Compare the Techniques

What hair loss treatment is best for you? Compare hair restoration techniques

It’s sometimes hard to know which hair restoration treatment is best for you. The choice is not always easy if you are not an expert in hair transplant surgery. With a number of factors to consider we have compiled this easy reference table to compare the techniques or FUE and FUT hair surgery procedures, helping you in your selection of the best technique for your hair transplant.

FUE FUT
Maximum number of follicles* for each session 1000 – 1200 3000 – 3500
Maximum number of hairs for each session 2000 – 4000 6000 – 8000
Need to shave the head Yes No
Gap before new session of hair transplant 3 months 9 months
Suture to remove None 10 days
Donor hair Scalp, sideburns, beard, chest, abdomen Scalp
Antibiotic 1 week course 1 week course
Back to work** 2–3 days 2–3 days
Back to gym 1 week 2 weeks
Average cost for session 5500 5000

* Each follicle can have 1 to 4 hairs. In 60% of cases follicles contain 2 hairs.

** Patients exposed to dust, rain, or high risk of head traumas might need 1 week before going back to work

To find out more about hair restoration surgery from the London Hair Loss Clinic, or to book an initial consultation, please get in touch today on 020 7666 3147.

What other differences are there between these hair surgery techniques?

The two techniques, FUT hair transplant and FUE hair transplant, while similar in principle have a fundamental difference in the way the hair in harvested:

  • fut, also known as the ‘strip method’ is where the surgeon will remove a strip of skin from the back of your head containing a number of hair follicles and graft them to the affected area. Read more 
  • fue is a more time consuming procedure because individual follicles are extracted from the donor area one-by-one and then transplanted to the affected area. Read more

Discover advanced microsurgery techniques for a natural looking head of hair and get back to work in no time at all. Call us today on 020 7666 3147 to book your consultation.

Are you worried about seeking surgical treatments for hair loss?

Feelings of anxiety or apprehension are common in those seeking hair loss surgery. If you’re feeling hesitant or unsure about which clinic to choose the best thing to do is some research. At the London Hair Loss Clinic, we would be happy to answer any questions and reassure you that our procedures are both safe and highly effective.

  • Who is your surgeon? – Seek information about your prospective surgeon; so much of the success of your treatment is in their hands. In the UK they should be registered on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC) as a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.
  • Shop around – Compare the experience of surgeons with information gathered on their respective websites. Will you be treated like just another patient, or with special care and attention? Do you feel comfortable with your chosen clinic and surgeon?
  • Meet the surgeon – The best way to make a judgement is to have a conversation with your surgeon. With the London Hair Loss Clinic Dr Cotrufo will personally conduct a one-on-one consultation with you. You can talk through the procedure and any concerns you may have, knowing you’re in the hands of an expert.

Do you want your hair to begin to grow back naturally? In that case you’re ready to book an initial consultation with Dr Cotrufo at the London Hair Loss Clinic. Please call us now on 020 7666 3147.

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