In Follicular Unit Transplantation (also sometimes also known as the “strip method”) a long, thin piece of tissue is removed from the back of the scalp. Individual follicular units are then removed from the strip using stereo-microscopic dissection.
Once the follicles have been harvested, the wound is closed leaving behind a single, very fine linear scar.
Benefits of FUT
Graft Quality- In FUT, the follicular units are monitored through stereo-microscopes and are carefully isolated, keeping their protective issue intact. This procedure yields high-quality grafts and results in full coverage.
The main advantage of FUT is that it promotes high yield of hairs in the recipient area. If getting a fullness is your primary goal, you should opt for FUT treatment as it allows to transfer up to 4000 follicles in a single session.
So to conclude Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a very effective and minimally invasive procedure that can give patient great result in terms of hair growth with minimum discomfort.
Procedure of FUT
During FUT, a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from your scalp, usually from the back of your head. Once the individual follicles are removed from the strip, they’re re-inserted into your scalp.
Hair transplant surgeries take between 4 and 8 hours. FUT surgery is generally quicker than FUE surgery. Most people stay awake during the surgery with a local anesthesia that numbs their scalp.