85% of men are struggling with hair loss. Hair transplants can be a very effective way to cover bald areas caused by hair loss. The recovery process is easy and the techniques will get rid of your worry about hair loss holding you back.
The latest advancements in the field create more natural-looking results. One important step in hair restoration surgery is to transplant follicular units. They were pioneered in the 1980s and people loved the results because they looked full and natural.
There are two main hair transplantation procedures in use currently:
What is Follicular Unit Extraction? (FUE)
Follicular units can be extracted from the back of your head and transplanted into other areas - usually where you still have some hair. This procedure can last anywhere from 2-6 hours and requires nurses or lab technicians to help extract the follicular units while moving around on a stool while stationed in front of you. As the patient lies under local anesthesia, individual hair follicles are harvested from the back of their head and tiny incisions are cut into their scalp. When you opt for FUT surgery, the surgical team will extract some of your follicles from around the back of your head. The harvested skin is then stored in a location with low humidity and inserted under areas of the scalp that do not have any other hair.The surgical site is then covered with gauze or dressing
What is Follicular UnitTransplantation? (FUT)
In Follicular Unit Transplantation, a long thin strip of hair is removed from the back of the scalp. This hair transplant technique is commonly used for a person who requires full coverage from hair loss because it allows the recipient to choose where to place transplanted hairs. Individual hairs are removed from a follicular unit using a stereo-microscope.
Once the follicles have been harvested, the wound is closed, left with just a single scar along the back of your head.
FUT vs FUE
FUT or follicular unit transplantation is a type of hair transplant that involves removing many small skin plugs, called the grafts, containing one to four hairs from areas of dense hair growth on one’s head. These are then transplanted into areas of thinner hair density.
FUE or follicular unit extraction is another type of hair transplantation which does not use scalpels. Instead it uses punch devices with different sizes of punches for different sized grafts.The punches are used to remove smaller grafts containing 1-4 hairs from the donor area, which are then transplanted into the balding area.
Which one is better for me? FUE orFUT?
Only a trained healthcare professional can determine whether FUE or FUT is the best fit for you, after a thorough examination process. All you need to do is send us your photos from different angles, as shown below, and our experts can help assess the situation& suggest the best solution tailored to your needs.