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Figuring Out Whether The FUE Or FUT Method Is For You

FUT hair transplant in New Jersey

For many prospective patients considering a FUT hair transplant in New Jersey, figuring out whether the FUE or FUT method is actually best, can be confusing.

At our state of the art New Jersey hair transplant clinic, we offer both methods for hair restoration so that we can best meet the needs of all types of clients.

Before you start the decision making process, it is important to first understand the difference between the two popular methods.

During a NJ FUT hair transplant, also known as the strip method, a thin strip of scalp is removed from the donor region of the patients scalp at the lower, back of the head where hair growth is most dense. With an FUE transplant, on the other hand, a tiny punch tool is used to remove each hair graft from the donor area, one by one. Both FUT and FUE are simply the methods by which the hair for the transplant is harvested. Insertion of small, individual hair grafts is done though carefully placed, tiny slits made in the donor area, for a natural-looking result no matter which method is used.

FUT is considered to be the more ‘traditional’ approach when it comes to hair transplants. Using this method, follicular units, which naturally occur in groups of 1 to 4 hairs, are harvested from a strip of the scalp that is divided under microscope in the operating room. This important part of the FUT process is what is known as stereo microscopic dissection. Because the follicular units are extracted from the donor strip and carefully dissected by hand under microscope, great care can be taken to not damage the follicle. It is extremely important that the follicular units are completely intact in order to maximize their growth once they are grafted in to the recipient site.

FUT is considered to be the more ‘traditional’ approach when it comes to hair transplants. Using this method, follicular units, which naturally occur in groups of 1 to 4 hairs, are harvested from a strip of the scalp that is divided under microscope in the operating room. This important part of the FUT process is what is known as stereo microscopic dissection. Because the follicular units are extracted from the donor strip and carefully dissected by hand under microscope, great care can be taken to not damage the follicle. It is extremely important that the follicular units are completely intact in order to maximize their growth once they are grafted in to the recipient site.

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FUT and FUE Hair Transplant

One of the most major advances in FUT has been the use of stereomicroscopes, which allows surgeons to dissect the hair grafts more meticulously than ever.
With this procedure, since the survival of the grafts is maximized, the hair and the skin on the scalp look completely natural as the transplant begins to mature. As well, the maximum number of grafts can be harvested and transplanted using this approach so it is sometimes the most appropriate option for significant balding.

In many cases, when patients undergo a FUE hair transplant, the back of the head needs to be shaved so many clients will adopt a temporary, very short cut.

During an FUT procedure, on the other hand, only a strip of the hair needs to be trimmed or removed. This is often appealing to patients who are able to return to their regular lives quickly without it being too obvious that they have had a hair transplant, provided their hair is long enough to hide the incision.

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Difference Between the Procedures

A key difference between the procedures is that with FUT, patients will require a line of sutures and take the typical amount of time for the incision to fully heal, whereas with FUE, no stitches are required and it is considered to be less invasive.

When it comes to scarring, even the most skilled practitioner usually cannot avoid it completely. However, while FUT typically leaves behind a thin, linear scar, FUE forms randomized, tiny dots that are spread out over the donor area to keep them hidden for the most part. As a result, scars resulting from an FUE transplant are usually less noticeable as in short hair since they are dispersed around the scalp and longer hair is needed to hide the FUT incision. There is typically a pro/con ratio to consider with your hair transplant expert during consultation given your existing hair and your desired goals.

When it comes to determining which method is best for you, it is helpful to understand who the ideal candidates are for each technique.
For many men, especially those who have significant balding around the crown area, FUE is usually not suitable to give them the added hair coverage and fullness they hope for.

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Advantage of a New Jersey FUT Hair Transplant

The main advantage of a New Jersey FUT hair transplant is that it typically yields the largest amount of hair grafts.

For dramatic results, NJ FUT transplants are often still the preferred way to go. During FUT, hair is harvested from the mid portion of the donor area on the scalp where the hair tends to be the most resistant to shedding and thinning due to male pattern baldness. This helps to maximize the yield of high-quality grafts.

There are also certain situations in which both procedures are suitable for a patient. For instance, in some cases where FUT is used to maximize the yield of donor hair, after several sessions, the scalp may become too tight for a strip to be harvested, or the scar may be wider than anticipated.

In both situations, FUE can help by helping to obtain additional grafts, or to camouflage the appearance of the scar from the previous procedure. If past FUT procedures have left scarring which a patient is uncomfortable with, FUE techniques can be an excellent, follow up solution.

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Comparing FUE and FUT in NYC

When it comes to comparing FUE and FUT in NYC, there are distinct differences considering the method for the actual procedure. Using the FUT technique, the donor strip is removed from the scalp, and the grafts are dissected simultaneously while the physician prepares the recipient site on the scalp.

Using FUE on the other hand, the grafts are harvested one at a time and it can take longer. Since the recipient area will be prepared after all grafts are removed, the session itself will take longer than an FUT session.

For those considering a New Jersey FUT Hair Transplant, our team of hair loss specialists believe that the best way to determine which technique is best for you, is by assessing each patients individual case and understanding their goals.

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For larger hair transplants where the level of balding is more advanced, the FUT technique is usually favored as patients are able to enjoy more significant graft volumes, in one procedure. For smaller hair transplants, hairline filling, facial hair transplants or grafts aiming to cover up scars on the scalp, FUE is generally preferable.

Another factor when it comes to suitability for either procedure is scalp laxity. If there is an increased risk of a widened scar on the scalp or the scalp laxity is not sufficient for the strip method, FUE will have to be used instead.

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Choosing a Clinic for Your Hair Restoration Treatment

it is important to choose a practice that specializes in both types of procedures because hair transplantation is not a one-size-fits-all surgery. Since both methods offer unique advantages and cater to different needs, choosing a clinic where the physicians have expertise in both methods is the best way of to make sure that you get optimal results.

Whether you go for a NJ FUT hair transplant, or opt for FUE, rest assured, following your hair restoration treatment at our clinic, you will leave with a renewed sense of confidence. The boost of confidence gained from restoring a full a head of healthy hair, has our patients looking and feeling like a celebrity for years to come.

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