Which methods are used in hair transplant?
Hair transplant can be performed by two methods. These two methods are called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).
In FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) hair transplant operation, the follicles are removed from the region between the two ears as a narrow strip -which leaves a narrow scar on the hairy scalp of that region after the operation. The harvested strip is then carefully cut into individual hair follicles under microscope and these are transplanted on the recipient site. Indeed, individual hair follicles are transplanted in a FUT hair transplant operation. The formation of a permanent scar, the need for stitch removal, numbness on the incision site -although temporary- and possible pain after the operation are the disadvantages of the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) method. However, despite all the disadvantages, FUT maintains its significance for a successful hair transplant operation for those individuals who cannot undergo a FUE hair transplant operation.
How do FUE and FUT Hair Transplant differ?
The main difference between FUT and FUE hair transplant is the method by which hair follicles are obtained. All the following stages of operation are the same for both of these hair transplantation methods and the hair follicles are inserted by the same techniques in both.