Results from FUE are variable while the strip procedure is predictable nearly 100% of the time-Does this mean the strip method is the better option as its more certain. And if this is true why would you tell people and/or use this method rather than the strip method at NHI.
I test everyone to determine how good their follicular units will come out with follicular unit extraction (FUE). I call this test a FOX Biopsy and I insist on doing this so that I am comfortable that wastage is not a problem. It is hard to match the quality grafts that a strip-method hair transplant can produce. With an FUE procedure, the bottoms of the follicular units can be stripped of their fat and supportive structures; in a strip procedure, the follicular units are all perfect. If you saw two follicular units side-by-side (one from a strip harvest and the other from an FUE), you would see a significant difference. I believe that when this problem occurs, the growth from an FUE with stripped infrastructure should not, in theory, grow as well or as thick as a strip graft. The benefit of the FUE technique, of course, is the lack of the linear scar in the back of the head, allowing for a very closely cropped haircut without noticeable scarring. We perform both techniques at NHI.