The FUT or “strip” method has been the traditional method used for the past 20-30 years to remove hair grafts from the donor area. In this method, a one cm strip of skin is surgically removed and the grafts are separated (with the help of surgical microscopes) and prepared for replanting. These hair grafts are taken from the “permanent” donor zone and therefore genetically programmed to not fall out as hair loss progresses.
The recipient area preparation and insertion of the grafts does not vary in any way from the FUE method.
Once the strip of skin is removed, hair transplant technicians very carefully dissect out individual follicular units under specialized microscopes. The follicular units consist of anywhere from 1-4 hairs. The grafts are separated into piles consisting of the number of hairs in that unit.
Most hair transplant surgeons feel that the strip method and follicular dissection leads to a better quality of graft without the damage to the follicle, which can occur with the FUE method. With this in mind, it is important to look at both procedures, and with the advice of Dr. Prasad, make an informed decision as to which is the best hair replacement procedure for you.
With newer techniques, the scar from the strip procedure is very minimal and most patients do not find it objectionable.
From our office in Roseville we have provided many men and women hair replacement services from all over Northern California, including Sacramento, Rocklin, Lincoln, Tracy, Truckee, Yuba City, Stockton, Merced, Redding, Modesto, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. Call today to see why they chose us and experience the difference for yourself!