What is Hair Transplant Surgery Hair Loss Procedures
Small, naturally occurring groupings of hair (follicular unit grafts) are removed from the back of the scalp and replanted in the areas of thinning or balding during hair transplant surgery, which is done on both men and women under local anaesthesia with minimal sedation.
One, two, or three hairs, retained in their natural clusters, can be found in grafts. How much thinning or balding a person is experiencing will decide how many grafts are required. The end outcome of a hair transplant procedure is invisible and looks entirely natural because the hairs are removed in their natural groupings.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the two main methods used in hair transplant surgery.
What is the difference between FUT and FUE treatments? FUT vs FUE
The primary distinction between FUE and FUT hair transplants is that, in FUE, individual follicular units are excised directly from the scalp, whereas in FUT, the surgeon removes a strip of donor skin from which to extract individual follicular units to be transferred to the areas of hair loss.
Between four and eight hours are needed for the procedure. In general, FUT surgery is faster than FUE surgery. Most patients receive a local anaesthetic to numb their scalp while they are awake during surgery.
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4. Grafts Insertion
3. Grafts Dissection
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2. Follicular Extraction
1. Punch Incision of Follicles
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Hair Transplant Surgery
The most common hair transplant procedure is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), by far.
We remove a piece of skin and hair from the scalp's back (the strip method). The region is then sewed shut using a unique kind of stitch that, in almost all cases, after a few months, allows the hair to grow back through the thin scar and renders it completely invisible.
The naturally occurring hair transplants are then gently removed from the skin strip and transplanted in the balding or thinning area.
Pros & Cons Hair Transplant Surgery
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery
A different approach to follicular unit hair transplantation is called Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).
FUE has been more popular recently, especially among men who want to keep their hair very short and may want to hide any signs of a surgical scar in the back of their head.
The term "scarless surgery" is frequently used to describe FUE. This is false, as should be highlighted. In contrast to FUT, which only leaves one small, discrete linear scar at the scalp's back, FUE leaves a multitude of tiny punch hole scars.
The most popular hair transplantation technique for treating baldness and hair thinning is still FUT.