It’s amazing how many products in the medical field are being affected by advertising. I continually see ads for everything from erectile dysfunction to depression. Well I know that there are several ailments that would and could make you depressed, and even more depressing would be if the medication you were taking to fix you could create liver problems, migraines, kidney infections or death. All these pharmaceutical companies are bombarding consumers with so many cure-alls that can fix you, so why is it is that everyone in America isn’t walking around totally healthy and happy.
FUE versus FUT
And here I am sitting on an airplane looking at the magazine and here is the ad for hair restoration. FUE vs. FUT…Follicular Unit Extraction vs Follicular Unit Transplant. The FUE manufacturers are attacking the FUT technique to try to generate more market share for this new technique that is being sold to as many physicians as they can sell too. The truth is that both procedures can and should co-exist because every patient is different and should have the option to choose what is best for their hair loss, budget and end result. Any Physician who is really a specialist in hair restoration should be offering their patients both technologies, and if they are not why Not? Could it be that the doctor only offering FUE does not know how to do FUT? If that is the case then what does he really know about hair loss and hair restoration?
If a clinic offers both techniques they are usually Qualified Hair Specialists
We do spectacular hair restoration, and patients keep asking me about FUE or FUT. That is like asking me how do you pull teeth as opposed to asking me how do you create a beautiful smile? The art of a hair procedure is not how you remove the hair follicle but how do you put the hair follicles back in… That is the real difference. It is the final outcome that separates the artistic doctor from an experienced technician. The real artist knows that you can create a spectacular hair restoration with FUE or FUT.
Don’t let the ads fool you!!
The real question is how are the end results that you receive? Patients only have one head, and it is amazing how many people we see that need a revision and more hair to make their transplant look correct. Stop being fooled by clinics that advertise that they have a great new technology—we have all the technology, but you want someone who also has the experience and the credentials to provide you with a fabulous result…that is what you want…A fair price and a fabulous result. Some patients are perfect for FUT some for FUE, but that is how you start, what you really should care about is how you look when we are finished, and your own natural hair is growing again for the rest of your life.