F.U.E. Vs. Strip Method: How Should You Address Hair Loss?

Hair restoration is BIG business. There are many procedures, medications, and products that are marketed to the general public, promising to correct or improve hair loss. However, two of the most effective ways to address hair loss include the F.U.E Method and the Strip Method. For many of you, this may be the first time that you have heard of these hair loss treatment types. For others, it may be familiar territory. Read on to learn more about these hair loss procedures, regardless of how much you may or may not know.

Follicular Unit Extraction (F.U.E.) is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique in which follicular units are individually removed from the patient’s donor area, and individually transplanted to the recipient (thinning) area. Typically, this type of hair loss procedure has the following pros and cons:


  • No scalpel incision = No linear scar
  • No stitches – Donor area appears mostly unchanged
  • Faster recovery time
  • State of the art minimally invasive hair restoration technique


  • Requires several hours to complete large cases
  • More expensive
  • Strip Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Grafting) surgically removes a linear strip of your hair from the back of your scalp. This type of hair loss procedure has the following pros and cons:


    • Faster procedure
    • Higher individual hair graft survival rate
    • Donor area limited to a narrow strip
    • Less expensive


    • Linear scar on the back of your head
    • Requires stitches
    • Longer healing time
    • Procedure cannot be repeated within a year

    At Denver Hair Restoration, we utilize the NeoGraft® machine to perform F.U.E hair restoration procedures. For hair loss treatment, this is the golden standard for helping to restore your head of hair. Regardless of what you path you choose to treat your hair loss, we are happy to sit down with you for a consultation! Please call (720) 475-8460.

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