Robotic Hair Transplants & Hair Restoration
Flagship: 110 East 55th Street, New York, NY
Add'l Loc: 229 7th Street, Garden City, NY
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Below is a chart that compares the basic differences between FUE and FUT hair transplant procedures. See the handy downloadable version as well. For more details, visit our FUE vs. FUT Overview and a detailed summary of advantages and disadvantages of FUE over FUT for further exploration of this important topic.


Issue
FUE
FUT

Scarring
Small round scars
Line Scar

Donor healing
Shorter
Longer

Exercise limitations
No
Yes

Post-op discomfort
Little to none
Some

Useful in those with greater donor scarring risk
Yes
No

Useful in repairing donor scars
Yes
Yes

Can have surgery with tight scalp
Yes
No

Useful for harvesting fine hair (neck)
Yes
No

Harvest body hair
Yes
No

Risk of harvesting non-permanent hair
Significant
Low

Graft quality
Variable
High

Follicular unit yield
Lower
Higher

Scarring is additive
Yes
No

Donor area shaved
Yes (unless long-hair FUE)
No

Capping
Yes
No

Buried grafts
May happen
No

Microscopic dissection in addition to extraction
May be necessary
N/A

Thinned donor area from graft harvesting
Yes
Yes

Narrowing donor area can expose scars
Yes
Rare

Size of single session limited by time
Yes
No

Grafts outside body for longer time
Yes
No

More expensive
Yes
No

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Updated: 2019-10-11 | Published: 2017-06-14