Thanks to hair transplantation, which will be planned in the most appropriate way for your needs, hair follicles are implanted in different parts of your body in the areas where there are gaps. Various methods are used to extract high-quality hair follicles from the nape of the neck or other areas and transfer them to the forehead and the areas to be transplanted. In order to get accurate and effective results, you need to have detailed information about the process. You may be wondering how you can make the right decision in hair transplantation, which is performed in different ways with FUT and FUE methods.
FUE Hair Transplantation
With FUE hair transplantation, each individual follicle unit is harvested from the scalp. The hair follicles are removed randomly, allowing your doctor to harvest hair from the donor area with less noticeable thinning in the area. Using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, hair is harvested through microscopic circular incisions on the scalp.
Manual FUE hair transplantation is performed by a doctor using a handheld device to extract individual hair follicles.
The FUE robotic procedure uses a robotic hair transplant device that is directed by a doctor. The doctor determines the amount of hair to be harvested and maps the desired donor area. The doctor does not actually collect the donor grafts; The harvesting step is completed by the ARTAS robot. This medical marvel of technology delivers unparalleled accuracy and precision.
Advantages Of Hair Transplantation Using FUE Technique
High quality baits
The computerized FUE system allows real-time 3D analysis and calculation of the characteristics of each hair follicle. This allows the robot to select the healthiest and most vigorous bulbs for successful harvesting and transplantation.
Natural looking results
The FUE method harvests hair and transplants it into its natural clumps, without leaving a linear scar behind. This gives hair a more natural look.
No pain during or after treatment
Similar to a trip to the dentist, the FUE procedure uses local anesthesia to ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure. Because FUE implantation uses a minimally invasive method, many patients experience minimal pain during or after the procedure.
Short recovery time
With no scalpels or stitches used in the treatment, the recovery process after FUE is rapid, with many people returning to their daily activities within a couple of days. The process itself only takes about 8 hours.
Minimal scars in the donor area
Since the follicles are harvested in a random manner, the appearance and density of the donor area are partially affected. FUE is the treatment of choice for people who prefer to have their hair cut very short at the back because the donor area looks healthy and unchanged.
Candidates For Hair Transplantation Using FUE Technique
Men who suffer from hair thinning or baldness at the top or front of the head are ideal candidates for a transplant. Since the hair is transplanted from a donor area at the back of the head, it also depends on the density and stability of your hair in that area.
FUE is a great option for patients who are not good candidates for a FUT procedure whether it is because there is little hair in the donor area or they have a smooth scalp.
FUT Hair Transplantation
In a follicular unit transplant (also sometimes known as the “strip method”), a long, thin piece of tissue is removed from the back of the scalp. Individual follicular units are then removed from the strip using a stereotaxic dissecting microscope.
Once the follicles are harvested, the incision is closed, leaving behind a single, very fine linear scar.
Advantages Of FUT Hair Transplantation
The recovery time is manageable
FUT recovery time is highly controllable, and usually lasts between 10-12 days. Some patients experienced higher levels of discomfort with the FUT method than with other procedures due to possible swelling at the site of scalp tape removal. In these cases, pain relievers are prescribed.
High cultivation success rates
With the FUT strip technique, hair is harvested from the middle donor area where most of the hair is permanent. For this reason, FUT treatment is often recommended for patients with limited hair availability in the donor area. With the FUT technique, the follicles are carefully harvested, keeping the protective tissue intact so that the grafts are strong and of higher quality
Natural looking results
This procedure leaves you with a very thin, linear scar that is only 1 mm in diameter or less in size. This makes it easy to conceal with the hair around it so that it is virtually undetectable.
With FUT hair transplantation, the patient’s hair is transplanted into natural small groups of 1-4 hairs. This allows you to enjoy thicker and more natural hair without the exposure of a hair transplant procedure.
No additional scars with subsequent sessions
No matter how many procedures a patient undergoes, there is only one scar left for you. In contrast, FUE leaves a small, round scar behind with each follicular unit harvested.
FUT Hair Transplant Candidates
When the patient’s primary goal is to achieve maximum hair fullness from restoration the FUT strip technique is recommended. For patients with significant baldness around the crown of the head, the strip method can be better than the FUE method for better coverage and fullness.
PRP Hair Transplantation
Another method that can be preferred in hair transplantation is called PRP. According to this method, the solution produced by the cells that play a role in blood clotting is used at this stage. Thus, a successful operation is achieved in order to obtain better hair.
DHI Hair Transplantation
DHI hair transplant surgery is a newer procedure compared to FUE technique and it is similar to FUE technique i.e. it does not leave a scar after the surgery and provides a natural look. The difference between these two procedures is that although the process of removing grafts from DHI is similar to FUE, there are some differences to note.
As a first step, hair follicles are removed one by one using a specialized tool with a diameter of 1 mm or less. In the next step, the hair follicles are loaded into an implantation device known as a Choi pen and the procedure is performed by implanting them directly into the recipient area. During the DHI procedure, channel creation and implantation are completed at the same time. With Choi pen, it gives more sensitivity to the doctor during hair follicle transplantation. At the same time, it provides more comfortable control over the angle, direction and depth of the newly transplanted hair. Also, the recovery time for DHI is similar to FUE. It usually takes 12 to 18 months for full results to appear.
During the FUE procedure, the surgeon manually cuts a series of channels in your scalp to place the hair follicles. DHI technique is a procedure that helps surgeons make these incisions as well as hair transplants, DHI and FUE prevent long scars caused by FUT but these surgeries usually take longer and are more expensive.