There are two proven techniques for hair transplantation called FUE and FUT. The purpose of both methods is to move hair from the occipital area (lower back of the head) to the desired “recipient” area. In 8-12 months, newly transplanted hair will grow fully and naturally. Transplanted hair will continue to grow because occipital hair follicles are not affected by a hormone called DHT, which causes hair loss.
FUE versus FUT
The difference between these two methods is the way in which the “donor” hair follicles are harvested.
For the FUT method, the doctor will remove a section of scalp from the occipital area in a single strip. (1) Then, the individual follicular units are carefully dissected from the “donor” strip under magnifier. (2,3) After that, the physician will put the follicular unit graft into the desired “recipient” area using the Implanter Pen instead of forceps to reduce damage to hair follicles during graft handling (4)
For the FUE method, the doctor will use the FUE machine to remove the individual hair grafts from the occipital area. (1,2) The hair grafts are then sorted into groups by their sizes. (3) The physician will then put the follicular hair graft into the desired “recipient” area using the Implanter Pen instead of forceps to reduce damage to hair follicles during graft handling.
The advantage of FUE is that scars are very small because the FUE machine is just less than 1 mm. FUE is associated with less pain and short recovery.
WHAT METHOD IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The right method will depend on each patient. Our board certified specialist will evaluate and recommend options right for you.
*Individual results may vary.