Difference between FUT vs FUE vs DHI
Three most popular hair transplant techniques are Direct Hair Implantation (DHI), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). One of the key differences among these techniques is how the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and then how they are implanted in the receptor area.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
FUT is the oldest hair transplant technique in which a thin strip of skin is removed from the back of the head surgically. The hair follicles are then divided into individuals units by the doctor’s assistants. The donor area is then stitched together.
FUT technique leaves a noticeable scar on the donor area. Hair follicles are implanted by creating reception incisions or holes in the treatment area and placing hair follicles with forceps. This gives little or no control over depth, angle, and direction. Thus, results are not natural.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE is one of the most prevalent hair transplant techniques in which a hair follicle or group of hair follicles is removed by making a circular cut in the skin around it using a punch. This technique leaves small open holes in the scalp that turn into tiny white scars.
FUE scars are less visible than FUT scars.
Hair follicles are implanted the same way as in the FUT technique. Reception holes are made in the treatment area and hair follicles are placed with forceps. This gives little or no control over depth, angle, and direction. And, thus, results are not natural.