There are many techniques now available for har transplant, but there are many patients who ask which is the best technique out of all? For the technique to be best for the patient there are several factors that play an important role.
“Follicular unit transplant” or strip and “Follicular Unit Excision” are two basic principles of hair transplant technique. Depending on the patient and their circumstances, the method will suit them because of each method its own advantages and disadvantages. For the treatment to suit the best for the patient, the staff of ALCS clinic will discuss the pros and cons with the patient and will come out with the most suitable treatment for the patient undergoing a hair transplant.
What is the difference between FUT and FUE?
Difference between Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).
FUT and FUE are different techniques because the main difference between both techniques is the harvesting technique. In FUT hair transplant technique, a strip of hair bearing the donor part is removed, usually, it is removed from the back of the head. Then the surgeon divides the grafts into tiny pieces of one to four hair and places them in the recipient area. In the FUE hair transplant technique, the surgeon makes use of modern technology and with the help of a 0.8mm to 1mm punch device the follicular unit is extracted from the scalp and placed directly.
In order to get a natural look, our surgeon Dr. Sunil Arora will then precisely and in an artistic manner place the grafts on the bald area.
FUT versus FUE which technique is the best?
FUT and FUE have their own pros and cons, but excellent results will depend on the extent and characteristics of hair loss, quality and quantity of the donor hair and the final look that the patient is hoping to achieve after hair transplant surgery.
Some of the advantages of FUE are as follows:
1) Greater yield – FUT produces a higher yield of hair than FUE because in this procedure the hair is harvested from the area which has permeant as well as abundant hair. In patients that require many grafts, the FUT technique is best for them.
2) The majority of the hair does not need to be shaved – In the FUE technique the patient is asked to shave the head, but in FUT, patients need not shave their head and because of this, it becomes easier for them to return to work immediately without being noticed.
3) Shorter time in the surgery – in case of FUT technique it takes up to four hours to ten hours for the surgery depending on the graft of the surgery. Whereas it takes a significant amount of time sometimes may up to 2 days in FUE surgery.
4) Less expensive than FUE – Most of the time, the cost of the FUT procedure is less than the FUE procedure.
Some advantages of FUE surgery are as follows:
1) Minimal scarring – FUE technique leaves behind a series of small dots that cannot be seen by the naked eyes. Whereas the FUT technique leaves behind a series of linear scars.
2) Short recovery time – there is no need for stitches because the holes are very small to be stitched and they recover on its own.
3) Can keep short hair – In case a patient prefers to keep short hair, then it is possible because the FUE technique leaves behind dots scarring that can be hardly noticed.
4) Ideal for small transplant – FUE technique is ideal for young patients as well as in patients with small grafts.
How successful is hair transplant in most cases?
Dr. Sunil Arora is one of the best surgeons all over the world for FUE and FUT hair transplant surgery.
But at the same time, there are many other factors responsible for the success of the surgery. Like, the extent of the hair loss, characteristics of the hair and even the size of the head.
At ALCS clinic, honest opinion is giving regarding the treatment, if you are a suitable candidate to undergo the procedure then only it is advised for a successful outcome.