Hair Transplant is the only way to restore lost hair and has two main types of hair transplant:
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a type of hair transplant that was in demand before the release of the new FUE method. People call this technique “patchwork”, because of the way the grafts are obtained. In the FUT method, the nape area is used as a donor zone, from where a thin part of the skin is cut out in the form of a flap.
More about FUT hair transplantThe FUT hair transplant process involves the removal of a small strip of tissue from the back of the head, which is further separated into hair follicles. With the help of a qualified team, the finished grafts are processed and transplanted into the baldness area.
In most cases, with long-term hair loss, FUT is the preferred method because it allows the specialist to make full use of the head area to achieve results in accordance with the patient’s expectations. As a rule, this method allows transplanting the largest number of grafts during one operating session.
Compared to the FUE method, patients after the FUT technique express their complaints regarding the rehabilitation period, which is accompanied by pain, severe swelling and many other sensations that bring discomfort. However, both types of hair transplantation are outpatient and do not require a long follow-up by a specialist after the operation. The very next day after hair transplantation, the patient can start working and return to the usual routine of life.
The method of extraction of follicular units in the FUT method usually results in a very narrow linear scar at the back of the head (usually 1 mm in diameter or less). The scar is very thin and easy to hide with the right hairstyle, except for short haircuts. Unfortunately, the linear scar remains for life with a high risk of increasing in size.
Generally, pricing procedures also differ between the two methods. If in the seamless FUE method the cost is determined by the number of transplanted grafts, then in the patchwork method a fixed price is indicated. However, recently, due to the growing popularity of the new FUE technique, many clinics have reduced the cost of the operation for this type of hair restoration operation. So the difference between the two types of transplant is not as big as many patients think. Hair transplantation costs always depend on the conditions, needs and goals of the patients. For the most accurate information on the cost of the operation, you need to contact a specialist.
Choosing a Hair Transplant Method
At the first consultation, the specialist determines which transplantation method is best for you, based on the classification of the hair loss pathology. The size of the affected area and the structure of the patient’s hair are taken into account. The specialists of our Hair FUE ® center make their choice in favor of the new FUE method, leaving the final choice to the patient.
We will help you make the right choice, because Hair FUE specialists are the best!