Hair Transplant FUTA hair strip in time can fix a receding hairline
The Follicular Unit Transplant technique follows a traditional pattern when transferring hair follicles. Unlike in electronics, the latest is not always the best. As far as hair transplant techniques are concerned, results matter most.
Having brought about a breakthrough in the strip technique, the Follicular Unit Transplant is, in fact, an evolution of the Punch Graft technique. Modern transplantation technology paired with FUT hair transplant technique forms the basis for a successful hair restoration treatment.
How does FUT help?
Patients with large bald areas at the center of their scalp will find this procedure most helpful as it involves the extraction of an entire strip of hair from the donor area of the scalp thus maintaining the pattern of natural hair growth.
The strip of hair is separated into groups of follicles and are implanted onto the bald areas of the scalp through tiny incisions. These balding spots are called recipient areas that follow a normal growth pattern after the hair implantation.
Procedure for Follicular Unit Transplant
Step 1: The scalp is anesthetized by the doctor
Step 2: A strip of hair is removed from the donor area, the part most resistant to balding
Step 3: The donor area is sutured resulting in a linear scar that is concealed by hair
Step 4: Through microscopic dissection, the hair units are isolated from the strip
Step 5: Slits are made on the recipient area and the hair follicles grafted into the scalp
Step 6:After disinfecting the scalp with a solution, the doctor bandages the area
Comparison between FUT and FUE
- The entire strip of hair follicles is removed from the back and sides of the scalp.
- A more superior technique in which the graft survival chances are far higher.
- Large sessions allow large transfers of hair follicles with better survival rates.
- Suturing is required after extraction.
- The hair follicles are removed one at a time from any part of the body.
- Survival chances of the grafts are comparatively lower.
- The surgeon can transfer only a limited number of hair units in a day.
- No suturing needed.
Advantages of FUT
- It covers a maximum area of balding in one sitting with large number of follicles
- Local anaesthesia minimizes the pain of the procedure
- High-density transplant gives natural looking results
The risks of FUT
- A sense of discomfort or numbness during procedure
- Inflammation or infection
- Scarring at the recipient area
- An invasive procedure typically has a low recovery period