Difference between FUE and FUT


In recent years there has been a significant rise in the number of men and women undergoing Hair Transplant treatments to cure hair loss problem. There are various advanced and effective hair loss treatments available in the world. Hence sometimes it is very confusing for a patient to select the most fruitful and affordable hair transplant treatment option.

Hair Transplant doctors use different techniques to extract and transplant large numbers of hair follicles known as follicular units. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) are the two major hair transplantation techniques widely used in the world. The major difference between FUE and FUT is depending on the way of hair follicles are extracted from the donor area.
Dr Malay Mehta is a renowned and experienced Hair Transplant specialist in Mumbai. He is a remarkable dermatologist in the FUE and FUT hair transplant treatments.

The major difference between FUT and FUE Hair Transplant Method is

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

In FUE Hair Transplant treatment, each follicular unit is individually taken directly from the scalp without removing tissue. A small punch device is used to extract the follicular unit. Hair follicles are removed in a random fashion. The result is the very less density or tiny holes in the donor area which are not easily detectable. This is the main difference between FUE and FUT.

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
In FUT process, small strip of tissue is removed from the back of the head from which the donor hair follicles are extracted. The hair follicles are harvested from the strip by a hair specialist doctor before transplanted to the recipient areas. In most of the advanced hair loss problem, FUT is the most preferred method. In this procedure doctor can use maximum scalp area to deliver best results as per the patient’s expectation. In this method large number of grafts can be transplanted in a single session.

Pain Management
FUE is the more advanced procedure than traditional FUT procedure. FUE is a stitch less and no linear scars are created in this procedure. FUE procedure has various benefits like faster healing, no blood loss, not tissue cutting and no post-operative discomfort.
FUT procedure has a higher level of discomfort as compared to FUE procedure. It also includes scars and swelling in the treatment area.
FUT and FUE hair transplant procedures are simple with manageable recovery periods. In case of any swelling and pain, doctors prescribe medication to get relief. Hair transplantation procedures are outpatient surgeries. Sometimes patients can resume work on the next day.

FUE procedure does not involve any big scarring as hairs are removed individually from the scalp. Hence no linear scar is created. However FUE procedure has only tiny marks which typically heal within three to seven days.
The FUT strip extraction method typically involves very narrow linear scars on the back of the head. Theses thin scars can easily hide by hairstyle. After some time period, scars become less noticeable.

FUE treatment is more expensive than FUT treatment because in FUE procedure, doctor removes each follicle individually. FUE technology is improving rapidly as well as gaining more popularity in hair transplantation field.
Generally pricing is depending on a per graft basis. So that individual has to pay amount as per the needs only and not the flat rate. The per-graft cost of a FUT procedure is generally lower than FUE procedure. Due to the rising popularity of the FUE technique, many hair transplantation clinics have started lowering the per graft cost on FUE procedures so that the cost difference between the two types of procedure are very less.

The cost of treatment is always depending on the patient’s condition, type of treatment required and objectives. During the consultation, Hair Transplant Expert determines transplantation method which is mainly based on the hair loss classification, the size of the thinning area, quality and quantity of available donor hair.

Dr. Malay Mehta happens to be highly respected Dermatologists in India. Many patients as well as celebrities have taken either FUE or FUT Hair Transplant treatment from Dr Malay Mehta. He went to the United States to improve his expertise in cosmetic surgery. The doctor has successfully pronounced himself as the top most dermatologist in Cosmetic Surgery Dermatology. Dr Malay Mehta’s Clinic is a well equipped with advanced medical technology to provide great result oriented treatments for all types of skin and hair diseases.

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