What Are The Types of Hair Transplants?

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By Kaleem Ullah

People thinking about getting a hair transplant usually spend a lot of time investigating which technique is the best for them. As a result, a significant amount of time and energy is wasted watching videos or reading articles on the internet. Before you get lost in the maze, here are the most commonly used hair transplant techniques, simply explained:

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

FUT hair transplantation involves removing a strip of skin containing hair follicles from the donor location, which is often the back of your head, where hair is naturally thicker. Small clusters of tissue containing hair follicles are isolated and prepared for transplantation from this area. During this process, small, individual holes are created in the recipient site by the surgeon where you have thinning or balding. Then, the surgeon will insert the grafts into the recipient area.

The FUT technique of hair transplant has been available for almost two decades and was a groundbreaking method for restoring a natural-looking hairline when it was initially created. However, while this procedure achieved great outcomes in the past, compared to the current technologies, it has some drawbacks. Depending on the number of grafts used, this sort of surgery can take several hours, and there is no way to avoid a horizontal scar occurring across the back of the head. Because of this scar, the recovery period takes a long time as well.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):

Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE hair transplant, is one of the most often used hair transplant procedures and is regarded as the most recent kind of sophisticated hair replacement technology. It is especially popular when it comes to hair transplant in Istanbul. FUE hair transplants offer several advantages. For one thing, no donor tissue is extracted from the donor location, and there is no scarring. Using the FUE hair transplant process, each follicular unit is taken one at a time straight from donor locations on the scalp with minimum discomfort. The recovery is also very comfortable and quick, compared to the FUT method.

Sapphire Hair Transplant

The Sapphire Hair Transplant FUE technique is identical to the FUE hair transplant, except that during the Sapphire hair transplant, a different way for canal opening in the recipient area is used. Instead of slits as in the FUE, the canals or holes in the Sapphire FUE procedure are opened by unique sapphire blades. The holes created during a sapphire hair transplant are circular rather than lateral. Other than this small difference, Sapphire hair transplant is identical to the FUE method.