Difference Between FUT and FUE Harvesting Techniques for Hair Transplant

Difference Between FUT and FUE Harvesting Techniques for Hair Transplant

We often get asked about different harvesting techniques available for hair transplant procedures. In order to give the best advice, it is best to see the patient and make an evaluation of the number of grafts needed and the amount of donor hair available in the donor zone at the back of the scalp. It is wise to keep in mind that harvesting is just one aspect of the procedure. To get the most aesthetic result the most important part is the design of the recipient area, the execution of the plan, and the surgical skills of the hair transplant surgeon. In addition, a comprehensive treatment option including hair transplant and medical hair treatment is usually considered when treating progressive male or female pattern hair loss

A hair restoration surgeon with experience should do an evaluation to make sure the patient is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery and give recommendations customized to each individual's needs and concerns. During the initial consultation with the specialist, I spend a considerable amount of time educating the patient by utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and donor availability. If hair transplant is an option, I will provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed and recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals. I will provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for any surgical or medical hair treatment options available.

Men with typical Male Pattern Hair loss who are good candidates and decide to move forward with hair transplantation often ask which harvesting technique is more efficient for genetic male pattern hair loss. Before deciding on a harvesting method, both patient and the hair restoration surgeon should be confident that all pros and cons are discussed. In order to know which technique best fits the concerns of a client, the donor area needs to be examined from close up. During the consultation, the hair transplant specialist should examine the donor hair and texture of the hair carefully to make sure that the client is a good candidate for FUE or FUT technique. The age of the client and the degree of hair loss are very important to consider before making a decision. In addition, If the client has curly hair or if they have a more advanced Male Pattern Hair Loss, then FUE should not be recommended. Another fact to keep in mind is that the head needs to be shaved for FUE, whereas no shaving is required for FUT or strip method.

Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long-standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALSELF100 2015,2016 and 2017 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration. If you are suffering from hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com