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Yes, scalp laxity is only a concern with strip, since they are excising a strip of tissue and suturing it back up. If you have tension the scar can stretch. It's irrelevant for FUE.

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Goligoligoli,

Yes, scalp elasticity is strictly an issue related to FUT strip rather than FUE. This is because both donor harvesting techniques are performed differently.  With FUT, a strip of tissue containing hair follicles is harvested from the scalp,  typically with a single scalpel.  In order to garner the greatest number of hairs for transplanting, the surgeon will take as long and wide of a strip as possible.  Now, scalp elasticity doesn’t come in to play in relation to the length of a strip but the more elastic your scalp is, The surgeon will be able to take a wider strip. The wider the strip, the more hairs available for transplanting there will be.

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