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FUT Hair Transplant

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What Is FUT Hair Transplant

FUT is a short form for the Follicular Unit Transplantation method. The technique involves extracting a patient’s hair in naturally occurring groups of 1-4 hairs known as follicular units from the back or the sides of the scalp to balding areas of the scalp using a linear strip.

The small follicular units enable the surgeon to transplant thousands of grafts within a single session, hence maximizing the impact of the technique. Before the follicular hair transplantation method was developed, surgeons removed large grafts in groups of 3-8 hairs. This method yielded an unnatural look as the follicular units would get damaged of broken up, affecting hair growth.

How Does FUT Hair Transplant Work?

A surgeon will cut a strip of skin from the back of the head. The incision is several inches long. The surgeon then separates the removed area of the scalp into two sections. Follicular unit grafts are then transplanted. These sections will help the hair grow. The incision site is then stitched up.

Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant uses a strip of the scalp to extract hair grafts. A strip of the scalp is cut and is handed over to an experienced technician to dissect and separate the hair grafts from. It usually takes 4 to 6 hours. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is an effective hair loss treatment that creates natural-looking, long-lasting results. When performed by a skilled hair restoration surgeon, FUT is very safe.

Dr Ahsen Farooque

Best Hair Transplant Surgeon In Dubai

Dr Ahsen Farooque, Diplomat American Board certified Hair restoration surgeon (ABHRS) USA is well-recognized for his significant contribution to the health and beauty industry. Dr. Ahsen has worked in the best hair restoration clinics in Bahrain, Ireland, Sweden, and is now a member of the Hair Transplant Clinic in Dubai.

His expertise lies in Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction (Stem Cell FUE), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).

Dr. Farooque boasts an impressive academic background, having studied at the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, where he acquired an MBBS degree. Later on, he worked in various sectors, including dermatology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine, before specializing in Hair Restoration.

 

FUT Hair Transplant FAQS

What is FUT Hair Transplant?

FUT is a type of hair transplant. In FUT, the donor strip is first removed from the scalp and then, with the aid of dissecting stereo-microscopes, the follicular units are carefully isolated with their protective tissue intact. This process typically yields high-quality grafts, especially when clinical assistants are extensively trained in stereo-microscopic dissection.

Who needs FUT Hair Transplant?​

Men and women of all races can be good candidates for a hair transplant. To be considered for a hair transplant, you need two things:

  • Enough healthy hair on your scalp that can be transplanted to the area that needs hair.
  • The ability to grow hair on the thinning area of your scalp. 

Is the FUT Hair Transplant invasive or noninvasive?

FUT Hair Transplant is invasive method. It doesn’t include insertion of instruments within the body. 

Is the FUT Hair Transplant painful?

Postoperative pain in most of the patients occurs after hair transplantation surgery. This pain occurs especially in hair transplantation performed with FUT (follicular unit transplant). Because due to the transection of peripheral nerves during strip harvesting.

Is the patient given local or general anesthesia?

FUT Hair Transplant is usually performed using a local anesthesia along with sedation to make you relaxed and comfortable. Your scalp will be insensitive to pain, but you may be aware of some tugging or pressure. 

How does FUT Hair Transplant work?

  • A surgeon will cut a strip of skin from the back of the head. The incision is several inches long.
  •  The surgeon then separates the removed area of the scalp into two sections.
  •  Follicular unit grafts are then transplanted. These sections will help the hair grow.

 The incision site is then stitched up. 

How long does the FUT Hair Transplant take?

Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant uses a strip of the scalp to extract hair grafts. A strip of the scalp is cut and is handed over to an experienced technician to dissect and separate the hair grafts from. It usually takes 4 to 6 hours. 

On which body parts can we perform FUT Hair Transplant?

It is performed on the scalp usually at the back of the head. 

Can FUT Hair Transplant fix Pattern Hair Loss?

Yes, FUT Hair Transplant can fix Pattern Hair Loss. 

Is the FUT Hair Transplant an effective solution to Pattern hair loss?

FUT hair transplant is the most effective solution for pattern hair loss. The FUSS or FUT technique (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or strip harvesting technique is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed under local anesthetic that can cover large areas with natural results. 

How does the affected area look like right after the FUT Hair Transplant?

On average, the new hairs will begin to grow through in the treated areas of the scalp after four months, continuing to thicken over the first 10 to 15 months. 

Is FUT Hair Transplant safe?

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is an effective hair loss treatment that creates natural-looking, long-lasting results. When performed by a skilled hair restoration surgeon, FUT is very safe. 

What Types of FUT Hair Transplant are there?

There are two main ways in which donor grafts are extracted today: strip excision harvesting, and follicular unit extraction.

  •   Strip harvesting.
  •   Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
  •   Follicular unit transplant.

 Robotic hair restoration. 

Is FUT Hair Transplant permanent?

Yes FUT hair transplant is permanent. 

How much does FUT Hair Transplant cost in Dubai?

The estimated cost of FUT Hair Transplant offered in Dubai is AED 10 to AED 12 per graft. 

Is FUT Hair Transplant more expensive than FUE?

No, FUT Hair Transplant is less expensive than FUE.  

Is FUT Hair Transplant worth it?

Yes, FUT hair transplants are worth it. Alongside, this worthiness sincerely relies on taking the right decision while choosing the best doctor and clinic. Indeed the doctor should be an expert in hair transplant surgery and the clinic or hospital should be planned to be performed only a maximum of 2 surgeries a day. 

Recovery & Post-Procedure Care

How do you care for a patient after FUT Hair Transplant?

Wash hair gently, but thoroughly, so that the scalp is free of blood and crusts. Do not rub the scalp, as this may dislodge grafts. Expect some soreness, tightness, and possibly numbness. 

When can we go home after the FUT Hair Transplant?

Patients can go home 20 minutes to 30 minutes after the procedure. 

When can patients resume their normal day routine?

Patients will need to take some time off from exercise routines after their hair transplant surgery. In general, patients can resume normal activity within 48 to 72 hours. 

What can you eat after FUT Hair Transplant?

After the hair transplant, doctors believe that a patient should consume B-complex vitamin supplements to get to the levels that are needed. Some foods that are rich in B-complex vitamins are; chicken, meat, bananas, avocados, brown rice, nuts, and eggs. (18)

Do we have to take antibiotics after FUT Hair Transplant?

Medication is given for sleep and pain (if needed). Antibiotics are generally not required, but can be prescribed by the hair transplant surgeons to avoid any infection in the wounds.

When can we take a shower after FUT Hair Transplant?

Wait 48 hours before you wash your hair after hair transplant surgery. Of course, you can take a body shower before that, but keep your hair dry. 

After how many days can we wash the hair normally after FUT Hair Transplant?

After about 7-10 days there should be no more traces of dried blood or scabs on your scalp. You may start washing your hair the normal way no sooner than 14 days after the transplant. 

Can we wear our normal clothes after FUT Hair Transplant?

You should wear shirts with buttons, so the shirt does not rub against the scalp.

It is therefore the case that most hair transplant surgeons recommend waiting seven to 10 days before wearing any type of cap that could restrict, move, or displace a graft. 

What soap/shampoo do we have to use after FUT Hair Transplant?

You can usually shampoo your hair the following day after surgery, and using an antiseptic shampoo can be beneficial although it is not essential. 

Can we wash the affected area at home after the FUT Hair Transplant?

Yes, we can wash the affected area at home after the FUT Hair Transplant. But wait till 48 hours.

How to wash the scalp after FUT Hair Transplant?

The best way to make absolutely sure you’re as gentle as possible is to fill a cup with water and pour it over your head. The washing itself should also be done very gently. The best method is to squeeze a little shampoo into your hand, lather it up well between your hands, and then carefully rub it into your hair. 

How long does it take for the scalp to heal after FUT Hair Transplant?

Most people can return to work several days after surgery. It’s normal for the transplanted hair to fall out two to three weeks after the procedure. This makes way for new hair growth. Most people will see some amount of new hair growth 8 to 12 months after surgery. 

Risks

What are the risks and side effects of FUT Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant side effects;

  • Infections
  • crust or pus drainage around the surgical sites
  • scalp pain, itching, and swelling
  •  inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
  • bleeding
  •  losing sensation around the surgical sites

 visible areas of hair that don’t match the surrounding hair or are noticeably thinner.

Alternative Procedures

What is the difference between FUT Hair Transplant and FUE hair transplant?

The main difference between FUT and FUE hair transplants is that in FUT the surgeon removes a strip of donor skin from which to extract individual follicular units to be transferred to the areas of hair loss, whereas in FUE individual follicular units are excised directly from the scalp. Which technique is most suitable for the patient depends on a range of factors. 

FUT Hair Transplant vs FUE Hair Transplant 

The main advantage of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT/Strip) is that it typically (but not always) gives the highest yield of hair. When a patient’s primary goal is to achieve maximum fullness from the hair restoration, FUT should be considered. There are many reasons for this, including the precision of stereo-microscopic dissection and the ability to efficiently harvest from a more select area of the donor zone.

The main advantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are not leaving a linear donor scar and having a faster healing time. When the patient’s primary goal is to be able to wear their hair very short or return quickly to strenuous activity, FUE is ideal. FUE is also indicated when there is an increased risk of a widened scar or when scalp laxity (looseness) does not permit a strip excision. The patient may sometimes choose FUE simply to avoid the stigma of a linear donor scar even though it would be easily covered by their hair.

Disadvantages

Compared to follicular unit extraction (FUE), the main disadvantages of the FUT procedure are the risk of scarring and a longer recovery period per treatment session. The FUT technique often leaves a linear scar at the site where the donor strip is excised. Additional FUT treatments can result in stretching of the scalp which can exacerbate the appearance of the linear scar. 

 This strip removal method of hair restoration involves a longer recovery period because it is more invasive. The stitches used to close the excision will need to be in place for one to two weeks, and it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks following their removal. (27)

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