Strip method: The strip method makes it possible to choose the best donor hair. By taking out donor hair from the back of the head, which never grows completely bald in most men, the donor hair is resistant to the damaging effects of testosterone. The testosterone hormone is responsible for genetic hair loss. This healthy donor hair doesn’t care about its new location and stays in place since their genetic material makes them more resistant to hair loss.
NeoGraft® method: Donor hair is often taken from the broader section of the skull, and theoretically, even elsewhere on the body. Variety does not translate into quality since randomly chosen hair is not necessarily more resistant to hair loss.
Post-Surgery Hair Style
Strip method: While it takes a few days for the incision at the donor site to heal, the surrounding hair is not affected by the strip method. No haircut or change in styling is needed.
NeoGraft® method: In large hair transplant sessions, the entire donor area must be shaved to access the follicles. You may need to sport a new hairstyle for a while.
Strip method: While there is a small linear incision resulting from the harvesting, it is usually covered by your hair. Plus, during subsequent procedures, the first scar is completely removed. With the strip method, regardless of the number of procedures, the patient is left with only one incision.
NeoGraft® method: If the first NeoGraft® session requires 2,000 grafts, you’ll have 2,000 tiny round scars. If there are follow-up procedures this number will double, triple, and so on. With each subsequent session, the scarring with the NeoGraft® method increases. Plus, if genetic hair loss continues or you happen to require several procedures, thousands of fine scars may become visible in the thinning donor area.
HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURES HAVE COME A LONG WAY
Thinning and receding hair pleases no one – except perhaps Sir Patrick Stewart, who is definitely pulling it off. If, however, you are not the fabled actor, you’re probably wondering just what your options are when it comes to hair replacement. Luckily, transplant technology has come a long way in the past several decades. Clumsy hair plugs and older techniques have been replaced with automated technology and scientific breakthroughs that stand to revolutionize the world of hair transplantation.