Advantages of FUE over FUT hair transplant technique
Along with the passing of time and the development of technology there have also been breakthroughs in the plastic surgery field. Most notable in regards to baldness or alopecia and hair thinning, in both men and women. Hair loss is a prominent cosmetic issue caused by a great number of reasons, including genetic and medical issues that affects 1 out of 3 men and 1 out of 5 women, causing aesthetic distress, and having the possibility of leading to self-confidence issues, as well as social isolation, due to the importance we give to good looks in today’s society. The Renew Hair Clinic keeps up with this development and with its team of highly trained and experienced professionals it can help provide the amazing and revolutionary treatment solution, namely the FUE surgical hair transplant.
So why choose the Follicular Unit Extraction over Follicular Unit Transplantation surgical hair transplant? Well there are many reasons and advantages to the first procedure that play an important role in your decision to undergo such a hair restoration treatment. First of all, both procedures use a donor area, generally the back of the head, but the difference here lies in the fact that follicular unit transplantation implies strip harvesting, which means that an entire tissue strip or hair graft is collected from the donor area, while the follicular unit extraction implies the harvesting of individual follicular units, making for a less invasive procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant is minimally invasive and is carried out under a local anaesthetic, so there is little to no discomfort felt during the hair restoration procedure. The harvesting of healthy hair from the donor area is made per hair and not per graft, so we are able to ensure the selection of the strongest, healthiest follicles from the scalp with the use of fine, needle-point instruments that cause minimal trauma to the scalp skin and allows fast and complete recovery. An essential superiority of the FUE procedure over the FUT surgical hair transplant is that FUE requires no stitches and leaves no scars in the donor area, whereas the FUT which uses strip-harvesting leaves a quite visible, linear scar.
Even though the Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant technique may require more time, depending on the size of the balding areas that need to be covered (1–2 sessions), you can rest assured that the results will be permanent, undetectable, making for a more natural and denser look. This is due to, as mentioned earlier, the selection of only the healthiest and strongest of hair follicles, unlike the FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation procedure where all strands from the graft are used.
The FUE procedure is also a bit more pricy than the FUT surgical hair transplant, but unlike the visible unaesthetic scar left by the FUT procedure, the tiny incisions made for the FUE implantations of the healthy hair follicles will heal completely in approx. 5 to 7 days, when redness and slight scalp swelling will have subsided as well.
As earlier mentioned, the medical staff of the Renew Hair Clinic, is highly trained and experienced, offering you the best cosmetic results for the FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant procedure. Making sure that you can resume your daily life with more self-confidence and a greater appetite for life.