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FUE vs FUT: Hair Transplant Comparison

Options for Everyone Unmatched Results

Two Distinguished Procedures

Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™

FUT Pros & Cons

MUHG hair transplant

What is an FUT Hair Transplant?

An FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplant, also known as a linear strip procedure, is a surgical technique used to restore hair. During an FUT procedure, a thin strip of tissue, the size of a popsicle stick, is removed from the back of the scalp. This strip is then divided into small follicular units and carefully transplanted into thinning areas.  It takes about 4 months to begin seeing results.

A complimentary consultation with our friendly staff is the best way to find out if you are a candidate for FUT. Our experienced medical consultants will talk about your expectations, show you before and after pictures, and give you a free microscopic hair analysis to get a good look at the health of your hair and scalp.  

At We Grow Hair you can rest easy because we only use board certified, skilled surgeons to perform your hair transplant. Our state-of-the-art technology, clean surgical environment, and extraordinary patient care is a winning combination for a successful procedure.  

For patients who want  the most hair possible at the most affordable price, MUHG, our FUT procedure, is the best choice.   This trademarked technique is We Grow Hair’s preferred procedure and was developed to give patients soft, natural-looking results along with maximum density ( as much as 6,000 – 8,000 hairs in a single procedure).

  • Unmatched Density / More Hair
  • Ideal for Large Cases
  • Customized, Natural Results
  • Best Value / Less Expensive
  • Pain-Free
  • Permanent Results
  • Least Follicle Destruction
  • Shorter Procedure
  • Quick Recovery
  • Optimal Donor 
  • Hard-to-find Suture Line
  • Requires stitches
  • Linear scar
  • Slightly longer recovery time
  • Less comfort during recovery phase
  • Requires more hair length to cover scar remnant

ARTAS Robotic FUE

FUE Pros & Cons

Kurt ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

What is an FUE Hair Transplant

An FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a surgical procedure used to restore hair.  During FUE, individual hair follicles are removed one at a time from the donor area either manually or robotically.  These follicles are then transplanted to thinning areas.  Patients see results approximately 4 months later.

A complimentary consultation with our friendly staff is the best way to find out if you are a candidate for FUE. Our experienced medical consultants will talk about your expectations, show you before and after pictures, and give you a free microscopic hair analysis to get a good look at the health of your hair and scalp.  

At We Grow Hair you can rest easy because we only use board certified, skilled surgeons to perform your hair transplant. Our state-of-the-art technology, clean surgical environment, and extraordinary patient care is a winning combination for a successful procedure. 

If patients do not have significant hair loss and they wish to avoid a linear scar, they may be a candidate for FUE.   We chose this robotic technique because it is the most advanced Follicular Unit Extraction procedure available in the industry.

  • Most Scientifically Advanced FUE
  • Ideal for Small Cases
  • Only “True” Robotic HairTransplant
  • No Linear Scar
  • Eliminates Human Error & Fatigue
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Little Downtime
  • Fastest/Shortest FUE Procedure
  • Less Follicle Destruction than other FUE procedures
  • Less Coverage/Density
  • More expensive
  • Donor area must be shaved
  • Not ideal for large cases
  • Longer procedure

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FUE vs FUT: Cost Comparison

The variation in costs for FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) procedures can be attributed to factors such as equipment differences, size requirements of the medical team, and the duration of the procedure (which can nearly be doubled).

Choosing FUE may also be more expensive long term because you’ll need more procedures to achieve the same hair density when compared to FUT.

When considering the choice between FUE and FUT for hair restoration, consulting with one of our patient care consultants is advisable. They can assist in assessing your unique hair loss situation, offering an accurate evaluation, and providing an estimated cost tailored to your personalized treatment plan.

FUE vs FUT: Harvesting Differences

Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™

After an MUHG procedure, the surrounding hair conceals the suture line, which takes approximately 10 days heal. Pictured here is a hair transplant 6 months after the procedure. 

FUT - Linear Scar
Fine Linear Suture Line

ARTAS Robotic FUE

This is how the donor area looks after an FUE procedure.  Hair must be shaved to harvest follicles. For this reason women don’t typically choose FUE. In approximately 1 week redness subsides an hair begins to grow back. 

ARTAS FUE scars - the day after
Small Circular Scars
FUT: MUHG FUE: ARTAS Robot
Fine linear scar Small circular scars
Entire donor area is NOT shaved Entire donor area IS shaved
Surrounding hair conceals suture area after procedure Donor area is exposed until hair grows back
Maximizes number of procedures you can have Future procedures are limited

Trichophytic Closure Produces a Fine Suture Line.

MUHG Scar exposed during an FUE procedure

This patient had a Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™ procedure first, followed by a very small ARTAS procedure later.  While shaving the donor area for the ARTAS procedure, we had the rare opportunity to photograph how fine an MUHG suture line really is.  The line is so fine because of a special technique called a Trichophytic Closure. Even when a patient’s hair is short in the back, this suture line is relatively easy to hide.

MUHG scar exposed

How can you decide which hair transplant method is best for you?

Selecting the right hair transplant method is not a trivial pursuit! Each procedure has benefits and limitations. After you have thoroughly researched both FUE and FUT, it is essential to seek professional guidance from an experienced medical consultant to assist you in making your final decision. After all, you will see these cosmetic changes in the mirror for the rest of your life.

There are several factors to consider as you narrow your position. How large is your thinning area? What’s the quality, quantity and texture of your donor hair? What are your expectations? What type of investment can you make?  How important is having/not having a linear scar?

For those requiring a substantial transplant without concerns about a linear scar, FUT could be the most cost-effective and optimal choice. Conversely, if minimal hair loss is the case and a linear scar is undesirable, FUE might be the preferable route to take.

In conclusion, deciding on the best hair transplant method for your specific situation requires careful consideration and professional guidance. Consulting with a knowledgeable medical consultant who can evaluate your unique circumstances will help ensure that you make an informed decision and achieve the most successful outcome from your hair transplant procedure.

What's your next step?

If you’re seriously considering either an FUT or FUE hair transplant, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical consultants.

FAQs about FUT vs. FUE

We want what's best for our patients.   Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™ gives patients twice as much hair, which is more satisfying, and the results are soft and natural-looking.  When our patients are happy, we are happy.

When compared to FUT, all FUE procedures harvest less hair, even ARTAS Robotic FUE.  With FUE, each follicle is painstakingly harvested one at a time, limiting the number of hairs that can be gathered in a single session.  It's interesting to note that due to our trademarked harvesting technique, MUHG outperforms both FUE and all other FUT techniques. 

The main reason for choosing FUE over FUT is to avoid a suture line, which means no linear scar and a quicker recovery.  

An ARTAS procedure is faster, it harvests hair more evenly due to an advanced algorithm, it creates less transection (hair destruction), and the staff is less fatigued because it is robotic. 

Initially, the FUT scar is concealed with surrounding hair.  The FUT scar can permanently be concealed by wearing the hair at a half-inch or longer.

Yes, removing the grafts as a group in the FUT procedure results in a fine scar on the back of the head.

Not at first, because the area must be shaved in order to perform the hair transplant.  When the hair grows back, the tiny extraction sites can not be seen.

The FUE procedure sites will heal completely after 10 days.

FUE procedures don’t require stitches, and the tiny extraction sites leave hard to see scars.

In FUE, the ARTAS robot extracts one graft at a time from the donor area. In contrast, FUT involves the extraction of a thin tissue strip, which is then separated into individual grafts by the skilled medical team. Following extraction, the surgeon creates recipient sites, and the medical team implants grafts into these sites.
The process of preparing follicular grafts for implantation involves a team of highly skilled technicians who meticulously carry out the necessary steps under magnification. These trained technicians focus on carefully prepping the follicular grafts to ensure their optimal condition until they are ready to be transplanted.