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No-Shave FUE Guide

Traditionally, the FUE hair transplant procedure required the doctor to shave the donor zone. Patients undergoing traditional FUE treatment—especially women and men who normally wear their hair longer—may be self-conscious about going back to work or resuming normal daily activities after treatment, unless you are planning to take extended time off to let all your hair grow back to its pre-procedure length.

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No-Shave FUE Guideis no-shave follicular Unit Extraction right for you?

Hair loss is a natural part of the aging process, but unlike gradually going gray—which can make older people look wiser or more dignified—balding can have an enormous effect on our self-esteem and the way we feel when we look in the mirror.

There are many myths around why people lose their hair. Baldness has been blamed on everything from poor circulation to the scalp, to dandruff, to vitamin deficiencies, and even from wearing a hat too often. Science has debunked all these old wives’ tales, but they still persist, even in our modern information age. Let’s take a look at why hair loss really happens, and some new options for those considering taking action to regain a fuller head of hair.

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Understanding Pattern Hair Loss

By the age of 50, approximately half of males and a quarter of females have experienced some form of hair loss.

Male-pattern hair loss is due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. This type of baldness usually begins with a receding frontal hairline that progresses until it results in a bald patch on top of the head.

Female-pattern hair loss is the result of overall thinning of hair across the entire scalp due to increased hair shedding, a reduction in hair volume in general or both. It’s very uncommon for women to bald following the male pattern, unless their bodies produce excessive androgens. Researchers are still searching to pinpoint the cause of female pattern hair loss.

Follicular Unit Extraction for Hair Restoration

For both men and women who are experiencing hair loss, there are now many new technologies to offer you options besides wearing wigs, scarves and hats to disguise your bald patches and thinning hair.

Modern hair replacement techniques use existing hair on other parts of your head or body to regrow hair and restore hair density. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is the most superior technique available today. Dr. Robert Jones is one of the earliest adopters of FUE in North America, and has many years of experience in this groundbreaking method.

An FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that is not only virtually painless, but also leaves no scarring. Your hair replacement surgeon will remove hair follicles from the donor site (usually the back of the head), then transplant them one hair at a time to the thinning or bald area.

In FUE, the surgeon has complete control over the pattern and direction of each new hair placement. When fully healed, the result appears totally natural, undetectable and permanent.

The FUE process also significantly shortens recovery times. In most patients, the grafts become fully secure in about eight days after surgery, and the surgical wound in the donor area usually heals within one to two weeks.

What Is No-Shave FUE?

Traditionally, the FUE hair transplant procedure required the doctor to shave the donor zone. Patients undergoing traditional FUE treatment—especially women and men who normally wear their hair longer—may be self-conscious about going back to work or resuming normal daily activities after treatment, unless you are planning to take extended time off to let all your hair grow back to its pre-procedure length.

Small 1cm donor areas allow us to keep the FUE process hidden.

However, in using a new option called no-shave FUE, the surgeon only has to trim the donor follicle hairs, while keeping all other hair at the same length. During the procedure, Dr. Jones will conceal the trimmed donor follicles among the remaining full-length hair, resulting in a completely normal, natural post-transplant appearance. Suitable for both men and women, the no-shave FUE technique makes both the process and eventual outcome of a hair transplant virtually undetectable.

Benefits of the No-Shave FUE Method:

  • Patients can return immediately to work and other normal daily activities
  • The technique completely conceals harvested donor sites
  • Ideal for patients with scarring from previous hair transplant procedures; linear scars from the earlier method will not be visible

Who Is a Good Candidate for FUE?

For patients who have lost self-esteem due to thinning hair, FUE hair transplants can change both your life and your appearance. However, having said that, it is important to have realistic expectations going into the procedure. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Jones.

Because FUE is such a superior method for hair restoration, 100 percent of hair loss sufferers are candidates for the FUE technique. However, in general, people who are experiencing the following issues will see the most benefit from FUE treatments:

The FUE Process

The FUE hair transplant process relies on moving your own existing hair to balding areas to restore volume. Your hair restoration surgeon’s role is to use that existing hair as effectively and efficiently as possible to ensure the best possible results. Hair replacement candidates must have healthy hair growth elsewhere on their heads or bodies to serve as donor areas from which to harvest grafts of hair.

In determining whether FUE is the best solution for you, we will discuss factors such as:

  • Number of grafts required to achieve optimal results and meet your expectations
  • Cause of hair loss and family history
  • Color and texture of hair
  • Skin type
  • Likelihood of future hair loss, based on projections
  • The density of the hair within the donor area
  • The number of grafts that can be harvested from the donor area
  • Your overall health and lifestyle choices

Is FUE right for you? The best way to know is to meet with us for a confidential patient consultation. We will evaluate your case and discuss the results and outcomes we can expect to achieve. Contact our clinic today to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss all your concerns about hair loss with Dr. Jones.

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Fourth-generation FUE is now available

The greatest flaw of an FUE hair transplant has been that patients are required to shave their heads to perform the procedure. This is a deal-breaker for many men and almost all women. Many just don’t want to shave their heads to get a hair transplant, and people with long hair have a lot of time and energy invested in it! The strip method has always been the alternative, but it leaves a long linear scar that doesn’t appeal to many either.

No-Shave FUE – Available Now From Dr. Robert Jones

Dr. Jones has pioneered this new FUE technique that does not require the patient to shave their whole head. This technique lifts the hair and harvests grafts from thin bands beneath. The results are undetectable, and do not require the whole-head shaving that stops many patients from getting a FUE hair transplant.

Experience is the reason why.

We’ve performed so many FUE transplants that our technique has finally evolved to this groundbreaking no-shave procedure. The risk of taking too much hair from the donor area is real and is the reason why no other doctors are performing this procedure. Our deep experience allows us to perform this procedure while others simply can’t.

Hair Transplant Robots Are Obsolete

The hair transplant robot takes a larger punch and requires your whole head to be shaved. The robot is quite simply a crutch for less experienced doctors to perform hair transplants. It doesn’t get better results, it’s slower, and it can’t do large-session FUE. If you want a truly great hair transplant, the speed and efficacy of the procedure from Dr. Robert Jones simply can’t be beat.

2,000 Grafts – Perfect for the Receding Hairline

The fourth-generation FUE can’t get the huge numbers of hairs we harvest during a whole-head FUE. However, if you have a receding hairline, widow’s peak or early-stage hair loss, this procedure is ideal for you. The results are amazing and the whole procedure is hidden from view. Thanks to the new FUE technique by Dr. Jones, you don’t need to shave your whole head to stop your hair loss without a scar.

Check out what a day of surgery is like with Dr. Jones’ new no-shave FUE procedure.

Our new NO-SHAVE, NO-SCAR procedure is great for people who want a hair transplant but don’t want to shave their heads or end up with a long linear scar. Check out these videos of the day of surgery to see the future of hair transplants!

Male gets 1,500 grafts added to crown. No scar and a quick recovery. Get back to your normal activities right away!

People with burns and injuries to the scalp can get a fourth-generation FUE to repair the spot and look great in just a few months.

Women and men with long hair can now get a no-shave, no-scar hair transplant to restore hair loss.


Celebrity no-shave FUE is a new cutting-edge hair transplant technique that has been used by celebrities in Hollywood. Hair transplant specialist Dr. Robert Jones, BSC, MD, ABHRS, is the first to bring this new breakthrough innovation to Canada.

The no-shave FUE hair transplant was created for celebrities who are constantly in the spotlight and cannot afford to have visible signs of hair restoration or any downtime after a procedure. It uses a cutting-edge technique where the surgeon carefully removes donor hairs without having to shave the donor area. This makes the donor area virtually undetectable. The surgeon will then trim the donor hairs and implant them into the treatment area(s) for an immediate result. Patients keep their normal hairstyle, donor areas are undetectable and there is no recovery time.

FUE hair transplant procedures traditionally required a doctor to shave a large donor area. This was reasonable for patients with shorter hair; however, anyone with longer hair would have to allow time for it to grow back.

“This is changing the hair loss industry, especially for women. Finally, we have a technique where we can remove donor hairs one by one without shaving a large donor area. Then, we can transplant those single hairs into the areas of thinning hair or complete hair loss without anyone noticing. This is truly cutting-edge and is taking the hair loss restoration industry by storm, ” says Dr. Jones.


Really experienced doctor, kind of guy you want to have over for dinner. He is funny and very professional, I never doubted for a minute that I wasn’t going to have a great result. And I’m so happy with my choice. I had 3,000-graft FUE surgery and paid about $15,000 CAD, way cheaper than it would’ve cost me in the U.S., even with the travel up to Toronto and accommodation, and while there may be other hair transplant doctors as good as Dr. Jones, I’m pretty certain there is no one better.


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