FEU and FUT Hair Transplant

When it comes to hair loss, FUE and FUT are two modern methods to permanently restore your crowning glory.

Who needs a hair transplant treatment?

Men and women who suffer from hair loss are likely to be good candidates for hair transplant treatment. However, there are a few things to consider before giving a hair implant a go. With hair transplantation, setting realistic expectations is essential, which makes it all the more important to discuss your desired goals with your doctor. Other factors to consider are your age, hair health and quality, and severity of hair loss.

FUE VS FUT Hair Transplant

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT) are the principal methods for hair transplant with high success rates. The main difference between them is that FUE hair transplant harvests each follicular unit from the scalp, while FUT hair transplant removes a strip of hair-bearing skin and then extracts the follicular units individually to transfer in the bald areas.

FUE vs FUT

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Advantages of FUE hair transplant

  • FUE leaves no linear scar; only tiny dot scars are left that are virtually unnoticeable.

  • Wearing short hair is an option due to the minimal scaring of FUE hair transplant.

  • FUE is a great choice for patients who only need a small number of grafts in the hairline.

  • FUE allows a faster recovery period.

Advantages of FUT hair transplant

  • FUT is suitable for patients that require a large number of grafts.

  • Shaving the whole head is not required. You can keep your hair long enough to cover up the linear scar.

  • It offers a result that looks and feels more natural.

  • FUT hair transplantation is less pricey than FUE.

  • Shorter surgery period.

Comparison of available treatments in the market

Advantages Disadvantages
Hair Piece/Cargo
  • Quick answer
  • Non surgical
  • High cost
  • Appears artificial
  • Regular monthly maintenance
Minoxidil
  • FDA approved
  • Over the counter
  • Effective in slowing hair loss
  • Grow vellus (baby) hair
  • Messy application
  • Regular daily application
  • Cost adds up long term
Finasteride
  • Stabilized hair loss
  • Taken orally
  • Taken daily
  • More expensive
  • Potential side effects
Micropigmentation
  • Non surgical
  • Best for shawl look
  • Does not grow hair
Strip (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
  • Grafts cost less than FUE
  • No need to shave hair
  • Uniform density
  • Moderate development in Donor area
  • Sutures have to be removed in 14 days
  • Linear donor scar may show If head shaved
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • No linear scar
  • No sutures
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Tiny pinpoint scar
  • Self healing
  • Good alternative for light scalps
  • Entire donors area must be shaved
  • Less grafts can be done per treatment
  • Yield may be less than FUT
  • More expensive
  • Graft quality not as good as FUT
FUT & FUE Combination
  • Can cover bigger areas of baldness in one session
  • Longer procedure time
Artas Robotic System
  • Accurate
  • Replaces direct extortion by the doctor
  • Slower than motored FUE
  • Risk of graft dehydration
  • Very expensive
  • Fewer harvest grafts

Takeaway

Both FUE and FUT are effective and popular techniques for hair restoration. For qualified patients, both methods offer natural-looking and permanent results when done properly. To know the suitable treatment for you, make sure to consult a qualified surgeon and discuss your options thoroughly.

You’re in Good Hands with Doctor Pineda

Get Personal With Your Doctor

Every patient is valued by Dr. Pineda. He treats each case differently, as he recognizes the individuality of each patient. He gives you a diagnosis of your current hair loss pattern and a projection of your future balding pattern. Unlike other doctors, he goes beyond your emotional motivators, hair condition and quality. He probes deeper into your lifestyle, personality and disposition. At the onset of the procedure, you are more comfortable and at ease with him. Treating each case as one-of-a-kind, Dr. Pineda designs a Personalized Treatment Plan for each patient based on your discussion and his examination. Taking budgetary issues into consideration, you are informed of all medical fees and charges before the procedure.

Looks Real, Feels Real, 100% Real

Unlike other hair loss augmentation procedures, Pineda’s Hair Transplant utilizes real hair.  Your own hair to be exact.  He meticulously transfers existing hair from the dense hair areas of your head. Aptly called the donor area. Since your own hair is used, there is no possibility of rejection. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy real hair that grows naturally!

Why Doctor Pineda

When you decide to have a Hair Transplant, Dr. Pineda’s practice is limited purely to Hair Restoration guaranteeing you the most up-to-date procedure. For Pineda, Hair Restoration is not just about giving patients hair.  It’s about restoring your confidence by choosing the best approach. The patient is awake during the whole process and can go about his activities the next day.

Contact Us Today

Experiencing hair loss? Doctor Pineda and his team are here to help. Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You may also reach us at (632) 8813-0691.