FUE hair transplant repair is becoming more common every day but what a lot of you may not realize is that there are two forms of FUE hair transplant repair. The first type of FUE hair transplant repair is what you may already be thinking, in that FUE is used to repair hair transplant procedures that were performed using the strip method. When FUE was
first introduced by Dr. Ray Woods this approach comprised of much of how FUE was used and as FUE became more popular it seemed that everyone that had a bad strip procedure was instead turning to FUE to have the bad work repaired. This would usually involve using FUE extracted grafts to continue the work that was being performed by the previous strip work in order to add density and or to fill in wide strip scars to make them less visible with shorter haircuts. The work would also sometimes be performed for refinement of pluggy hairlines or just bad work overall. However, as you can see in the video below, the traditional idea of what FUE hair transplant repair involves may no longer be what you thought.
In this video Dr. Cooley is using FUE to repair a bad FUE procedure already performed on the patient by another clinic. This helps to highlight the fact that not all FUE is the same, just like all strip work is not the same, and this also highlights one of the problems with FUE today. The growth of the procedure overall has greatly outpaced the proliferation of proper hair restoration patient education and for this reason we’re see more FUE hair transplant repair procedures overall. The allure of FUE as a procedure for patients has become a massively attractive business opportunity that is simply too hard to resist. To understand what I mean you have to look at the facts regarding FUE in general.
There are many more nuances that go into making strip surgery a much more involved and comprehensive procedure compared to FUE but these points should help to get my point across in that the nature of operating an FUE only clinic is one of the reasons why we’re seeing more FUE hair transplant repair cases. If you have any questions or comments be sure to add them in the comments sections.