Strip Hair Transplant: Pros and Cons
Strip hair transplant using the FUT method will result in a higher yield of follicular units, since there is little chance of a unit being damaged during extraction. The process can be achieved quickly and this also means that it can be more affordable than FUE. Of course, there will be problems with line scars appearing at the donor areas. For many, these will not be noticeable. Sometimes even a clipper shave as low as #3 will not reveal the scars, depending on how much hair is in the donor area. This can work great for younger hair loss patients, as the back and sides will generally have a lot to offer in terms of donor hair. Because some level of scarring will always exist, a patient with thinner hair in the donor area may be better suited to FUE.
Hair Transplant Using FUE: Pros and Cons
One important advantage to FUE is the fact that the scarring left from the procedure is small and often won’t be noticeable. When donor hairs come from the back and sides, it’s possible that the leftover hair in those areas will completely cover the scars. Even shorter hair styles can look good without small pinprick scars being noticed.
The downside is that the method is considerably slow, due to the manual process that the surgeon needs to go to. This also means that this method costs more than FUT.
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