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Dr. Chiara Insalaco, recently shared her expertise and innovative techniques in an interview on YouTube in the video, titled “Shaved, semi-shaved and long hair transplantation. How to choose the right procedure for your case,” Dr. Insalaco discusses the three principal hair transplant techniques she uses in her clinic, offering a detailed overview of each procedure and its specific applications.

Shaven Hair Transplantation

The first technique discussed by Dr. Insalaco is shaved hair transplantation, also known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). This method, used in many clinics around the world, is considered easier and faster for medical and nursing staff. During this procedure, the donor area is shaved completely, allowing for maximized follicle harvesting and excellent density in the areas to be transplanted.

Dr. Insalaco personally recommends this method because of its cleanliness and ease of work for medical and nursing staff. According to Dr. Insalaco, shaved hair transplantation is an ideal option for those seeking an efficient, high-quality procedure with optimal hair density results.

Semi-Shaven Hair Transplant

The second technique presented is the semi-randomized hair transplant. In this case, only the donor area is shaved, while the rest of the scalp remains intact. This method offers the advantage of good postoperative camouflage, as the longer hair can hide the scabs that form as a result of the transplantation.

In addition, the shaved donor area heals in a few days, and the transplant marks are not easily visible once the hair grows back. Many patients choose this technique because of its balance between excellent surgical performance and good postoperative camouflage. This technique is particularly suitable for those who wish to minimize the visible impact of transplantation in their daily lives.

Long Hair Transplant

The last technique discussed by Dr. Insalaco is the long hair transplant, or unshaven FUE. This technique is used when patients, for private reasons, cannot show signs of a transplant and need to return to work immediately or maintain a formal, professional appearance. This method requires preparation the day before the transplant, during which the nursing staff shortens only the follicular units that will be harvested the next day.

Dr. Insalaco emphasizes that this technique is very difficult and takes many years to learn. Only specialized surgeons can perform it. This method is ideal for those who need a hair transplant but cannot afford to show obvious signs of the surgery because of their professional or personal responsibilities.


In conclusion, Dr. Insalaco offers a range of options to suit the different needs of her patients. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages, and the choice depends on the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Insalaco stresses the importance of a thorough consultation to determine the best technique for each individual.

Shaved hair transplantation is the most common option and offers excellent results in terms of hair density. Semi-shaved hair transplantation offers a good balance between surgical efficacy and postoperative discretion. Finally, long hair transplantation is a specialized option for those who need a hair transplant but cannot afford to show obvious signs of the surgery.

Dr. Insalaco concludes by emphasizing the importance of choosing an experienced surgeon who specializes in hair transplants and can offer personalized advice and perform the technique that best suits the patient’s needs. With the right consultation and choice of the most suitable technique, patients can expect excellent results from their hair transplant.