Hair Transplant Surgery Guide: FUE and FUT

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InformationFUTFUE
Type of extractionA small strip of hair is extracted. No trimming of the donor hair region.Hair at the donor site is trimmed to approximately 1mm and individual hair follicles are finely and carefully extracted directly from the hair extraction zone with a special instrument.
How long does the extraction last?Around 30 – 45 minutes.Several hours.
What level of hair density is possible?A high level of density is possible because the extracted follicles are of high enough quality to ensure a high growth rate.A high level of density is possible because the extracted follicles are of high enough quality to ensure a high growth rate.
How does the preparation work?The groupings of hair follicles are individually extracted from the hair strip and prepared and organized with the use of specially designed microscopes.Each individual hair follicle removed by Dr. Yazdan’s advanced specialty instrument is examined and prepared under a high-resolution microscope. Depending on the scope of the procedure, this process can take several hours.
When will you be ready to go out into the world again?After a few days. Since the hair doesn’t need to be shaved down, the treatment is barely noticeable after around 3 days.After a few days. By that point the trimmed hair on the back of your head will have grown back.
When will you be able to partake in sport again?Approximately 3 weeks after a treatment.Approximately 2 weeks after a treatment.
How long does a procedure with approximately 2,000 FUs last?Approximately 4 – 5 hoursAround 6 – 8 hours, although in larger procedures the time-intensive procedure can take more than one day. Viz. more than one session.
Do you need to shave the back of your head?NoYes
What scars will be present in the donor-hair area?One long and thin scar that is cosmetically sutured and usually not visible over time.Thousands of extremely fine, round scars that close after a brief period of time. Barely visible, if at all.
How long does it take for the donor-hair area to heal? How?The suture is removed after a week or so.It heals on its own after a few days. Small raised red bumps will disappear on their own after 1 – 2 weeks.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.