If you suffer from hair loss or hair thinning, you may have wondered if surgical hair loss treatment is right for you. NYC Hair restoration surgeons Robert H. True and Robert J. Dorin have helped countless people suffering from baldness get a full head of hair again.
People often contact True & Dorin Medical Group asking about the best hair transplant surgery for their needs. “Best” is a tricky word since the “best” treatment option really needs to be tailored to the patient. With that in mind, let’s consider and compare the two best hair transplant surgeries currently available today.
FUT and FUE: The Standards in Hair Transplantation
When it comes to modern hair restoration surgery options, the gold standards at the moment are follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Both of these surgical hair restoration procedures can create a healthy, dense, and natural-looking hairline.
About FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a surgical hair transplant procedure that involves the removal of a strip of hair-bearing skin from the donor area. This donor area is located along the back of the patient’s scalp.
Once this strip of skin is taken, it is microscopically divided into follicular units that can be grafted into the bald portion of the scalp.
The Benefits of FUT
The biggest benefit of FUT is that a large number of hair follicles can be harvested in a single session, usually up to 4,000. In super sessions, up to 5,000 follicles can be taken. This means that FUT is quite effective at treating extensive male pattern baldness.
Ideal Candidates for FUT
Good candidates for FUT are typically patients who have experienced significant hair loss and only have a limited amount of hair available in their donor area. During your visit to our NYC hair restoration center, we will carefully assess your situation and determine if FUT is the right option for you.
About FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a surgical hair transplant procedure that involves the removal of individual hair grafts directly from a patient’s scalp. This means that there is no need to take a strip of hair-bearing skin and divide it under a microscope as in FUT. FUE is a less invasive procedure.
The Benefits of FUE
With FUE, there is less potential for scaring of the scalp since the individual extracted grafts are so small and require no incisions or stitches. The low risk of scarring allows FUE patients to have shorter hairstyles without the fear of visible scars around the donor area. Since FUE is less invasive than FUT, this also means faster recovery times.
Ideal Candidates for FUE
Good candidates for FUE are patients whose hair loss does not necessitate the harvesting of a large amount of follicular units as in FUT. Typically FUE patients have issues with scalp elasticity, which makes avoiding a the strip harvest of FUT ideal.
Helping You Make the Best Hair Restoration Decision
Both FUT and FUE are effective hair transplant surgery options and extremely popular in NYC. You can benefit from both, but one surgery may be better for you than the other. We encourage you to stop by our practice to learn more about these effective hair restoration procedures and which one may be more ideal for you.
Learn More About Hair Restoration Techniques
For more information about hair transplant surgery and whether or not it’s the right option for your, be sure to contact our hair restoration surgeons. The team at True & Dorin Medical Group can be reached by phone in New York City at (212) 826-2525.