No Shave - Long Hair FUE

A No Shave - Long Hair FUE Hair Transplant, also known as Shaveless FUE Hair Restoration, is the ideal hair transplant procedure for on-the-go, professionals and other individuals with discretion in mind. MAXIM is among the only hair restoration organizations to offer Long Hair FUE. If you're interested in this procedure, reach out to the location closest to you and schedule your first, free consultation. read more

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Since a No Shave - Long Hair 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 - LONG HAIR FUE 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!

The doctor offers multiple techniques, including partial shaves, flap shaves, and no shaves at all. The specific procedure is up to the clinician's discretion based on your specific case requirements. A partial shave allows you to hide the donor area under longer hair. A flap shave is similar. A no shave - long hair FUE means that we shave nothing at all. All procedures involve anesthesia, a harvest, and graft implementation. And all require a skilled clinician, because this technique takes more finesse than a standard FUE.

MAXIM asks that you clean your hair each day for three days prior to the procedure, using ONLY shampoo with no conditioner. Conditioner sometimes leaves a film over the scalp which can make it harder to sterilize and clean. Nevertheless, we need your hair to be as clean as possible to perform the procedure safely.

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Long Hair FUE Advantages

Clients love no shave - long hair FUE because of the benefits it provides.

For a long hair transplant, the hair doesn't need to be shaved. This eliminates the growth phase necessary for a regular FUE.

With this minimally invasive technique, enjoy a natural-looking result without the telltale signs of traditional strip harvesting, giving you confidence in the appearance of your scalp. 

Since your clinician only has to trim and take the hair they intend to use, the area surrounding the donor area can remain at its normal length. This means there's no shave site to hint that you had hair restoration surgery. 

No shave - long hair FUE requires more skill than a normal FUE, so we work with the best clinicians in the business. Many of our clinicians have contributed to hair transplant research, are Board Certified, are renowned journal authors and professors, or have served at prestigious medical institutions. 

We strive to keep all our services as affordable as possible, even highly specialized processes like no-shave FUEs. Ask us for a free quote and ask us about our 0% interest, 24-month financing programs. Don't let money keep you from looking and feeling the way you want to look and feel.

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WAW FUE System

The European WAW FUE is a leading FUE Technology that can harvest follicular units without making a linear incision. It is designed to reduce transection rates during FUE hair transplant procedures including NO SHAVE FUE. Transection occurs due to damaged follicular units during harvesting which results in the transplantation of compromised grafts that may not regrow. This is prevalent in clients with curly or wavy hair. WAW FUE technology can handle all types of hair and its patented punch design is meant to mimic the shape of a natural hair follicle, regardless of its shape and size. read more

ATERA FUE System

This is an FUE technology that lubricates grafts from extraction until transplantation to ensure graft survivability in case the procedure takes longer than anticipated. The ATERA includes a variety of punch sizes for different types of hair, including curly and thin hair, making it the perfect system for African-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Indian clients. This minimally-invasive technology results in very little scarring, fast recovery times, and long-lasting results.  read more

OTHER FUE TECHNOLOGIES

At MAXIM, our hair transplant doctors and clinicians utilize other FUE technologies including, but not limited to, the COLE FUE System, NEOGRAFT, S.A.F.E., SAPPHIRE, DHI, ELLIS and Robotic Hair Restoration. Each of our clinics offers both the WAW and at least one other FUE technology. We use the system that is most suitable for the client's hair and scalp.  read more

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 Long Hair FUE 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 Long Hair FUE Transplant is that the Long Hair FUE  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 - Long Hair FUE procedure.

The entire point of the No Shave - Long Hair FUE 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 Long Hair FUE transplant, where we transplant those hairs into unshaved areas on the top of the head.

You could be a candidate for a No Shave - Long Hair FUE Transplant, however, we may advise against it. With a No Shave, 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.

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