Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Definition: FUT is a traditional hair transplant technique that involves removing a thin strip of scalp from the donor area (usually the back or sides of the head). This strip is then dissected into individual follicular units containing 1-4 hairs. These follicular units are then meticulously transplanted to bald or thinning areas on the scalp.

Pros
– Potentially faster and less expensive surgery compared to FUE for larger grafts needed.
– High yield of hair follicles: More follicles can be harvested in a single session compared to FUE.

Cons
– Linear scar at the donor site: The removal of a scalp strip leaves a visible scar, which may require careful hairstyling to conceal.
– More invasive than FUE: Longer operating time and potentially longer recovery compared to FUE.
– Limited donor area harvesting: Hair follicles can only be harvested from the specific area where the strip is removed.

Alternatives: FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), PRP therapy, medical treatments (for early hair loss).

Recovery Time: Scalp may be sore and swollen for a week after surgery. Stitches are typically removed within 10-14 days. Full hair growth can take up to a year.

Disclaimer: FUT is a surgical procedure with some risks, such as infection and bleeding. Consult a qualified hair restoration surgeon to discuss candidacy, risks, and expected results.