What Is FUT Hair Transplant?
FUT is the abbreviation for “Follicular Unit Transplantation,” and it commonly refers to the “strip” method of hair transplantation. In this method, the doctor removes hair from the donor area of the scalp by removing a strip of skin and hair before the area is then stitched up. This technique has been around for many years and is still employed, although some patients now prefer the FUE technique because it does not include any stitches.
Advances in Follicular Unit Transplantation
There have been advances in the closure methods and the healing of the donor incision. In most cases, the resulting linear scar from a strip hair transplant surgery is small and thin, with the patient being able to cover it well without having to grow their hair very long. A haircut with # 3 or # 4 clippers on the back and sides of the head usually completely conceals the donor scar.
Which Hair Transplantation Technique Is Right for You?
Misleading and sensationalist marketing material from industry and doctors wanting to promote the FUE method usually depicts a large linear scar on the back of an individual’s head next to another picture of an individual where the scar is not visible. These types of advertisements have obviously been produced to scare patients away from the strip (of FUT) surgery so they only consider the FUE procedure. However, the FUE technique does not work for every single patient. For a variety of factors, you may be a better candidate for the strip surgery than the FUE procedure.
Let Dr. Barusco help you decide which harvesting procedure is the best for you. He’ll explain the reasons why a specific procedure will give you the best results. We have no ulterior motives for offering one procedure over another. Because we perform both procedures with equal expertise, you can expect an unbiased opinion that takes your particular situation into account.
Dr. Barusco can deliver incredible FUT results with minimal scarring.