Techniques of Hair Transplant

Techniques of Hair Transplant

There are two techniques of hair transplant

  • FUE or DHI (follicular unit extraction or direct hair implant)
  • FUT or Strip technique
FUE and FUT - Technique

FUE

FUE is a hair transplantation method which involves taking the individual hair follicular grafts from the back of the head. Follicular grafts are cut one by one through a small specialised machine and are removed. This process is tedious and takes a few hours to complete.

Hair grafts may also be harvested from beard and chest. Procedure is done under local anesthesia. It leaves very small scars, less than a mm. So stitching is not required. Recovery is fast in this method.

 


Advantages

  • Stitching not required
  • Scars not visible
  • Faster recovery
  • Less painful
  • Suitable for beard/body to head hair transplant
 


Disadvantages

  • Require to shave the head
  • Not suitable in ladies if a large number of hair grafts required (head shave required)
  • Decreases density of hairs in the donor area.

 


FUT

FUT is the oldest hair transplant technique in which a thin strip of skin is removed from the back of the head surgically. The hair follicles are then divided into individual units. The donor area is then stitched together.

FUT technique leaves a noticeable scar on the donor area. Hair follicles are implanted by creating reception incisions or holes in the treatment area and placing hair follicles with forceps. Stitches are removed after 10 days.

 

Advantages

  • Density in the donor area remains the same.
  • Suitable if the patient is not willing for head shave
 

Disadvantages

  • Require stitches
  • Recovery takes more time
  • Sometimes scar is significant