In addition to F.U.E. Robotic, there are two traditional techniques for follicular hair transplantation: Manual FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). Below we describe the main characteristics of each of the two traditional techniques. Basically, the two techniques differ in the way follicular units are removed from the donor zone.

 

TechniqueFUEFUT
AnesthesiaLocation + sedationLocation + sedation
ExtractionUnitaryFita (STRIP)
TraumaMinimally invasiveInvasive
SutureThere is notIn the donor area
Healing of the donor area7 days15 to 45 days
ScarsNo visible scarLinear scars
Time for new sessionLess than 30 daysAfter 8 months
Number of grafts in 1 sessionPartial FUE: 800 to 1,200 (1 day) / Total FUE: 1,600 to 2,000 (2 days)Mega session: 1,800 to 2,400
Surgical TimePartial FUE: 6 hours / Total FUE: 8 hours + 6 hours the next dayMega session: 6 hours
Return to activities7 days7 days
PainDiscomfortModerate pain