The recent medical advancement in surgical hair transplantation and hair restoration is increasing our ability to help the patient conceal or correct the effects of alopecia, or hair loss, with limited risk to the patient. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) hair surgery is a very effective and relatively fast surgical hair restoration technique which consists in safely transferring a great number of follicular units, which are naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 strands of hair, from the donor area of the scalp to the area that is affected by total or partial hair loss. FUT hair transplant is considered a very promising development in plastic surgery producing much better aesthetic results than the older form of hair transplant which used larger skin grafts and created an unnatural, pluggy look. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, we have used the FUT hair surgery and have consistently obtained excellent results; it is, however, necessary that the procedure be conducted by experienced specialists with high quality tools in order for the outcome to be convincing.
Follicular unit transplantation surgery is another method of reusing naturally occurring follicular units, which are in fact groups of 1 to 4 strands of hair, alongside the follicular unit extraction surgery. Similar to FUE hair transplant, FUT hair surgery involves transplanting follicular units from the designated donor area, usually at the back of the head, on the areas of the scalp that have been affected by hair loss. Because the impact of the follicular unit transplantation procedure upon the patient’s scalp is much smaller than that of the classical hair transplant procedure, the aesthetic outcome is far more natural due to better skin regeneration. The skilled hair specialists of Renew Skin & Health Clinic have considerable experience in using FUT hair surgery as a means of restoring the hair of our patients and have found this technique to be very effective if performed by well trained staff using quality tools in a sterile and controlled environment.
The difference between the follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction is that FUE hair harvesting consists in extracting each follicular unit individually, while follicular unit transplantation implies strip harvesting, which means that an entire hair strip or hair graft is collected from the donor area. After the hair graft has been surgically removed, each follicular unit is carefully separated from the graft using the innovative technique of stereo-microscopic dissection in order to make sure that the units are not damaged. One of the main advantages of FUT hair surgery over FUE surgery is that it guarantees a considerably smaller transection rate due to the fact that it is a simpler procedure. This means that a greater number of follicular units can be reused after they have been extracted from the donor area. The FUT procedure is also considerably faster than FUE, which means that the follicular units will spend less time exposed to air which will increase its chances for survival after it has been transplanted to the affected area. Another important advantage of FUT hair transplant is that the follicular units remain enveloped in their original skin tissue after they have been removed from the donor area, which again means that the survival rate of each unit increases.
Unfortunately, there is some scarring involved in follicular unit transplantation, but if the procedure is performed correctly and the patient grows his hair to a normal length, the scars can be completely concealed. The medical staff of Renew Skin & Health Clinic strongly advises you to be very careful when selecting the FUT hair transplant clinic where you wish to undergo this procedure. It is essential that you select a clinic that has consistently produced excellent hair transplant reviews and which has access to the latest technology and know-how.
Renew Skin & Health Clinic can provide you with all of the elements necessary for this procedure to produce the best possible aesthetic outcome. If you are ready to start changing the way you are perceived by others, simply schedule an appointment at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office.