The Preferable Hair Transplant Technique

There are two recognised techniques used by doctors today, Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE); the main variant between the techniques is the manner in which the hair is removed from the scalp

As hair loss can be hard to predict as to how advanced the pattern of hair loss will become a master plan must be made to ensure a balanced coverage can be sustained as well as a natural looking density achieved; even if this means a lower density over some areas, usually the crown

For many the option can be surgical hair restoration, a hair transplant procedure; this is the movement of genetically strong hair to areas of hair loss that will continue to permanently grow even when moved

Some candidates have the option to use either technique due to their hair characteristics and donor quality and achieve solid results; other are better suited one technique and others may benefit from combining both techniques either in a single procedure or multiple procedures over time

When calculating the quality of the donor area, hair density, hair characteristics, skin laxity and the average number of hairs per follicular unit; as well as measuring the surface area to be treated along with the potential surface area then a plan can be put together and the technique required determined

If the donor hair qualities are average or slightly below and the demand for hair is high then the likelihood is FUT will be a better option; this can remove the highest capacity of grafts in a single procedure from the area of the donor that has the highest concentration

When treating lower levels of hair loss the ultimate pattern is impossible to predict, especially with a younger individual; if the case it would be prudent to ensure the donor area can manage the demand for hair over a larger surface area due to fixing a permanent low hair line

Smaller hair loss patterns may benefit more from the FUE technique, although FUE will lower the hair density in the donor if the number of grafts required are relatively minimal the density change can be minor

With higher levels of hair loss or in some repair cases combing the techniques can be of great benefit in achieving the graft numbers and goals of the individual; as this opens the donor to achieve the maximum grafts in a single procedure

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