Hair Transplants: FUE vs FUT


Comparing Two Hair Restoration Methods

The two most popular forms of permanent hair restoration on Long Island today are Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Both involve moving follicular units or hair “roots,” which can produce 1 to 3 hairs each. Otherwise, the two procedures involve very different methods and recovery circumstances.

FUT vs. FUE Hair Restoration Comparison

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

  • Surgical procedure
  • Hair follicular units harvested from strip of skin removed from the scalp
  • Surgical site sutured closed
  • Prescription pain medication usually needed afterward
  • May result in unpleasant symptoms such as lingering pain, tightness of scalp, tingling, numbness, etc.
  • Weeks of restricted activity
  • Linear scar visible with shorter hairstyles

vs. Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Hair follicular units harvested individually from the back and sides of the head
  • No surgical incisions or stitches needed
  • Patient may not even need pain medication after procedure
  • Virtually pain-free procedure with only minor swelling and discomfort
  • Back to regular activities in a few days
  • Minimal scarring with no visible linear scar

FUE Hair Restoration with The ARTAS® Robotic System

FUE vs FUT from Robotic Hair Restoration of Long IslandRHRLI uses Robotic Technology for Advanced Precision in our FUE hair transplant procedures by utilizing the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration System. Through this method we can use advanced digital imaging and algorithms to identify suitable hair follicles for harvesting. The accuracy and state-of-the-art technology of the ARTAS® system allows Dr. Gohil a much higher level of precision and speed in comparison to manual hair transplant methods.

Why ARTAS® rFUE Transplants Are Your Best Choice

To complete a natural-looking appearance, a second FUT procedure is frequently needed, but most FUT patients skip it because of the pain they experienced from the first procedure, sleepless nights, and the long recovery time. We receive many patients at RHRLI who had the FUT strip procedure the first time who are now choosing robotic FUE for their second procedure to improve another area or increase their hair density. These patients are amazed by how much easier and more comfortable the ARTAS® Robot procedure is in comparison to their prior experiences with FUT. Their recovery time is much quicker, they can resume normal activities much faster, and don’t have the problems sleeping that they did with the FUT strip procedure. That’s why RHRLI has always performed FUE – better results and great client satisfaction.

Looking to Learn More?

If you are considering a hair restoration procedure or want to learn more about the difference between FUE and FUT procedures, call us at (516) 605-1545 or fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you.