Once you have made the decision to improve your hairline with hair restoration, you next have to decide on what approach you wish to take regarding the transplant procedure. Obviously, the most important variables to weigh are natural looking results and long term success. While there are a plethora of techniques out there in the market, the only two proven methods are FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction and FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation.
FUE uses a micro-punch to individually extract donor grafts with minimum incision and therefore minimum scarring. (The micro-scar left behind appears as small white dots). Hairs are extracted one by one and are transplanted in the same fashion. Grafts are more sensitive than their FUT counterpart and have a slightly lower survival rate.
FUT works to remove a donor strip (or group) of hair follicles generally from the back of the scalp which are then separated and into the naturally occurring follicular units – the individual groups of hairs – for use. By removing the hairs in a continuous strip, we are able to microscopically separate this strip into the naturally occurring 1, 2, 3 and 4 haired grafts, leaving natures building blocks intact and ensuring optimal growth. The scar left after extraction is a fine white line on the back of the head which can be easily hidden by your hair even at very short lengths.