By which method are the hair follicles to be used for hair transplantation obtained?

FUE hair transplantation technique is the most commonly used method. It is also popularly known as the “new technique”. Hair follicles are individually removed in their anatomic integrity from behind the posterior scalp by microsurgical technique and they are individually reinserted to the recipient site. On the other hand, with the FUT hair transplantation method, the follicles are removed from the hairy skin between the two ears as a narrow strip. This leaves a narrow scar concealed on the hairy scalp. FUT hair transplantation is popularly known as the “old technique”.

FUE hair transplantation has some advantages; it does not leave a permanent scar, the donor site is used more efficiently and post-operation period is more comfortable for the patient.