One of the most devastating things that can ever happen to anyone in his or her life is becoming bald.
Hair loss always comes as a shock, stress, and trauma to people.
But, if someday someone tells you and gives you hope that, you can get back your lost hair then, this seems nothing short of a miracle.
Since times immemorial, several methods of hair restoration have emerged, out of which most reliable and known is transplantation of hair.
So in short it’s a type of procedure that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the U.S. since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years.
What are the techniques?
Procedure can be done either by FUT (follicular unit transplant) or FUE (follicular unit extraction). Difference lies in two by how we harvest the hair grafts.
What is FUE?
FUE is Follicular Unit Extraction. It is the most advanced and modern technology of hair restoration .It is a far more sophisticated treatment that is why not much clinics expertise in it to offer.
How the grafts are taken?
This involves direct removal of “individual healthy hair follicle” with the help of specialized instruments.
How it is different from FUT?
In FUT hairs from the back of the scalp area are being harvested in form of a single strip of scalp containing hair follicles. Individual follicular units are extracted under a microscope from the strip. The separated grafts are then implanted in the bald area.
The scalp area from where the strip was taken is sutured again.
Why FUE is so remarkable –
It is a highest quality hair transplant treatment available wherein, though the extracting process requires a lot of expertise and experience the results are worth the try.
There are these six remarkable differences which make FUE procedure more favorable–
- State-of-the-art minimally invasive technique-less down time, faster recovery
- Selective harvesting of grafts permits better results.
- Donor site is limitless-can use scalp, beard, body hair as donor hairs, gives better results.
- Donor area- heals faster, no linear scar, no suture.
- Dormant hair in resting phase is lost in FUT. This is like shaking a fruit laden apple tree. All apples fall off; whether ripe or raw (this is FUT). However if we pick the ripe ones with due care, the raw ones will bear fruit with time and not be wasted like in shaking the tree violently (this is what we do in FUE).
- Natural-looking, permanent and consistent results
Who is the best candidate for FUE?
Anyone with a healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head is the best candidate to undergo FUE hair transplant procedure.
|Full form||Follicular Unit Transplantation||Follicular Unit Extraction|
|Process||To remove hair in a strip of flesh from the back of the head.||Microsurgical tools are used for individual extraction of follicle from donor area.|
|Donor Source||Confined to thickest hair area ie: mid-rear scalp.||Anywhere on the head. Practitioners can take from head, nape or body.|
|Invasiveness of procedure||High||Low|
|Typical hair length preference||medium||short|
|Post operative tight scalp sensation||Yes||No|
|Risk of donor site infection||Very low||Absent or negligible|
|Maximum follicles harvested per session||Mostly 2000-2500. Depends on requirements||2000 approx. Depends on requirements.|
|Recovery time of donor area||Approx 1 month. Sutures and stitches are used.||3 – 4 days. No sutures and stitches are used.|
|% of time doctor operate on patient||10 – 30%||50-70%|
|Scarring||Linear scar present.||Tiny round scars which are usually unnoticeable.|
Why choose Jaipur Skin City for hair transplant?
Jaipur Skin City is one of India’s most prominent clinics in the field of Hair Transplantation.
Every year more than 200 patients are being helped by us to solve their hair loss problems.
We have an end to end all customized solution for all hair related queries of the patients. Thus, making them completely informed by genuine counseling and complete education.
So, book an appointment with us to know more about the procedures and techniques and get relieved from all your skin and hair problems.