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FUT vs. FUE Hair Transplants

Hair Transplants Atlanta GA

When you’re getting a hair transplant in Atlanta, you’ll have to decide how you want the donor hairs to be harvested.  There are two methods to choose from: the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT/Strip) method, or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

What is FUT?

With Follicular Unit Transplantation a long, thin sliver of tissue is removed from the back and sides of the scalp. The area is then closed, leaving a single, typically fine-looking scar. Afterward the individual follicular units are extracted from the strip using microscopic dissection.

What is FUE?

In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) donor hair is removed via small circular incisions that are spread out over a large area. After they’ve healed, the donor sites will result in tiny, round, white scars.

Advantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

There are two main advantages to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). They include not leaving a linear scar and having a faster healing time which is very important for some patients.

Advantages of Follicular Unit Transplantation

The main advantage of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT/Strip) is that it typically gives a higher yield of hair. If your goal is to achieve the fullest hair possible, then this is the method for you. The higher yield is the result of precision microscopic dissection and the ability to collect donor hair from every desired area of the scalp.

Which Type of Hair Transplant Is Right For You?

Dr. Stong, our Atlanta, GA surgeon can help you determine which hair transplant method is right for you by examining your hair and listening to your concerns. If you’re interested in growing a full set of hair, then call Kalos Hair Transplant today!

Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
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