Shaving after hair transplant, not beard transplant?

My hair transplant is now 11 weeks ago, but there still not that much hair at the transplanted are, so i will shave them until there are more hairs. What is best to use for shaving? A shaver, a razor or a double edged razor?

Doctor Answers 4

Shaving after a bread transplant

Once everything is healed, you can shave as in your case with any type of shaver you want.  Be gentle, of course


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shaving your hair 11 weeks after surgery should be of no issue. If you have concerns it is best to contact your doctor.

Shaving your hair 11 weeks after surgery should be of no issue.  If you have concerns it is best to contact your doctor.  

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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What to shave with after a hair transplant?

Peter1111,

The bottom line is that it does not matter what you use to shave. It is a matter of personal preference.It is up to you, but hair transplants work best when allow to grow in a certain length. That is because the hair shingles over each other to create fullness.When the hair is shaved close, much more grafts are required because this shingling benefit is eliminated.


Sincerely,


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Bernardino Arocha, MD
Houston Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Shaving

You should be fine using any of the above to shave after 11 weeks. You shouldn't really start to see any growth in the transplanted area though for another few weeks to month. It typically takes between 3-6 months before you will start to see your transplanted hairs grow. 

But you are fine to shave at this point and it is really up to you what you would prefer to use to shave your head. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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