Hair transplant is a procedure in which hairs are harvested from one part and are planted in the desired location. The procedure is one of the most famous cosmetic procedure due to the advantages that it offers. The area from where hairs are harvested is known as Donor site which is usually the back of the scalp and the where hairs are translated is known as Recipient site.
The procedure is performed on the people who lose a significant amount of hairs or have a bald area on the head where hairs should be transplanted. Hair loss or balding usually happens due to genetic problems or hormones factors.
There are two types of hair transplant Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) their plantation procedure is the same however there is a great difference between their harvesting techniques.
FUT is an old technique it was the first technique to be used for hair transplant. In this technique, a suitable piece of skin is cut from the back of the skull which is then used for the hair transplant. The wound is then closed and the harvested piece of skin is then divided into small parts till each part only contains few hairs. These hairs are then transplanted into the desired location.
More hair can be grafted through this procedure in a single session when compared to FUE. The procedure works faster and can yield the better result in only one session. Mostly only one session is needed for complete results. The main downside of this procedure is the large scar created on the back of the scalp.
A large amount of follicle can be transplanted in a single session.
It is less costly.
The technique has a better yield of the hair follicle.
Hair can be restored in less time by this procedure.
The survival rate of hairs transplanted through this procedure is higher.
FUE is the latest hair transplant technique and it is more advanced compared to FUT. The basic principle of this technique is the same as FUT. Difference between the two technique lies in the harvesting of hairs. In this technique, hairs are extracted through a special instrument which extracts follicle units from the donor area. After extraction, these follicles are implanted as hairlines in the desired location decided by the patient.
The procedure is less painful compared to the FUT and earlier hair transplant techniques. This process gives increases hair destiny and reduces the possibility of scarring. The procedure is useful in pattern baldness also known as androgenic alopecia.
It has less downtime of healing.
The scar and scratches produced are invisible.
The risk of complication is pretty low.
It gives a natural looking hairline to a person.
The discomfort after the procedure is less compared to FUT.
Whether you chose FUE or FUT both will give you the desired results but you should remember the advantages and disadvantages related to the procedure and depending on them you should choose the procedure best suited for you.
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