Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): FUE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from a donor area (usually the back of the head) and their transplantation into the beard area. This method leaves tiny, nearly invisible scars and has a quicker recovery time compared to other techniques.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): FUT, also known as strip harvesting, involves the removal of a small strip of tissue from the donor area, usually the back of the head. The strip is then dissected into individual hair follicles and transplanted into the beard area. FUT can provide a high yield of grafts in a single session, but it does leave a linear scar that may be visible if the surrounding hair is short.
Both FUE and FUT methods can yield excellent results when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon. The choice between the two techniques depends on various factors, including the patient's individual needs, the availability of donor hair, and the surgeon's expertise.
It's important to consult with a qualified hair restoration specialist who can assess your specific case and recommend the best method for your beard transplant. They will consider factors such as the density and quality of your donor hair, your desired beard style, and your overall facial features to achieve the most natural-looking and satisfactory results.