Had FUE treatment 6 months back. Is it okay to trim my hair till I see transplanted hair growing? (Photo)

Had FUE treatment 6 months back. Is it ok to trim my hair till I see transplanted hair growing . Does trimming cause bad affect on transplanted hair by any chance . Please help me

Doctor Answers 5

Cutting Hair at 6 Months

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After 6 months you can consider yourself fully healed, and you can treat your new hair the same as you'd treat your original hair. Cutting it is not a problem.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post operative FUE

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It is of great importance to wait 5 months before starting to shave the hair in the recipient area. You may, however, trim the hair with scissors when deemed necessary

When you start shaving, apply gentle pressure to the head and make sure to use the electric shaver gently with a length adapter of #1. It is possible to groom (with scissors) the lateral and posterior parts of the donor area approximately 2 weeks after the surgery. 

Koray Erdogan, MD
Istanbul Hair Restoration Surgeon

After six months you should not have to worry about trimming your hair. You can do whatever you like.

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After six months you should not have to worry about trimming your hair.  You can do whatever you like.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

6 months post FUE

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At 6 months you should be seeing some good growth or at least the start of some good growth. 

You can cut/shave/style/color your hair however you want at this point. The transplanted hairs are now well on their way and can be treated the same as the rest of the hair on your head. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 170 reviews

6 months after hair transplant

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At 6 months you can cut your hair, shave your head or do whatever you want to it. Nothing you do will stop the growth

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.