Thinning hair can affect anyone and can cause stress, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. Hence you may feel like you should do something to improve the situation. One of the methods is Hair Transplant. When thinking about hair transplants, during your research, you might find various techniques. However, hair transplantation has changed drastically and offers many innovative, safe, and effective solutions to the problem of baldness.
Incorrect decisions while choosing hair transplants can have adverse effects for several reasons. This results in unnatural looks lead to low hair follicle survival and can result in too much damage to the donor area. Revision surgery to this area is not possible.
It’s essential to make the right decision on choosing the right doctor for your hair transplant. Making This gives you natural-looking results and protects the donor area from trauma. If you surf the web about hair transplants, you can see that there are many different techniques. In general, however, there are only two main types of hair transplants, each with a distinct difference: FUE and FUT (also known as the strip method).
The latest technique that developed in recent years is the FUE method. In this article, Hairsure Clinic wants to explain what FUE is, and how the two are different from each other.
What is a FUE hair transplant?
FUE hair transplants have gained popularity over the past decade. Unlike the classic FUT technique (or Follicular Unit Transplant), the graft is extracted and implanted one by one, and no skin strips are removed. As a result, FUE leaves no visible scars and guarantees natural-looking results.
FUE vs FUT: comparison of hair transplantation Procedure:
Regarding current hair transplantation techniques, there are two main methods of extracting hair follicles during a transplant procedure:
- Follicular unit excision (FUE)
- Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
Both of these methods are similar, and they give results that look natural. The implantation process is identical, and each follicular implant is placed artistically individually in the recipient area. The way hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head, also known as the donor area, is the main difference between FUE and FUT. However, there are other differences between the two methods that you should consider when deciding which method is best for you.
How are hair follicles extracted?
In the FUE process, hair is extracted individually using minimally invasive technology. It takes one or four hours for the Hairsure Clinic doctors to complete this rigorous extraction process.
The FUT procedure removes all the hair at once in a quick and easy process that takes 15 to 30 minutes. Hair is prepared for implantation in the recipient area.
How to prepare follicles for implantation:
Your follicle graft is prepared for placement by a team of qualified doctors who work with robust stereo microscopes. Trained technicians prepare follicular grafts and ensure they remain in optimal condition until transplantation.
How are hair follicles implanted?
With FUE and FUT procedures, when the follicular graft is ready, a small cut is made in your bald area (the receiving area) that matches your natural hair growth pattern.
Based on their experience, doctors in the Hairsure Clinic will strategically place follicular grafts one by one with great artistry. They place the grafts depending on the amount of hair in each follicle which maximizes naturalness, density, and thinning area coverage.
What can you expect?
FUT and FUE are both simple clinic procedures. Hairsure Clinic patient care team works hard to make you feel comfortable during the process.
What are the difference in advantages: FUE/FUT
FUT technique overcomes the shortcomings of FUE. It is considered a more advanced process for the following benefits:
Due to the less-invasive nature of FUE, patients need less time to recover and return to their daily lives. You can update your assignments within a week. Smaller transplants can even take 3-5 days to heal.
No linear sign of scar:
After the FUT method, the patient has a horizontal scar from ear to the back of the head. These scars are seen when you have short hair which can produce a bad aesthetic appearance. The FUE method does not need any cuts, only small punches. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about visible scars. They only have small dots that can also be covered with short hairstyles.
Less numbness on the scalp:
Numbness on the scalp is a common side effect because anaesthesia is used, and incisions are made in the tissues. It can take up to 10 hours for the numb to disappear. In patients with FUE, the normal scalp tends to return more quickly.
FUE method is better for smaller transplants.
Severe or full hair loss is not common. Many patients only need a small partial transplant, especially if they are younger than 35 years.
Patients should not do strenuous exercise for at least two weeks after a hair transplant. It applies to both techniques because this can cause enlargement of the scar and loosening of the sutures (FUT), and excessive sweating endangers the graft infection (FUE). Small punches after the FUE procedure do not widen or tend to leak, so you can return to your routine earlier.
There is virtually no postoperative pain and discomfort.
Because FUE is not as intrusive as FUT, patients tend to experience less pain afterwards.
Works on the tight scalp:
FUT is recommended for patients whose scalp is loose. A tight scalp does not allow the strip to be removed from the skin. FUE can be performed on both types of the scalp.
The only disadvantage of FUE compared to FUT is the fact that surgery takes longer and, due to the more complex and precise nature of the operation, fewer transplants can be transplanted. However, for the reasons stated above, we only offer FUE hair transplants at Hairsure Clinic.
After all this, we conclude that ultimately, the choice between performing FUE and FUT procedures depends on you and your doctor. Doctors will help you make decisions based on the classification of hair loss, the size of the thin area, and the quality and quantity of your donor’s hair.
Hairsure Clinic surgeons have extensive training in both methods and can, therefore, offer you opinions impartially. Contact Hairsure Clinic surgeons to discuss what could be better for your particular situation.
Do you have further questions? Then don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team who will answer all your questions. Apart from that, they can also offer hair analysis. So don’t hesitate to contact the Hairsure Clinic at 94 94 02 02 02 or book a visit for a successful and affordable hair transplant in Hyderabad!