As hair grows on the back of your head, it changes direction and the caliber becomes gradually finer at the lower areas. When you take a strip (FUT), even a narrow scar on a shaved head reveals an abrupt change in hair direction and hair caliber. Related to the donor area, with FUE this doesn’t happen, but there is a chance of white dotting. If dotting occurs, it nearly always isn’t visible until the hair is cut very short or the head is shaved. White dotting or hypopigmentation can be improved greatly through a combination of tricopigmentation and FUE into the dots. This is usually never necessary unless a patient decides to go with the shaved head look.
-Chuck at Dr. Cole’s office