Advantages of FUT include avoidance of having to shave the donor site on the day of your procedure. The hair can be kept at its natural length in the region. Furthermore, the graft quality and take-rate (success rate) can be slightly higher than FUE. FUT is a good option for patients that do not ever plan on shaving their head in the future.
FUT with Dr. Asaria always begins with a consultation. During this time, you will mutually establish precise cosmetic goals. He then will design a surgical plan to fulfill this exact cosmetic outcome. This plan will outline the cosmetic design of your hair restoration procedure.
Next, the donor site is established. This is always located at the back of the scalp. This area is a non-testosterone zone which means that the hair follicles extracted from it will survive most of your lifetime. This is ideal to ensure a successful take rate and continued life in the receptive area of hair transplantation.
On the day of your procedure, you will be numbed with a local anesthetic. A scalpel is used to remove a strip of healthy scalp containing hair. The strip is usually 1 centimetre wide, and can be as long as 30 centimetres. This strip is then placed in a specialized solution which mimics the body’s own fluids. This solution maintains the tissue and maximizes the life of the follicles.
Next, Dr. Asaria and his exceptional hair transplant team will carefully excise individual follicles from the strip. Follicular units are groups of 1 to 4 hairs and their follicles are found naturally growing on the scalp. Each hair is isolated one by one under high power magnification.