Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is one surgical treatment option for patients coping with advanced hair loss. The process involves removing a small strip of tissue from the back of the head, harvesting donor hair follicles from that strip, and individually transplanting the follicles into the recipient areas. Many men choose to undergo FUT, also known as strip grafting, in order to achieve a high proportion of graft transplants in one single session and enjoy dramatic results over time.
The FUT Strip Grafting Process
During FUT surgery, a strip of hair and tissue from the back of the head is selected as the donor site based on its ability to offer the thickest hair growth on the head. The strip is efficiently dissected to collect donor hair follicles that can be successfully transplanted into balding areas of the scalp. FUT has long been considered the gold standard in hair transplantation, because it can cover a wide area and achieve a high quantity of grafts in just one session.
FUT Strip Grafting Results
Since the FUT procedure makes it possible to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, strip grafting has the potential to deliver dramatic results. When performed by an experienced professional, FUT perfectly mimics the way hair grows naturally in order to achieve results that match the rest of the head. Hair continues to grow and strengthen over time to ensure that your hair regains a full, natural appearance.
Pain Management, Scarring, and Other Questions
Though the FUT process does leave a thin scar in the donor area, advanced technology now makes it possible to minimize the pain and visibility of that scar with a technique called trichophytic closure. Most patients who undergo FUT transplantation enjoy a nearly invisible scar and new hair growth in the donor area over time.
You can trust the experts at Tampa Center for Hair Restoration to complete your FUT strip grafting surgery with the utmost precision and attention to detail. You will benefit from renewed hair growth in your balding areas, a virtually invisible scar on the back of your head, and results that last for years to come. Call 813-734-7426 to speak to a professional at Tampa Center for Hair Restoration and make your first appointment now.