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Posted 7/13/2009 5:09:03 PM


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Many people I talk with do not truly know the difference between strip and FUE, or what a strip scar looks like. I decided to post a few photos of mine with my head shaved down completely and shaved down to a #1 guard.

Now I am not saying strip does not produce good results and I am not saying I regret my strip procedure that I had with Dr. Armani, I got truly amazing results that changed my life and my strip scar is one of the best I have seen, my hats off to Dr. Armani for my results. But I do think people who have a strip procedure should see what they will look like in the back for the rest of their days....

In the photo below my strip scar is clearly visible at a 1 guard. Bottom line, if you go with strip you iwll have this scar.  

 

 



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Posted 7/14/2009 12:17:00 PM


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Thats quite a long scar, should make anyone think twice about strip!
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Posted 7/14/2009 8:45:54 PM


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Yeah - it doesn't hurt or anything but it is damn noticeable with my hair cut short or buzzed.

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Posted 7/15/2009 6:21:59 PM


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That's a pretty thin strip scar pats. Is it noticeable when you grow your hair long??
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Posted 7/15/2009 6:28:06 PM


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Hey Pats

Have you ever thought about having Dr. Armani putting FUE into your scar to make it much less noticeable?

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Posted 7/15/2009 6:59:16 PM


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Hi Hal,

Having Dr. Armani put FUE grafts in to my scar might be an option for me some day, but for now I am saving all the grafts I have in my donor area for the top of my head

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Posted 7/15/2009 7:12:21 PM


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Pats how many grafts did you have to have a scar that big!
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Posted 7/15/2009 7:35:21 PM


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Pats I looked thru your blog and I have t osay your transformation is really awesome. May I ask how old you are and when you had your first procedure with Dr. Armani??
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Posted 7/15/2009 8:48:20 PM


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I am 33 now, had my first procedure when I was 29.

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Posted 7/15/2009 11:21:01 PM


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The scar looks pretty thin to me, I have seen worse.
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Posted 7/15/2009 11:29:17 PM


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The scar looks pretty thin to me, I have seen worse.

I have seen much worse!

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Posted 7/26/2009 3:17:59 PM


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I'm really thankful fue came along, as Im to much of a pussy to get my head slashed open like that.  Kudos to anyone who had the guts to do it.  But why would you these days?
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Posted 7/26/2009 7:58:21 PM


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I'm really thankful fue came along, as Im to much of a pussy to get my head slashed open like that.  Kudos to anyone who had the guts to do it.  But why would you these days?

When I elected to have my first procedure Fue was a lot more expensive then strip, so I chose strip because of price. Now the price of Fue has come down to where the price is almost the same between Strip and FUE. That being the case I would choose FUE and not have my scar everytime.

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Posted 7/27/2009 7:35:14 PM


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I'm really thankful fue came along, as Im to much of a pussy to get my head slashed open like that.  Kudos to anyone who had the guts to do it.  But why would you these days?

When I elected to have my first procedure Fue was a lot more expensive then strip, so I chose strip because of price. Now the price of Fue has come down to where the price is almost the same between Strip and FUE. That being the case I would choose FUE and not have my scar everytime.

 

+1 for that!

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Posted 7/27/2009 9:06:36 PM
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did you have any stretching? I had it done as well and experienced amazing results in the transplant area. Its just this one little section that sometimes still gets tender. I think its because the scar stretched open slightly. Any thoughts??

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Posted 7/28/2009 12:54:52 PM


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did you have any stretching? I had it done as well and experienced amazing results in the transplant area. Its just this one little section that sometimes still gets tender. I think its because the car stretched open slightly. Any thoughts??

My scar did not do any stretching thankfully. I was very careful with it, stayed out of the gym for 4 months after my procedure

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Posted 7/28/2009 4:40:49 PM


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This is a normal scar of what you expect out a strip procedure. I've seen horrible ones seems like  they were butchered.LOL

Dr. Armani did a great job

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Posted 8/19/2009 7:20:09 AM
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I can say the same. As I decided for my first surgery, I took strip because of the price. In 2004 the price for FUE was 3 or 4 times higher than FUSS. And a second advantage of strip was, that is is not necessary to shave the complete hair.
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Posted 8/19/2009 11:01:37 AM


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Not a bad scar considering.
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Posted 8/27/2009 8:59:48 PM


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Pats, I think your strip scar result is as good as it gets. I had my strip just before your, and I am thankful that Dr. Armani did a great job with it. I truly believe FUE is the way to go now. Strip just seems so barbaric to me, I would only consider FUE with Dr. Armani now.

It's been three years since I had my HT and I still "GOT MY SWAGGER"
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Posted 8/30/2009 4:23:28 PM


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That scar actually isn't bad at all, however I think FUE is still the way to go in my opinion.  No scar is better than a good scar...lol.

Pats.....the scar does not look bad at all though and it looks like you have plenty of hair to cover it.

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Posted 10/13/2009 9:53:32 PM


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I am glad I saw this thread, I was never sure what anyone meant by a strip scar.
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Posted 10/14/2009 12:50:19 AM
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Eric:

Your strip scar looks very similar to mine. My scar was "cleaned up" by Dr. Armani when he performed my final strip in 2003 - my previous horrific scar was compliments of Bosley. My scalp gets so tight at times that the scar actually cracks and bleeds, which is disturbing. Why anyone would opt for strip today is beyond me...



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Posted 10/14/2009 1:05:42 AM


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Jtelecom (10/14/2009)
Eric:

Your strip scar looks very similar to mine. My scar was "cleaned up" by Dr. Armani when he performed my final strip in 2003 - my previous horrific scar was compliments of Bosley. My scalp gets so tight at times that the scar actually cracks and bleeds, which is disturbing. Why anyone would opt for strip today is beyond me...



Your scar cracks and bleeds? That is horrible. Do you have photos of this or your scar that we can see?

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Jtelecom (10/14/2009)
Eric:

Your strip scar looks very similar to mine. My scar was "cleaned up" by Dr. Armani when he performed my final strip in 2003 - my previous horrific scar was compliments of Bosley. My scalp gets so tight at times that the scar actually cracks and bleeds, which is disturbing. Why anyone would opt for strip today is beyond me...

jtelecom, did I read that right, that your scar bleeds??

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