Risk of Visible Scar Long-term, FUT or FUE?July 10th, 2012
Q: What are the chances of the donor scarring being visible long-term in FUT compared to FUE?
A: Both FUT and FUE produce donor scarring; FUT, in the form of a line and FUE in the shape of small, round dots. With FUT hair transplantation, the line is placed in the mid-portion of the permanent zone, whereas in FUE the dots are scattered all over the donor area.
If a patient becomes extensively bald (i.e. the donor fringe becomes very narrow), the line of FUT will generally still remain hidden, whereas the dots of FUE will be seen above the fringe of hair. In the less likely scenario of the donor hair actually thinning significantly, both the line (of FUT) and the dots (of FUE) may become visible.Related Posts:
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Topic: FUE vs FUT
Tags: Donor Area, Donor Area Stability, Follicular Unit Extraction Scarring, FUE, FUE Scarring, FUE vs. FUT, FUT, FUT Scarring, Hair Transplant Scar, Line Scar, Permanent Hair Zone Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on July 10th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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