Get Thicker Hair You Can Truly Call Your Own
The Strip Method is the most tried-and-true technique for hair transplantation. This method, also known as a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), is an excellent solution for men and women who want to restore the fuller, thicker hair they had when they were younger.
With this hair transplant procedure, a thin strip of healthy donor tissue is removed from the back of your scalp, where your hair is fullest. The donor area is then stitched closed. Once healed, the tiny linear scar will be hidden by your surrounding hair.
The strip of donor tissue is put under a microscope and meticulously separated into individual follicular units, which contain one to three hairs. The follicular units are then implanted into tiny incisions in the areas where your hair is thinning or balding. This is an artistic process requiring considerable experience, surgical skill, and an astute aesthetic sense. Each grafted follicle is carefully placed at the proper angle and strategically distributed to achieve the right density and a natural hairline.
What to Expect
At the Global Center for Hair Restoration, a hair transplant using the Strip Method is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Jack Fisher. Dr. Fisher has spent three decades mastering this hair transplant technique to provide minimal scarring and exceptional results.
You will be awake and comfortable during the procedure, as local anesthesia is used to numb your scalp. Afterward, you may experience some soreness, swelling, or redness, which should subside within a few days to one week. Most patients resume normal activities a week or so after the procedure. Your stitches will be removed after approximately 10 days.
While each patient’s timeline of results will vary, you may see the new hair growth as soon as three months after your hair transplant. New hairs are usually fine and thicken as they grow longer. After six months, hair growth should be more noticeable and full results can be seen after one year.
Is a Strip Method Hair Transplant Right For Me?
The Strip Method has endured the test of time. After three decades of refining the technique, it remains the most common hair transplantation method because it is suitable for healthy men and women with any hair color and texture. However, to be considered for this procedure, you need sufficient hair density in the donor area and enough scalp laxity to allow a strip of tissue to be removed and sutured closed.
Many patients choose the Strip Method because of three distinct advantages:
- You do not need to shave your head before the procedure.
- The Strip Method is less expensive than FUE hair transplant procedures.
- With the Strip Method, more hair grafts can be transplanted in a single session compared to FUE hair transplants.
To be evaluated for a Strip Method hair transplant, book your personal consultation at the Global Center for Hair Restoration in Nashville, TN.