case flow:


Day 1:


Recipient anesthesia

Recipient site making


Day 2:

Donor anesthesia


Recipient anesthesia

Graft implantation


Like the body hair to scalp transplantation method, this takes a very skilled clinical team and selecting a team with applicable experience is critical.


MAXIM will provide you with ample education to prepare for your No Shave FUE Hair Transplant, but one thing that is most important when having this specific procedure done is that you clean your hair each day, for three days prior to your procedure. The morning of your procedure you should wash using ONLY shampoo, no conditioner. Conditioners sometimes leave a film over the scalp. It’s important to follow this procedure as it’s harder to sterilize and clean the scalp if a client allows oil and dirt to build up over time, especially with longer hair. For example, your hair will absorb the products used for cleansing and elongate the period of time it takes to work. Washing it just adds a layer of protection and helps us get your scalp to clean with less effort



Effectively eliminates the ugly duckling stage

No linear scarring

Eliminates the anxiety of having to wait for your hair to grow to your preferred length


This question doesn’t have such a straightforward answer. The truth is that it COULD have a higher transection rate because it is harder to extract hair from the body than it is from the scalp, but when done by skilled hands it should be negligible anyway. The reality is that most people don’t care about how many live during a harvest on the body so long as the ones that are transplanted are living hair follicles. With that in mind, the transection rate will be negligible when done by the rightly trained hands.

Additionally, the reason why most facilities don’t offer body to scalp hair transplants is due to a lack of ability to harvest the necessary amount of grafts in a short enough period of time where they can still be safely transplanted before graft death begins to occur due to time spent out of body. If they are too slow, the grafts that were removed earlier in the transplant (which are mostly your BEST, because they’re scalp derived) will begin to expire. Because of this, choosing your team is absolutely crucial to success.

No Shave FUE’s are a skill intensive procedure. Like a body hair to scalp transplant, there are many additional factors in play that impact the complexity of the case. Grafts are harder to harvest, because you are working through long hair where the angulation begins to hide in the thickness of your donor. Additionally, it takes much longer to extract each individual hair, so only high efficiency, high speed harvesting clinicians are capable of performing this No Shave FUE Hair Transplant procedure.

There are risks associated with any procedure, but this is a very safe procedure, similar to a traditional FUE hair transplant.

Aesthetically speaking, no, the end result is identical to that of an FUE or FUT Hair Transplant. The biggest difference between a traditional hair transplant and a No Shave FUE Hair Transplant is that the No Shave FUE Hair Restoration procedure is more discreet immediately post-operative. Unless you are having your immediate hairline done, if your hair is medium to long in length, then it will be very hard to see any scabbing in the recipient area or excision marks from the harvesting. This is why some people choose to pursue this No Shave FUE procedure.

The entire point of the No Shave FUE Hair Restoration procedure is to prevent a shave, however, if your hair is substantially longer than usual, it can certainly be helpful if you have it cleaned up prior to your hair transplant procedure. While we are capable of dealing with any length of hair, it’s still preferred to have it as well maintained and trimmed as possible. This also allows us to see where you need the biggest enhancement for your preferred method of styling.

Body hair is significantly more challenging to harvest and as such, we do not harvest body or beard hair without trimming it first. However, we can do a partial no shave hair transplant, where we transplant those hairs into unshaved areas on the top of the head.

You could be a candidate for a No Shave FUE Hair Transplant, however, we may advise against it. With a No Shave FUE, the transection rate is inherently higher than a traditional FUE Hair Restoration procedure due to the masked angulation of the hair follicles. For some clients, this won’t matter because their stage of loss and abundance of donor hair may allow them more room to sacrifice a few hairs in trade for a more discreet hair transplant procedure. However, in the case of someone with thinner donor hair, it has to be analyzed closely. Consider this; what if you were to have more loss and require a second hair transplant procedure down the road? If you have a weaker donor already, plus a higher transection during your first hair transplant procedure, you are essentially limiting the amount of available donor for your second hair restoration procedure. This doesn’t mean it can’t be done but it is something that has to be taken on a case by case basis and candidacy for any hair transplant or non-surgical hair restoration procedure requires a consultation with our hair restoration experts.