One of the most asking questions of people who want to have a hair transplant in Turkey is the differences between FUE and FUT methods and which technique is best for hair transplant.
The most preferred techniques in hair transplantation are; FUT and FUE methods. The history of hair transplantation, which can be done with different techniques for the person, dates back to 1940’s. Hair transplantation, which is a permanent and high quality solution to problems such as hair loss, regional shedding and thinning due to various reasons, is among the first among the procedures that have become quite widespread in the world in recent years.
The most important difference between FUT and FUE methods is the way the hair is taken from the skin.
What is FUT (Follicular Unit Transfer) Technique in Hair Transplantation?
FUT method is usually preferred if there is very less hair in the hairy area. Hair cutting is not performed using the FUT technique. The hair follicles to be transplanted are cut from the donor area together with the skin after local anesthesia is applied. In the FUT technique, which is a surgical operation, because the incision is used, stitches are required on the cut area. The cut strips are cut into pieces and placed in the planting area. 1 week after the procedure, the sutures placed in the donor area should be removed. Since it is an aesthetic suture, it does not leave any traces. The healing process may vary depending on the person’s own body structure.
What is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Technique in Hair Transplantation?
The FUE technique was started to be used in hair transplantation procedures in 2002. In hair transplantation procedures using the FUE technique, the procedure begins with the cutting of the hair. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia. In this technique, hair follicles taken from the neck can also be taken from the back, legs or chest areas. The hair follicles taken one by one are placed one by one at regular intervals.
In the FUE technique, which does not require any incision, single (graft), double and triple hair follicles are taken using 0.8 mm punches. The process is completed by placing the hair follicles, which are separated from the tissue pieces on them with the help of special techniques, into the channels opened in the transplantation area.
Which Method Should I Choose?
The most important feature that distinguishes the two from each other is the way the hair follicles are taken from the hairy area. In the FUE method, there are no stitches left. However, since both methods are surgical operations, they should be performed by specialist and licensed doctors in the operating room environment. At the first examination in the hair transplant clinic, the doctor who will perform the hair transplant should decide that the method is more suitable for you. It is very important that you choose your specialist correctly, that he is certified and authorized to do this work.
The FUT method is an older method than the FUE method. If there is very less hair, especially in the part of the hair follicles to be taken, experts may prefer the FUT method at this point. You should know that when you choose the right specialist, your doctor will also choose the best method for you.
|FUT METHOD||FUE METHOD|
|Haircut is not done.||Haircut is done.|
|Hair follicles are taken with the skin through incisions. The cut strips are cut into pieces and placed in the planting area.||Hair follicles are taken one by one with 0.8mm punches without any incision.|
|There may be heavy bleeding from the incisions.||Since there is no incision, there is very little bleeding.|
|Since the incision is made in the donor area, sutures are taken. Stitches should be removed 1 week after the procedure.||There is no need for stitches in the donor area.|
|60 roots per cm can be planted in the planting area.||140-160 roots per cm can be planted in the cultivation area.|
|Average of 100 hair follicles transplanted|
80 hairs come out.
|Average of 100 hair follicles transplanted|
95 hairs come out.
|Since the roots taken as strips are not removed, approximately 80% of the planting takes place.||Since quality hair follicles are selected and taken, 100% planting takes place.|
|Hair follicles taken from the donor area,|
After waiting for 3-4 hours, the planting process is carried out.
|Hair follicles taken from the donor area are placed in the planting area without waiting.|
|After the procedure, the incision scar remains.||No scars remain after the procedure.|
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