Both Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplantation Hair Transplant techniques offer positive permanent solutions to hair loss. There is a difference, however, between the two procedures which explains the reason for one procedure over the other.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) is recommended for patients with hair and scalp disorders. The FUT procedure involves removing a strip from the donor area of the scalp. The hair follicles are then extracted and then transplanted into the recipient area. This technique often leaves vertical scars in the donor area.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a newer, more revolutionary method of Hair Transplantation. Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area by a micro-scalpel. The follicles/grafts are then re-implanted into the recipient area of the scalp.
In conclusion, each method results in a healthy natural looking head of hair. Your doctor can help you decide which procedure is right for you.
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