In modern hair transplantations, a distinction is made between two procedures, the FUE technique (follicle unit extraction) and the FUT technique (follicle unit transplantation). The main difference here is the type of hair root removal. A comparison of these two variants of hair transplantation shows that the FUE technique is much more comfortable for the patient than the FUT technique.

FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

Comparing these methods of hair transplantation, one finds that in both techniques the method of implanting the hair roots is the same. The difference between these two techniques is the type of hair root removal. Comparison of the FUE technique and FUT technique In the FUT technique, a 15-20 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide strip of hair from the scalp, from the area between both ears, where the hair is most resistant to failure, removed (cut out). Then the ends of the skin are sewn together. Since there is a seam, there remains a thin scar in the form of a line. In the FUE technique, the hair is removed individually, hair by hair. 1-2 mm wide openings remain, but later on they heal themselves again, without seams, so well that one can not recognize them with the naked eye.

FUE Technique

The hair is removed from the donor area, where they are the most resistant to failure. If more hair roots are needed, you can extend the sampling area by removing it from the center. The hair roots are removed individually by microsurgical techniques using a micromotor, with a 0.6-1 mm diameter hollow needle, using the micro FUE technique. The opening of the micromotor is so large that the hair can be absorbed and inserted into the scalp in the direction of growth. The hair, which is removed from the scalp, is held with micro-instruments and carefully removed. The number of hair removed by the FUE technique is between 6,000 and 10,000 at sessions. If more hair is needed, the session may be repeated after one more day. The openings from which the hair was taken, heal automatically without the need for a seam, after 2 days.


FUT Technique

The hair is removed from the donor area, where they are the most resistant to failure. If more hair roots are needed, you can extend the sampling area by removing it from the center. The hair roots are removed individually by microsurgical techniques using a micromotor, with a 0.6-1 mm diameter hollow needle, using the micro FUE technique. The opening of the micromotor is so large that the hair can be absorbed and inserted into the scalp in the direction of growth. The hair, which is removed from the scalp, is held with micro-instruments and carefully removed. The number of hair removed by the FUE technique is between 6,000 and 10,000 at sessions. If more hair is needed, the session may be repeated after one more day. The openings from which the hair was taken, heal automatically without the need for a seam, after 2 days.

FUE FUT

The hair roots are removed individually


The skin with hair is removed in the form of a strip, the roots are later separated


The punctures of 1 mm wide later heal so well that only the smallest holes remain as a scar


The place from which the skin strip is taken, is sewn together, it remains a line-shaped scar back


The hair roots to be implanted can be determined arbitrarily, provided that the limit of the hair roots is not exceeded


It can be planted as many hair roots as it is on the Hautstrefien


To remove the hair roots, the spot must be cut very short


To remove the skin strip, the hair must not be shortened


The removal of the individual hair roots leads to no loss of feeling


At the point from which the skin strip was removed, a temporary loss of sensation arises


In the places where hair roots are removed, the hair loses its fullness


There is no loss of hair density


After the procedure, the pain is less


There is more pain after the procedure