Hair transplant techniques are emerging rapidly and it can be hard to decide what’s best for you. But taking a look at the current advancements should give you enough reason not to opt for FUT hair transplants. So why is the technique practiced especially in countries like the USA and the UK? Read along to find out along with why you should never opt for FUT hair transplantation.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a procedure that permanently reverses hair loss. The procedure is a simple micro-surgery that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Hair transplantation works through relocating the hair follicles on your head. For example, in a hair transplant procedure your doctor would extract hair follicles from the back of your head to the front. To achieve this mechanism, there are specific extraction and implantation processes to follow that differ between the numerous hair transplant techniques.

What is an FUT Hair Transplant & How It works

FUT hair transplants were the first technique to emerge in the field. Provided they are the first ever method, they fall short by large in comparison to other techniques in terms of convenience.

The extraction process of FUT hair transplants is very invasive where to extract hair follicles your doctor has to do it all at once.  In other words, instead of extracting hair follicles one by one this technique cuts an entire strip of skin from your scalp and later dissect it to achieve individual hair follicles or grafts. The wound needs stitching and hence it heals into a visible linear scar.

Following the FUT hair transplants, many modern techniques entered the scene. It is now possible to extract hair follicles without the need for any stitching and without leaving behind any visible scarring.

Why Should You Never Opt for FUT Hair Transplants?

The short answer to why you should never opt for FUT hair transplantation is because there are better options. The side effects if FUT hair transplants include semi-permanent nerve damage, visible scarring, long recovery periods, higher risk of infection, and longer procedure times. More modern techniques prevent all these down sides and give results with better density and a softer overall finish.

What Other Techniques Can I Consider?

There are better techniques to consider over FUT hair transplants. You have the micro FUE technique which individually extracts hair follicles from the scalp, leaves no scarring, and has a quick recovery period. Following this there’s the Sapphire FUE which is one of the big practices in the field today. This technique uses tools made from the Sapphire gemstone which has many beneficial effects such as increased collagen production, rapid healing, no scarring, and higher hair density.

There’s also the DHI hair transplant technique that uses a pen-like needle to combine both the channel opening and implantation phases. The pen opens the channel and implants the previously loaded grafts into them on the recipient site. This allows for a shorter procedure time, faster healing, and better hair density.

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