Strip Hair Transplant Procedures

Whether we are discussing the strip method or the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method of hair transplantation, these denote the difference in the harvesting technique and not the placement of grafts in the recipient area (hairline, upper scalp, eyebrows, and beard). The biggest difference in transplantation techniques is the harvesting of the grafts and not placing the grafts.

As with any surgical incision of the skin, both the strip method and the FUE method produce scars. These scars can be concealed if the hair in the back and sides of the scalp is worn about a #2 clippers or longer with the FUE technique and about a #3 clippers or longer with the strip method of harvesting. The linear scar in the back of the scalp will require sutures or staples are usually removed 7-10 days after the procedure. In most cases, even the sutures can be concealed following surgery.

The Strip Hair Transplant Method

The strip hair transplant method is optimal if a large amount of hair is to be transplanted. If there is a large balding area present, then the strip method is the best method for producing the greatest amount of hair density in the recipient area. This is especially true when utilizing grafts known as Multiple Follicular Units (MFU) behind the hairline. Multiple Follicular Unit grafts can only be produced when the strip hair transplant method is used.

This is a tried and proven technique in hair transplantation since the early 1990s.  The strip method can be used to accommodate both large or small sessions. When the method utilizes the MFU grafts, about twice as much hair can be moved per session, thus ultimately requiring half as many sessions if there is a large balding area to treat.

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Strip Hair Transplant


Dr. Arthur Zacco

6400 Creedmoor Rd Ste #104
Raleigh, NC  27613
(919) 615-0577

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Strip hair transplant procedures, also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), and their counterpart, the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction), represent distinct approaches to harvesting hair for transplantation. However, both techniques share a common objective: effectively placing grafts in the desired recipient areas such as the hairline, upper scalp, eyebrows, or beard. While these methods differ primarily in terms of how grafts are acquired from the donor site, it is crucial to note that placement remains consistent irrespective of which technique is employed. The true disparity lies within the meticulous extraction process used during strip hair transplant procedures, rather than simply where those grafts ultimately find their new home.