Hair restoration techniques have come a long way in recent years and can now provide natural-looking and long-lasting results. Two of the most popular hair restoration techniques are FUT and FUE, but which one is right for you?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique that involves removing a strip of scalp from the back of the head and then dividing it into individual hair follicles for transplantation into the balding areas.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. FUT Hair Transplantation is an effective way to achieve high-density hair restoration, making it a good option for those with advanced hair loss.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a minimally invasive hair restoration technique that involves removing individual hair follicles from the back of the head and then transplanting them into the balding areas.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and does not require any stitches or incisions, making it a less invasive option than other hair restoration techniques. FUE is a good option for those with thinning hair or balding who still has enough hair nearby to use for a transplant.
Benefits of FUT and FUE Hair Transplant
1. Natural-looking results
Both FUT and FUE offer natural-looking results that are virtually undetectable from your natural hair. The transplanted hair follicles are your own hair, so they will continue to grow and behave like your natural hair.
2. Permanent Results
Both hair restoration techniques provided permanent results. The transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the hormone that causes hair loss, so they will continue to grow and provide long-lasting results.
3. Minimal Scarring
Although FUT Hair Transplantation does leave a linear scar, it can be easily concealed with longer hair or by using hair fibers. The scar typically fades over time and is barely visible. On the other hand, FUE Hair Transplantation does not leave a linear scar like FUT Hair Transplantation does. Instead, there are small, round scars that are barely visible and can be concealed by longer hair.
4. Fast Recovery
The recovery period for FUT and FUE hair restoration is relatively fast, with most patients returning to their normal activities within a few days after the procedure. However, FUE is less invasive than FUT, making it a good option for those who want to avoid scarring and want a quicker recovery time.
Which Hair Restoration Technique Is Right for You?
Both FUT and FUE hair restoration can provide a permanent and natural-looking solution to hair loss. FUT Hair Transplantation may be a good option for you if you have advanced hair loss while FUE may be a better option for those who have thinning hair or who want to restore hair in specific areas, such as the hairline or temples.
If you’re considering hair restoration, consult with a qualified hair restoration surgeon like Dr. Keene to find out whether FUT or FUE hair transplantation is the right option for you and take the first step towards a new head of hair and a new lease on life.
The Best Hair Transplant Surgeon in Arizona
For your hair transplant procedure, you’ll only want the best. Dr. Keene is a board-certified hair transplant surgeon who has helped countless patients restore not just their hair but also their confidence. Dr. Keene is known for her personalized approach and attention to detail, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality care and the best possible results.
Call us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards hair restoration. We serve patients in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, and surrounding areas including Flowing Wells, Oro Valley, Florence, Coolidge, Safford, and Drexel Heights.