The strip method for hair transplants is a procedure that is used when you need a lot of hair follicles at once. Using this technique, hair grafts are extracted and are then implanted into the balding areas. The strip method entails cutting out a strip of scalp tissue from the back or side of the head and that strip is utilized by being cut into small pieces which are further divided into follicular units using a microscope. The wound will then be sewed or stapled to get the smallest linear scar possible.
Are you awake during the procedure?
You will be put under local anesthesia during this procedure. Patients are able to remain comfortable during the procedure and can choose to take a nap, talk with the staff or even watch a movie.
How long until results are noticeable?
The newly transplanted hair will start to grow approximately 10 weeks after the procedure. Around 6 months after the procedure, the hair should be long enough that it will require grooming and the hair should be fully grown one year after the procedure.
Consultation with Vernon Hills, North Shore and Chicago Strip Method
If you would like to learn more the strip method or any of our other procedures, call now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ritacca at (847) 367-8815. We are conveniently located at 230 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.