The techniques for performing hair transplants have improved over time and became increasingly sophisticated. However, in order to get a good result from your hair transplant, sufficient donor material of good quality is still required. Worldwide, different techniques for hair transplant operations are used, but the most common are: the FUT method and the FUE method. The FUE method is the youngest way of transplanting hair and is considered the most natural mode.
Reinserting the hair roots
In order to reinsert the hair roots, a small opening must be made in the skin. This applies both to the FUT and the FUE method. Together we determine what type of hair transplant best suits your needs. An important role therein will be determined by the type of your skin and hair.
The FUT method
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation. From the donor area a small strip of skin containing follicular units will be removed and split into grafts containing one, two or three hairs. Next these grafts are reinserted into the prepared channels as soon as possible so that they are provided with nutrients again and will to embed into its new location.
The FUE method
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. With this method of transplanting hair the grafts will be removed from the donor material one by one. So this is a very natural way of hair transplantation. When using the FUE method, the grafts will be relocated one by one in the same manner as they have been extracted. This is one of the reasons why we achieve good results with frizzy hair.
The donor area may be a little sensitive, after harvesting the donor material. But post-operative pains are very rare. Stitches are unnecessary and the tiny holes heal rapidly.
Depending on the size of your hair transplant, a portion of the hair on the back of your head is shaved. But if the remaining hair is long enough, this provides good camouflage. It is definitely not necessary to shave the entire head prior to your treatment.