So what is a hair transplant? Simply put it is a minor surgical procedure that relocates hair from one part of the scalp to another. In other words, the hair is moved from the part of the scalp where hair is not susceptible to being lost through genetic baldness (normally the back and sides of the head). This hair is then implanted into the area of the scalp where the hair loss has taken place (normally the front, top and crown of the head).
Hair Transplantation has been around for decades but only in the last 10-12 years have the techniques been refined to such an extent that results have now become consistently good. So much so, a well-executed hair transplant procedure would not even be noticeable to another hair transplant surgeon such is the skill and artistry of surgeons operating at the highest level.
At becosmetic we consistently achieve those high standards and our lead hair transplant surgeons are some of the most respected in their field. So whether it be either a FUE or FUT method of hair transplant we assure you of the very best of treatment.
Difference between FUE and FUT
Hair transplant procedures offer two types of extraction (the way the hair is taken from the donor area)
FUT - Follicular unit transplantation also known as strip surgery, where a strip of scalp tissue is removed from the back of the patients scalp and dissected to garner the grafts which are then implanted into the thinning areas of the patients scalp.
FUE - Follicular unit extraction where individual follicles or units of follicles are removed one by one from the donor area of the patient and then implanted into the thinning areas on the scalp.
So why the two differing types of hair extraction?
There are advantages to both types of procedure.
FUE for instance allows you to have no linear scar from the extraction of the grafts which means you have the advantage of being able to closely crop your hair without restriction. Whereby FUT would leave a linear scar and therefore we would advise you not to crop your hair too short at the back as the scar may be visible if you were to go below a number 3 for example.
FUT however generally allows the patient to have a greater number of grafts in a session compared to FUE so that maybe a consideration when making your choice of which method you go for.
Either way a full explanation is given to each of our prospective patients at the time of their consultation so rest assured you will be fully informed of your options to ensure you make the right choice when considering hair
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