Progress in hair restoration has given us techniques for transplanting hair that provide natural-looking results. These methods are practically painless, minimally invasive and require little to zero downtime.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT) are the most common procedures. The main difference between the two techniques is the method in which the hair is harvested from the donor site. FUT, donor’s hair is moved into skinny strips, which are microscopically cut and prepared for the hair transplant. FUE, on the other hand, uses little individual follicular units are removed one at a time to be ready for the hair transplant.
First: The Consultation
First you need to schedule a consultation with the hair restoration experts Medici Capelli, they will examine your hair and talk with you about your goals and expected results. Your hair specialist will recommend the best technique for you either FUE or FUT. Both methods work wonders, although some differences should be noted.
- Bigger transplant area
If the area on your scalp that you have targeted for implantation is on the large side, FUT will be a more efficient method for you. The only possible downside to this is that because the follicular units are removed in strips, the recovery time can take longer, and there will be linear scars. However, if you are not too concerned about the possible downsides, and more interested in having grafts that are superior quality and reaching maximum fullness, then you should definitely pick FUT.
- Hair Quality
No matter what procedure you choose, the object is to achieve the greatest benefit from that specific type of hair transplant. This means that the higher-quality the grafts is, the better your hair restoration will look in the end. The FUT procedure generally results in better hair quality for harvesting, which is great news when you consider the success rate of the procedure. During your FUT treatment, the hair will be removed from the scalp in strips, which are then divided into tiny follicular units.
Extracting the donor follicles in strips rather than one at a time preserves the grafts keeping them from potential harm. This protective tissue works at keeping the hair follicles from drying out, and it serves as a safeguard to keep them safe from damage during the hair transplantation.
While FUE is very useful, removing follicular units one by one can be tedious. By applying the FUT method, it allows for a greater area of follicular units to be removed at the same time, offering a higher return of hair in a shorter amount of time. This process results in a much less complicated method.