Dr. Z, did one strip on me back in 2004.
He bought his Beverly Hills practice from Dr. Peterson who performed 15 strips on me going back to 1992.
I know, some kind of record.
The scar isn’t great but I was in pretty bad shape back there already.
The grafts grew well and his professionalism/staff was top notch from what I could see.
He’s gone a bit “Hollywood” lately but not a hack in any way.
The guy has done a lot of strips and he himself had work done on his head from another clinic.
However, he compared FUE to plugs and asked me if I wanted scars all over my chest from BHT.
Mind you, this was in 2004, so maybe he was wise to warn me at the time.
Things, luckily, have changed since then.
The other negative was that he said he could take one or two more strips from a guy (me) who already had 16. That was when I really stared researching FUE and BHT.
This rest is history.
So far so good. Phew.
I do believe there are better strip clinics out there though.
His claim to have done 10,000 may be true.
Remember, he worked for a big clinic for years before taking over a smaller clinic.
Also, strip clinics can do many patients in a day, thus boosting the numbers.
If I was just starting down the HT path and really believed strip was the ONLY option for me to get good results, I’d go to H&W. But these days, I would hope a virgin head would go FUE first with rare exception.
Don’t rush in.
My 2 cents.