FUE With NeoGraft, or FUT aka the Strip Method?
The “Strip Method,” also known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), has been around for many years and is still one of the most common hair transplant procedures.
The FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction method is a minimally invasive hair transplantation procedure that was introduced in the late 1990s. The NeoGraft hair transplant technology is built on this method of individually extracting and transplanting follicles of hair individually rather than removing a strip of scalp.
There are several advantages the FUE method has over the FUT or Strip method:
Advantage 1: Less Trauma
As you can imagine, removing a strip of scalp from your head is more invasive than removing individual hair grafts. The former involves surgery and heavy sedation. The latter allows for the extraction of follicles using pneumatic pressure and can be accomplished with small doses of local numbing.
Advantage 2: No Linear Scar
FUE leaves a series of tiny punch marks form where the hair was extracted; these scab over and heal within 10 days. This is a much better outcome than the long linear scar patients undergoing the Strip method of hair restoration are left with. Not having to deal with such a scar allows FUE patients to wear their hair any length after the procedure, with nothing to hide.
Advantage 3: A Fast Recovery
FUE patients can return to work or their regular activities as early as the next day. This includes exercise, giving this method particular appeal among professional athletes. Strip method patients should abstain from exercise for at least 2 weeks to give their scar time to heal.