Follicle implantation is identical for FUT or FUE
In both procedures, small incisions are created in the recipient areas to match the natural hair growth pattern and direction.
Your hair transplant surgeon will strategically plan a realistic hairline, even utilizing tiny single hair grafts at the edges.
Patients can undergo either method of restoration with only local or IV sedation, and return home to recover the same day. FUE doesn’t require stitches and the small openings at the donor site will close within just a few days. Most patients take between 3 to 5 days off work.
The strip method means a slightly longer recovery time due to the full thickness linear incision.
In either case, you’ll be provided with post-operative instructions that include temporarily avoiding exercise, heavy lifting, swimming and a few other activities.
FUE cost per graft is typically a little higher because of its time consuming, meticulous nature and the high overhead costs of advanced robotic systems. This same equipment tends to deliver higher success rates, less scalp trauma and minimal scarring, so many people choose the more substantial investment.
The best method for you will depend on how much hair density you have, your expectations and goals. There’s no best approach for everyone. Instead, hair transplants are entirely customizable and based on unique needs. We recommend you schedule a private consultation with our specialists to learn more and find out what your exciting possibilities are for hair restoration.