How short can you cut your hair after a “strip procedure.”
Dr. Epstein’s patients are typically left with a donor site scar that is less than 2 mm wide, although there is a 10% chance that the donor site scar could be a bit wider. The vast majority of patients, of course depending on their own individual donor density and how well the incision heals, can cut their hair as short as the number three or four guard on the buzzer, or 3/8 to 1/2 of an inch. Of course, with thicker donor density, some patients can even go as low as a number two guard without a donor site incision scar being noticeable.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS