Can CIT/FUE be used to correct previous strip surgery?

Can FUE hair transplant be used to repair a previous strip hair transplant surgery?

Category: FUE / CIT Hair Transplant FAQs

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Over 40% of patients request we change transplant work from other clinics, and for good reason. Hair transplant clinics range a great deal in the quality they offer. A premier clinic with a global reputation for excellence, it makes sense that patients who first tried a more convenient or affordable option, and who found the result disappointing, would then arrange for a transplant repair at a clinic like Forhair.

Not all hair transplant repair procedures are a result of bad clinics, however. Sometimes patients are merely looking to correct older transplants for whatever reason, particularly variants of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). An older technique than the more popular Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), FUT always leaves a noticeable lateral scar and, with age, plugs can become noticeable and have a "doll-like" appearance.

A number of surgeons offer hair transplant repair. FUE, in particular, is useful for it, as the ability to extract individual follicles make ideal for redistributing plugs. However, such hair transplant repair depends on both the type of FUE and the skill of the surgeon.

Patients looking to handle a bad transplant opt for Forhair for a number of reasons. First, Dr. Cole's proven track record and experience speak for themselves. Second, and as important, his namesake FUE variant, Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®), is among the least intrusive and most precise options available today. There are several reasons why CIT® specifically offers superior results in the case of hair transplant repair.

  • Minimal or no visible scarring
  • Unprecedented ability to for 30% to 40% of donor follicles to regenerate
  • More precise, advantageous for plug redistribution

FUT scars can also lead to complication. First off, they are always noticeable with shorter haircuts. Second, and more importantly, such scars can expand with age. There are few ways a surgeon can simply eliminate such scars. Instead, they must obfuscate them. Dr. Cole and his team particularly excel at creating effective, unique solutions that effectively prevents any noticeability of the scar. Such cases typically involve combining CIT® with Scalp Micropigmentation, a natural tattoo that appears like growing hair follicles and lasts up to five years. Visit our Hair Transplant Repair webpage to learn more!


CIT can be used to transplant hair from the head or body into a linear strip scar in order to camouflage it. CIT transplants into these scars have been shown to modify the scar and make it blend better with the surrounding donor hair.


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