Hair loss is one of the primary concerns for mankind – without a doubt!

 

Reasons for the said loss can be many, including aging, family history, hormonal changes, traumas and more.

 

The market has numerous solutions to offer; even so, hair transplant remains an excellent option to consider as a reconstructive treatment for baldness.

 

Hair Transplant: Results Assured

Started in the mid-’90s, hair transplant evolved to its best version, specifically in the recent decades of practice.

 

The most Prevalent and Practiced methods of hair transplant are: 

 

  • Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • Scalp Reduction

 

  1. What is the fundamental difference?
  2. Which method is the best?
  3. What’s the average cost of each method?

 

Keep reading further, and you’ll know which method will suit you the best.

 

 Defining the method:

 

  1. Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)

Also known as FUT, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery is the oldest hair transplant method originated in the US. The process involves the removal of the hair strip from the donor area and implanting it on the balding area.

 

Later, to cover the donor area, stitches (sterile surgical threads) are used to repair cuts (lacerations). They also are used to close incisions from surgery. Post-surgery it can take several days for your scalp to heal. FUT is considered a good option for average to extreme balding as many grafts can be transplanted in a single session.

 

  1. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Being more recent, FUE is also quite popular than FUT. FUE includes transplanting strands of hair from the back and sides of your head in group of (one to four) mimicking human hair growth. The procedure delivers result that look more natural. Another advantage of this procedure over the other is that it does not involve deep cuttings. Thus, the recovery time is shorter, and the scars that arise are fewer.

 

  1. Scalp Reduction

This type of hair transplantation is rarely performed. The bald area is surgically removed, and the hair-bearing scalp is stretched to replace what has been removed. This method is very costly. It could also increase the possibility of tightening the scalp, which would only lead to its thinning.

 

If you’re considering having a hair transplantation procedure done, you should first understand that your coverage before hair loss will never be brought back. What this surgical procedure can do for you is to make your scalp achieve more fullness and cover the thinning areas. Moreover, it is essential to know that, as with other forms of surgery, hair transplantation carries with it several risks and complications. 

 

It is possible that, like in other transplant procedures, the skin graft may “die”, thus requiring a repeat of the process. Also, small bumps may form on the scalp. Hair transplantation is ordinarily safe when a qualified doctor does it. Still, each case is unique, and the transplant’s reaction may differ from point to case. Make sure you understand the whole process before you consider undergoing it.

 

Which Method Is The Best?
FUE is arguably the best method as less incision is required and assures promising results but costs more than FUT.
FUT though an old method and takes longer than usual, even so, delivers good results and costs less in comparison to FUE. 
Scalp reduction is something we don’t recommend unless stated by your doctor. 

 

Cost of Hair Transplant? 
Depending upon the procedure you opt and the clinic you take service from, the price of hair transplant may differ. It also depends upon the level of your baldness. The more patchy your scalp is, the costlier it will be. Usually a hair transplant procedure will cost you between 40K to 4L as per your condition and technique used.

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