In the realm of hair restoration, there are a number of options available for people experiencing hair loss. For people looking to undergo hair transplantation, however, two techniques are most prevalent in the industry – follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). While both are incredibly effective when it comes to rebuilding density and coverage where hair was previously lost, due to their differences, each method comes with their own pros and cons.
In both procedures, hair follicles are harvested from donor regions, usually located at the sides or back of the head, and used to relocate to areas of concern. With the FUT method, hair is harvested from a thin strip of the scalp that is excised from the donor area. The size of this strip is carefully considered to ensure that enough grafts are removed for harvesting. Once removed, the wound is closed with small surgical staples. Then, using a 2-stage stereomicroscopic dissection system, the follicular units are harvested from the excised strip.