If you’ve been researching hair transplants, you have likely read the terms Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Both methods are highly effective for hair restoration. However, many patients are often left with many questions, including what’s the benefit of the FUE method?
The hair restoration experts at Balance Hair Restoration have put together some information about the benefits of FUE hair transplant.
What is FUT?
The Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) hair transplant technique removes a strip of hair-bearing skin from a discreet section of the lower back of the scalp. The strips are typically less than 1.5 centimeters wide but several centimeters long, stretching along the back of the head. This method forms a noticeable scar that is typically covered by the surrounding hair.
Following the hair follicle harvest, the grafts are prepared, the scalp is numbed with anesthetic, then each graft is precisely placed at a specific angle and depth for a natural-looking result.
At Balance Hair Restoration, we don’t perform the FUT technique. If Dr. Pramit Malhotra determines this method would be most suitable for you, he will refer you to a trusted colleague.
What Is FUE?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a less invasive hair transplant technique that harvests hair follicles individually. During the FUE procedure, the hair is shaved in the donor area, usually the back and sides of the head. Often the entire head is shaved.
Our experts use a special punch device that collects 400 to 700 grafts per hour. These grafts are precisely placed through very small incisions, like the FUT hair transplant.
The Benefits of FUE Hair Transplant
FUE hair transplant also offers these benefits:
- Unlike FUT, FUE has no incisions to promote faster healing
- While FUT leaves a lengthy and noticeable scar, FUE may leave small easily concealed scars
- You can wear hair in any style, even short styles without scars showing after FUE
- After FUE transplant, the scalp will be tender, but without FUT incision pain
- FUE hair transplant is easier for women, due to the hidden donor technique
The hidden donor technique available with the FUE hair transplant method requires growing the hair longer. Instead, small sections of the head are shaved to harvest individual hair follicles. These sections are typically well-concealed by the longer hair surrounding these areas.
FUE hair transplants are ideal for patients who don’t qualify for FUT hair transplants due to scalp tightness or lack of donor hair in the appropriate regions.
Schedule Your FUE Consultation with Balance Hair Restoration Today!
Dr. Pramit Malhotra and the expert team at Balance Hair Restoration want to help you feel empowered to make decisions about your hair transplant, so they’ll take the time to answer your questions thoroughly. They are here to guide you through your hair restoration options to ensure you receive natural-looking results that you’ll love. Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of FUE hair transplant with Ann Arbor’s best hair restoration providers? Contact us today or call (734) 913-5100 to learn more!