When it comes to hair restoration, the best method is the one that meets your needs. FUE and FUT are both viable options for improving your hairline and giving you fuller hair, but FUE has distinct advantages. It is an excellent choice for those who may not be good candidates for FUT, such as those with minimal hair in the donor area or a soft scalp.
Male-pattern hair loss typically occurs on the top of the head, not on the sides. The hairs on the top are genetically different from the rest and are prone to thinning and falling out as we age. By transplanting hairs from the top-up, follicles that are resistant to thinning and loss are implanted. NeoGraft is a semi-automatic variation of the FUE technique.
The team of surgeons divides the removed scalp strip into 500 to 2000 tiny grafts, each with an individual or just a few hairs. This newer procedure has a high patient satisfaction rate and offers more natural-looking results. Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you will start to notice new growth within a few months.
People with a genetic predisposition to hair loss but haven't begun to see thinning yet may benefit from supplements or shampoos that support hair strength or scalp health, but results can be unpredictable depending on the type of alopecia you have.
FUT procedures can take between four and 12 hours, while an FUE procedure can take up to 10 hours or more. The FUE technique was developed as a means to achieve the same results as FUT while addressing its disadvantages. You may need another procedure later if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.
Several medical conditions can cause hair loss, but the most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male or female pattern hair loss. This is because once you start balding in certain areas, the follicles of those individual hairs become dormant and stop producing hair altogether. People with latent hair follicles may be less successful in transplants, people with more widespread thinning and balding, people who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments, and people with thick scars on the scalp.
Before undergoing any type of hair transplant procedure, you should understand that there will be permanent scars. Men with thin hair or baldness on the top or front of the head are ideal candidates for ARTAS robotic transplantation.
Your surgeon will consult with you to determine which procedure is proper for your transplant needs, which will involve evaluating the number of grafts needed, the quality of the donor's hair, and the amount of hair available from the donor. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive FUE technique that automates the process to reduce procedure time, reduce discomfort, increase the absorption rate of transplanted hair follicles and minimize downtime compared to traditional FUE. Your hair transplant surgeon can provide you with all the information you need, tailored to your circumstances, to help you make an informed decision.