Many people have heard of hair transplant surgery, but never actually do the research required to know more about the process. If you have thinning hair or patterns of hair loss and other methods, such as medications and topical treatments, haven’t worked, then hair transplant surgery might just be your best option. Now is the time to learn more about these methods – before you go and make an appointment at Sure Hair International. We’ll break down the three most popular methods here.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplant, also known as FUT or FUSS, is one of the most popular hair transplantation methods. It consists of removing a strip of hair from your scalp, most likely towards the back, where most hair doesn’t thin out. This strip is then broken into segments and then transplanted on top of the scalp in the thinning areas. The donor area at the back of the head is closed up with staples or sutures, which are removed or absorbed by the body as part of the healing process. You might end up with a small scar there, but your hair will cover it. Overall, your recovery time will take about a month. This is usually the least expensive option, although there are a lot of factors that go into the price.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction, also known as FUE is not something that every hair transplant surgeon offers. If you want to have one done at Sure Hair International, please call us to see if the option is available. With FUE, individual follicles are harvested from the back of the head and then transplanted into the thinning areas of your scalp. This is less invasive, as you won’t lose an entire strip of your scalp. There’s much less recovery time needed, and you won’t end up with a large, hidden scar at the back of your head. It’s great for people who’ve already had a hair transplant procedure and need some touch-ups. With that said, this surgery tends to cost more than FUT, and you’ll have fewer follicles transplanted, simply due to the method used.
This is also known as transplant revision. If you previously had a hair transplant and needed to fix it, or want to have your FUE transplant scar covered, then this is your best option. With this hair transplant option, the surgeon will either do another FUE or a FUT type of transplant (whichever is deemed to work better) and will place some hair follicles in the scarred area. Since the scalp is thicker in this area, the surgery will take a bit more time and be slightly more invasive than with other procedures. However, it is known to have good results, as long as you can handle the additional time and recovery period.
No matter which method you choose, in the end, you’ll have a full head of hair, and your thinning areas will look substantial again. That’s all that matters.