Hair transplantation without shaving, In the early days of hair transplantation in the medical world, the technique that was used was FUT (Follicular Unit Extraction). In other words, a piece of scalp was removed from the nape area and the skin was closed with stitches.
The removed skin was finely chopped like minced meat and the hair follicles were separated. These separated hair follicles were planted into the places to be transplanted.
In hair transplantation, there was no need to shave in the area where the graft was extracted as an island, but it was torture and an impossible situation to transplant hair practically without damaging the former roots in the area to be transplanted.
Over time, it was possible to collect hair grafts with punches called FUE without making incisions on the neck, that is, without FUT, this method accelerated hair transplantation, but the hair had to be shaved for the system to work.
The front sides were already being shaved, and when the back was shaved as well, the head was exposed with a number three hair cut. This bothered some men and all women.
If only hair transplantation could be done without shaving …
This expectation and demand generated a revolution in hair transplantation. The front parts were targeted first. How would a groove be opened without shaving the hair, without using a slit or sapphire percutaneous blade? Or was it really necessary to open a groove? The answer came from Dr.Choi. With the Choi implanters he developed, it was now possible to transplant hair without shaving the front and top parts.
Moreover, with the protective effect of Choi implanters, hair follicles could be transferred to their new locations without being exposed to trauma. Achieving a graft viability over 95% was a real success. Subsequently, these Choi implanters also found a valuable niche in eyebrow and eyelash transplantation.
Of course, Choi implanters enabled hair transplantation, but this advantage was for the front. It was necessary to shave again to collect hair with FUE punches from the nape.
At least, it was possible to work with people with long hair on the nape by lifting a bunch of hair and working under it, or by using a hair shaving technique in which only the nape was shaved in people with shorter hair. Today, unshaven hair transplantation is still performed with these principles. And it looks like it will be on our agenda for many more years.
Yes a dream has come true, hair transplantation without shaving is possible J.