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.
Follicular Unit Extraction
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.
Benefits of follicular unit extraction
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.
Disadvantages of Follicular Unit Extraction
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.
Ideal candidates or FUE hair restoration in Dubai
Following people are the ideal candidates for FUE hair transplant:
- Young individuals who wish to undergo transplant must prefer FUE over FUT. As their pattern of hair loss is not fully developed, they must go for FUE, just in case they need another surgery in the future.
- Individuals who prefer cropped or short hairstyles must opt for FUE as there is no danger of visible linear scaring.
- People who have already undergone hair transplant and lack laxity in the scalp.
Follicular Unit 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.
Benefits of FUT hair restoration in Dubai
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.
Disadvantages of FUT hair transplant
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.
Ideal candidates for FUT hair transplant
FUT hair transplant is ideal for those candidates which:
- Men who are getting a hair transplant at the age of 30 and above. Your hair loss has developed a pattern and your hair will not shed further.
- People who are looking for increased hair density after a single transplant session.
- People who can take a week’s leave from work as FUT hair restoration in Dubai is not a minimally invasive procedure.