In today’s world of technological advancements and research, the two most popular types of hair restoration solutions are FUT hair transplant and FUE hair transplant. It is fair to say that both of them have their individual pros and cons. In the end, it boils down to the personal preference of a patient. In this article, you will find and in-depth detail about both the procedures, allow you to analyze benefits and drawbacks and choose the procedure which is ideal for you. I would like to begin with follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplant.
FUE hair transplant involves extracting the hair on the donor area of the scalp by using a small, circular instrument. One hair graft is extracted at a time. This process is repeated unless enough grafts are extracted for transplantation. These harvested hairs are implanted back into the scalp in the recipient’s region. After extraction of hair follicles, tiny incisions are made in the recipient’s area and hair is implanted taking careful measures regarding angle, direction, and depth to ensure natural-looking results afterward. 2000 to 3000 thousand grafts can be transplanted in one session.
The top most important benefit of follicular unit extraction is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. No deep cuts and stitching are involved during the FUE hair transplant procedure. An individual can go back to work, a day after the surgery. Another advantage of FUE hair transplant is that it is a scar-free procedure. Scaring is not an issue with Follicular Unit Extraction. However, in some patients, tiny dot like scars may appear on the scalp which fades away with time, unlike linear scaring of FUT hair transplant.
The results of FUE hair transplant can vary significantly from person to person. It does not impart as much density as FUT hair transplant. This is not particularly a disadvantage but FUT provides more hair density than FUE.
Following people are the ideal candidates for FUE hair transplant:
Follicular unit transplant is also known as a strip removal method. As evident from the name, this method of hair restoration in Dubai involves the extraction of a strip from a donor area (back and sides of the scalp). After the removal of the strip, the donor area is stitched and grafts are prepared for transplantation. After the follicular units are dissected from the strip and excess tissue is removed, they are implanted in the recipient’s area.
FUT hair transplant provides maximum density in a single session. It is best for those individuals with large balding areas and thin hair as it provides much fuller looking hair than other hair transplant techniques.
Linear scaring comes as the main disadvantage of FUT hair transplant. Apart from linear scaring, it involves the extraction of an entire strip from the scalp, therefore requires stitching. The problem of excessive bleeding can occur in some individuals. Regardless, it is a great procedure which helps to get rid of balding permanently.
FUT hair transplant is ideal for those candidates which: