For men and women both, hair loss is an equally embarrassing condition. Moreover, with people concerned more about their appearance and style in today’s era, having good tresses is a necessity. But, due to several internal and external factors, a larger population today suffers from hair loss at a very young age.
Well, thanks to the new age technologies and inventions that we have several hair transplant methods available now to treat hair transplant. If done right, you may have full and absolutely natural looking results.
What is a Hair Transplant?
Hair Transplantation is a procedure wherein grafts or hair follicles are removed from the back of your head, an area that is more resistant to hair loss or hormonal changes, and placing them back in the area with either scanty hair growth or baldness. This transplant is also possible between identical twins, having the same genetic make-up.
Hair Transplant can also be done between two different people, but only if the person undergoing the procedure takes anti-rejection medication for his entire lifetime. This, on the other hand increases the risk of conceiving a number of other health conditions. Hence, it is more advisable to undergo transplant from the graft taken from the back of the patient’s head itself.
There are majorly 2 procedures followed to remove the graft from your head. They are:
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
When done rightly, these procedures can help you have full hair growth, giving you an absolutely natural look that not even your hair stylist can make out the fact that you have had a hair transplant.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
A strip of scalp is surgically cut from the back of the person’s head undergoing the procedure. This strip is then dissected into individual grafts. Small sites are then created on the bald area using fine blades and needles after numbing the area with the desired amount of local anesthetics. The grafts are inserted carefully in these small sites.
Advantages of FUT
In the FUT method, larger areas on the head can be covered within just a few sessions. Also, the resection rate will provide lesser superior results. But, the resection rate of the graft removed for the process entirely depends on the surgeon’s skill and his staff.
Who should choose FUT?
People suffering from more baldness and wish to get faster results should opt for FUT. Also, if you don’t mind cuts and a longer recovery period, then FUT is your choice.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
In the FUE method, individual follicular units or grafts are removed from the back of the head using a specialized machine. Grafts are cut one by one and the process takes some extra time. The area is numbed using some local anesthetics. Once the grafts have been removed, they are then inserted into the balding area.
Advantages of FUE
As smaller grafts are removed using a special machine, there are absolutely no cuts or even stitches on the back of your head. Also, the recovery time is quicker and the patient may return to work, the very next day.
Unlike the FUT method, there is not linear scar on your head.
Who should choose FUE?
People with smaller areas of baldness and like to have short hair styles should choose FUE. For instance, people with an active lifestyle should choose FUE. Also, if you don’t like cuts on your scalp and want faster recovery, then FUE is your ideal option.