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Can Shaving my Hair Repeatedly Cause Balding?

There are many rumors that shaving your head can cause hair to eventually fall out as well as that it will grow in thicker each time it is shaved. Both of these rumors are false. Hair grows from the follicle outward, and the follicle is located many millimeters below the surface of the skin, the epidermis. So when the hair is shaved, it does not damage the follicle at all and does not change anything about how the hair grows.

However, there is some evidence that repeated waxing or plucking does eventually kill hair follicles. These methods of removing hair will damage the follicle over time and eventually cause the hair to stop growing. However, since shaving the hair does not have any direct affect on the follicle itself, it does not affect the growth of the hair.    

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We encourage you to price shop around, but we’re confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

What is a Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique where a hair surgeon moves hair follicles from one part of the body to another part that is suffering from hair loss. In most cases, hair transplants are used to help people with male/female pattern baldness, but they can also help to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgeries (such as previous hair transplants). For procedures addressing male/female pattern baldness, the surgeon will utilize follicles from an area in the back of the head referred to as the “donor site” and move these follicles to another area referred to as the “recipient site.” Hair transplants are minimally invasive outpatient procedures that require only local anesthesia and typically take between 4-10 hours (based on the quantity of hairs being transplanted).

Hair follicles come in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs. Most hairlines are comprised of single follicles, which creates a more natural look. Top hair can be comprised of follicles in larger 2-4 hair groupings, which gives the appearance of increased density. Some surgeons and hair transplant providers will split hair groupings from 2-4 to singles as a way to create more implantable hairs from a single large follicle grouping. At Solve Clinics, we never follow this process as this increases the likelihood of killing the follicles being transplanted. The splitting of follicles also decreases the density of the transplantation on a patient often causing the patient to need additional procedures.

In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

We encourage you to price shop around, but we’re confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

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