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FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

FUT is a well-known and widely used surgical procedure for hair restoration. It entails a procedure where a thin strip of healthy hair-bearing skin is extracted and transplanted to an area of hair loss (a “non-permanent area”) from a “permanent” part of the scalp (where hair is genetically designed to continue growing for life). This method can result in incredibly successful outcomes.

How do I know I am suitable for treatment?

Prior to deciding on the best course of treatment for your concern, Dermatologist will conduct a no obligation consultation, to assess your individual condition, your medical history and your thoughts on your desired results. He will then create a programme of treatment for optimum restoration.

What happens during treatment?

During the surgery, a strip of skin with healthy hair will be extracted from the donor location, which is often the back of the head and is an anaesthetized portion of your scalp. To carefully choose out individual hair follicle units as they naturally arise, our team of professionals carefully selects out this strip and places it under a specially built high-powered microscope (in collections of 1 to 4 hairs). After that, the grafts are stored in a refrigerated mixture of Hypothermasol and ATP until the dermatologist is prepared to transplant them.

The donor area of your scalp will be sewn closed in the interim, and is typically hidden by neighbouring donor hair, so the incision won’t be noticeable. After about 10 to 14 days, the stitches will be taken out, and the donor area will be allowed to recover with a faint scar. This is typically hidden by longer hairstyles (grade 4 and above).

Dermatologists will create very small incisions in the region of concern to transplant the hair, and this will decide the angle, direction, and density of the hair to be transplanted. Using tiny forceps, the follicular grafts are subsequently placed into the recipient locations.

To achieve the most natural and pleasing look. Dermatologist takes extreme care to position and distribute these follicular units in a way so that they blend in keeping with your own, natural hair growth.

Does it hurt?

Before the procedure commences, you will be treated with a local anaesthetic, making FUT a painless and comfortable procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the size of the area to be treated and the number of grafts that need to be transplanted, FUT can take between 4 and 12 hours.

When can I see results?

You can expect to start to see the new hairs grow at approximately 4 months after the treatment. This hair growth will continue to thicken over the first 10 to 15 months. As time passes, the hair will continue to grow in the same way as the hair in the donor area, thus creating a fuller, thicker head of hair.