Follicular Unit Transplant – FUT hair restoration surgery. Has been a popular hair transplant technique for many years. Due to the harvesting technique. Using natural follicular unit transplantation. As a result, allows for the efficient movement of follicular units. Performed in a single day. Follicular Unit Transplant – FUT causes almost no change to the donor hair density. Around the back and sides of the head. Because of the extraction process. As a result multiple sessions can be performed as hair loss progresses.
PROS to Follicular Unit Transplant
✔ Follicular Unit Transplant – FUT shaving is minimal and easily hidden under a little hair length
✔ Makes little to no changes to the hair density in the donor
✔ Can be performed multiple times and leave only the one linear scar
✔ Will generally allow for more grafts to be removed over time
✔ A one-day procedure
How FUT Works
FUT removes a thin strip. As a result a fine linear scar is created. Subsequent procedures remove the previous scar. As a result only one line is left. FUT requires a strong team. From the Doctor to the hair technicians. As a result a large number of hairs can be successfully moved. Safely, in a one day procedure. With the technicians separating and checking the hair units.
Performed under magnification. As a result the grafts are kept healthy and safe. ready for planting. On a good candidate. FUT can be performed multiple times. As hair loss progresses.
Donor Hair Removal
The strip area is calculated. Then mapped out and shaved. The length can vary from 10 to 30 cm. The width can differ between 0.5-2 cm. Local anaesthetic is given to numb the area. The Doctor removes the strip. Avoiding the surrounding hair follicles. As a result it can time time to perform. The strip is then closed or sutured. Using dissolvable and permanent sutures. Permanent suture need to be removed later. Approximately 14 days after.
The result, after healing, is a fine linear scar. Hidden under the surrounding hair. Camouflaged by hair growing through the line. As a result of improved closure techniques. A lip is made on one edge. This allows for a seamlessly line. As a result hairs can regrow back through the line. Reducing the appearance further. Even with short hair styles. Called Trichophytic Closure. This closure may not always be suitable. Depending on skin characteristics.
Importance of Magnification
The donor strip needs to be divided. Or “slithered” into smaller sections. The smaller sections are given to the hair technicians. Allowing for the hair units to be efficiently prepared. The hair technicians trim, clean and check each hair unit. One by one under magnification. FUT separates the natural groups. From 1-4 hairs in each group.
Therefore the expertise of the technicians are paramount. Including the experience. Because working efficiently is vital. Especially on large procedures. To maintain the quality of the hair follicles. As this can take a hours. Depending on the number of grafts. The recipient sites are created during this time. By the Doctor, Again, under magnification.
Attention is paid to the angle and orientation of hairs. Also the distribution. For example, single hairs only along the hairline. With larger units behind. As a result the hair density can mimic nature. Refined surgical skills allows for the illusion of natural hair density.
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Take the next step. Having answers to your questions. With an online consultation. We want to make that as easy as possible for you. Not to mention, free and without obligation.
Your personal assessment is designed to answer your questions. Are you a good hair transplant candidate. What is your hair loss stage? Are your goals and expectations realistic? How many grafts, which technique and the cost.
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