Surgical hair restoration is thought to be the most effective baldness cure as it offers permanent hair in the treated area. People who opt for a hair transplant surgery are usually men who have lost their hair to male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. Basically, hair transplant is a hair restoration technique designed for those who have lost their hair permanently may be due to pattern baldness, accidents, traumas, burns, disease, medicines or any other reason.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) are two most commonly used hair transplant techniques. Both these methods are used for donor hair extraction; the first phase of the surgery. The second phase of the surgery, the transplantation phase is same for both methods. Let’s discuss the two methods in detail:
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
Follicular unit Transplant is the most traditional method used for the extraction of donor hair follicles in a hair transplant surgery. It is also known as strip removal or strip harvesting method because it involves excising a linear strip of donor hairs from the back or side of the scalp. This strip is then dissected under a powerful microscope to obtain individual hair grafts for implantation. It is the most commonly used method in a hair transplant because it is not only cost effective but also allows greater number of graft extraction as compared to manual FUE.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction is a modern graft harvesting technique which extracts hair follicles one after another. Unlike the traditional strip removal method, it does not involve cutting and stitching of the scalp. Instead, a small instrument is used for extraction of grafts called a punch tool. FUE is a newer approach and scientists are still busy to further refine it. Nowadays mechanical punches are used for graft extraction. Invention of mechanical punches has made FUE a lot faster and finer procedure.
Which method is the best?
Both hair restoration methods have their own pros and cons. The choice of the method must be made carefully and thoughtfully. It is primarily the job of your surgeon to decide which method would suit you the best. He will examine you physically before deciding which hair transplantation method will be more suitable for you. A number of factors are considered including extent of baldness, number of grafts required, age of the patient and scalp laxity. In certain cases like in eyebrow transplant, only FUE can be used because it provides the surgeon a chance to select only those hair follicles which will create natural looking eyebrows.
Usually, a single hair transplant surgeon can perform both the methods. However, you must select an experienced and board certified surgeon if you want to have FUE hair transplant because this method needs more skills and experience, and not all the surgeons can perform it well.
Hair Transplant surgery grows permanent hair?
Regardless of the method used, hair transplant is itself an excellent surgery which regrows your hair on an area that has permanently lost its ability to grow new hair. Since balding resistant hair follicles are used for transplantation, you never lose transplanted hair to male pattern baldness. Any hair fall after hair transplant is most likely from the untreated areas.
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