What Is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
Modern hair transplanting techniques are head and shoulders above historical procedures. Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, new procedures such as FUE, have been developed which enable the maximum precision required to obtain results that exceed expectations.
The old stigmas just don’t hold true anymore, especially to those who have undergone procedures with Advanced Hair Studio. It is important for hair loss sufferers to know that transplants are a highly effective option with proven results, and can be used in conjunction with several other treatment methods.
However, hair transplants are a surgical procedure, and as such carry their own risks. To learn more about what the most suitable treatment is for you, it is important to get a complete comprehensive diagnosis – consider getting in contact with Advanced Hair Studio today for a complimentary consultation.
Here is a brief overview of two of the major types of hair transplant.
Follicular Unit Transportation (FUT) v Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUT (also known as ‘strip’) hair transplants are the ‘traditional’ method for transplanting hair. This method involves selecting a strip of skin tissue (resulting in a distinctive strip scar) from around the back or sides of the head, from which individual follicular units are removed and then subsequently transplanted to balding areas.
FUT is still a popular method of transplantation because of its ability to deliver quality, high-yield results. It requires a smaller team to perform, meaning it is usually cheaper.
In a FUE hair transplant, individual follicles are selected from around the scalp and then distributed to mimic the orientation of natural hair. This technique has a typically shorter healing time and much less scarring and compared to its traditional counterpart.
Will A FUE Transplant Cause Scarring?
Although FUT techniques are most known for their distinctive type of strip scarring, FUE procedures can also produce their own form of scarring, though often, at a much lower risk.
For most individuals undergoing FUE treatment, the usual results are tiny white ‘pit’ scars that are virtually impossible to detect. Skilled surgeons, using the smallest possible ‘punches’, can get close to scar-less transplants. Not only that, but the minimally invasive procedure and the resulting small scarring, mean that the recovery period is much shorter – usually a week.
Advanced Hair Studio’s own Strand-by-Strand® HairGRAFT technique is an industry leader in permanent hair restoration. Once the new hair grows there is no need for special care or maintenance; the transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally.
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