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Strip transplants should be banned/boycotted


#1

» Is it true that there are scars with FUE?
»
» Can anyone prove / disprove that claim? Does any one have pictures of a
» guy who underwent FUE and subsequently shaved his head after he has healed?
» Are the spots visible.
»
» If they are, I won’t want a hair transplant even if its FUE.
»
» I need to preserve the option of shaving it all off.
»
» A round bald head may be an embarrassment for a small amount of time. But
» eventually people will get used to it especially if you buff up. It might
» actually look good for some people. But with a bad transplant, nobody will
» ever get used to it.

Freddie, here is a video which shows the donor areas of a number of patients who underwent CIT procedures with Dr. Cole:

Examples of Donor Regions After FUE

link to the CIT Hair Transplant video on youtube

Also, here are the links to a couple of patient galleries that show the donor areas:

Dr. Cole will perform the occasional strip procedure but he generally agrees with your initial sentiment: that FUT is an outdated technology.


#2

One thing that should be made clear, FUE does NOT offer scarless surgery, I asked a very simple queastion:
If I have FUE HT surgery with your clinic can you be sure that scarring will not show if I want to shave to stubble afterwards ?

The answer from every clinic (including yours) was No.

Scarring with FUE is of course nothing like Strip surgery in most instances, however, until I see FUE results that produce consistent megasession results such as the H&W clinic at similar prices then the idea that Strip should be banned/boycotted is frankly laughable.


#3

» One thing that should be made clear, FUE does NOT offer scarless surgery, I
» asked a very simple queastion:
» If I have FUE HT surgery with your clinic can you be sure that scarring
» will not show if I want to shave to stubble afterwards ?
»
» The answer from every clinic (including yours) was No.
»
» Scarring with FUE is of course nothing like Strip surgery in most
» instances, however, until I see FUE results that produce consistent
» megasession results such as the H&W clinic at similar prices then the idea
» that Strip should be banned/boycotted is frankly laughable.

So which procedure should you prefer?

A, B or C? :smiley:


#4

What does “PL FUT HST” stand for?


#5

» What does “PL FUT HST” stand for?

This abbreviation stands for the scientifically designation/term
"Partial Longitudinal Follicular Unit Transplantation" (PL-FUT).

HST” is just the abbreviation for the registered trademark “HairStemcell Transplantation®” (HST) of this new HT technique.


#6

» » One thing that should be made clear, FUE does NOT offer scarless surgery,
» I
» » asked a very simple queastion:
» » If I have FUE HT surgery with your clinic can you be sure that scarring
» » will not show if I want to shave to stubble afterwards ?
» »
» » The answer from every clinic (including yours) was No.
» »
» » Scarring with FUE is of course nothing like Strip surgery in most
» » instances, however, until I see FUE results that produce consistent
» » megasession results such as the H&W clinic at similar prices then the
» idea
» » that Strip should be banned/boycotted is frankly laughable.
»
»


»
» So which procedure should you prefer?
»
» A, B or C? :smiley:

hahaha good example. why fight over fue vs fue when there’s HST.

btw, is it me of did half of the thread just vanish from everything north of emilie’s post?


#7

»
» btw, is it me of did half of the thread just vanish from everything north
» of emilie’s post?

Yes, I noticed that…I promise I wouldn’t start a thread with such a divisive title! :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Really photos of good strip scars should be shown instead of a big 1cm wide scar.


#9

» Really photos of good strip scars should be shown instead of a big 1cm wide
» scar.

Try to find some LONG TERM “good strip scars” - good luck!

BTW - The photo above with the strip scars, is (unfortunately) a photo of my own back of my head, and these scars are between 20 and 12 years old (the photo is 3,5 month old) …
But WHICH of the 3 scars you can see on the photo, you think is “the best” strip scar?


#10

» » Really photos of good strip scars should be shown instead of a big 1cm
» wide
» » scar.
»
» Try to find some LONG TERM “good strip scars” - good luck!
»
» BTW - The photo above with the strip scars, is (unfortunately) a photo of
» my own back of my head, and these scars are between 20 and 12 years old
» (the photo is 3,5 month old) …
» But WHICH of the 3 scars you can see on the photo, you think is "the

Every scar I had from injuries/stitches has only become thinner over time. I have no idea why you think scars becomes worse over period of time. You probably had an outdated procedure 20/12 years back and still believe the current procedures produces the same scars. Go check out the scars results from H/W or Dr A’s clinic, the scars are thin and unnoticeable. There is no logic, that I know, in expecting these scars to become worse over a period of time. Also it is unreasonable to expect people who are extremely happy with the results to come and pose for scar shots 5 or 10 years after their surgery because you asked for it! You can look at Pats205’s Journal, he has a complete shaved head scar shot before his second procedure. Have you seen and good shaved head shots of head from a FUE after 8/10 years? Do you think FUE’s tiny scars will also become widened and scary after 8/10 years?


#11

I had the same question because I’m contemplating a FUE procedure as well. but the pictures don’t lie. I will always be a bit apprehensive until i see things in person for myself, but the odds look pretty good that scars are minimal at best…

» » Is it true that there are scars with FUE?
» »
» » Can anyone prove / disprove that claim? Does any one have pictures of
» a
» » guy who underwent FUE and subsequently shaved his head after he has
» healed?
» » Are the spots visible.
» »
» » If they are, I won’t want a hair transplant even if its FUE.
» »
» » I need to preserve the option of shaving it all off.
» »
» » A round bald head may be an embarrassment for a small amount of time.
» But
» » eventually people will get used to it especially if you buff up. It
» might
» » actually look good for some people. But with a bad transplant, nobody
» will
» » ever get used to it.
»
» Freddie, here is a video which shows the donor areas of a number of
» patients who underwent CIT procedures with Dr. Cole:
»
»
» Examples of Donor
» Regions After FUE

»
»
» link to the CIT Hair
» Transplant video on youtube

»
» Also, here are the links to a couple of patient galleries that show the
» donor areas:
»
»
»
»
»
» Dr. Cole will perform the occasional strip procedure but he generally
» agrees with your initial sentiment: that FUT is an outdated technology.


#12

You can look at Pats205’s Journal, he has a complete shaved head scar shot before his second procedure.

Here are photos of my strip scar. It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at all. I had tri closure done.

My strip scar has never been an issue, but I also choose to wear my hair longer in the back, just the way I prefer it, so it’s never been a problem for me.

Head shaved

Head buzzed


#13

Thanks Eric.


#14

» It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at
» all. I had tri closure done.
»
» My strip scar has never been an issue, …

» Head shaved
»


#15

» » It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at
» » all. I had tri closure done.
» »
» » My strip scar has never been an issue, …
»
» » Head shaved
» »
»
»

You ever thought about growing up? The irony “ironman” here is to my knowledge you are one butchered patient well known on the german boards that’s gone through countless procedures yet still look like a deformed frankenstein. Now if you posted your pics and somene mocked you it wouldn’t be so nice now would it?


#16

» » It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at
» » all. I had tri closure done.
» »
» » My strip scar has never been an issue, …
»
» » Head shaved
» »
»
»

Yeah, not sure what the joke is here. If you don’t think my scar is thin, then you are confused to what’s really out there.

I have seen some horribly stretched scars… Mine is pretty damn thin compared to what I have seen both on the forums and in person.


#17

“So which procedure should you prefer? A, B or C?”

Right now ? It’s a tough call, it depends on your hair characteristics on whether it’s A or B - obviously not C at the moment because the evidence isn’t there yet that it actually works in practice.


#18

» » » It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at
» » » all. I had tri closure done.
» » »
» » » My strip scar has never been an issue, …
» »
» » » Head shaved
» » »
» »
» »
»
» You ever thought about growing up? The irony “ironman” here is to my
» knowledge you are one butchered patient well known on the german boards
» that’s gone through countless procedures yet still look like a deformed
» frankenstein. Now if you posted your pics and somene mocked you it
» wouldn’t be so nice now would it?

The point here is, that Pats205 claim his scar looks “pretty thin”.

Now compare my (bad) 3 scars (actually 4) with Pats205’s scar from one ear to the other (and look at the side above his left ear!). Which one is - in general - is more “Frankenstein-like” as most Strip-Docs claim and hype out there ?

BTW - It is NOT my intention to mock Pats205 in general, but I mock his formulation “pretty thin”. Why not “not really visible” ?

Because THAT is the reason, why they caught me fool about 20 years ago …


#19

» » » » It is pretty thin, didn’t stretch at
» » » » all. I had tri closure done.
» » » »
» » » » My strip scar has never been an issue, …
» » »
» » » » Head shaved
» » » »
» » »
» » »
» »
» » You ever thought about growing up? The irony “ironman” here is to my
» » knowledge you are one butchered patient well known on the german boards
» » that’s gone through countless procedures yet still look like a deformed
» » frankenstein. Now if you posted your pics and somene mocked you it
» » wouldn’t be so nice now would it?
»
» The point here is, that Pats205 claim his scar looks “pretty thin”.
»
» Now compare my (bad) 3 scars (actually 4) with Pats205’s scar from one ear
» to the other (and look at the side above his left ear!). Which one is - in
» general - is more “Frankenstein-like” as most Strip-Docs claim and hype out
» there ?
»
»
» BTW - It is NOT my intention to mock Pats205 in general, but I mock his
» formulation “pretty thin”. Why not “not really visible” ?
»
» Because THAT is the reason, why they caught me fool about 20 years ago …

Ironman!!!
are you paranoid or something?


#20

» Ironman!!!
» are you paranoid or something?

O.k. - Pats205’s scar looks absolutely fantastic!

Satisfied?