- DrT Hair Transplant
- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
Amongst the types of hair transplant, you may have come across the follicular unit hair transplantation as one of the recommended techniques in the surgery. So, what is it exactly? The follicular unit hair transplantation is a hair restoration technique where the surgeon transplant the hair with follicular units. It is also called a strip procedure. The follicular units contain the glands, nerves, small muscle, and fine vellus hairs. This technique allows the surgeon to transplant tons of grafts in a single session. This can improve the cosmetic results of the hair transplant procedure. The FUT is one of the older hair transplantation techniques and still prevalent today. The successful hair clinics who carry the FUT hair transplant claim that the results can be as natural as possible.
Although the FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction has been more popular, the existence of the follicular unit hair transplantation is still accountable. For some severe cases where the patients have lost too much hair, the FUT can be the better solution since it can maximize the hair transplant growth. It won’t be surprising that the follicular unit hair transplantation can bring such desirable results. Besides the FUE, the top hair clinics in the world also consider the FUT depending on the condition of the patients, or the request from the patients.
Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant
The other perk of the follicular unit hair transplantation is also to improve the naturalness of the hair transplant. The scalp hair will generally grow in follicular units of 1 to 4 strands. The hair clinics claim that the results will approach the natural pattern of the original strands. That means if you undergo the successful follicular unit hair transplantation in the clinic, the overall results of the transplant will mostly appear natural. By then, you no longer need to use the commercial hair products sold in the market. You can ditch all of the products because you won’t need them anymore.
The doctors also claim that follicular unit hair transplantation has natural surgical planning. First reason, the surgeon can quickly estimate the number of follicular grafts obtained from the donor area. The second, if the donor is enough, the surgeon can promise the sound quality of hair density as a result. But the downside is that when you have low hair density, the surgeon will make some adjustments. In effect, the follicular unit hair transplantation for low-density hair might result in thinner look. But rest assured that your doctor will bring up this topic and won’t hide anything from you.