There are two primary methods for hair transplant procedures: stripping and FUE (follicular unit extraction). It varies from person to person which type is best. The only way to know for sure which type of hair transplant is best for you is to consult a specialist; however, if you continue reading below, you can get a general idea of which one you’ll be best suited for. At David & Rossi Plastic Surgery we are proud to offer both approaches to our patients and encourage you to learn more about each one.
This method of hair transplant consists of stripped entire areas of hair from a donor area. The donated hair is then divided up and placed where necessary. Strip harvesting is great for those with thinning hairlines. With this method, you can see greater results in fewer visits because larger amounts of hair are extracted at once.
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is when individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area. Precision machines are typically used to remove these units. This version of hair transplant is typically better for people whose entire head is thinning. The donor site doesn’t have to be a single location.
Who is a Candidate for Strip or FUE?
Anyone looking to restore the uniformity and thickness of their hair growth may be eligible to choose one of these hair restoration methods or the other. It is also important to remember to harbor realistic expectations about these procedures and what they can accomplish for you.
Consult our Specialists
To learn more about the differences between strip and FUE for hair transplants, we welcome you to get in touch and make an appointment with David & Rossi Plastic Surgery! At our office in La Jolla, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain each method in detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you decide which route would be best for you. Contact us today to set up you consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!