Strip Harvesting VS FUE Harvesting


Many years ago, experts of hair had started performing new hair transplant techniques. Instead of using strip harvesting technique in which the whole strip of hair is extracted from the scalp and placed them on the bald area, now experts started using FUE hair transplant treatment. If generally stands for follicular unit extraction in with only hair units are extracted from one to four instead of making the use of the whole strip. Here in this post, you can find out the comparison between strip harvesting and FUE hair transplants.

Scar formation and donor area:

In the case of strip harvesting, a liners scar is formed and this can be a significant concern for those patients who have short hair. However, the patients who go for strip harvesting method can get rid of scars within few weeks. If careful inspection will be there then the scars will not be evident.

In the FUE hair transplant, linear scars can be avoided. This technique is less invasive and does not lead to the linear scars. However, linear scars are not created, there are circular scars. Also, the length of the incision is greater in the case of FUE that strip harvesting.

Graft survival:

The chances of damage to the hair in case of FUE is more than strip harvesting that can result in the poor growth of hair but is depends on the level of damage. The level of damage to hair follicles highly varies with FUE.

On the other hand in strip harvesting, damage of hair can be experienced during the initial skin incisions and during the dissection of the tissue but this damage is minimal as compared to FUE hair transplant.

Technical expertise:

A special type of skill is required in case of FUE hair transplant that require the experience of the surgeon to be able to align the small punches correctly. The primary concern in FUE harvesting is the rate of damage. If the hair follicles got damage then there may be the lack of growth.

In the case of strip harvesting, there is no need of any special kind of technique but the extraction and division of grafts should be done with care.


The cost of FUE hair transplant in India is more that strip harvesting per graft. The cost of FUE harvesting can be double to the price of the Strip harvesting.

Body Hair:

FUE hair transplant is the best method to harvest the hair of body. In such cases, these follicular units are single units.


Many of the surgeons prefer the FUE hair transplant just because of the fact that this method is less invasive and takes less recovery time.

However, bleeding occurs in both the cases but the most bleeding occurs with strip harvesting. But bleeding is not of the problem in the case of strip harvesting.


Both are the good methods for the hair transplantation. Both have cons and pros. However, on the cost basis, strip harvesting is best but on recovery basis, FUE hair transplant is best.


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Dr. Vikas Gupta

I am Dr. Vikas Gupta I am hair transplant treatment specialist. I am tackled 2500 plus hair surgeries successfully. I using two types of techniques. FUE and FUT. You can check Hair Transplant Cost in Ludhiana Punjab India.

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