Types of hair transplants

types of hair transplants


Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Is a traditional technique where a long thin strip of scalp is removed, typically from lower down on the back of the head. The hair follicles are then divided into single units under a microscope. The scalp from where the strip was removed is then sewn back together. It is a cheaper form of hair transplant as the extraction phase is quicker than alternative techniques, however it leaves a significant scar that can be seen under short hair.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Is another traditional technique where a punch is used to make a small circular cut in the skin around a hair follicle or group of follicles, removing them from the scalp, leaving a small open hole. The process is repeated until there are enough follicles to cover the treatment area. Extraction can be done either manually (by a Doctor or technician), or motorised (by a robot or machine). The manual method causes less trauma to the skin than motorised. The holes heal to tiny white scars throughout the donor area and can be undetectable depending on the skill of the Doctor/technician. These scars heal quicker and are less visible than FUT, generally taking around 2 weeks to heal.

With both the FUT and FUE options, follicles are implanted the same way, by creating reception holes in the treatment area and placing the hair follicles into the holes with forceps, allowing little control over the angle, direction and depth.

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)

The follicles are extracted using a specialised tool designed to minimise damage to the hair follicle and surrounding scalp tissue. They are extracted one by one from the donor area using punches of 1mm or less in diameter. The follicles are kept in a unique solution called HypoThermosol™️ at a constant temperature to ensure maximum hair survival rate. The patented DHI Implanter is used to implant the follicles in a precise manner that allows control over depth, direction and angle of placement, giving you a natural result. With no need to create holes in the recipient area this allows the creation of higher hair density when necessary. This is minimally invasive and always performed by a DHI Certified Doctor to ensure consistency, maximum patient comfort, no scarring and 100% natural looking results.

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