Losing your hair can be a challenging experience and hair transplants can help give you back your confidence, covering balding areas and making you feel good about your appearance.
When it comes to hair transplant techniques, there are two predominant methods, FUE and FUT. Both of these techniques have their advantages and disadvantages and it’s important to understand the differences between the two before you make a decision on which one is right for you.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Transplantation
FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant method where individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp one by one. It’s a relatively painless and effective technique as it requires no stitches and allows for a faster recovery time than FUT procedures. The only minor discomfort can be experienced from the local anaesthesia during the procedure.
The best thing about FUE transplants is that there is very minimal scarring, the donor area may only be slightly red for a few days and the transplanted hair looks very natural.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
FUT hair transplant technique involve removal of an entire strip of scalp from the donor area and the follicles are then separated under a microscope. With this procedure, the appearance of a linear scar is inevitable but it will generally be well-hidden and small.
The major advantage of FUT is it allows an extremely high concentration of donor hair to be transplanted in a single session and it tends to be more economical since only one procedure is needed for the transplant.
FUT results in a natural look and it also allows for higher density of hair follicles which can give the appearance of a full-Thick head of hair.
No matter what hair transplant technique is chosen, it’s important to understand the risks associated with the procedure. Infection is the most common risk and can occur due to bacteria and viruses entering the scalp.
It’s also important to understand any potential side effects of the hair transplant procedure, such as pain, bleeding or scabbing. These side effects may vary depending on the patient’s individual health, so it’s important to speak to your doctor before opting for a hair transplant.
At the end of the day, it’s important to understand that each individual’s hair loss and transplant needs can vary, so it’s important to seek advice from a qualified and experienced doctor. When choosing which hair transplant technique is right for you, it’s important to consider all the factors – the cost, the risks of the procedure, the advantages of each option and the final look you are trying to achieve.