FUE Hair Transplant FAQS
FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is the individual removal of hair follicles in the naturally occurring groupings of 1-4 hairs which is then extracted from the donor area by the use of a special tool to create a one millimeter incision and then the hairs are removed by forceps This extracted grafts are then transplanted in the recipient area which is the part of your body that needs hair restoration or is prone to balding. This procedure may be done for the hair in the scalp, beard, eyebrows and even in the pubis area.
What is the difference between FUE Hair Transplant and FUT Hair Transplant procedures?
FUE – Allows for the harvesting of hair all over the permanent zone so more hair will be harvested. In some individuals white spots may occur at the extraction sites. Overall these white spots are considerably less noticeable than the strip scar. When properly performed this does not distort the direction of hair growth angles. This procedure should be done by licensed physicians for a better outcome. This type of procedure is more delicate and would need more than just observation and a good instructor. This type of procedure needs a good hand-eye coordination, steady hands, firm back and focused attention. It can take longer hours because this a delicate method which requires a lot more time for a successful outcome. There are no stitches or sutures required so the healing period is faster. Patients can go back to doing normal activities after two weeks. This procedure is expensive compared to any other procedure. For this requires a licensed surgeon to perform this method and it needs expensive tools and machines to make a thorough and a more successful outcome.
FUT – Only allows less hair graft especially if strip surgery is limited to a single strip scar. Strip hair extraction can leave a strip scar which can be covered when hair grows longer to hide the scar. It can distort hair growth angles. This procedure can be done even only by surgery technicians and no medical license. Learning the Strip method is relatively easy. Any surgeon who can make an incision and repair the wound can learn to do the traditional strip method of Hair Transplantation as long as he or she has a good supporting staff of technicians and nurses. All the surgeon need to learn is about preparing the grafts and implanting them. Only takes five to six hours depending on the amount of hair graft to be harvested. Healing period may take longer for there are stitches and sutures required to perform this procedure. Cost a little less compared to FUE for this can be done by any surgeon even not licensed one.
What are the risks that clients should be aware of?
The risk of hair thinning in the donor area may be possible but this only depends on the amount or density of hair in the donor region and the needed amount of grafts to be extracted. There may also be risk of ingrown hairs or infection but this can be avoided by proper care and use of post operation spray and medicine which your doctor will prescribe.
Why is FUE more expensive compared to FUT hair transplant procedure?
FUE procedure is a more delicate procedure which is why it tends to have lesser scar post operation. This type of procedure is very labor intensive and licensed surgeons are the only one who can do this type of method. FUE also uses special tools and machines to delicately extract follicular grafts and doctors must be compensated for this extra labor.
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