Like our good health and youth, people should take extra care of their hair. People don’t realize it until they are gone. For those people, hair transplant can do wonders and restore their looks and confidence. There are two primary types of hair transplant procedures – FUE and FUT. In this article, Dr. Shankar Sawant, a well-known hair transplant surgeon in Mumbai, will share his thoughts about why you should opt for FUE over FUT.
There are five very important criteria that you should follow before choosing FUE and if you meet all of them then you are a great FUE candidate. If you are looking for getting either treatment done, you should get your hair transplant procedure done in major metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore. This ensures that you get the best treatment, experienced doctors and a better overall experience through your treatment.
Here are 5 reasons to choose FUE:
It all starts with the donor’s hair. If you have thick, straight, and dark ropey hair, predominantly from Hispanic descent or Middle Eastern descent that includes patients from Europe meaning in Italy and Greece then you are off to a good start.
If you have very minimal hair loss within your family history. When it comes to planning for the future, in regards to your hair loss whether you are young, old, or in-between, you have to look at your family history of hair loss. A while ago, it was always said that the mom’s side of the family that could be the mom, aunts, uncles, grandfather, all the mom’s side determine your future hair loss or hair power.
Then it switched over. So, it can be the mom’s side or it could be the dad side and now some doctors say that if you resemble your dad facially and he is bald at 55 then that’s where probably you will end up. There are no specific case studies on it but if your dad is bald at 55 and you are 25 looking to have an FUE procedure then you are not a candidate for FUE.
If you have very little hair loss, the FUE procedure is set up for people that have just a little bit of a need for hair. Let us understand people that fit into a certain Norwood class. A class loss of number one and number two is designated FUE that is, if you are in there then you fit that criteria but if you are down at a six or seven then you are not a candidate for an FUE procedure. You are only a candidate for FUE if you fit the Norwood classroom.
You are using a preventative treatment for a long time that is good, very consistent, and you have very little hair loss. Like you had an FUE procedure and had very little hair loss. You are taking finasteride and are fine with that. You are meeting all the criteria and it can work out great.
If you choose to go down the path of FUE and you meet the rest of the criteria you need to give yourself an insurance policy. It is a two-pronged approach, the type of procedure that you are going to do, and what preventative treatment you going to choose long term so that you do not have significant hair loss down the road. So, plan on signing up for lifelong preventative treatment.
People do not want a linear scar and instead are willing to settle for polka dots in the back of their heads and also settle for less hair. The problem is the doctor over-harvest to the point that it is not just little polka dots, it is literally an entire strip of that donor area that has been completely over-harvested and now that donor area is gone. There is no chance to go back for another procedure so instead of one small tiny little strip where they cut that hair out you get a giant strip of polka dots.
The patients should ask the right questions to make sure they fit the criteria before electing to have an FUE procedure.
The difference between an FUE graft and a FUT graft is how the tissues are extracted. You are either taking out a strip of linear tissue just below the sebaceous gland or have to shave the entire back of the head and drill using the drill punch.