Are you fed up with your baldness and want to get rid of it? One of the most common recommendations is undergoing a hair transplant.
Baldness remained incurable for years. But thanks to advancements in dermatology that have helped many new techniques emerge. A hair transplant is one of them.
A hair transplant involves removing hair follicles from one part of the body (donor site) to the bald part (recipient site). The treatment primarily helps treat male baldness.
But are there different types of hair transplants?
Yes, of course! They include FUE hair transplants and FUT hair transplants. FUT is also termed strip surgery. But what do these hair transplant surgeries mean? Let’s look at both in this blog.
Types of Hair Transplant Options
Here’s more to the two types of hair transplant options.
FUE Hair Transplants
In this procedure, dermatologists harvest each follicular unit from the scalp. They remove hair follicles randomly, thus enabling themselves to harvest hair from the donor area with less prominent thinning. The procedure involves harvesting hair via microscopic circular incisions on the scalp.
Dermatologists can perform FUE manually or with the help of robots. Manual FUE hair transplants are performed with a device to remove individual hair follicles. On the other hand, robotic hair transplants engage robots that harvest donor grafts based on the desired hair to be removed and the area the dermatologist selects.
Some benefits of FUE hair transplants include natural-looking results, superior graft quality, shorter recovery period, no pain during or after the treatment, and minimal scarring in the donor region. A few cons include high cost, multiple sessions, and scarring due to repeated procedures.
FUE would be suitable for men with thinning hair or balding at the top or front of their heads. However, individual consulting and specific guidance are imperative to determine the process’s suitability.
FUT Hair Transplants
FUT hair transplants involve removing a long, thin piece from the back of the scalp. Further, dermatologists remove individual follicular units from the strip through stereo-microscopic dissection. Once the dermatologists complete the harvesting procedure, they close the wound. The process leaves a thin linear scar.
Some advantages of FUT hair transplants are natural-looking results, a higher rate of follicle survival, manageable recovery time, and no extra scarring with subsequent sessions. A few disadvantages include restrictions on exercises and significant aftercare. Besides, it may not be feasible if the scalp is too tight or loose.
FUT is suitable for people who aim to achieve optimum fullness. Besides, for those with noticeable balding around the crown, FUT can prove better than FUE in achieving more significant coverage and fullness.
We hope we gave adequate insights into the different types of hair transplant options. Connect with Eva Skin Clinic if you are looking to undergo a hair transplant. While providing you with more insights on different types of hair transplant surgeries, our dermatologists will diagnose your condition and recommend the right surgery option.
They will also answer all your questions about hair transplants and individual suitability.
Call us at +91 788 799 1919 to book an appointment with our dermatologists.