Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is an original hair transplant procedure which is the harvest of donor hair from the permanent zone at the back and sides of the scalp in a single, thin strip and then dissected into in individual follicular units under microscopes. The principle of this procedure is that the hair is transplanted into the balding area as individual follicular unit (1-3 hairs) for natural appearance. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia or intravenous anesthetic sedation by the doctor only.
Donor harvest planning should be done keeping future hair recession in mind with minimization of follicular transection. We perform the wound closure using trichophytic technique with absorbable sutures (that no need to remove) for tension free, to give best possible scar.
The period of sessions will depend upon how many follicular unit grafts are transplanted. Small sessions of less than 1,000 grafts can be finished within 6 hours. The larger sessions, of 2,500 grafts or more, usually take at least 12 hours.