This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
I’m having a hair transplant on the frontal third of my scalp and as soon as it grows out I’m thinking about shaving my hair down to a grade 2 or 3. Is this possible?
The type of procedure you are having and the way your skin heals will really determine how short you will be able to cut your hair in the donor area after hair transplant surgery. I usually tell patients to be prepared to keep the hair a little longer in the donor area, but in return you will have more hair in the areas of thinning hair and balding. Like most things in life there is a give and take situation with hair transplantation. I admit that often I have patients where it’s very hard to find the scar in the donor area even after a strip procedure. But I also tell my patients not to count on that being the result in their case.
Dr. Glenn Charles, D.O.