For most women, the thought of having to shave this area at the back of the head can be a bit of a traumatic thought. The good news is that we have done it quite a few times now and are getting much better at working out the finer details.
For women who have long hair in the back that is capable of covering up the shaved area, the solution is simple. We simply take the existing hair in that area and make sure to clip up the long hair on the top, sides, and bottom of the area that we need to shave so that once the area has been shaved and the harvesting of the donor grafts has been completed, the surrounding hair will be more then capable of covering this area up.
Another solution is to get hair extensions after the procedure. This is an added expense, but for most women, it is a worthwhile cost. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we work with some amazing hair stylists to make sure that the procedure is as simple and cost-effective as possible. We can also schedule a pre-op appointment with a hair stylist to arrange for a strategy to make sure that the area that needs to be shaved is done in a way so that we can harvest it while also leaving it possible to get the best results with hair extensions afterwards. We always want our patients to get the very best turnout from everything that is connected to the procedure. We will, of course, also be sure to cover all of these details in our complimentary consultation.