By Dr. Joel Singer, MD
Non-Surgical Hair Transplant
There are two Non-Surgical procedures today. The first one is hair piece which utilizes either Synthetic Hair or Human Hair to make a natural-looking wig. The other one is using of topical or oral drugs. Though these drugs are not as effective as they are advertised, still they can help you with your baldness.
Surgical Hair Transplant
There are a two primary methods of surgical hair restoration currently available today. They are strip hair transplant surgery (FUT or FUSS) and follicular unit hair transplant surgery (FUE). Each has their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Follicular Unit Ellipse Excision (FUT)
This donor harvesting technique is a full thickness, linear excision of skin and hair, from a narrow zone of optimal density in the safe donor area. Every hair from the removed ellipse is carefully dissected with a microscope to create the tiny 1-4 hair follicular unit grafts.
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
The donor harvesting technique of follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) utilizes a small micro punch to excise individual follicular unit grafts.
Which Method is Best?
Watch as Dr. Singer describes in detail the procedure of hair transplantation using a posterior donor site and micro-grafts of single double and triple hair follicles. He feel that this method gives a hairline that is natural and the donor site has an almost imperceptable scar. FUE can achieve a natural hairline as well but may leave small scars at the biopsy sites.