Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as the strip method, is a method of hair transplantation that involves removing a strip of skin from the back of the head and dividing it into individual hair follicles, which are then transplanted to the recipient site. FUT allows for the transplantation of a large number of hair follicles in a single procedure, resulting in more dramatic results.
One of the main advantages of FUT is that it allows for the transplantation of a large number of hair follicles in a single session. This is because the strip of skin that is removed during the FUT procedure contains a large number of hair follicles, which can be divided into smaller grafts and transplanted to the recipient site.
Another advantage of FUT is that it has a high success rate and produces natural-looking results. The hair follicles that are transplanted during the FUT procedure are taken from the back of the head, which is resistant to male pattern baldness. This means that the transplanted hair is more likely to continue growing for a longer period of time.
The FUT procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes several hours to complete. After the procedure, patients are required to take medications to help prevent infection and promote healing. It is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out within the first two weeks after the procedure, but new hair growth should begin within a few months.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), aka the “strip method”, involves removing a strip of skin which is then split into individual follicles and transplanted into the recipient area. This means that the biggest problem with FUT method is that it leaves a large scar in the back of the scalp.
FUT was the most popular type of hair transplant procedure until a newer method called FUE became more popular.