Different Between FUT and FUE Hair Transplant Method
1- FUT there is a linear long cut is given on the back side of the head to harvest a skin strip. The wound is closed with sutures. After healing there is a long liner cut which is covered by adjacent hair. This scar will show after shaving. FUE Method means follicular unit transplant in which individual hair follicles are harvested without giving any linear cut and no suture is put after surgery. There is a circular punch which is mounted on the motorized handle. The head is completely shaved. After giving local anaesthesia grafts are harvested.
2- The general population does not like a long linear scar and they feel it is a surgery or operation in which head is cut. So more or less it is a fear factor.
3- As far as technical aspect is a concern the FUE done by the untrained surgeon than chances of follicle damage is much more as compared to FUT. But much of work is done by an assistant in FUT so it is very important to have a well-trained assistant for FUT Method.
4- The harvesting of follicles in FUE and strip harvesting in FUT is done by the surgeon and also surgeon makes slits while implantation is done by assistants. In both a good trained qualified surgeon and assistants are mandatory.
5- Chances of scar widening, hypertrophic scar painful scar is there in FUT while chances of these are much less if done properly.
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