Follicular Unit Transplant

FUT Hair Transplant Method

FUT surgery stands for follicular unit transplant surgery. This kind of surgery is for people who are losing their hair and want to have a full head of hair again.

There are procedures out there that will simply give the appearance of more hair, however FUT surgery can actually give you hair in the spaces you need it most. Using donor follicles from hair on your head, a brand new head of hair can be created.

What Does FUT Surgery Entail?

Hair is more resistant to balding on the back and sides of the scalp, so follicles are taken from here and transferred to the areas you need it. The hair taken to be grafted must be taken from areas where your hair is permanent and not subject to DHT.

The scalp first has an anaesthetic applied, after which a donor strip of tissue is taken from the scalp. This is then used to prepare grafts for the areas you would like to have hair. Tiny holes are made in the scalp as the grafts are being made. This is where you’ll have your grafts placed.

The arrangement of your grafts is really important, as this will determine the end look. However, this varies from patient to patient. You will have something designed for you based on your history of hair loss and how likely it is you will lose hair again in the future.

The most important part of designing your new look is deciding on the number of grafts you will have placed on your head. This will give maximum aesthetic effect when done correctly. If more than one session should be needed, this will be discussed with you during a consultation. The issue with FUT surgery is that you can get a horizontal scar on your scalp from the donor strip that was cut out.

FUT Surgery VS. FUE Surgery

FUT surgery is still used by some clinics, but it is gradually being replaced in favour of FUE surgery. Healthy follicles are removed from the donor area of the scalp during FUE, and then grafted on to the areas you need them most.

Local anaesthetic is used here, which eliminates some risks associated with other transplant procedures. There will be no scarring that you can detect, and you’ll be able to go back to work the next day. It’ll only take up to 7 days to heal fully.

There’s a much better survival rate with FUE, which is why so many more people are opting for it over FUT. With FUT you may require stitches, but as FUE is a minimally invasive treatment, that won’t be the case. Some patients find the treatment so relaxing that they fall asleep during it!

You’ll be left with a dense, naturally looking head of hair with no way to detect the procedure you’ve had done. The great thing about FUE is that you can also have scars from previous surgeries corrected. You’ll notice immediate results but the best results will come around 6-12 months after your treatment.

Google Reviews

    5 star review  I had my hair transplant on the 19th. Prior to the surgery Kevin was very helpful explaining what the surgery was all about and answered all the questions I had leading up to the surgery. On the day Dr Kalra and the team made me feel very comfortable and made sure I understood everything that was happening. They are an amazing kind team and I would recommend them to anyone that would want a transplant in the future!

    thumb Rebecca Simmons
    June 30, 2021

    5 star review  Very good experience dealing with Kevin before and after my consultation. Goes over everything, answers any questions and addresses any concerns. Always available to contact throughout it all (and afterwards) At the clinic Dr Kalra was confident, reassuring, efficient and always checking I was okay while going through the procedure. Always willing to answer questions and will talk you through the various steps of the procedure with the two technicians in his team who have good attention to detail, and collectively have good experience

    thumb TheRunner 87
    June 30, 2021

    5 star review  Following an introduction from another recent happy customer of Kevin & the teams. I have been delighted with the level of service throughout these initial phases of my Hair Transplant surgery. Kevin has been very attentive and answered all my questions, regardless of the time of day and has been happy to jump on calls if needs be. I am booked in for the end of March, so will update following the surgery, but so far i would have no hesitation of recommending the company and in particular Kevin!

    thumb Ben Redfern
    March 6, 2021
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