» Hi BHR Clinic,
» A nice comparison, I like your results. Just a quick question about your
» FUE v. Strip, and also that in comparison to other clinics. What do you
» tell patients as far as regrowth time and yield? Do you see the same yield
» with both procedures, and how about the comparison in time for growth?
» I’ve been looking at Dr. Armani’s results, and it seems like his FUE might
» be taking longer to grow out than his strip procedures did, and also
» possibly not as well, in my opinion. What do you think about this
» timing/yield with your procedures and possibly in comparison to others?
Thank you for your comments, appreciated.
In respect of yield we do not principally see any difference between the two techniques with our cases, and we do not compensate for potential lower yield when quoting graft numbers; for example when we advise we do not give a person two figures; strip lower graft number and FUE higher graft number because the yield maybe lower with FUE so having to compensate by placing more. So, in respect of yield we do not have a concern that they are dissimilar and as we perform the two techniques regularly with the same protocols and Med Team we have a fair amount of detail to make our assessment from. I think we have posted something like 10 grown out FUE results on this forum and I do not believe that judging them you would consider the results to be poor yield for the graft numbers used.
In respect of growth rates, we have not found a significant difference between the two, the % of growth is about the same; but the calibre and quality of hair maybe slightly weaker initially with FUE and take a little longer to mature; this can be due to the healing or genetic bonding being slower because less fatty tissue surrounding the FUE graft, but even this we have not found a significant difference and it is more on an individual basis rather than across many cases.
I cannot really comment on other results unless I have full knowledge of the case to base a judgment on, for example if you place 2000 grafts all single hairs even if you get 100% yield it will look like a poor result for that amount of grafts opposed to the same graft numbers but made up of multiple hair FU’s.