Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women all over the world. Although some might feel completely okay with losing hair and just say it’s a part of aging, some can’t possibly live with it, most especially women. However, through countless medical and technological advances, hair loss already has a solution. An option is to undergo one of the two methods of effective hair transplants in Mexico.
To have a better understanding of these two methods of hair restoration in Mexico and elsewhere, one must start at the beginning. Since the 1950s, hair transplantation has been used and is considered as one of the most effective even by today’s standards. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure where a strip of scalp or individual hairs from the back of the head is removed and placed in the areas of the head where hair loss is visible. Here is where the two methods differ.
Before comparing the two, it is important to note that both the FUT and FUE methods are equally effective. The only difference is how the grafting or the removal of scalp from the back of the head is done. The FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is a painless method that extracts individual hair one by one using a circular instrument. Once the appropriate number of hair follicles have been harvested, it transplanted to the scalp. FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation, on the other hand, is a procedure wherein a strip of scalp is removed, which is then divided into thousands of follicular units or “grafts” to be placed on balding areas of the head.
Which Method is Right for You?
Now that you have a better idea of the two hair restoration methods, you can now determine which is the right one for you. Some of the advantages the FUT method has over FUE are that it can be accomplished in less time, it has a larger coverage area, and it is ideal for people who want longer hair. In contrast, FUE is more suited for people with mild hair loss; it won’t leave a scar since it is done using non-invasive techniques and the recovery time is relatively shorter than that of FUT.
(Source: FUT or FUE — Which hair transplant is right for you?, TheHealthSite.com)