Describe follicular unit transplantation (aka the “strip” procedure).
Considered the gold standard and is the least expensive and has the highest success rate. Large numbers of hairs are harvested with the aid of a 10 power binocular microscopes, from a strip of excised full thickness scalp. These naturally occurring follicular clusters, each containing 1–4 hairs, are then planted into needle holes in the balding area. FUGH is indicated over mini/micrografting technique in 90% of cases except in pts with gray, white, blond, or salt and pepper hair, who would do better with larger minigrafts containing 25 hairs.