Strip Harvesting Technique At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration


Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or Strip Harvest Fact Sheet


What is it?

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), also termed as Strip Harvest, is a hair transplant technique in which a small strip of scalp from the posterior part of the head (donor area) is removed. The area is then sutured. This hair restoration technique is associated with a fine scar that is easily concealed with the remaining hair. The strip containing the hair follicles is divided under a microscope by experienced technicians in follicular unit groupings of one, two three, and sometimes even four. The groupings are called grafts. The trimmed grafts are then transplanted into the areas on the scalp that lack hair (recipient area) by the surgeon. Dr. Kahen mimics the way hair grows in nature to achieve a natural and undetectable hair transplant.


Why would I choose FUT/Strip Harvest?

Though the basic principle is the same as with other transplant procedures, some patients are inclined to choose FUT/Strip Harvest for numerous reasons. With FUE/Strip Harvest, the surgeon is able to extract more grafts in one session and less damage to the hair grafts exist because the extraction process is done under a microscope. FUT/Strip Harvest is also faster and more cost efficient than FUE.


How long does it take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the number of grafts the patient will be taking. A typical FUT/Strip procedure takes approximately five to six hours.


Does it hurt?

Not necessarily. The patient is under local anesthesia throughout the procedure and may experience some pressure to the back of the scalp during strip removal.


How much does is cost?

The price per graft for FUT/Strip Harvest varies between $3- $6.


Is it permanent?

Yes. The extracted grafts are genetically resistant to balding.