Many patients who come to see our practice are throughly confused about the types and methods for hair transplantation or hair restoration. We have found it best to fully educated our customers so they know what is best for them and their unique hair needs.
The comparison of the FUE and FU Strip Method and MFU is sometimes complicated so during your free consultation, Dr. Zacco will create an individualized plan for you and explain your options. Together, Dr. Zacco and you will decide on a plan that is right for you.
A comparison of Hair Transplantation methods.
The chart below is a comparison of the FUE, Strip Method, and MFU methods:
|Least best method to produce transplanted hair density||Good method for producing transplanted hair density||Best method to produce transplanted hair density|
|The scarring is less noticeable once healed, and the hair can be worn shorter but no shorter than #2 clippers. There is no lineal scar. However, with a shaved scalp, the scar will look more unusual than the linear scar.||Linear scar. Hair needs to be worn longer in the sides and back to conceal the scar. No shorter than a #3 clippers in the back and sides||Same as Strip|
|No suture is required||Sutures or staples are required for the donor area only||Same as Strip|
|Optimal if relatively small number of grafts are required||Optimal if a large number of grafts are required.||Optimal of large number of grafts are required and much density is desired and donor tissue preservation is required. Best for density.|
|This is one of the latest additions to the field of hair transplantation since the early 2000’s||This is a tried and proven technique in hair transplantation since the 1990’s||Same as Strip|
|Patients with very curly hair are usually not a good candidate for FUE||Can accommodate any hair type.||Same as Strip|
|Overall, FUE is about twice the cost||Overall, about ½ the cost of FUE||Same as Strip|
|More transected follicles than Strip Method||Less transected follicles transplanted compared to FUE method||Least transected of all methods which means more hair growth per cm2 of tissue harvested.|
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Arthur Zacco will answer all your questions and make sure that you have a complete understanding of your options.
Hair transplantation information can be confusing and even overwhelming to most patients so please take advantage of our free consultation so Dr. Arthur Zacco and staff can help you make the decision that is right for you.