FUT for Eyebrow Transplant
The FUT eyebrow transplantation technique, also known as a Follicular Unit Transplant is a traditional hair restoration technique used in clinics from all around the world. Before the procedure can begin, a narrow strip from the patient's back of the head is outlined. This is the area where the hair follicles will be taken from – hair from this area is generally healthier and is rarely affected by alopecia. The hair follicles themselves, offer a better survival rate as well. Once the hair strip is removed, a microscope is used to harvest the hair follicles from it. All hair follicles are then divided into separate units formed of 1 to 3 follicles. Once the necessary amount of hair follicles is harvested, between 50 and 350, the incisions can be closed with sutures and the eyebrow transplant technician can begin implanting the hair follicles in the desired locations. The FUT technique has one major advantage compared to other techniques – it is more affordable than other procedures because the extraction of the hair follicles takes less time in general. One disadvantage of this procedure is the rather long scar on the back of the patient’s scalp.
FUE for Eyebrow Transplant
The FUE eyebrow transplantation technique, also called Follicular Unit Extraction is another popular eyebrow hair transplant procedure where a small cylindrical instrument called a punch is used by the doctor to harvest hair grafts from the donor area. The punch is placed above a hair follicle or group of hair follicles, making a very small incision around them. Follicular unit extraction leaves patients with tiny circular scars in the donor area, after a few weeks of healing. Once the hair follicles are harvested, the hair technician can start implanting them in the eyebrow region. FUE eyebrow transplant is a minimally invasive technique meaning that patients can resume their daily activities quicker than with FUT, for example. The recovery period may be shorter but this technique is somewhat more expensive than other eyebrow transplant procedures.
DHI for Eyebrow Transplant
Direct hair implantation or DHI is another technique which can be applied for eyebrow transplants. This is also a new and improved technique, often called a “Micro FUE” due to the similarities with Follicular Unit Extraction. Direct Hair Implantation is minimally invasive, requiring no cuts or incisions in the donor area. A very small micro punch is used instead to harvest the hair follicles – ensuring that no visible scars are left after the procedure is complete. Only highly trained hair restoration specialists can perform this procedure in order to achieve the best results. The hair follicles are implanted in the eyebrow region similarly to FUE – reception holes are created and then the follicles can be placed.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in, July 2019.