Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a process where hairs are transplanted from the permanent donor area (back and sides of the scalp) to the bald or balding areas of the scalp in a strip. This is achieved using naturally-occurring groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs, called follicular units.
After the proper anesthesia of patient’s scalp, the surgeons remove a strip of tissues from donor area, which is then cut into many individual follicular units using microscopic dissection techniques. After the preparation of follicular unit grafts doctors make tiny holes in the patient’s scalp called recipient area where grafts are placed. The positioning and arrangement of follicular units depends upon aesthetic qualities of a hair transplant, case-by-case basis, depending on the patients’ history of hair loss and likelihood of future hair loss.
This method which is also termed as strip harvesting served as the major hair transplantation method prior to the rapid developments accomplished in the Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE Method.
FUT is an excellent option for patients with: (Or to be listed in Candidates eligible for not recommended tough )
Male Pattern Baldness
Female Pattern Baldness
Scars from Cosmetic Surgery
Missing or Thinning Eyebrows
In need of large amount of Hair Follicles