the main problem is not with the technique ,but with proper client selection to avoid unhappy clients.
we need to remember that not all transplanted grafts’ grow, hence a refill may be needed ,plus one
needs to plan for further hair loss in future,
some of the bad results i have seen ,most of the donor area has already been rampaged to deliver more
grafts ,however growth in front is poor, and these clients also have few grafts left in the back of the head
for another sitting,
another interesting fact is most of these clients have relatively small head size, and are generally bad
candidates for fue if requirement is huge.
so bad results’ with FUE will continue till clinics start saying no to poor candidates who are not ideal for
FUE ,but can benefit from strip.
In my clinic we have come to a point where some clients have been promised a huge number of grafts
elsewhere with grade 7 baldness and have been promised a head full of hair, which with due respect is
not possible, with FUE being turned away.
1.do not jump in favour of one technique with our trying to understand if its suitable for you or not, take
a second opinion when in doubt, take the trouble of actually visiting a clinic to take a second opinion, no
one can give you a correct estimates looking at the back of your head from photos !.
2.strip technique still has its own advantages even today, a good hair restoration clinic is one which can
do a good job with both techniques and not FUE alone.
3.Hindu tradition of shaving ones head when elders die in family ,is what inhibits some from choosing
strip over FUE to avoid a scar, if you see from the photos above a poorly done FUE also gives you bad
scars, scars can be camouflaged in a strip by going for trichophytic closure or even be hidden forever
either with a small FUE corrective surgery, or with Micropigmentation treatment nowadays,so let that
not be the only criteria for choosing a hair restoration clinic.
you do your transplant once do it the right way.