If you’re considering hair transplant surgery and have conducted some research on your options, you’ve likely come across the terms FUT and FUE. You may be wondering what these are, and which might be the right choice for you.
Here at Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus, NJ, we perform both strip harvesting surgery, or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This post will help you understand the differences and benefits of each.
Comparing FUE and FUT Hair Transplantation Methods
In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair is harvested via tiny circular incisions over a large donor site area. These leaves leave white, round, tiny scars.
In Follicular Unit Transplantation, also known as strip harvesting hair transplant surgery, a thin, long slice of tissue is removed from your donor area located on the sides and back of your scalp. Your individual follicular units (FUs) are obtained from that strip through stereo-microscopic dissection. Once the wound edges are closed and healed, you are left with a single, fine scar.
One of the primary advantages of the FUT procedure is that it usually (but not always) provides you with the highest hair yield. This is because FUI allows the hair transplantation surgeon to harvest hair from a select donor are more efficiently and there is a high level of precision with the stereo-microscopic dissection. If your goal is to achieve as much fullness as possible with your hair restoration, you should consider the follicular unit transplantation procedure.
One of the main benefits of the FUE procedure is that you don’t have a linear donor scar. Rather, you have tiny white, round scars. With the FUE, your healing and recovery time is also faster than with FUT. If your goal is to be able to quickly return to your normal activities, including strenuous activities, FUE may be the right choice for you. In addition, if you plan on wearing your hair very short, then this is another reason to highly consider FUE over FUT. Furthermore, if your scalp is loose and doesn’t permit the surgeon to efficiently make a strip excision, FUE is also indicated.
Call for a Consultation to Help You Decide
To learn more about the differences between FUE and FUT hair transplantation or other hair restorations options like PRP therapy, call us here at Contemporary Hair Transplantation in Paramus, NJ at 844-630-6305.
During your initial consultation, we work with you to determine which transplantation method is best for you based on your quality and quantity of your available donor hair, the size of the thinning area, hair loss classification, and your preferences.