Hair loss in both men and women can occur for a variety of reasons. The first step is diagnosing the cause of your hair loss and carrying out any investigations required. If you are a candidate for hair transplantation all treatment options will be discussed and a management plan will be tailored for you.
The two main methods of surgical hair restoration are FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Excision). Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages.
Follicullar Unit Excision
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a technique which involves taking follicles out from the permanent zone at the back of the head one by one, most often in their natural groupings.
The main advantage with FUE is that there is no linear scar at the back of the head and this allows patients to wear their hair shorter.
A disadvantage of FUE is that often less area can be covered. It all depends on the density and surface area of the donor area, which varies from person to person.
Follicular Unit Transplantation
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves taking a strip of skin along with the hair follicles from the permanent zone at the back of the head.
The main advantage of FUT over FUE is that a larger number of grafts can usually be obtained in one sitting and this translates in to a larger recipient area being covered.
The disadvantage is that you will be left with a linear scar at the back of your head, this is usually not more than a few mm in width, however it may limit your hair length in the future.
To book a consultation with our hair transplant surgeon Mr Christopher D’Souza call 0207 770 6538