There are two primary methods of a hair transplant procedure, the FUE, and the Follicular Unit Transplantation hereafter referred to as FUT.  Before covering the differences, a person should note that both types of transplantation procedures are designed to harvest the donor’s hair and transplant them into the area(s) needing coverage.  However, these are essentially the only similarities between the two.

The primary difference between the two types of procedures lies in how the donor’s hairs are harvested by the surgeon.  In the FUE procedure, the surgeon uses a device to remove follicles from the scalp in tiny “punches”.  Basically, a tiny incision hole is made which removes the hair follicle from a donor site and then is transplanted into another area of the scalp.  Compared to FUT, the FUT actually involves the surgeon cutting out a line of the scalp to get the donor’s hair.  Once the line of the scalp has been removed the surgeon pulls hairs from the piece of the scalp which has been removed and then transplants the hair.  With FUE, the surgeon does not remove any part of the scalp at all; rather, donor’s hairs are directly harvested from the scalp.

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