An FUT is a Follicular Unit Transplantation hair procedure, which is one of the older methods of hair transplantation that is still done in some clinics today. In this method groups of hair follicles known as follicular units are removed from the part of the head where the hair is very dense.
With the FUT method a strip containing the follicles is removed from the scalp and then dissected microscopically to harvest the hair follicles.
One drawback of this procedure is that there is a scar left on the part of the head where the hair was taken from. However, a skilled doctor may be able to make the scar less visible depending on where the hair is taken from.
The individual hair follicles then have to be grafted onto the part of the scalp where hair is being restored. Small cuts are made in the place where the harvested hair is to be placed. These incisions are made with a scalpel and are very small.
Local anesthetic is given during the harvesting and grafting stage of the procedure so that you will not feel pain when the surgeon is excising strips or implanting grafts. The doctor will generally inject the anesthetic before each procedure so you should not feel any pain during the process.
The FUT is a minimally invasive procedure that is generally considered safe. However, there is a risk of certain complications, although this is generally small. Such complications could include infections and potentially a darkening of the skin in the donor part of the scalp.
Antibiotics are prescribed to help prevent the chance of any infection, and the likelihood of skin hyperpigmentation (darkening) is considered very low.
Why choose an FUT over other methods?
The FUT is a much cheaper procedure than many of the other newer methods of hair transplantation that are available today. Cost can be a big factor in determining which method a person chooses.
There will be linear scars with FUT, which some patients may be concerned about. However, you can achieve good results with this method of hair transplantation. Scars may also not be very visible depending on your hair and how densely it regrows back in the donor part of your scalp.
The scar also may be hidden if the person tends to wear their hair quite long as well, since longer hair will cover the scars.
Some men also may find that this is the only procedure available to them in some of the hair clinics where they live.
However, in the more developed countries, there is generally more than one type of hair transplant to choose from. You can find the newer FUE technique offered currently by checking this website https://www.veraclinic.net/blog-en/is-a-fue-hair-transplant-right-for-you/
The FUT was a major advancement over many of the old traditional methods of hair restoration, and at the least the method has provided a good basis for the development of newer techniques involving more precision work.
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