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Strip Method Hair Transplant (FUT)

There are two different methods of performing the procedure, strip harvesting (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This page is dedicated to explaining the strip harvesting method and listing a series of frequently asked questions. Please scroll down for FAQ.

Dr. Sean Behnam has perfected his strip hair transplant procedures such that patients have minimal downtime, minimal scarring, and most importantly, great results. Hair transplant is more than just a medical procedure, it’s an artistic process that must be carefully planned and executed.

Dr. Sean takes pride in his thorough hair loss examination as well as his one surgery a day philosophy. The advantage of strip hair transplant over FUE is that a patient can usually get more grafts/hair in a single procedure. Also, strip procedures are less expensive.

What is a Strip Hair Transplant?

A Strip Hair Transplant is a procedure where a strip of skin is taken from back of the scalp (known as donor area). The hair transplantation grafts are then individually dissected under a powerful microscope. Each graft is then transplanted in the areas of balding. On average, each hair graft has 2 to 3 individual hairs.

Often patients who are considering hair transplant are scared of the scar that might be left from a strip procedure. Those patients have seen pictures of patients who have had procedures that left a wide scar. Those scars were usually a result of old techniques. Dr. Sean goes through great lengths to make sure his patients have the smallest scar possible.

Most of his patients, depending on density, can cut their hair down to one half of an inch without the scar being visible. Patients who cut their hair shorter than a half of an inch are probably better candidates for FUE.

Each follicular unit or hair transplantation graft has 1 to 4 hairs. Using current techniques, at the end of the hair transplant procedure, patients can leave with only a headband. Patients can wash their hair the next day.

There are many aspects to a successful hair transplant. A natural looking hair transplant involves planting hair transplantation grafts in a manner to present natural hair line and natural looking hair growth.

The way Dr. Sean creates the recipient sites determines the aesthetic look of the transplant. He carefully sets the angle at which the new hair grows and determines the distribution and density of the grafts. This is a critical aspect of hair transplant surgery that requires considerable experience, surgical skill and a keen aesthetic sense.

Our free hair transplant consultation page also gives you ample information about the procedure and what to expect.





The images above show a mastery in the art of refinement, blending, balance, proportion, and shading. Dr. Sean consider all aspects of every hair transplant- natural variation in color, texture, and direction.

Dr. Sean dedicates a full day to each surgery. These are outpatient surgeries that do not require general anesthesia. A local anesthetic is sufficient. Patients are provided lunch and a relaxing atmosphere. The building is a Class A Medical building and the equipment is state of the art.

Is Hair Transplantation Safe?

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Are there any hidden fees on the day of the procedure?

Does Dr. Behnam have any video testimonials of patients who had hair transplant done?

Does hair transplantation use my own hair?

I have grey hair, am I a transplant candidate?

Will I be awake during the procedure?

I am from out of state, are there any accommodations available?

Could hair transplant be done for women?

Where is the hair transplant procedure performed?

Will I be able to contact Dr. Sean directly?

Does Dr. Behnam have any published articles?

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2825 Santa Monica Blvd, #303
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-4989
Fax: (310) 998-3282
Email: [email protected]

Travel Assistance

Dr. Behnam offers travel assistance to those who reside outside California. We will be happy to make this a fun vacation. We like to help with your hotel room, visiting local attractions such as Universal Studio and Hollywood Tour. Dr. Sean also offers 200 Dollars travel allowance to help with the cost of your travel.

Recent Graduates

Dr. Behnam receives many calls from newly graduating physicians who aspire to become hair transplant surgeons. Please contact Dr. Behnam directly about possible opportunities.