I have a Class 6 pattern of balding. Which is the best procedure for me? An FUE or the strip FUT?
For someone with Norwood class 6 pattern balding, the FUT (strip) technique will allow the entire job to be done in one or two sessions easily, allowing for ranges of between 2500-3500 grafts per session. A class 6 patient needs somewhere between 4,000-6,500 grafts. The wide range of transplants reflect the variations seen in the Class 6 patterns and the quality/thickness of the hair shafts. Men with fine hair, generally require more grafts but those with more confined Class 6 patterns and with medium or more coarse hair, can often get away with just one session.
The other technique, contrary to what you may read or hear, are generally limited to 1000-2000 grafts per session in the best of hands. For ideal work, you need to have a good quality of hair and enough donor density to allow for a safe surgery.