Hi Dr. Rassman,
I’m considering getting a hair transplant and I need your opinion. I am asian and was wondering which suits better for asians FUE or the strip harvesting method? I am hearing mixed comments. FUE less scaring for asians. strip harvesting higher chance. from your experience which is better for asians?
Both the FUE technique and the strip technique have their own pros and cons, and there is no correlation with Asian hair. The type of surgery is based on each and every individual. FUE is best to use with smaller areas and when the density of the hair is good. The strip can be used almost on any good transplant candidate. FUE is not the latest and greatest that some clinics claim it to be and for those individuals with extensive hair loss, it is clearly not the procedure of choice. That is why patients like you are confused about these choices.
As an example, many Asian patients have surgery with Dr. Pak and most of them have the traditional strip surgery with great results. One of the more public examples of such a patient was Jon Gosselin (he had the strip surgery).