Also known as the strip method, Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT is the most popular method of hair restoration today. It’s a state-of-the-art procedure that removes hair from the donor area and then creates grafts to keep natural groupings intact. With utmost precision, the hair transplant specialist implants the individual grafts during the procedure, keeping in mind the proper angle and arrangement of each graft. The end result of follicular unit hair transplantation is a pattern and distribution that mimics your natural hair.
How Does the FUT Procedure Work?
As a traditional procedure for hair transplantation, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery remains a reliable treatment for men experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. It’s a surgical restoration method wherein individual hair follicles are collected in a strip and then transplanted from the donor area (typically the back or the sides of the head) to the areas where thinning or balding is apparent.
On average, hair naturally grows in units of 1-4 hair strands. Along with their associated structures, these hairs are known as a follicular unit. During follicular unit transplantation, these units are transplanted on to the recipient sites’ new openings. As hair naturally grows in units of 1-4 strands, the newly transplanted grafts appear more natural.
Normally, each follicular unit hair transplantation session can take up to a whole day. Sessions of 2,000-3,000 grafts are common, while some hair transplant specialists even have sessions in excess of 4,000 grafts.
The successful results of follicular unit transplantation weigh heavily on the skills of the hair transplant surgeon and his team of specialists. Careful planting and design of the hairline, as well as the direction and angle in which the hairs are planted, all help create natural-looking results that will be yours to enjoy for a lifetime.
Solve Your Hair Loss Problem Today with FUT
Follicular unit strip surgery has proved to be a very successful treatment for hair restoration. While there will be a linear scar at the back of your head for a while, it can be quickly concealed once the hair grows a bit longer. As for the recipient site, you will begin to see and appreciate new growth after three months’ time, right after the shock loss has occurred. A few weeks after that, hair stubble will begin to line the bald areas.
One of the unique selling points of follicular unit hair transplantation is that large numbers of follicle groups can be transplanted in a single session. The FUT method allows for mega sessions, where up to 4,000 follicle units can be transferred in one sitting. This makes follicular unit transplantation the more economic and practical option for clients with busy schedules and a strict budget. The FUT procedure also has a high rate of follicle survival, making it suitable for people with limited hair availability in the donor area.
Overall, follicular unit transplantation can create a beautiful and natural outcome, granted it’s done by highly skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeons like the ones at Svenson!