When it comes to hair restoration, choosing the right technique is crucial for achieving the best results. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are two of the most popular hair transplant techniques. While each procedure has its strengths and limitations, combining the two can offer several advantages.
How Combination FUT/FUE Works
This technique combines the benefits of both FUE and FUT in a single procedure. While both FUE and FUT involve the extraction of hair from a donor area and its surgical insertion into the recipient area, the difference lies in the method used to extract the hair.
FUE involves extracting individual follicular units and surgically inserting them one at a time into the recipient area, following the direction of natural hair growth. In contrast, FUT involves removing a horizontal strip of hair-bearing skin from the donor area, which typically includes several hair follicles. This strip of tissue is then divided into small grafts or follicular units under a microscope. These grafts are then transplanted into the recipient area.
The Benefits of Combination FUT/FUE Hair Transplant
With the combination FUT/FUE procedure, Dr. Keene can provide better coverage and more natural-looking results. The FUT technique allows for larger numbers of grafts to be extracted at once, while FUE provides a more precise and targeted approach for creating a natural-looking hairline.
By combining both techniques, Dr. Keene can tailor the procedure to your individual needs and provide more comprehensive coverage. For example, if you’re physically active and unable to limit your activities to avoid stretching the back of your head but still want to benefit from the FUT procedure, Dr. Keene can focus the FUT extraction on areas that are less likely to stretch and utilize the FUE method to acquire the remaining grafts.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Combination FUT/FUE Hair Transplant?
A combination FUT and FUE hair transplant is suitable for men and women with early-stage hair loss, pattern baldness, limited donor supply, and desire for fuller results. However, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a combination of FUT/FUE is to consult with an experienced hair transplant surgeon like Dr. Keene.
Take the First Step to Restore Your Hair and Confidence with Dr. Keene.
Dr. Keene is one of the best hair transplant surgeons in Arizona. She is a board-certified surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in hair restoration surgery. She offers private assessments to evaluate your hair restoration needs and is involved in all aspects of the surgery, including donor harvesting and graft placement.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keene at the Physicians Hair Institute. We serve patients in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, and surrounding areas including Flowing Wells, Oro Valley, Florence, Coolidge, Safford, and Drexel Heights.