Hair transplants used to be the FUT method. But as time has gone on, ever more techniques and advancements have been made. The doctor will recommend the type of hair transplant for your hair loss, and it may be you are given a choice. Here is a quick rundown of methods and relative hair transplant costs:
FUT – This is often the most inexpensive hair transplant. This is where a strip of your scalp at the back of your head is removed and stitched up. The doctors then use that strip to implant hairs into areas where there is hair loss. This method whilst one of the cheapest can leave scarring. It also has a longer healing time. other areas of the body such as the chest) and implanted in areas where there is hair loss.
FUE – This is a method where individual hairs are removed from the back of the scalp (or This method takes longer and is more expensive. However, there is less scarring and may provide a better result than the FUT method. Depending on your hair loss and the doctor you may be given a choice between FUT and FUE.
DHI – Some doctors are now offering DHI instead of FUE. You may or may not be a suitable candidate for DHI. This method harvests hairs individually like FUE. However, it differs in that the hairs are removed using a Chi implanter pen. This tool is less than a millimeter in diameter, and rather than placing the hair follicles in water, hairs are implanted directly into the recipient areas. This method has its advantages. Once again, this method has a quicker healing time again than the FUE method. However, it may only be possible if you have straight hair. You also don’t have to shave the hairs as the tool can take the hairs and implant them straight away. You will, therefore, get an immediate result. This method requires doctors, highly skilled in using the Choi tool, and is more expensive than the FUE method.
Robotic DHI -This most advanced technology uses algorithms to harvest the best hairs. This method is still more expensive.
Bio fiber – Biofiber transplantation can be used when there are no follicles to harvest. Fibers are transplanted into areas where there is hair loss giving a thicker look to the hair immediately. It should be noted that this method is considered semi-permanent. The fibers will gradually fail and you will require a further transplant of bio fibers in 8-10 years.