What is FUE and Fut methods in Hair Transplantation?

What is FUE and Fut methods in Hair Transplantation?

You know there is is a lot of hair loss cures nowadays and this may be confusing when you start to search more. Hair transplant is the most popular methods nowadays.

Hair transplant means hair in your donor area will be collected and they will be placed in recepient area.

You will see there is two types of hair transplant operation. One of them is FUE (Follicular unit extraction) and the other one is FUT (Follicular unit transplantation), that called as sometimes referred to as the strip method.

Both of methods has same aim that is cure the hair loss but two methods are very different operation type than other.

What is FUE?

FUE is the latest technique of hair transplantation. This treatment is more advanced than previous methods of hair transplantation, such as strip harvesting transplantation and FUT.

In follicular unit extraction, a highly experienced doctor extracts hair follicles from the donor area (typically the back of the neck) with the use of a specialised extraction instrument.

The follicles are then transferred to the recipient area. Using a specialist micro surgical needle, the surgeon will puncture the scalp area that will receive the grafts. The grafts are then inserted at an angle into the recipient area, and with a specific density, so that it will resemble a natural and realistic hair pattern.

FUE Hair Transplant

What is FUT?

Follicular unit transplantation is a procedure where hair is transplanted from areas at the back and sides of the scalp, and moved to balding areas of the scalp. The patient is anesthetized and a doctor removes strips of tissue from the donor area, and, once extracted, the donor strip is cut into individual follicular units.

The doctor then makes tiny holes in the scalp, where the follicular unit grafts are carefully placed. The placement of the grafts is usually done by a team of nurses or healthcare assistants.

What one should I go for?

FUE has become the procedure of choice by patients worldwide and the strip procedure for most patient scenario's is now outdated.

FUE also takes significantly less time to heal than FUT. As only individual follicles are removed it leaves very small puncture scars that are almost invisible to the naked eye.

FUE hair transplant leaves you with almost no post-surgical pain and discomfort and the average recovery time is less than 7 days.

When having a FUT hair transplant a strip of tissue will be removed from the back of the head. Because of this, it can take much longer to heal with the initial healing process taking up to 10 days. As a strip of tissue is removed from the back of the head a FUT transplant can leave the head with scarring.