What is the difference between a FUE and a FUT hair transplant?
With the FUE method, the hair follicles are removed one by one from the donor area, while with the FUT method, a piece of skin is removed from the donor area.
Both hair transplant techniques – FUE and FUT – therefore differ in terms of scar formation in the donor area.
In the FUT method (Follicular Unit Transplantation) a strip of skin with hair on the back of the head is removed. This gives a linear scar on the back of the head, which is not visible, as centimeter-long hair already camouflages this scar.
By winning this strip of skin, many hairs can be separated one by one by a specialized team. As a result, many hairs can be obtained in a short time.
With the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction), the hair roots are removed one by one with a drill from the back of the head and moved to the balding area. Here are only small, point-shaped scars on the back of the head, which are also not visible.
If patients prefer a very short haircut (<1 cm, so shaved scalp), it will be important how the scar in the donor area (at the back) will look (line-shaped with FUT and point-shaped with FUE). This is an important criterion for choosing a certain technique , FUT or FUE, for the hair transplantation.
Note! In both methods, the hair is moved to reduce the problem of thinning, the hair is not multiplied!
There are also certain factors that partially reduce the survival/fouling rate (e.g. smoking, damage)