Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplantation technique in which a small strip of follicles is removed from the back of the head. Follicular units are then extracted from the strip and harvested to the pre-marked thinning areas of the scalp. The process results in minimal wastage of extracted follicle units, high survivability of the transplanted graft, and an effective cosmetic outcome that exceeds the patient’s expectations.
FUT Strip Hair Transplant offers you your desired results in minimal amount of time. Unlike other hair transplantation techniques, you do not have to shave the entire scalp. Instead, all you need to do is to trim the area from which the strip of hair is to be removed. This allows you to get back to your routine very quickly, without making it apparent that you have had a hair transplant.
The procedure begins with removal of a thin strip of hair from the back of your head. You will be asked to lie down on a couch and a surgeon will apply a local anaesthetic so that you experience minimal discomfort. Once the strip has been removed, our technicians will separate all follicular units under a microscope. Meanwhile, the surgeon will close the donor area with absorbable stitches that don’t need to be removed afterwards.
Using their keen aesthetic sense and their surgical skills, the surgeon will then prepare the recipient site where the follicular units are to be harvested. Follicular unit grafts will then be harvested to these pre-made areas. Since it’s a relatively more time-consuming process compared to strip removal and site preparation, you can watch movies or TV or even sleep to make the time go by quickly.
No bandage or dressing is applied to the transplanted area so you can easily get back to your normal routine. The process produces a linear scar which can be easily concealed with hair above the scar.
With a possibility to transplant up to 4,000 follicular units in a single session, FUT is a less time-intensive technique that produces acceptable cosmetic results. In addition to these benefits, FUT is preferred over other hair transplantation methods by patients for the following reasons.
Various research studies and trials have found the graft survival rate following an FUT hair transplant to be higher compared to other transplantation techniques. A research published in an esteemed dermatology journal concluded that the 6-month survival rate of grafts transplanted using the technique was as high as 92%.
Another research trial that studies FUT as a treatment for male-pattern hair loss in 120 patients suggested that when done right, FUT technique can result in natural-looking hair restoration. However, the study suggested good planning and creation of a suitable anterior hairline essential for obtaining successful results.
You may consider undergoing a FUT Strip Hair Transplant if:
If you are interested in learning more about FUT Strip Hair Transplant or any other hair transplant method, you may contact us at +44 (0) 116 2700623.