FUE and FUT: which is the best?
Get the best hair transplant in Mexico and recover in Cancun or keep wearing a cap? The choice is simple, but it is important to know the process. Among the things you should know about hair transplantation is that it can be FUT and FUE. At this point you think «What are they talking about?» Read on to find out.
To perform the FUT procedure, strips of hairy skin are removed from the donor area of the scalp. This is usually obtained from the back of the head. This is where the other name for «strip surgery» comes from.
The strip is placed under high-powered microscopes. There, the surgical team meticulously divides it into small individual follicular unit grafts, which have one to four hairs.
The grafts are placed in a refrigerated tissue storage solution until the day of the procedure. The donor area is sutured, covering with the surrounding hair. The stitches are removed within 10 to 14 days, the donor area being healed to form a characteristic linear scar.
Advantages of FUT
This procedure is ideal for patients who require a large number of grafts, which is a great advantage if the patient’s main goal is to achieve maximum hair restoration.
With the FUT technique, the existing hair can be kept long and will be used to cover the linear scar, making it unnecessary to shave the head.
The FUT procedure takes between 4 and 12 hours, which is less than the time required for the FUE. The time will depend on the size of the recipient area and the number of grafts to be done.
As mentioned above, in the FUT the donor area of the scalp is shaved and then the follicular unit grafts are individually removed.
FUE is a more modern technique. In it, a part of the donor area is shaved and then individual strands of hair are cut by making circular incisions around them. The procedure requires a little more time, as it must be performed by an expert doctor, since each graft is removed individually and placed directly from the scalp, in the holes created in the bald area, in the same way as in FUT.
The procedure can be performed manually or with a powered surgical tool. After the procedure, there will be a series of small, stippled scars on the scalp, but, due to their tiny size, they are hardly noticeable.
Advantages of FUE
FUE avoids the presence of the linear scar at all costs. In fact, when individual follicular units are taken, only small scars remain that are barely visible. That is why this procedure is the favorite of those who want to return to their activities as soon as possible.
Since the scars are very small, you can keep your hair short, even the number 0 cut. That will depend on your personal taste.
FUE is a suitable procedure for young patients or those who require a small number of grafts on the hairline.
Which is better?
The answer to this big question is: it DEPENDS. The choice between FUE or FUT will be up to you and who advises you. By contacting us, you will be accessing a trustworthy and highest quality service, thereby guaranteeing that hair loss will be a past event.
Remember that does not exist a technique appropriate for everyone. Is necessary to know your case to make the best decision to you. Contact us. Look amazing and recover in a beautiful and peaceful place like Cancun. We are waiting for you.