There are a plenty of methods to accomplish the hair transplantation process to bring back a natural looking hair in a more healthier and stronger manner. Follicular Unit Transplantation ( FUT) and Follicular Unit Extrection (FUE) are the most popluar methods, but there are also other methods like Micrografting, Laser Hair Therapy and Robotic Hair Restoration. The hair transplanted in this way can be treated just like natural hair and can be cut, shaved, grown and dyed.
What are the best methods for Hair Transplantation?
FUT techniques make use of Strip techniques where by a strip of scalp with hair is initially taken and is subsequently extracted from the back of the head along with hair follices. This method takes only about 5-8 hours to complete, but then they leave out scars and stitches which might take some time to recover. They are highly capable of providing superior results and their main advantage over FUE is their ability to fill the recipient area with more number of hairs, especially in cases of advanced baldness.
FUE techniques on the other hand take quite a lot of time for their surgical operation, but the invasiveness of the procedure is quite low. In FUE, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp, rather than an entire strip of scalp with hair.They are optimal for short hairs and a minimal amount of hair is required on your head, but you take on to this surgery. Unlike FUT, they do not leave any scars or stitches, and their healing time is quite low.
There are a plenty of advantages on opting out to FUE over FUT. Though both the methods begin from a local anesthesia, the pain caused on swollen areas after transplantation is quite minimal in FUE. Also, the holes and scars left after extracting the hair heals up in less than 3 days and the person can get back to his normal work the very next day, as compared to 5 to 6 days if they have taken a FUT surgery. It is also not required to take the donor’s hair from the head alone. They can be extracted even from the beard, chest, legs and hands with minimal effort. There isn’t much risk of bleeding and neural damage in both the cases.
Thus, depending on the hair type and nature, you can opt out to making use of either of both techniques for hair transplantation.