» Strip or FUE?
» Ok guys, I finally went for a consultation with a hair transplant doctor a
» few days ago. I posted pics of my case earlier on the old board but I can’t
» find it anymore…
» Thing is, he was quite persistent in selling me the strip procedure
» instead of FUE. Now that raised my eye brows a bit because from my
» research there is only one way to go for this and that’s FUE!
» I am really more inclined to FUE because of all the good things I’ve read
» and heard about it.
» But is FUE really better then the strip?
» Is FUE really totally undetectable? How bout for the strip?
» What are the scaring like for both?
» Will the strip scar eventually expand?
If you want FUE… then by all means start consulting with different FUE doctors… in terms of FUE and scarring… there is no way to tell individually if that person will/or will not scar no matter what. Everyone scars differentlly. What you need to realize is you gotta be smart. You need to ask a thousand questions… you need to know which doctors are using the smallest punches and providing good results. There are clinics… not many, that have the potential for good results (meaning if all the planets line up), but use tools that are very large(>1.0mm) which may result in the white dotting. At least the potential is higher than if smaller punches are used. The white dotting is because of the large extraction sites that cannot fully shrink to enough during healing. So scar tissue fills in.
My point is this… find clinics that use punches that are 0.75mm and the clinics that are showing results. There are several. But the main thing is to read read read… research until you are an expert. You will begin to realize who is doing what. What doctors are “known” for shady large tool usage .
It terms of strip scarring… no one knows how a person scars… and again there are doctors in todays times(not many) that are producing the least visible pencil line scars on a consistent basis.
Of course you raising your eye brow and thinking something was wrong when the doctor tried to talk you into strip was a good gut reaction. Some doctors try to use a term called the Fox test as gauge to tell you if you are a good candidate or not for FUE. Then you are told that you are Fox negative and strip is your only option… a complete falsification and an utter lie. Some doctors tell you that the 0.75mm punch doesn’t work and obliterates grafts… a complete falsification and a lie. Some doctors tell you that they have a “scarless” procedure… a complete falsification and a lie. You the patient have so many obstacles to overcome to find the truth… but the truth is out there and on this forum thanks to David S (hairsite).