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Over two-thirds of men and women in the US will face hair loss as they age, with some experiencing hair loss as early as their 20s. Thinning or balding areas can leave you looking older than you feel, and can profoundly impact your confidence in the image you present to the world. In resolving hair loss, our team at Sistine Hair Restoration is second to none in advanced hair restoration.

One of the most effective hair transplant techniques is the strip method, which has a high follicle viability rate, as each follicle for transplant is precision-harvested under a microscope. We can help you enjoy a healthy, more full head of hair with the strip method.

What is the strip method?

The strip method is a surgical transplant procedure in which a small strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head. Once removed, our technicians can rapidly harvest thousands of individual hair follicles to transplant into the thinning or balding areas of the scalp. The transplanted follicles are integrated into the scalp to restore a more attractive, youthful hairline and increase volume in the regions that have begun thin or go bald, from hairline to crown.

What to expect

The strip method involves removing a strip of scalp, and then closing the incisions with stitches on the back of the scalp. Once healed, an almost invisible linear scar will be on the back of the scalp that is easily hidden with medium to long hairstyles. For many, the minimal scarring is a small price to pay for the benefits available from this procedure.

Compared with the FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique, the strip method is quicker. In fact, it can be completed in less than half the time of FUE transplants. It is also less expensive than the FUE technique and allows for the most rapid harvest of follicles in a healthy, viable state.

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Am I a candidate?

Like any medical procedure, determining candidacy requires an in-person consultation and comprehensive review of your medical records. The best candidates for a strip method hair transplant are men and women who:

  • Are dissatisfied with their degree of hair loss 
  • Desire a fuller, healthier-looking head of hair
  • Want to correct a receding hairline
  • Are in general good health
  • Do not smoke, or are willing to stop for at least a week before the procedure 
  • Have sufficient hair on the back of their head to harvest
  • Are comfortable maintaining a medium or long hairstyle
  • Have reasonable expectations regarding the outcome of their procedure

Why choose Sistine Hair Restoration?

Sistine Hair Restoration offers a team of some of the most talented technicians in the Northeast, guided by the renowned Dr. Paul Leong, MD FACS. Sistine Hair Restoration is consistently rated as one of the top hair restoration clinics in the Northeast. We have earned this reputation by achieving impressive outcomes and providing an outstanding level of comfort and care to our patients. If you are considering undergoing a hair transplant procedure, you can trust that it will be performed with next-level skills at Sistine Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh.

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