Hair restoration in Los Angeles – okay, hair restoration in general is a stressful decision. What’s the cost of a hair transplant? How long will I be out of work? Will it leave a scar? When will I see growth? All these questions you have as a patient are valid and necessary. We received this question from a patient just the other day:
Q: I really want to get the hair transplant procedure for myself and my wife wants it for me too. But, I am worried about scarring. Is FUE better than FUT for scarring?
A: It’s important to understand at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, only the FUT technique will result in a linear scar in the donor area, and the scarring in the recipient area (the balding area) is virtually invisible in both procedures.
FUT (also called strip harvesting) results in a linear scar on the back of the scalp. This is because a strip of skin is taken from the donor area, the follicular units are dissected and then transplanted to the recipient area. In Follicular Unit Extraction, the scar is invisible.
One important takeaway: In BOTH procedures, there is no scarring in the recipient area. This is because we use small, customized blades that heal so that there is no scarring. So, with FUE you can cut your hair extremely short, even as short as a buzz cut, and the hair transplant is undetectable.
We took a photo immediately after the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure done in our Beverly Hills Hair Restoration clinic:
This is immediately after the FUT procedure (pictured is the donor area):