LA FUE Hair New York

As you begin your hair restoration journey, you will encounter the phrases follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation – two common types of hair replacement surgery. Both procedures involve transplanting hair from a donor area into a recipient area with thinning hair or baldness.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the transplantation of individual or very small groups of hair follicles, while follicular unit transplantation (FUT) takes a strip of follicles. Both procedures can be done manually by a surgeon, and FUE may also deploy robotics and AI-assisted devices.

Is FUE as Effective as FUT?

While both forms of transplantation can be highly effective, FUE is considered the more advanced and less invasive treatment with quicker recovery. However, it is important to consult with your surgeon to determine which type of procedure will work best for you and your unique circumstances. In some cases, FUE may be the better choice and in others it may be FUT.

Is FUE or FUT More Painful?

Because both procedures are performed under a local anesthetic, you should not experience any pain during either type of surgery. Because FUE uses very small grafts, it is notable for its relatively short recovery time and minimal post-surgical discomfort. While FUT is much less invasive than in the past, its larger incisions and use of stitches are likely to produce some post-surgical discomfort and a longer healing time than an FUE procedure.

Does FUE Look Natural?

Hair transplantation science has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Today’s procedures look incredibly natural and are miles away from old-fashioned surgeries that caused conspicuous scarring and the obvious “plug” look endured by previous generations. It takes an average of three to six months for transplanted hair to grow normally, and at that time it will look full and natural with little to no discernible scarring – depending upon the type and extent of the procedure.

What Percentage of FUE Grafts Survive?

Industrywide, hair graft survival for both FUE and FUT transplants is around 60 to 70 percent. Qualified candidates who choose a skilled surgeon and rigorously follow aftercare instructions may see graft survival rates as high as 95 to 100 percent.

Do FUE Scars Fade?

FUE extractions are extremely small, so any scarring they leave behind is likely to be undetectable… even upon close examination. FUT incisions may leave a thin, linear scar where strips of follicles have been removed or relocated. Scarring from either of these procedures will fade over time and will be covered by donor or transplanted hair, resulting in a natural appearance where no one can tell you have had a transplant.

LA FUE Hair NYC Helps You Throughout Your Hair Restoration Journey

LA FUE Hair NYC is here to help you set your hair restoration goals and to choose the procedure that’s perfect for you. We will guide you throughout your hair restoration journey from start to finish, answering any questions you have along the way. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.