MD Darius Alamouti enjoys a qualified reputation among the members of many societies as a speaker, author and scholar. The award-winning physician conducts congresses, further education and maintains the international exchange of experience. On a regular basis, colleagues at the Haranni Clinic continue their education.
In the meantime, many other doctors and patients are working with instruments and methods developed by MD Darius Alamouti. Over the past 15 years, a team of experts has emerged, consisting of plastic surgeons, dermatologists and ENT specialists representing their specialist field at an international level.
FUT and FUE hair transplantation methods are among modern ways of baldness treatment. In this case, autoimplantation of patient’s own hair follicles into problematic zones is performed. FUR flap method and FUE stitch-free methods differ by the way the follicular units are gathered for transplantation. Both these methods are widely used in German and Austrian hair transplantation centers. Here you can read about the difference of both techniques and their parameters.
|QUESTION||FUT flap hair transplantation||FUE stitch-free transplantation|
|Type of hair follicle extraction||A skin flap is removed. The appearance of hair in donor zone doesn’t change. Hair length shouldn’t be shortened.||Hair in the occipitalis area is shaven to 3 mm, after which follicular units are extracted separately with the help of a special instrument right from donor’s zone. Patient sits during this procedure.|
|For how long does the process of hair extraction last?||From 30 to 45 minutes.||A few hours|
|What’s maximum quantity of hair follicles that can be transplanted?||Up to 4.500 follicles. Spare processing of hair follicles makes additional procedures possible.||Transplantation of up to 2.500 follicles. In case of major operations, “unreliable” donor zones are used, which makes up for the risk that transplanted hair can fall off in the future. Besides, it’s important to save enough hairs in the donor zone to preserve hair thickness there.|
|Density of hair-covering||This method allows transplanting high-quality hair follicles which ensures growth of the future hairs.||Hair thickness is not high, because some part of hair follicles gets damaged during extraction.|
|How to prepare for the operation?||When hair follicles are extracted from donor area, doctors and assistants prepare hair for transplantation sorting them by growth phase. Since these stages are performed simultaneously, preparation is made within a short time period (about 30 minutes). Hair transplantation is also pretty quick.||Right after extraction, a hair follicle is checked and prepared for transplantation by assistants. Depending on the volume of treatment, the procedure can take a few hours.|
|When the person after hair transplantation can make appearance in society?||In a few days||In a month until hair on the back part of head grows to the acceptable length.|
|When the person after hair transplantation can do sports again?||In about 3 weeks after the procedure.||In 3-5 days after the procedure.|
|How long does the procedure take, if about 2.000 follicles are transplanted?||In 4–5 hours.||About 8 hours. In case of complicated operations, the procedure can be split into 2 sessions made within 2 days, because this process is painstaking.|
|Should hair on the back of the neck be shaven?||No||Yes|
|Will scars stay on the donor’s area after extraction from the donor’s zone?||A long thin scar that will be almost invisible thanks to applying a cosmetic stitch by a special technique.||Thousands of small round scars that heal some time later.|
|How long does it take for donor area to heal?||On 10th day after surgery.||Self-healing within several days.|
|How much times can hair be extracted from donor area?||Up to 3 – 4 extractions are possible, because one slightly noticeable scar is left after surgical invasion||1 – 2 extractions only are possible, because there are many microscopic scars left after the procedure. The number of scars increases after every procedure.|
|What’s the percentage of hair follicles that will grow accustomed in recipient area?||90–100%||About 70–80%|
|The area of damaged skin after graft extraction||Minor||Considerable|
|Which method is better for people with fair hair?||Extraction of follicular units with high precision is possible||The probability of damage of follicular units is higher than for dark hair.|
|Can operation be performed in case of high tension of scalp?||A few hair follicles can be extracted.||No restrictions for the amount of hair follicles extracted.|
|Aesthetic view of new hair after regeneration||No restrictions – hair cover the scars.||A few point scars are visible in donor area.|
If you want to learn more about FUT and FUE hair transplantation methods and find out which one is more suitable for you, contact with hair transplantation specialists from German and Austrian clinics present on German Medical Group website. You will get answers to all your questions concerning baldness treatment and the cost of procedure. Our main advantage is that you can be consulted by several specialists simultaneously!