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This article compares the two most popular hair transplant methods: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE hair transplantation). FUT is an older method that many surgeons practice and has been the gold-standard for many years. However, FUE has revolutionized modern hair restoration techniques providing incredible results without a single surgical incision.
What is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)?
FUT uses a scalpel to remove a large region of the scalp to extract hair follicles. This leaves a linear scar. The donor zone is usually an area on the sides or back of the scalp. The donor scalp site is sewn back together using small sutures and your existing hair will help cover the scare. The extracted strip is further processed and individual grafts are dissected out for transplant, however this increases the risk of injury to the hair follicles. While the speed of the procedure is better than FUE, the process is more painful and associated with linear scars that can be variable in length.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
FUE hair transplant is minimally-invasive and involves harvesting follicular units through small punch grafts using the patented pneumatic extraction technique of NeoGraft. The tiny wounds around each punch site will heal on their own without any visible scars. Extracted follicles are then transplanted into the desired areas where the grafts will mature over a period of 9 to 12 months.
How do the Time and Cost Compare Between FUE and FUT?
The cost of FUE tends to run higher than FUT because of the increased labor time and cost of modern equipment. However with the increased success rates, long term individual costs are favorable with FUE.
The main benefits of FUE Hair Transplant
Who is a Candidate for FUE?
FUE is best used in patients with healthy and viable donor hair sites from the back or sides of the scalp. Similar to older hair transplant procedures, FUE is not appropriate for patients with near-complete or complete baldness. Younger patients should also be carefully screened for potential future hair loss where additional planning is needed. Some patients may be considered for staged hair transplant procedures to maintain balance and natural appearances. In early stages of hair loss, your hair transplant doctor may suggest waiting till hair loss has stabilized and treating intermittently with PRP or stem cells.
How Permanent is Hair Transplant?
Experienced hair transplant surgeons are well aware of which grafted follicles will be associated with permanent results. In the right candidate, donor hair follicles are selected for their genetically programmed resistance to loss. In essence, these are die-hard hair follicles that should last forever. However, over the course of years, some patients may require more than one procedure to address additional hair loss in non-transplanted areas. Your hair loss specialist should provide you with reasonable expectations with hair transplant, as well as assessment for any future hair loss.
Finding the right hair transplant team is the most important step.
We recommend taking your time to find the team that best fits your needs and understands your treatment goals. Our recommendations will always represent what is best for you.
At Davis Hair Restoration, we combine a talented and artistic team with the most advanced equipment to provide the highest levels of satisfaction. We welcome new clients to learn about our services and make the best choices for themselves in a friendly environment. Our consultations are free of charge and provide each client with a customized treatment plan on the initial visit.
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