I am trying to decide between FUE and the strip method. I know the main difference is scarring but is there a significant difference in the recovery between the two?

There is a little bit of a less time period needed to recover from Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) in the donor area.

The recovery for the grafts and the recipient areas are identical whether or not you are doing FUE or the strip procedure.

There is also a little bit of additional tenderness in the sutured area when a strip procedure is done in the donor area and generally after FUE is performed there is very minimal tenderness in the donor area.

Posted by: Dr. Charles