- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
The Best Hair Transplant Method
The most searched and the most demanded hair transplant technique is FUE in the world. FUE has always been the most preferred technique by patients for the last 5 years.
Hair transplants are majorly done with two methods including Follicular Unit Transplant or FUT and Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. Is hair transplant permanent? Both methods provide a permanent result in the transplanted area. However, the Follicular Unit Extraction is preferred by most hair transplant patients due to several advantages.
The main difference between two methods is how the hair grafts are harvested from the donor area. The surgeon in FUT procedure will harvest the hair follicles in a long strip from the back or side of your scalp. In FUE, the surgeon will individually extract the follicular unit one by one from the donor area. The rest procedure is the same for both methods where the surgeon replants the hair grafts to the balding area.
Which Hair Transplant Technique is Best?
Here are the advantages of FUE hair transplant
1.Less Invasive Procedure
In FUT, the surgeon will stitch and staple the donor area after harvesting which will generate a painful recovery and noticeable scarring. In FUT, the procedure is less invasive which involve no stitches or staples. This allows you to have a quicker recovery time with minimum pain experience.
2.Less Noticeable Scarring
If the surgeon has managed to delicately harvest and transplant the hair grafts, the scarring will be less noticeable both in the donor and recipient area. The scarring will be quickly healed as actually there is no stitches or other wounds. There is no linear scarring like which is generated from FUT procedure.
3.Less Painful and Quicker Recovery
Due to the less invasive procedure, you won’t experience painful recovery time even though the doctor may still prescribe you painkillers. The recovery time will be faster due to no stitches. You may find the redness both in the transplanted and donor area which may unnoticeable during the recovery time. You can get back to work a week after the procedure.
4.Hair Transplant Grafts
As the surgeon individually extract the follicular units from the donor area, it can be more selective. The surgeon can selectively harvest the healthy and eligible follicles which will potentially grow wonderful hairs in the transplanted area. That’s why FUE may generate a higher density in the transplanted area than FUT does.
If you wonder whether is hair transplant permanent? Both FUE and FUT provide a permanent result. In fact, hair transplant is the only permanent solution to the hair loss. However, if you want a less invasive procedure with a denser look, you can consider taking FUE method for your hair transplant. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.