Looking at getting my third hair transplant. Both transplants have been via follicular unit transplantation (strip). The thought of a 3rd strip is daunting to me so I am considering follicular unit extraction (FUE). Should I continue to exhaust strip before moving on to FUE?
It all depends on the clinical look of your donor area, the scalp laxity and the ability to do another strip while replacing the old line and leaving a similar or better result.
If you are going to do a small case like 800 grafts, generally this is easily done with strip while removing the old scars and doing trichophytic closure to improve the result. However, a proper clinical exam and consult would be the only way to assure you got an accurate response based on your hair restoration goals, quality of hair etc.
The advantage of doing a strip is I can generally extract more grafts and give you more hair in one day, provided the donor exists to do so without significant tension.
Dr. Ricardo Mejia MD, FAAD
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