What is the Difference between FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant Methods?
FUE and FUT methods in hair transplant appear as 2 different methods for those who want to have hair restoration. While the use of the FUT method has decreased considerably with the widespread use of the FUE method, the fact that the FUT method is still talked about in hair restoration is confusing. In this article, we will talk about why the FUT method is no longer preferred and why the FUE method has become popular. So let’s get started.
Contrary to popular belief, FUE and FUT methods are not referred to as “transplant” methods in hair transplant; they are referred to as “hair extraction” methods. Hair transplantation is basically an aesthetic and surgical procedure that takes place in 3 stages. In the first procedure, strong hair is extracted from the donor area, which is anesthetized with local anesthesia. The extracted hair follicles are kept in special solutions for a while and in the last stage, the hair follicles are transplanted to the target area.
In the past, a method called FUT was used to remove hair follicles on the back of the head. The FUT hair removal method was common before the popularization of the FUE method. According to the FUT technique, a strip of hair is removed from the scalp. Then hair follicles were extracted one by one from this hairy strip. Afterwards, the hair follicles were transplanted one by one to the open part of the patient with baldness.
In the FUE technique, the hair in the donor area is extracted one by one with micromotor pens without the need to remove the skin in any way. This extracted hair tissue consists of 2, 3, 4 or 6 hairs. Since the hair tissue is taken from the genetically strong donor area, strong and healthy hair that is difficult to fall out in the balding area is transplanted.
If you are suffering from hair loss, sparse and bald scalp, you can apply to our Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic. You can ask questions about the hair transplantation process from our expert consultants.
Why is the FUE technique better?
One of the disadvantages of the FUT method is that the hair follicles are cut in strips from the scalp. As a result, more hair follicles are removed from each scalp and the duration of the procedure can be as short as 4-5 hours. However, in the FUT method, the scars in the donor area take longer to heal. In addition, since a strip of hair is cut from the scalp, this area needs to be sutured. As a result, although the scars disappear over time, the suture scar is permanent. In addition, the patient may experience numbness and loss of sensation in the donor area for 1 month after the procedure.
In the FUE procedure, hair tissue is removed from the donor area in the form of 2, 3, 4 hair follicles. In this sense, the scalp is not cut in any way. Although the procedure takes a long time such as 8-10 hours, the FUE method is much more advantageous than the FUT method as there is no need for stitches and the scars heal more easily.
Hair, beard and eyebrow transplantation is performed in Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic under the supervision of experienced specialist doctors. If you are experiencing hair loss or complaining of sparse or bald scalp, you can apply to our hair transplant clinic. You can ask all your questions about hair, eyebrow and beard transplantation by calling our consultants at Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic.
Daniel Willian was born in London in 1994. Willian, who was interested in writing from an early age, started writing articles for the school newspaper during his high school years. After graduating from the journalism department at university, Willian worked as a content editor in various media organisations. He is now working as a content editor at Hair Center of Turkey.