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
✔ FUT shaving is minimal and easily hidden
✔ Makes little to no changes to the hair density
✔ Can be performed multiple times only the one scar
✔ Will often allow for more grafts to be removed
✔ 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. On a good candidate. FUT can be performed multiple times. As hair loss progresses.
The strip area is calculated. The length can vary from 10 to 30 cm. The width can differ between 0.5-2 cm. Local anesthetic is given to numb the area. The Doctor removes the strip. Avoiding the surrounding hair follicles. 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 linear scar. Hidden under the surrounding hair. Camouflaged by hair growing through the line. 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. Called Trichophytic Closure. This closure may not always be suitable. Depending on skin characteristics.