Hair loss is a natural phenomenon that afflicts a large percentage of people, especially men owing to a host of reasons. These include the predominant factor underlining many modern day afflictions – stress, besides others like UV rays, heredity, pollution etc. This phenomenon can leave people scarred for life and ruin careers, especially of those working in the glamour or hospitality industry. In earlier times, people were told to use hair oils or creams topically, which in most cases, was not enough. And once baldness used to set in, the telltale signs of a balding pate usually stood out as a sore thumb. However, times have changed with advancements in cosmetic surgery making hair transplantation surgery becoming a reality. In fact, celebrity footballer like Wayne Rooney has come out in the open about going under the surgeon’s needle to look attractive. Importantly, since the procedure is done under local anaesthesia, patients usually go home after the procedure.
Hair transplant surgery can be of many types. However, two of them stand out for their precision, effectiveness, and desired outcome. However, these should be done by expert cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Satya Saraswat (MS, M.Ch, DNB – Gold Medallist) and Dr Preeti Saraswat (PG Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology and ABHRS certified) of the Saraswat Hospital in Agra. The two methodologies are FUE and FUT. Let us discuss them in detail.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
In this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon extracts hair follicles from the donor area, typically at the back of the head, one at a time. The individual grafts are taken out by a small low torque round punch device of size 0.75mm to 1.3mm. Since these individual hair follicles are able to withstand balding, they retain their quality when transplanted to the front (or any area that has undergone hair loss) of the scalp. Ideally, the procedure should be carried out by the best doctor for hair transplant in India like Dr. Satya Saraswat. This is important as an inexperienced hand can lower the effectiveness of this surgery.
One can avail hair transplant surgery if he or she is above 21 years of age, do not have health issues like uncontrolled diabetes, heart ailment, uncontrolled hypertension. In fact, he or she should have an established pattern of low density hair.
Advantages of FUE procedure
No deep incisions are made resulting in no visible scarring, especially in the donor area
Best for patients showing early hair loss patterns
Best for patients interested in sporting short hair
Creates larger donor pools from areas like beard and other areas
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Arguably one of the best hair transplant procedures, FUT involves the extraction of an entire strip of hair from the donor area, which is further divided into individual graft units. The donor area devoid of the strip is sutured and left to heal. The follicular units containing the sebaceous glands, small muscle tissue, and nerves are placed into the bald (recipient) areas of the scalp. Once the transplantation is carried out, the grafts give way to a natural growth pattern and obliterating any sign of incision.
Advantages of FUT procedure
A single session of transplantation includes a large number of hair follicles
Results in a better hair yield compared to say, FUE
The hair growth pattern appears more natural
Although both FUE and FUT have their respective benefits, you should choose the one that has been advised by the cosmetic surgeon. This is where availing the services of the best doctor for hair transplant in India, namely Dr. Satya Saraswat (MS, M.Ch, DNB – Gold Medallist) and Dr Preeti Saraswat (PG Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology and ABHRS certified) of the Saraswat Hospital in Agra shall work in your favour and give you the best results.