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FUE Procedures vs Strip Method

History Of Hair Restoration

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), known as the Linear Strip Method, was the preferred technique for hair transplant. Manual Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) was a tedious and time consuming process before the innovation of NeoGraft. Traditionally, the FUE technique used incisions and forceps to remove individual follicles from the donor section of scalp where hair is thickest. Once removed, these follicles were prepared and transplanted to thinning locations.

Although removing follicles individually was a more precise method of extraction, the extended time and tediousness of the surgery made the Linear Strip Method the preferable hair transplant technique. During the Linear Strip Method, an entire strip of scalp is removed from the donor section. The follicles are prepared under a microscope and then transplanted to the desired locations. The strip of scalp removed during extraction is closed using stitches, which produces a linear scar.

Future Of Follicle Transplantation

The innovative technique of NeoGraft automated the manual FUE method. This advancement in follicle transplantation allows you to enjoy the benefits of the manual FUE method during a significantly shorter procedure and without sutures and stitches! Instead of using incisions and forceps, NeoGraft harnesses the power of pneumatic pressure (suction) to extract and implant hair follicles. This technique allows follicles to be removed more quickly, more safely, and with an increased follicle survival rate compared to traditional hair transplant techniques. NeoGraft also preserves the follicle in a moist environment during preparation, further increasing their rate of survival.

ANESTHETIC Local anesthesia is used during NeoGraft. Local anesthesia is used during the Linear Strip Method.
PROCEDURE NeoGraft can be performed in as little as 3 hours. The Linear Strip Method can be performed in as little as 5 hours.
TECHNIQUE “No-hands” pneumatic pressure is used during NeoGraft. Scalpels and sutures are used during the Linear Strip Method.

Your post-operative experience after NeoGraft includes:

  • No linear scarring.
  • No postoperative tight scalp sensation.
  • No risk of heavy bleeding or nerve damage.

Your post-operative experience after the Linear Strip Method includes:

  • A permanent, linear scar.
  • Post-operative tight scalp sensation.
  • Some risk of heavy bleeding or nerve damage.
DOWNTIME & HEALING NeoGraft is an outpatient procedure. Seven to fourteen days of donor site healing time is required after NeoGraft. The Linear Strip Method is an outpatient procedure. Fourteen or more days of donor site healing time is required after the Linear Strip Method.
RESULTS Noticeable results will be evident 3 to 6 months following NeoGraft. Noticeable results will be evident in 6 months or more following the Linear Strip Method.

How can I find out more about hair transplant in NY?

Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine, our technicians, and friendly staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss hair transplant options in NY, including the NeoGraft and the Linear Strip Method. Please call our office at 800.755.4247, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City office.


NYC Hair Restoration in the Media
NeoGraft Animated Explanation
NeoGraft on NY1
Dr. Levine on the Dr. Steve Show
FUE Hair Transplant