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Strip Extraction in Wilmington and Dover, DE

Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers strip extraction for patients who desire hair restoration.

Balding, a common condition in both men and women, can begin early in adult life and worsen with age. It can cause a loss of confidence and dissatisfaction, as you may appear older than your actual age. Luckily, gone are the days when people simply have to watch their hairlines recede. Strip extraction is a safe technique to restore a fuller head of hair with minimal discomfort and little downtime. This small investment in the future of your hair growth can restore your confidence for a better quality of life.

How Does Strip Extraction Work?

Strip extraction involves first prepping the donor area from the back of your head, outside of the balding pattern. The area is numbed with local anesthesia to minimize discomfort, and you may be given a sedative as well to generate a more relaxing procedure. Narrow strips are taken from the donor area, which is then sutured close utilizing delicate techniques that Dr. Martini has developed to lessen the appearance of scars and allow for hair to grow over the area again.

The procedure can take from three to six hours, but you will be alert and should not experience pain, and you will be allowed to drink, watch entertainment, and stay comfortable throughout the process. Following your hair transplant, you will receive special shampoo and easy-to-follow aftercare instructions. Little or no bandaging is typically needed, and you should be able to return to your normal activities within just a few days. It is normal to expect the transplant areas to crust and shed in three days to one week. The newly transplanted hairs will also shed within two to four weeks following the procedure, which then paves the way for your new and permanent hair grown to begin in the next eight to twelve weeks. In six months, you will see significant hair growth, and your full results will manifest within twelve months.

How Do I Know If Strip Extraction Is Right for Me?

The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for strip extraction is through a consultation with Dr. Martini. He has years of expertise in helping men and women restore their hairline and achieve a natural looking, fuller head of hair. In some cases, he may suggest follicular unit extraction (FUE) as an alternative to strip extraction. The best way to design the hair restoration plan that fits your unique needs is through a consultation that involves a thorough examination, exploration of your medical history, and open discussion that takes into account all of your needs and concerns. Every patient is different, and Dr. Martini takes the time to get to know all of your goals before he suggests the procedure that will give you the best possible results with the least invasive procedure and the least downtime.

How Much Does Strip Extraction Cost in Wilmington or Dover, DE?

During our initial consultation, we will go over all costs associated with your particular procedure. Depending on the type of hair restoration that is right for you, as well as your established goals and priorities, the cost will vary. Our office accepts CareCredit®, a simple alternative to cash and credit cards, so you can finance your procedure without hassle.

Additional Hair Restoration Procedures

Dr. David V. Martini, board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from the Wilmington and Dover, DE areas as well as Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Martini specializes in performing Plastic Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Restoration, Skin Cancer Treatment and Nasal/Sinus Conditions. Please call 443-345-4131 today to schedule your initial consultation.