Thursday, August 30, 2007


FUE has following main benefits over the conventional strip method
  1. Donor healing is faster 3-5 days compared to 10-15 days in strip method.
  2. Practically pain free recovery due to absence of stitches
  3. No linear scar in the donor area so even very short hair style can easily be worn. Strip method leaves a linear donor scar which shows up if the donor hair is short and therefore one needs to keep the donor hair long
  4. Strip method at times leads to anaesthetic area just above the line of stitch for a few months. This is not seen in the FUE
  5. Other fringe benefits according to me are
  • Less bleeding
  • Entire procedure performed by doctor & not given to technician
  • For athletes or people who must resume full activity right after the procedure.
  • Minimally invasive, less-traumatic and patient friendly
  • Body hair Transplant is possible only by this method - so larger donor site. This is not possible by Strip Method. Even advanced stage can be treated (NH6-7) with sufficient hair by additional use of Body hair.
  • For people who have had a lot of prior transplant surgery that has left bothersome scars, follicular unit extraction allows the doctor to work around the scars and select individual follicular units.
  • Provides an alternative when the scalp is too tight for a strip excision
  • Ideal for repairing donor scars that cannot be excised
  • One can choose one hair or multi-haired graft

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree

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