The FUE hair transplant method is something to consider if you are balding and looking for an option. Another method that is used is called the strip method. Both can be affective, but they are actually very different from each other.
The FUE hair transplant method is a procedure to bring follicles to a different area of an individual's head. With this method, individual follicles are removed and placed in a new area. This method only requires a local anesthetic and it is not very invasive at all.
The strip method is similar in one way, but it is much more invasive a procedure than that of the FUE hair transplant method. The strip method removes a portion of the scalp from the back of the head, and then takes that piece a part to be transplanted to the needed areas. There is an incision with this method and general anesthesia is necessary.
As you look at these two methods, the FUE hair transplant type is obviously a less invasive one due to the use of an instrument that removes individual follicles rather than large areas of the scalp.
The problem with the less invasive type is that until recently it was only manually done, and it took a long time. Time changes technology however, and today there is a new way to do FUE hair transplant so that it is less time-consuming. Because it is less time-consuming it will likely cost less as well.
If you are balding and are looking at all of your options then you would be wise to look into the latter option. Not all doctors will offer this type as all of them probably do not have the training or the technology to do this. Most doctors likely offer the strip method.
It might take more footwork on your part, but if you are really serious about transplants, you might want to seriously search for one that will do the less invasive procedure. Before choosing one over the other, however; you should do a great deal of research on both methods. You will want to check into the financial side of both and well as the results that people have gotten. One has been around longer than the other, but that does not mean it is better, it just means no one thought of the new way until recently.
Having transplants is a big deal. Take the time to research and explore your options before jumping into it. You would also be wise to make sure that you do this for the right reasons. Make sure that your expectations for yourself are not higher than what can ever be met.