In today’s world hair loss has become a common issue, while medications and mild treatments give relief to some people, to others, it may not show any result at all. In cosmetic treatments, hair transplant is the most ruling surgical method that is applied to the patients dealing with massive hair fall. In modern-day techniques, two popular methods are used for extracting hair follicles and treating the bald area; that is:
• Follicular unit excision (FUE)
• Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
However, both the procedures are quite similar and offer positive and natural-looking results. The only difference in both FUE and FUT method is the way of extracting hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp. Also, the concerned doctor will examine your scalp and recommend the best go-to line of treatment for you.
Extraction of Hair Follicles
As we have discussed above, the extraction of hair follicles or hair grafts makes the difference in the two main hair transplantation methods. Let’s see which is more convenient in the process.
In the FUE transplantation method, the doctor will use invasive technology to extract hairs from the back of the head (donor area). The surgeon will take out individual follicular units/grafts accordingly, using a special instrument. It’s a meticulous process that will take 2 to 4 hours to get completed. The patient will be injected anesthesia into the required area to feel less pain.
In the FUT transplantation method, the surgeon will remove a healthy strip of scalp all at once from the back of the head and then prepare it into individual grafts. It will take 15 to 30 minutes to remove the graft. Once the graft is prepared, it will be implanted into the recipient area.
Before going for the extraction of grafts, the specialist will examine for the follicles that have the highest chances to survive and grow in the recipient area after the implantation. It will take months to experience the outcome of the treatment.
Preparation of Follicles of Implantation
The extracted follicular grafts are treated by the team of skilled technicians using an advanced high-powered stereo microscope. These grafts are prepared in required numbers by the technicians that also preserve and ensure the optimal state of follicular grafts until the process of implantation.
For both FUE and FUT, the implantation procedure will remain the same. Once the grafts are ready, tiny sites are created using a fine instrument (needles and blades) in the thinning or bald region. The patient will not feel pain as the surgeon will numb the area using a local anesthetic injection. The grafts are then implanted into sites on the required area that will match the natural hair growth pattern.
At Chandra clinic, the team of experts will perform the implantation that will give satisfactory results to the clients. The follicles inserted into the bald region will maximize the natural growth increasing the density and coverage of scalp hairs.
Risk of Scarring
In FUE, the patient doesn’t undergo stitches. Hence there are chances of minimal scars depending upon the requirement. The sites are concealed with neighboring hairs, and it will heal within a few weeks.
In FUT, the grafts are taken in a group that produces small scars that may sometimes require stitches to prevent infections.
Nowadays, Both FUT and FUE are highly appreciated hair transplantation methods. The patient doesn’t need to worry about any risk as it is the rare case to receive any harmful side effects. Healing is guaranteed in both procedures.