For many people, having a full head of hair can be taken for granted. That is until it’s gone. Medications, hair supplements, and topicals are always a great place to start. If your hair loss bothers you and it’s at a point of no return, it may be time to look into a hair transplant.
Seeing a hair restoration physician who specializes in not just one but two of the most popular hair transplant techniques can offer you more options and maybe one you didn’t think would be ideal for you. Hair restoration is not a one-size-fits-all type of surgery, and your hair restoration physician shouldn’t be either. Each individual’s hair loss situation is unique, which is why your hair restoration physician should be experienced in all aspects of hair loss including male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.
Advanced FUE Hair Restoration
NeoGraft has become one of the more popular hair restoration procedures because of its one-of-a-kind advanced technology. NeoGraft is different from other FUE methods because it uses vacuum-like suction to extract and implant follicles, which makes it more efficient and much quicker than other methods. NeoGraft is also becoming more popular because the survival rate of the grafts is higher than any other FUE method, with a survival rate of about 98%. The advanced technology is to thank for this, because the grafts are suction and not “cut” or “plucked”, the grafts are better quality.
A Good FUE Candidate
You’re probably wondering if you are a FUE candidate, and the answer is most likely, yes. FUE is ideal for men and women who are suffering from hair loss and are looking for a minimally invasive solution, with natural looking results.
With most surgical procedures, most individuals want as little visible scarring as possible. If this is you or if you wear a shorter hair style, this option is perfect for you. Here’s why… on the day of surgery you can expect the donor area (back of the scalp) to be shaved with a zero, which is pretty much a buzz cut. This is absolutely necessary to successfully perform this procedure.
Advantages of FUE
- No linear scar or numbness where grafts are harvested
- Natural results
- No sutures or staples
- Minimal downtime
- Better of those with a greater risk of scarring
FUT Hair Transplant Procedure
You know just about everything you need to know about FUE, now let’s talk about the FUT technique. If you’ve been reading up on hair restoration surgery, you’ve probably come across this time-tested technique the most. FUT or the “strip method” was one of the first hair restoration techniques and has been around for years. It has obviously evolved since then, which is why it is still a popular hair restoration surgery. This technique is often referred to as the “strip method” because it involves a strip of hair from the back of the scalp (most resistant to balding). Because this strip is being excised, the individual is left with a thin linear scar on the back of the scalp. Most individuals who opt for this surgery, typically wear their hair slightly longer, which in most cases covers the scar.
A Good FUT Candidate
Are you thinking this is a better fit for you than shaving the back of the scalp? You’re probably also a FUT candidate. The strip method is ideal for men or women suffering from hair loss who are able to cover the fine linear scar post surgery. Even though this technique requires slightly more down time and a scar, it is something more appealing because it actually costs less than FUE. However, just because it’s easier on your wallet, does mean it’s the best hair restoration option for you. It is best to meet with one of our hair restoration physicians to discuss which option is going to benefit you the most.
Advantages of FUT
- Natural results
- Shorter procedure time
- Less expensive than FUE
Disadvantages of FUT
- Linear scar
- Requires more downtime
- Not suitable for patients with “tight” scalps
- Not suitable for patients at risk of significant scarring
- Not ideal for patients who prefer shorter hair style
There are several reasons to consider a hair transplant. And after researching the different hair procedures, you may have learned that the surgery you thought you wanted is not ideal for you. In our experience, it is best to let the experts help you determine which hair restoration procedure is right for you. Our goal is to help you achieve your desires and goals and the best way to do that is with an individual consultation with one of our expert hair restoration physicians.
To schedule a hair restoration consultation with one of UFP Hair Restoration specialists or to learn more, please contact UFP at either Layton or Draper, UT offices by calling (801)776-2220.