Hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution to hair loss and delivers great natural-looking results. However, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the two main treatment methods – FUE and FUT. In this blog, we examine the difference between them to help you decide which is best for you.
An Introduction to FUE and FUT Hair Transplants
Hair transplant surgery is performed by harvesting grafts from one part of the patient’s scalp and implanting them into areas of hair loss. The key difference between the FUE and FUT methods is in how the grafts are harvested. In the FUE Follicular Unit Extraction technique, individual grafts are removed from the donor area using a special micro-punch tool. For surgeries performed with the FUT Follicular Unit Transplant technique, a narrow strip of skin is cut from the donor area and divided into grafts.
Is FUE Better Than FUT?
The advantage of FUE over FUT is that the graft extraction method is less invasive. No stitches are needed, which allows for quicker recovery and, after healing, there is little sign that surgery has taken place. FUT does require stitches but when it is performed by a skilled surgeon, the resulting linear scar will be barely noticeable. Another pro of FUE surgery is that it allows for higher numbers of grafts to be transplanted efficiently. This is of particular benefit to those men and women whose stage of baldness is more advanced. A potential downside to FUE is that the surgery tends to be more costly than FUT due to the higher level of precision and skill required to perform it.
Choosing Between FUE and FUT Hair Transplants
When choosing between FUE and FUT hair transplants, you’ll need to consider your stage of hair loss, your desired outcome and your budget. It can be difficult to make the decision by yourself, so Vinci Hair Clinic offers free consultations to help out. Their experts provide clear, unbiased information and tailor their recommendations to meet each client’s individual needs. With their advice, you can be confident in making the right choice about whether to have FUE or FUT hair transplant surgery.