Which is better: Follicular Unit Extraction or Strip for Hair Transplant?

There is a ton of information on both Follicular Unit Extraction and Strip for Hair Transplant. Can someone layout the differences for me in a very simple way? Pros and Cons would be great too.


F, 39, Kentucky

Tags:woman age 35-44 scalp balding hair loss transplant

Hi Andrew:

In my practice, we do about 95% follicular unit extraction.  It definitely leads to less scarring and gives more potential donor site.  Some people have had strip grafting in the past and have great healing.   Those people may request strip grafting again and if they have enough skin laxity, they will likely have an excellent result.

Dr. Ken Stein