Achieving a natural look for your hair is the most important factor for a successful hair transplant. There has been much technical progress in the past few years for improving the quality of hair transplantation. Today, with a finer punch, large numbers of hair can be extracted and transplanted.
Which type of hair transplant procedure to have is an imperative question a patient needs to decide? The most effective hair restoration solution is a hair transplant which is further categorized as FUE and FUT hair transplant.
What is FUE? FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction which is a revolutionary modern surgical technique of hair transplantation. More advanced than traditional technique of hair transplant, FUE at Enhance Clinics is performed by a highly experienced FUE hair transplant surgeon in India.
During the method, hair follicles are taken from areas at the back and side of the scalp (known as donor site) using a micro-tool. The follicles are prepared than under a microscope and transferred to the recipient affected area. The surgeon then punctures the scalp and insert the grafts to mimic natural hair growth. Thus, will result in the most realistic and natural-looking for hair as possible.
What is FUT? FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation, a traditional method of hair restoration. During the surgery, hair from areas like back and side of the scalp is transplanted to a thinning area. Although, the procedure is very different from FUE.
The patient undergoes local anesthesia and strip of tissue is removed from the donor site. This strip is prepared by cutting into smaller individual follicular units. Then, tiny holes are made in the scalp where grafts are carefully implanted.
The following assessment will give you clear insight into the great difference between FUT Vs. FUE by comparing them both.
Donor Harvesting Method
The method of hair harvesting is one of the main aspects that differentiates both techniques. FUE is a type of hair transplantation in which the method of extraction is different, but implantation is the same as FUT. It is a suture-less method of hair restoration in which hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head under local anesthesia with the help of special micro punches, and implanted in the bald area.
There is several existing debate on the success rate of FUE vs. FUT grafts based on donor zone. The challenge is that because FUT grafts are not extracted from the border area of scalp than in FUE procedure, follicles do not lose to balding over time. It is on part of the surgeon's careful planning.
Quality and Number of Grafts
On the day of the surgery, the entire donor area from the back of the head is trimmed to 1–2 mm length. Local anaesthesia is administered to the donor area. The grafts are extracted from the donor area with the help of 0.6 and 1 mm special micro punches. The grafts are then implanted in a fashion similar to FUT in the bald area and have a similar recovery and growth course. The results, in FUT, can be appreciated about 6-8 months after the procedure.
FUE, as a procedure, has a role in a limited or small area to be transplanted, as the number of follicles which can be harvested is much smaller than that of FUT, and thereby cannot be used to cover very large bald areas.
Assuming that you are a candidate for both types when deciding which procedure is best for you, taking into consideration your hairstyle of the most important factors. If there is a possibility of shaving your head or wear short hair, then FUT may not be for you.
FUT technique involves linear scars. Indeed, the level of scarring directly depends on the surgeon. It can be minimal and easily concealed by surrounding hair. FUE on another hand, do not create a linear scar. They can produce circular, dot-like scars diffused over the donor area.
Hair Transplant Cost
The cost of both the technique varies in terms of a number of grafts. FUT strip harvesting hair transplant cost in India depends on per-graft basics. The FUT cost is lower than FUE hair transplant in India. The FUT procedure is time sensitive as the surgeon remove each hair follicle individually, typically makes it more expensive.
During the patient initial consultation, our surgeon will determine which hair transplantation method is best for your hair loss classification. At Enhance Clinics, both these techniques are used for transplantation depending on patients’ need. You can also visit the various branches of this clinic at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Noida, Gurgaon, Lucknow and Dehradun. We have highly-skilled doctors who carry out hair transplantation successfully. Schedule a consultation today and determine which hair transplantation method is best for you.
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