Introduction Patients who are suffering from excessive hair loss, they look for a permanent solution and hair transplant surgery is often the answer. Those who want to go for a hair transplant surgery they often come across the terms FUE or FUT during the course of their research and wonder how to decide whether an FUE or FUT hair transplant is the right choice for them. But only a hair transplantation surgeon can advise you on the best way to treat your hair loss problem.
The Difference between FUT and FUE When carrying out a hair transplant the surgeon must ensure that the donor’s hair is only taken from donor region which is dense. There are two main surgical techniques by which hair can be extracted from the donor area of a patient’s scalp. The two techniques are called follicular unit transplantation, FUT, and follicular unit extraction, FUE. In an FUT hair transplant, a thin strip of hair is shed from the donor region. In an FUE transplant, each hair graft is removed from the donor region meticulously one by one, with the help of a punch tool. Whichever technique is used of FUE or FUT to remove the hair, the method for transplanting the grafts is not any different.
Many clinics promote FUE over FUT. This is mainly because a smaller infrastructure is needed to carry out FUE hair transplants. When carrying out an F UT procedure, an experienced skilled consultant surgeon is required to carry out the surgery smoothly without causing any untoward harm to the patient.
Advantages of FUT and FUE In most cases, when patients undergo an FUE hair transplant, the entire scalp must be shaved before the procedure takes place. For patients going for an FUT procedure, only a strip of hair to be removed is cut, this helps the patients to bounce back to their normal lives faster than otherwise possible, even others won’t be able to differentiate between the former you and the new you, making it a very effective hair loss treatment. As the FUE technique only allows a skilled person at the clinic to take, only, every second hair graft from the safe donor area, it results in lower grafts. As a result, many surgeons are coerced to extricate hair from outside of this zone, which means as the patient becomes older, he loses hair at a faster rate.
The grafts do not last long in an FUE hair transplant procedure as the punch tool is not very accurate; in fact, it is less accurate than a technician who uses a microscope. An FUT hair transplant procedure needs a stitch to be used and the patient has to return to the clinic to get the stitch removed after seven days. In an FUE hair transplant procedure, stitches are not required. Whatever the difference it is only your skilled hair transplantation surgeons who will be able to say which technique will be ideal for you. A skilled surgeon can eliminate your hair woes and you will be able to flaunt luxuriant and great hair.