What are the major differences between FUE and FUT hair transplant?

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What are the major differences between FUE and FUT hair transplant?

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    The journey of searching for a hair transplant procedure is not as easy as it looks. In fact, you might come across many confusing terminologies. Also, come to know about hair transplantation procedures.


    Both follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation are the procedure of hair transplantation. This is such a blessing to those who are suffering from major hair loss issues. Depending upon the condition of your scalp, the hair specialist recommends your procedures.


    Follicular Unit Extraction

    In this, the surgeon will shave the area of the scalp of a patient. With the help of a punch tool, the hair specialist will extract hair individually. Usually, the procedure takes solace manually or with motorized tools. The tools will leave small dots scars on the patient’s head. But don’t take tension because they are unnoticeable. But make sure your har specialist should be qualified as well as experienced. If you do not consult a skilled surgeon, then you are unable to get the expected results. To place the follicular grafts in the scalp of the patient, the surgeon will make microscopic slits in the recipient area of the patient. The whole team present in the room will make sure the grafts are placing correctly to get the natural-looking results. The FUE procedure is performed by giving local anesthesia to the patient. The FUE procedure takes more time as compared to the FUT procedure. The patients will start seeing the results after 3 months of the surgery and the patient will see desired results by the end of 12 months.


    What are the advantages of FUE?

    This procedure is beneficial for the person who keeps their hair short. FUE process will not change the direction of the hair growth and minimal scarring will be there. This is also preferable for younger patients who require a small number of grafts. The surgery will take less time. You will also recover fast. In fact, the hair specialist is capable of managing the exact number & quality of hair follicles.


    Follicular Unit Transplantation

    FUT is also known as strip surgery. In this surgery, the hair specialist will take strips of hair from the scalp of the patient and transplant them into the problematic area of the patient. The patient will check the hair density before performing hair restoration treatment. With the help of microscopes, the team will divide the strip into separate hair follicles. After separating, the hair specialist will keep them in a solution that will protect them. After that, the surgeon will staple up the area from where he will take a strip.

    What are the advantages of FUT?

    In follicular unit transplantation, the hair specialist will not shave the head of the patient. It means the patient covers the scar on the scalp. If you are looking for maximum coverage, then undergoing FUT is beneficial for you.

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