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Strip Extraction in Washington, DC

Located in Vienna, and serving the residents in and around Washington, DC, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic offers strip extraction for patients who desire hair restoration.

Whether it happens prematurely or later in life, hair loss is upsetting.  Fortunately, more choices than ever before are available to help you regain your full head of hair and feel more attractive.  If you are a candidate for hair replacement surgery and are thinking about moving ahead with the procedure, you may be in the process of learning about different techniques used to graft donor hair.  Strip extraction is one of those techniques.  Strip extraction safely restores your hair with little discomfort and minimal downtime.  The procedure is widely practiced and produces results that replicate your natural hair.

How Does Strip Extraction Work?

When your surgeon performs strip extraction, he or she will remove narrow strips of hair from the back of your head, where your hair is still dense and healthy.  The strip will include follicular units as one group, allowing them to be extracted intact in their original genetic form.  The strips are carefully dissected under a microscope and separated into follicular units.  An average of 2.2 hairs will be available to transplant per follicular unit.  While skilled technicians are preparing the follicular units for transplant, your surgeon prepares the balding or thinning recipient site.  Your hair restoration specialist then uses forceps to place the follicular units one-by-one.

Patients are alert during the procedure and are allowed to watch entertainment, have drinks, and remain comfortable.  The procedure typically lasts between three and six hours and most patients do not report any pain during the process.

Your hair restoration specialist at Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic will provide all post-operative instructions before your procedure.  You should be able to return to work and your normal daily activities within a few days.  Growth will be apparent by approximately six months following the procedure.  Final results will be seen in about 12 months.  The scar resulting from strip extraction is usually concealed by the hair just above the donor site.  Most of the time, the scars are not even seen.

Strip Extraction Benefits

Although other techniques for harvesting donor hair are available, strip extraction offers the following advantages:

  • Lower cost than follicular unit extraction (FUE) since many units are extracted simultaneously
  • Short recovery time
  • Minimal post-operative discomfort or pain
  • Quickly resume normal activities

How Do I Know If Strip Extraction Is Right for Me?

If you are a candidate for hair transplant surgery, strip extraction may be an option for you.  The best way to know for sure is by discussing the pros and cons of alternative transplant surgical methods with your hair restoration specialist at Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic.  Because every patient’s needs differ, hair restoration surgery is highly customized.  Options available to you will be based on your condition, health, and hair growth goals.

Located in Vienna, and serving the residents in and around Washington, DC, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic offers strip extraction for patients who desire hair restoration. Contact us today to schedule your hair restoration consultation.