Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Hair Transplant

What is FUT & How It Works?

In a FUT hair transplant, follicular units – which naturally occur in groups of one to four – are harvested from a strip of scalp removed from the donor area on the back of the head. Once that procedure is completed, the incision is sutured, leaving a very small linear scar after it heals. Technicians carefully remove the follicular units from the scalp strip by dissecting them under a stereo microscope using a two-stage process. First, they cut the scalp strip into slivers. Then, they dissect the follicular units from those slivers. Technician skill and expertise has a direct impact on how many follicular units are harvested.
how FUT hair transplant works

Comparing FUT vs. FUE

While results for growth will be almost identical between an FUE and FUT procedure, the two do have some key differences.
The extraction of hair follicles for FUT patients will require a line of sutures that take a short time to heal. With FUE, individual grafts are harvested one by one, which does not require a linear incision on the back of the scalp. During a FUT hair transplant, we can harvest 3000+ grafts in one day. However, due to the FUE being on an individual per graft basis, we can normally harvest 1800-2000 in one session.
When it comes to scarring, it’s difficult to avoid scars entirely. The FUT hair transplant typically leaves behind a thin, linear scar on the back of the scalp. This is camouflaged by leaving the length of your hair in back at a length of a “2” or higher on a pair of clippers. Alternatively, an FUE procedure creates tiny dots that are spread out over the donor area. These tiny dots are almost always hidden when the hair regrows to a “buzz cut” length. Typically, the sites harvested during an FUE leave almost zero scarring behind.
healed scar after FUT hair transplant

AMAP Mega Sessions Available!

For patients with extensive hair loss, or who only want to have one session, the best hair transplant option is AMAP, which means as many as possible. It is simply a hair transplant session where as many grafts as possible are transplanted in a single session. Currently, DiStefano hair restoration surgeons are able to transplant up to 4,000 grafts in a single session.
These AMAP mega sessions are ideal for patients that want to cover large transplant areas and don’t wish to come in for multiple sessions. A single AMAP session also costs less than multiple sessions and the results are more immediate.

Why Choose DiStefano?

At DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, our technicians have an average of ten years of experience with our practice. Under top, high-level physician training, they have honed their skills to increase the overall graft yield from a strip of scalp by approximately one third. For our patient’s, this means getting the best possible graft yield for your investment.

How Many Grafts Do You Need?

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Select The Areas of Hair Loss

Using the interactive graphic below, click on the areas that you believe are currently affected. (If using mobile, pinch to zoom to better select the areas)

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After the Procedure

Soon after the FUT hair transplant procedure is completed, you can head home for some rest and relaxation. We’ll provide you with a post-op kit including simple instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome. These include:

Soon after the procedure is completed, you can head home for some rest and relaxation. We’ll provide you with a post-op kit including simple instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome. These include:

FUT Hair Transplant Before and After: Progress After 10 Months

Not everyone heals at the same rate, but most of our patients report being able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days. Be advised that hair in the donor area will be short for two weeks or more as it is trimmed closely to the scalp.

How long will it take for hair to start growing in the host area? Typically within three to four months, with more aesthetically pleasing results visible after about six months. After about eighteen months, you’ll look as if no hair loss had ever occurred — just your previous, natural-looking self. 

At DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, we’re here to support you from the initial consultation right through surgery, recovery, and beyond. Contact us today to learn if FUT hair transplant is the right procedure for you. We will discuss FUT hair transplant cost, preparations, expectations, results, and management.

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