FUE vs FUT

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FUE vs FUT

The hair restoration surgery is performed by the FUE method. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is an advanced version of a popular technique called FUT (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) also called the STRIP method.

Though the FUE method is slowly replacing the FUT technique, both these procedures are widely applied in the hair restoration surgery.

 

Difference between FUT and FUE

The techniques are different in the method the donor hair is extracted. The FUT method is invasive as a large incision is made at the back of the scalp (donor area). This incision is made to remove a large strip of scalp and to gather the grafts in that donor area. The incision is then stitched. This process however, some restriction of future surgeries because of the scarring due to stripping of scalp.

The downside of this method is that a straight long scar is visible which prevents the patients from flaunting short hair. They have to sport long hair to cover the scar.

The patient has to take rest for 10-15 days as the risk of infection is high, not to mention the pain especially in the donor area. The stitches are removed after 10 days and the patient requires a second session after six months.

In the FUE procedure, single hair follicles are extracted directly from the donor area. This does not require the removal of scalp strip therefore the pain is minimal and stitches are not required. This procedure is minimally invasive and it increases the amount of donor hair that can be plucked for future procedures.

Result is a short healing time and very tiny scars at the back of the head which will not be visible until or unless completely shaved. The patient can join work immediately. The discomfort is minimal and risk of infection is very low.

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