The consultation with our BAHRS registered surgeon, Dr. Ted Miln is one of the first steps in your hair transplant journey.
Hair loss, especially before it’s time, can be devastating for our self-esteem.
Not to worry, because we’re going to break everything down for you right here, and by the end of this post you’ll be able to make an educated decision on whether a hair transplant is right for you.
You’ll also be aware of the different types of hair transplant surgery, their pros and cons, and which one will work best for you.
Let’s dive right in:
The Different Types of Hair Transplant Procedures
ATP Hair Transplants most commonly known as SMP
ATP or Advanced Trico Pigmentation is closer to a tattoo than a true hair transplant procedure, but can still be a good option for extremely short/shaved hair, or for those who want the least invasive procedure possible.
The process involves creating the illusion of stubble by creating numerous tiny marks with a special ink. An ATP procedure typically lasts for 5-7 years before they need to be redone.
FUT Hair Transplants
The first “real” hair transplant procedure on our list, FUT is short for Follicular Unit Transplantation and also commonly goes by the name strip harvesting.
A thin strip of hair-bearing skin is extracted from the donor area (back of the scalp) we dissect the strip into individually hair grafts that are then reinserted into bald or thinning areas to mimic natural growth patterns.
When it heals we expect it to be a pencil line scar that can easily be covered with hair above a clippers grade 4.
Generally, FUT procedure can deliver a high number of grafts more quickly and consistently than other methods, so If you are looking for the most hair possible then FUT is likely a good option to consider.
FUE Hair Transplants
By far the most popular of the types of hair transplants, FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, scarring is virtually undetectable therefor if you like to wear your hair short this is a good option for you.
The process involves removing individual follicles from the head with a microscopic surgical instrument. Tiny blades are then used to make incisions across the balding areas of the scalp and the follicles are inserted in where they will take hold.
There is no need for stitches and has a rapid recovery time.
So What’s the Best Hair Transplant: FUE or FUT?!
Now that we’ve broken down the different types of hair transplants, the next question is: which procedure would be the best for you?
With either FUT and FUE methods, hair growth is exactly the same, it’s only the way in how we take the hair that differs. No technique is better than the other but rather its which one is best suited for your individual case and needs.
Here at HeadQuarters Hair Transplants, we specialise in creating the most natural results with minimal scarring. Our free face to face consultations will help you decide which one is the best hair transplant for you.
ATP – is a good option for patients with a very large loss, who like to wear their hair shaved, or it can be used to lower the contrast from scalp to the hair making the hair appear thicker and denser.
FUT – Is usually well suited for patients who have experienced a large amount of hair loss, for patients wearing their hair in a long style and who wouldn’t want to shave their hair
FUE – is good for patients with a very active lifestyle due to its fast healing and for those who like to wear their hair below a grade 4. However, it’s also crucial to note that our experts will always be 100% honest, and if they believe a different type of procedure will be better for you, they will make this clear.
We will never commit to a procedure unless we feel we can achieve natural-looking results.If you like to discuss FUE and FUT hair transplant or hair loss in general
Book a free consultation to begin your hair growth journey.