One of the main differences between the two hair transplant procedures is that the strip method requires making a surgical incision which takes time to heal and leaves a long scar, while FUE is considered less invasive, requiring no long incision or scar. Skilled practitioners close incisions with a technique that minimizes the visibility of scars. Nevertheless, total avoidance isn’t realistic. An FUT results in a thin, linear scar, while an FUE leads to randomized, micro-dots which are spread throughout the donor site and can be as inconspicuous as possible. Thus, signs left from an FUE strip method scars are easy enough to hide beneath longer hair.
The best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to meet with a hair transplant expert to discuss your concerns, the condition of your hair, and your goals for the process. The ideal method for you will depend on many factors, including where you are balding. In some cases, FUE is not recommended for men who have substantial balding around the crown, as it will not deliver adequate fullness and coverage they desire in that area.