When it comes to hair restoration and hair transplants, the two main techniques that physicians utilize are FUE and FUT. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, while FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant. The difference between the methods refers to the way the physician extracts the follicles from the donor portion.
Hair transplant procedures are different from other hair restoration solutions because of their striking results and permanence. When you have a hair transplant done, the results both look and feel natural enough that no one knows the procedure was done. Medical technology has advanced far enough in recent times for natural-looking transplant results to become the norm.
When a FUE transplant procedure is done, each of the follicles is taken from the scalp on an individual basis. The hair follicles undergo removal in random ways. This results in a lower amount of density in the donor area, although many people say this is barely noticeable. This extraction process marks the biggest difference between FUE and FUT. FUT extracts follicles differently.
An FUE procedure involves the removal of individual hairs, so there’s no scarring left behind. It will also have a faster recovery time than an FUT procedure. FUE hair restoration procedures do tend to take longer than an FUT procedure.
When you undergo the FUT hair restoration process, you’ll have a small strip of your tissue removed from behind your head. This tissue strip is where the donor follicles will be taken out. A skilled clinical team harvests the follicles from the strip. Then, each follicle is transplanted individually to your recipient area.
In the majority of cases, particularly cases involving advanced hair loss, FUT is preferred by physicians. It lets the physician utilize the entire scalp area and ensure the results are consistent with your expectations. FUT hair restoration allows more grafts to be transplanted in each session because the harvesting process goes much faster.
At Elite Vein & Hair Restoration we offer both FUE and FUT methods of hair restoration depending on your needs. We are conveniently located in Dearborn and Canton, MI. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!