Hair is considered an essential aspect of one’s overall appearance and personality. Hair loss often takes a toll on the confidence and mental well being of those suffering from it. But not any more. Dr. Saraswat’s Skin and Hair Clinics in Mumbai offers the best hair transplantation treatment and hair restoration services to people suffering from any kind of hair loss. So come, and regain your lost confidence with us.
With the advancement of technology, patients can choose from a number of methods for harvesting hair follicles. The two main ways in which donor grafts are extracted now a days are: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
In this article, we will discuss Follicular Unit Transplant. A thin strip of hair, consisting of follicular units, is removed from the donor region in FUT. These small units allow the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session.
When an FUT is done properly, the results mimic the way hair grows naturally and do not appear as transplanted hair. FUT leaves a thin linear scar in the donor area, which is normally covered by a patient’s hair even at relatively short lengths.
FUT has a number of advantages that make it the preferred hair restoration process, which are as follows:
Hair transplant growth is maximum
After hair is removed from the back of the scalp in a single strip in FUT, stereo-microscopic dissection allows the individual follicular units to be removed from this strip without being damaged.
Hair transplant appears more natural
FUT enables the hair transplant to look natural both at the individual follicular unit level and in regards to the overall graft distribution.
Scalp receives minimum trauma
This is accompanied by trimming away the excess tissue around the follicular units and then inserting them into small recipient sites on the patient’s scalp, hence, minimising trauma to the scalp.
Large hair transplant sessions can be performed
The FUT procedure allows a surgeon to transplant large numbers of grafts in each session. Using large numbers of grafts in each session preserves the donor supply by reducing the number of times incisions are made in the donor area.
Less number of sessions also mean lesser cost to the patient.
However, there are certain limitations to the FUT procedure, such as:
- It must be performed by a skilled plastic surgeon only.
- Needs a highly trained team of technicians.