Hair transplant procedures are desired by a good number of people even though they don’t go ahead and have a procedure. Why do so many people put off having a hair transplant? The main reason is they simply don’t want others to know they have had a procedure. One group of people this is especially true for is celebrities. They are constantly in the public eye and don’t want the press (or their fans) to know the truth about their hairline (or lack of one). Luckily for celebrities and non-celebrities alike, there is a procedure that can help them maintain their privacy and it is called non-shaven FUE hair transplant.
Celebrity FUE hair transplant is also known as a non-shaven hair transplant. It is a hair restoration procedure where the surgeon doesn’t have to shave any of the hair on the donor area in order to harvest hair. The non-shaved hair lessens the chance of others detecting any kind of procedure performed on the patient. In turn, this allows the patient to enjoy a faster recovery time as well as maintain their normal hairstyle. The final bonus is the ability to return to work almost immediately after the procedure. Also, there is minimal swelling and no disfigurement after the procedure.
Why was non-shaven FUE created? It was invented to allow celebrities to have a hair restoration procedure without needing to experience any downtime or visible signs of the procedure. Also, most celebrities try to prevent any hair loss issues before they become too prominent. This means that less donor hair is required to perform the procedure.
There are some important things to remember about the procedure:
- Celebrity FUE is not limited solely to celebrities. It is available to any and all patients who meet the medical requirements of the procedure.
- Celebrity FUE doesn’t necessarily give patients an overall better result in terms of more coverage or a higher density of hair. Just because the procedure is more expensive doesn’t mean it automatically gives better quality results relative to the number of grafts received.
- The average cost of the procedure is more than the cost of a regular FUE procedure. For example, the average procedure cost in the city of Los Angeles is $10,000. Please note that the final price can vary depending on the total number of grafts.
- The recovery time is lower thanks to the smaller number of grafts transplanted on the patient, the non-shaven area and the smaller size of the procedure.
Celebrity FUE is currently only performed using manual FUE extraction techniques. Since it is a non-shaven procedure, robotic techniques can’t detect and see grafts like they normally do in regular FUE procedures. However, if the grafts are correctly selected and placed, the patient’s hair transplant should be a permanent solution since the transplanted grafts are taken from the permanent zone. This minimally invasive procedure has very effective results. In addition to the effective results, it opens up the availability of hair transplants to a group of patients who might not have undergone a procedure earlier due to concerns about the procedure being detected by others. While there are still some celebrities that maintain a shaved head, there is no need for them to keep that look thanks to Celebrity FUE.