The Strip Graft is a hair grafting technique that requires the removal of a strip of skin from the scalp. The hair follicles is grafted and implanted onto area that is experiencing hair thinning.
Strip Grafting had been one of the more dominant forms of Hair Transplant for the past couple decades. During the Strip Graft, a strip of skin that contains hair follicles is removed from the back of the scalp once the area has been anesthetized,
The hair technician will receive the strip and cut down the scalp hair into smaller grafts. The grafts themselves may be cut down and divided into many single hair grafts. This will remove the full capabilities of some of the graft which results in the lack of natural waviness in the hair.
The strip graft procedure can be very successful with very good long term graft survival. With an aesthetically skillful physician the results of your hair transplantation surgery can look very natural. However, the procedure will leave a fairly evident scar on some patients.
The benefits of strip graft are hair growth. However with the advancement in technology, other FUE robotic systems provide just as great results with little to no scarring.
Risks and Complications
The risks of Strip Grafting are quite a few compared to the robotic hair transplantation devices available at SpaMedica. The procedure is very painful and can last a few days to a week.
These risks include:
- Adverse effect to anesthesia
- Numbness over the scar
There is a likelihood that the scar will grow wider as a result of tension on the closure.
Patients that are not pleased with the appearance of their scar after undergoing a previous Strip Graft procedure now have the opportunity to undergo a Scar Removal treatment that is effective, although we cannot promise 100% results guaranteed. Our patients have been pleased with the significant difference in the visibility of the scar.
Alternative procedures for strip grafting are robotic hair transplantation systems available at SpaMedica. We offer Artas Hair Transplant that is minimally invasive and little to no scarring. The procedure is only minimally painful and patients can will not have a long downtime compared to the strip grafting.
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Due to the advancement of technology, patients are advised to view our new Hair Transplantation systems in Artas and NeoGraft that provide spectacular results and are minimally invasive.
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