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follicular unit transplantation

Follicular unit transplantation and other minimally invasive hair transplant procedures have emerged as game-changing methods to effectively address and conceal bald spots brought on by hair loss, which affects both men and women. As part of Livglam’s hair restoration services, we are pleased to provide the extremely effective and well-known Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) operation, sometimes referred to as the strip method.

What is FUT?

The strip harvesting of permanent hair roots from the sides and back of the scalp is a deliberate technique used in the FUT hair transplant. The FUT method offers remarkable and long-lasting results with the excision of DHT-resistant hair roots, offering unsurpassed permanency, by using a precise incision and cutting-edge closure technology.

How does FUT work?

Follicular unit transplantation

Step 1: Donor Area Preparation

The donor area, typically located at the back or sides of the scalp, is prepared for the procedure. The hair in the donor area is trimmed to a short length to facilitate the extraction process.

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Step 2: Harvesting Hair Follicles

A strip of skin is surgically removed from the donor area using a quick and easy treatment. The strip contains numerous hair follicle units, which are groups of hair follicles. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.

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Step 3: Dissection and Processing

The strip of skin is carefully dissected into smaller pieces under a microscope. Each smaller piece contains individual hair follicle units. The hair follicle units are methodically processed to ensure their best possible appearance and viability.

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Step 4: Recipient Area Preparation

The recipient area, where the hair will be transplanted, is prepared for the implantation process. Tiny incisions or recipient sites are created in a strategic manner, considering the patient's natural hairline and desired outcome.

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Step 5: Implantation of Hair Follicle Units

The prepared hair follicle units are implanted into the recipient area using a hollow needle. The experienced team of specialists carefully places the hair follicle units in the recipient sites. This precise method ensures that the transplanted hair blends seamlessly into the natural hairline.

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Step 6: Post-Procedure Care

After the FUT procedure, the patient is provided with instructions for post-operative care. This may include guidelines for washing the scalp, avoiding strenuous activities, and protecting the newly transplanted hair. The recovery period typically takes a few weeks, during which the transplanted hair follicles begin to grow.

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Step 7: Hair Growth and Results

Over time, the transplanted hair follicles start to grow new hair. Patients may notice an initial shedding of the transplanted hair, but this is a normal part of the hair growth cycle. Gradually, the transplanted hair becomes thicker and fuller, providing a natural and attractive result on the patient's scalp.

As a frequently used method, Follicular unit transplantation hair restoration is excellent at concealing higher-grade Norwood class hair loss and presents a compelling alternative for high-density hair transplants, delivering an impressive and natural result on the patient's scalp.

FUE vs. FUT Hair Transplant

When it comes to FUE vs. FUT, the main difference is in the methods of harvesting; FUE carefully separates out individual hair follicles for transplanting, whereas FUT involves pulling out follicles with a strip of skin, leaving a lengthy, linear scar. Even though scarring is typically less severe in Follicular unit transplantation patients, both techniques offer appealing options for hair restoration.

With a higher hair yield than FUE, the FUT hair technique excels in cases requiring a significant number of grafts. Patients who want maximum fullness from their hair restoration journey may especially benefit from this advantage.

FUT surgery takes less time than FUE, usually 4 - 8 hours, depending on the size of the donor area and the number of grafts needed. FUE, on the other hand, might take up to ten hours or longer to complete, sometimes even longer especially when dealing with more than 2,000 grafts.

Pros and Cons of FUT

The FUT method's capacity to extract and transplant a significant number of hair root group up to 2500 unit in a single session is one of its primary benefits. For those looking for extensive hair restoration and broader coverage, FUT is the best solution.

  • Say goodbye to the puffy, artificial appearance since FUT prevents such results, guaranteeing a flawless and genuine appearance.
  • FUT is more affordable nature than other hair loss remedies.
  • Experience the amazing capacity to completely cover larger balding regions in just a few sessions.
  • Enjoy a permanent and naturally looking head of hair, perfectly imitating normal hair growth.

Despite the procedure's transformative effects, its invasiveness comes with a risk of scarring and a somewhat longer recovery time between treatments. Note that a linear scar is left at the location where the donor strip is painstakingly excised, and the scalp may occasionally extend. Although slight, it's crucial to be aware that scars can become more obvious and larger in one particular area.

Why is Livglam the best clinic for FUT procedure?

The security and comfort of our patients come first at our medical center. The FUT treatment is carried out with the highest care and expertise by our skilled doctors and committed staff. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in regaining their natural, young appearance as we are aware of the negative effects that hair loss may have on their self-esteem and general well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.How long does the FUT procedure take, and what can I expect during the process?

The extraction of hair strips from the donor area during the FUT treatment normally takes 15 to 30 minutes. The hair follicle units are then thoroughly prepared under a microscope by our expert technicians. Finally, a hollow needle is used to implant the units into the recipient location. Our skilled surgeons and committed staff will look out for your comfort and safety at all times.

Both FUT and FUE are successful hair transplant procedures, however they have different methods for obtaining donor hair. FUE removes individual hair follicles from the donor area while FUT removes a strip of hair from the donor area. The patient's unique requirements, hair loss pattern, and donor hair characteristics are just a few of the variables that influence the decision between FUT and FUE. Our experts will assess your issue during a consultation and suggest the best course of action for you.

Patients can style their hair anyway they choose after having a FUT treatment. You can style the transplanted hair the same way you style your natural hair because it will grow naturally. You can confidently arrange your hair to match your preferred look, whether you enjoy short or long hairstyles. After the surgery, our staff will give you post-operative instructions to help you understand the best methods for styling and caring for your hair.

Yes, FUT might be a good choice for women who are experiencing thinning or hair loss. The level of hair loss, the accessibility of donor hair, and personal preferences all affect whether FUT is suitable. Our skilled staff will assess your particular circumstance, make a complete evaluation, and make a recommendation for the best hair restoration strategy, whether it be FUT, FUE, or another relevant procedure, to help meet your personal requirements.