Choose a hair restoration technique by knowing what you can achieve by FUT and FUE techniques


Hair loss affects both men and women, although it is more prevalent among men. On reaching the age of 35, men might experience some noticeable hair fall that suddenly escalates on nearing 50 years and affects 85% men.  Therefore, it is natural that the major patients for hair transplant surgery are men. Various hair transplant techniques are available, but not all are beyond question because many techniques do not give the desired results. However, many other hair transplant NYC surgeries are quite effective. Especially the advancements made in hair transplant techniques and technologies over the past few years allow people to access solutions that provide long-lasting results.

Although non-surgical treatment for hair loss by using medications are available, it seems that people have more faith in surgical procedures that provide accurate results and quickly. Androgen-dependent hair loss medications are particularly effective in male baldness in the early stages and can ensure hair growth in 3 months. Similarly, androgen-independent medications also work and ensure hair re-growth in 3 months while on medications but effective only in 40% of people. For significant hair loss, surgical restoration is the only solution.

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

The FUT method is somewhat similar to micrografting hair transplant surgery that consists of taking a thin strip of the skin with hair follicles from the back of the head, which acts as the donor area. Surgeons choose the area due to thick hair growth that would not have any balding effect even on removing some hair. By removing a small group of tissues with hair follicles from the skin, surgeons prepare for transplanting it to the bald area. By drilling numerous minute holes in the scalp, the surgeon takes the individual grafts and places it in the holes up to a depth of 1 mm.   The technique restores a natural looking hairline and has been in use for two decades. 

Beside taking long hours to complete the procedure that is also painful to varying extent, it leaves horizontal scars at the back of the head. 

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

The FUE technique was developed to overcome the shortcomings of the FUT technique. The technique consists of harvesting hair follicles from the donor area at the back of the head and transplanting them to create a near natural looking hairline. But the technique is different in that it does not involve removal of skin tissue strip from the back of the head but collecting hair follicles from the scalp and inserting in the small incisions or drilled holes made in the balding area. This technique takes longer time than FUT, but since it does away with bruises and scars, it is a better choice for many people. Since it eliminates the need to cure wounds and scars, the recovery is faster, and the level of discomfort experienced by patients are also low.

While both techniques are effective, which would be best for you is for the surgeon to decide by considering your health and what you expect from the procedure.