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There’s no doubt that when it comes to getting a hair transplant, having the internet available as a research tool is a mixed blessing. Of course it’s great in that it enables you to find out exactly hair what’s entailed in the different types of procedures, however the downside to using the internet for research is that there’s a lot of opinion and conjecture out there, which can leave you confused and disillusioned.


The purpose of this article is to look at the two main types of hair transplant that are carried out today – FUE and Strip (or FUT) – and compare them to find out what the advantages of each procedure and which is best for you.

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Strip (FUT)

FUT procedures, also referred to as a strip procedure, is performed by removing a patch, or “strip” from the donor area on the back of the patient’s scalp. The hair is then harvested from this strip and transplanted to the recipient area.

Some of the advantages of strip procedures are –
You do not need to shave your head for surgery
The graft quality is typically very high
It costs less than FUE

The disadvantages of strip procedures include –
A good donor area is needed for FUT to be successful
A substantial scar remains in the donor area
A highly skilled surgeon is critical for a small scar

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The Advantages & Disadvantages of FUE

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Unlike FUT, where a strip of the donor area is cut from the patients scalp, with FUE the hair follicles are individually extracted from the donor area, one by one.

The advantages of FUE are –
FUE does not leave any scar
There is minimal pain with great results
A good surgeon can perform over to 3000 grafts in a day
Decreased healing time

The disadvantages of FUE are –
It costs more when compared to FUT
You must shave your head prior to surgery
It takes longer than FUT

If you’d like anymore information on FUE or FUT hair transplants then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Dr. Robert Jones

Dr. Robert Jones is recognized worldwide as an innovator in hair transplant techniques. He is a medical professional whose commitment to providing a high-quality surgical outcome is paramount.

He has been practicing medicine ever since earning his degree in 1979 from McMaster University’s Department of Medicine. He also took continuing education courses in cosmetic laser surgery at both Harvard and Loyola Universities.

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Real Patients, Real Reviews

Hair Transplant Patient

“Helped me through a process that I thought would be difficult, but it was easy! I am so happy with how I look now and have so much more confidence approaching women now. Thank you so much.”

– Spencer Strong

Hair Transplant Patient

“Was awesome! Everything was great, the staff, the office and it all went like he said it would. Best of all is the finished product. It looks so natural and I look 10 years younger! So glad I went.”

– Hair Transplant Patient

FUE Hair Transplant

“Has provided me with a new lease on life. I only had about 1500 grafts but the results have been dramatic and I’m very happy with my surgery. I underwent the no shave fue option earlier this year…”

– Bcan86A