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A Guide to Hair Transplants: FUE vs. FUT

If you’re considering a hair transplant, it’s important to understand the two most common methods — FUE and FUT. Both can be effective, depending on your individual needs and preferences. In this guide, we’ll outline the main differences between these two procedures so you can make an informed decision about which one is best for you.

FUE hair transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant

With a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, individual follicles are extracted from the donor area and then grafted into the balding area. This method is considered a minimally-invasive procedure since no scalpel or stitches are involved. It also has a much shorter recovery time than other methods since there is no linear scarring involved—just tiny dots where each follicle was taken from.

One of the benefits of this type of surgery is that it tends to yield more natural-looking results since the hairs are individually transplanted instead of being moved in clumps like with other methods. It also requires fewer incisions than traditional procedures, which means less downtime for you after the procedure has been completed. However, it does tend to be more expensive than other methods due to its labor-intensive nature and because more grafts are usually needed to achieve desired results.

FUT hair transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Hair Transplant

A follicular unit transplantation (FUT) hair transplant involves removing a strip of skin from the donor area before harvesting individual follicles from that strip. The harvested grafts are then transplanted into the recipient area in order to restore hair growth in areas where it has been lost due to thinning or balding. This method is typically less expensive than FUE but involves longer recovery times and can leave a visible linear scar at the back of your head where the strip of skin was removed.

The benefit of this method is that fewer incisions are required compared to FUE; however, it does tend to yield less natural-looking results since hairs are moved in larger clumps rather than individually like with an FUE procedure. Additionally, some patients may experience post-procedure pain or discomfort due to having larger incisions made in their scalp during this type of surgery.

Learn the difference between FUE and FUT harvesting techniques

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

When deciding on which type of hair transplant is right for you, it’s important to weigh all options carefully and consider both short-term and long-term goals before making any decisions. Although both types have their advantages and disadvantages, they can both be effective when done correctly by an experienced practitioner—it really just comes down to personal preference! Make sure you consult with your doctor beforehand so they can provide personalized advice based on your individual needs and desired outcome. Good luck!

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