The Basics of Hair Restoration Techniques

FUT Hair Transplant in Philadelphia: Why FUE is Better

Before delving into why we at Philadelphia Hair Restoration prioritize the FUE method over FUT hair transplants in Philadelphia, it's essential to understand the differences between the two.

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The Traditional Strip Method

Understanding FUT

Often referred to as the “strip harvesting” method, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) was the predominant technique in earlier years of hair transplantation.

The process involves surgically removing a horizontal strip of skin, usually from the back of the scalp, where hair is more resistant to balding.

Once the strip is removed, hair follicles are dissected from this strip under microscopic vision, ensuring the integrity of each graft.

These individual follicles are then prepared and transplanted into the recipient areas where hair thinning or balding has occurred.

A significant drawback of this method is the linear scar it leaves behind, which can be challenging to conceal, especially if a patient wishes to have a shorter hairstyle.

Key Differences That Matter

Why We Prioritize FUE Over FUT

Minimal Scarring

FUE: Leaves tiny dot scars that are easily concealed, even with short hairstyles.

FUT: Leaves a linear scar at the back of the scalp, which can be visible under shorter hairstyles.

Less Painful

FUE is less invasive than FUT, resulting in reduced post-operative pain and a quicker recovery time.

Natural-Looking Results

FUE allows us to handpick hair follicles, ensuring a more natural distribution and appearance.


FUE is suitable for patients with limited donor hair or those who wish to wear their hair short.

Reduced Healing Time

Without a large wound from a strip removal, follicular unit extraction (FUE) patients typically experience quicker healing and can return to their normal activities sooner.

Less Post-Operative Limitations

With FUE, there's generally less tension on the scalp post-procedure. This means patients can typically resume physical activities, like exercise, sooner than with FUT, making recovery less restrictive and more in tune with active lifestyles.

The Evolution of Hair Transplant Techniques

Leading the Way in Modern Hair Restoration

Over the years, hair restoration techniques have evolved dramatically. While FUT hair transplants were once considered the gold standard, advancements in technology and technique have elevated FUE as a preferred choice for many surgeons and patients alike.

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Meet the team of Philadelphia Hair Restoration

Why Us?

Your journey toward hair restoration is deeply personal, and we understand that. We believe in creating tailored solutions that resonate with your unique needs. By opting for FUE, we aim to provide a smoother, more comfortable experience with outstanding aesthetic results.

Are you considering a hair transplant? Let our team guide you through the benefits of FUE and how it can transform your look. Book a consultation with us today.

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