Follicular Unit Extraction is one of the two most commonly performed hair transplantation techniques. FUE gets its name from the unique donor graft harvesting in which the surgeon extracts every follicular unit individually. A specially designed punch tool with diameter less than 0.1mm is used for graft extraction. This makes it a minimally invasive hair restoration method. Unlike traditional strip method transplant, FUE transplantation does not involve cutting and stitching of the scalp skin, its recovery and level of discomfort is also minimum. There are several other factors as well which make FUE Transplantation a preferred choice of patients and doctors. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose FUE Hair Transplant over the traditional strip method transplant aka FUT Hair Transplant.
The biggest advantage of FUE transplantation method is that it does not involve any kind of scarring at the donor or recipient site. Most people avoid undergoing strip method transplant for they don’t want to live rest of their life with a telltale linear scar in the donor area. But in case of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, they don’t have any such fear. It causes tiny pinhole scars which can be easily concealed with a buzz cut even.
Another reason why people prefer FUE over FUT is that they don’t have to wait for weeks to return to work. Recovery from FUE hair transplant is a lot quicker than the traditional strip method. Most patients are able to get back to work and resume non-strenuous routine activities on the 3rd day of the surgery. On the other hand, FUT transplant keeps the patient down for at least 5 to 7 days. The major reason behind this difference in recovery time is that the micro-sized wounds resulting from FUE graft harvesting heal quite quickly as compared to the several inches long linear wound resulting from strip excision.
Short Hairstyling is Possible
Men mostly like wearing short hairstyles. But any such attempt after Follicular Unit Transplant will expose the telltale linear scar at the back or the side of the scalp visible. Therefore, after strip transplant most men are forced to wear long hair for the rest of their lives. If you like wearing shot hairstyles opt for FUE method and wear even a buzz cut confidently. The tiny pinhole scars at the donor site would not bother you or the people around you.
The hairline created through FUE transplantation is the most natural looking and undetectable. Since it does not cause any visible scar at the donor site, even people very close to you will not be able to notice the hair transplant. If done right, by an experienced and skilled surgeon, even your hairstylist will not be able to detect that you have undergone a hair transplant surgery.
Minimal Reduction of Scalp Laxity
Strip method excises a linear piece of skin from the back or side of the scalp for collection of donor grafts and the skin is then stitched back to close the resulting wound. This ultimately reduces skin laxity and makes your scalp tight. The condition is not only a little discomforting but also affects your chances of second transplant, just in case you are not satisfied with the outcome of the surgery or to counter hair loss progression. On the other hand, in case of Follicular Unit Extraction every follicle is extracted individually from its root and thus does not reduce scalp laxity or cause.
FUE Hair Transplant in Dubai
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