Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
We all wish for smooth, shiny, glossy and frizz-free hair. To achieve that we need to improve our lifestyle. However, hair loss cannot be retained easily. Among some of the popular permanent solutions to your hair loss, FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) is highly sought out.
What is FUT?
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) is the hair transplant procedure where air restoration is done through a surgical method. It is also known as the strip method of hair transplant.
How FUT Hair Transplant works?
In the FUT hair transplant method, a surgeon cut a strip with healthy hair tissue from the back or side of the head using stereo microscopic dissection. These extracted individual hair follicles are then inserted into the balding part of the scalp. Once the hair follicles are harvested and implanted, the wound is closed. FUT hair transplant provides a natural look as the follicular units are distributed in a way that they blend with the natural hair growth.
Who Should Get a FUT Hair Transplant?
FUT hair transplant can be used by an individual with balding in the crown area of the head and its surrounding. This procedure requires at least enough hair on the head to use as a graft. In most cases, this condition is experienced by males after reaching a certain age.
FUT Hair Transplant Aftercare
Once the procedure is done, the patient has to be careful and should follow these recommendation
- Take the prescribed pain killer
- Avoid washing the scalp for at least 3 days
- Avoid taking blood thinning medications
- Be regular to use topical medications
- Use soft cushions while sleeping
What Result I Expect After FUT Hair Transplant
After the procedure, you can expect to see new hair growth within 4 months. The growth will be gradual and the new hair would start to thicken within 12 to 15 months of the treatment.
Who Should not get a FUT Hair Transplant?
Some exclusionary criteria include a person with:
- Unusual hair loss pattern
- Broken hair
- Excessive shedding of hair
- Scalp inflammation
- A person with very thin hair