Difference between FUE and FUT Hair Transplant

The two most common hair transplant techniques used commonly for extracting hair follicles are – Follicular unit excision (FUE) and Follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Both the methods of hair transplants are recognised for proven results in hair restoration.

Understand the difference between the two and the right one for you is important.

FUE hair transplant

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is the procedure where the physician will extract the individual hair follicles from both the side and back of the scalp and transplant it in the bald area. The follicles in the side and back are DHT resistant and can withstand the natural metabolite the body produces and androgen hormones that cause the hair loss.

FUE is a lengthy procedure, but the scarring is less. It gets more noticeable when natural hair grows. Hence having the short hair is the best solution when FUE is done. FUE is more common amongst men.

 FUT Hair Transplant

FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation is also called the strip harvesting where the hair transplant procedure includes stripping the hair from the back or side of the scalp and collecting the hair follicles in a single session and then transplanted in the bald area. FUT is appropriate for both men and women.

Difference Between FUE and FUT

Now let us check the difference between FUE and FUT:

The most common dissimilarity between FUE and FUT is the singular hair follicles taken from the back and side of the scalp for transplant in the FUE method against the stip of skin used in FUT. The strip leaves the long linear scar at the back of the scalp.

Single hair transplantation obviously would be a more time-consuming process. It involves the precision of removing individual hair grafts and then transplants it in the affected area.

The procedure is more expensive compared to FUT, yet the results are equally effective and provide you with permanent, natural hair regrowth.

The scarring in the FUE hair transplant is lesser visible. FUE scars are small, round and scattered, and FUT scars will be longer and linear on the scalp. It is the best method for those who love to have a shorter hairstyle. Scars from FUT is are localized. But do not to worry much about the scalp marks in the FUT method as your hair has regrown, it will become unnoticeable.

FUE method provides the comfort of scattered scars that are not much visible, especially during the recovery phase and helps you to lead the active lifestyle. It does not involve the removal of stitches.

The important point that one should consider is that – both the types of hair restoration procedures should be handled by the skilled and experienced surgeon. Else, the result would not be satisfactory. The result is detrimental to how the hair regrows and the recovery phase that could be lengthy and painful.

FUE Clinic’s exclusive team of hair restoration have specialists with over 75+ years of experience collectively, transforming over 10,000 patient’s lives.

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