FUT Hair Transplant in Gurgaon
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), also called as a strip method is an effective hair restoration technique. It is a method where a strip of healthy hair from the (donor area) back of the scalp is taken and then hair follicles are taken out to transplant into the area where there is hair loss (recipient region). This technique helps to achieve wonderful results. Under a stereo microscope, the strip containing hair follicles is dissected and separated into grafts of 1-3 follicular grafts. These grafts are then inserted into incisions in the recipient’s skin. For a single session, a maximum of 2000 grafts can be transplanted at the area treated.
The procedure of FUT Hair Transplant
Firstly, the doctor examines the donor region to check if it is perfect or not. She will then estimate the number of grafts needed for hair transplantation.
After this, the donor area of the scalp is shaved off in order to harvest the strip.
The surgeon then makes markings to ensure a natural-looking hairline keeping the patient’s expectations in mind.
Then anesthesia is given to make it a comfortable experience for the patient.
The doctor will then determine the number of samples needed for the grafts and cautiously remove the strip from the donor area.
The area from which the strip will be removed, will be closed with the help of stitches. Under a stereo microscope, the strip containing hair follicles will be dissected and hair grafts units will be pulled out.
After assessing the direction of the hair growth, the doctor will begin making incisions in the recipient area and place follicular graft units into the incisions.
Recovery after FUT Hair Transplant
The stitches will be removed after 10-12 days of the procedure.
After two weeks of the surgery, the transplanted hair will start coming out which will automatically make way for the new hair to come.
After 8-12 months, significant amount of hair growth at the region will be noticed.
Around the donor area, numbness might be felt which will improve within a month.
On an average, proper results of FUT Hair Transplant will be visible in a year.
It is advised to take a week off before going back to work.
Frequently Asked Questions About FUT Hair Transplant
Q.1 What are the side-effects of FUT Hair Transplant?
Ans. As such, there are no major side effects of FUT Hair Transplant which can affect an individual. But, nowadays there are more advanced techniques available such as FUE in which individual follicles are extracted so there is no visible scar. In the strip method, as the entire strip of hair is taken at once, it leaves a linear scar. Although, it is well concealed by the hair growth later. After a gap of 15 days, the doctor removes the stitches from the donor area from where the strip gets removed. The scar will start healing after this.
Q.2 How much time does one session of FUT Hair Transplant take?
Ans. It will take around 5-8 hours for a single session. The time taken may vary depending on the number of grafts transplanted in a single session and the number of surgeons involved in the process.
Q.3 Is hair shedding normal after FUT Hair Transplant?
Ans. Yes! After a Hair Transplant, the hair will start shedding. It is also known as shock loss but it is completely normal.
Q.4 When will the new hair grow?
Ans. The new hair will start growing in another 3-4 months of the procedure. In the initial days, the new hair will be fine and delicate but as it grows longer, it will become strong and thick. Within 6 months of the procedure, substantial hair growth will be seen. Therefore, results of FUT hair transplant will now be seen. The new hair will be of the same quality as the follicular units taken from the donor hair.
Q. 5 What Is the Best Hair Transplant Procedure - FUE OR FUT?
Ans. Both procedures are great options for men and women who are experiencing hair loss. When deciding between FUE and FUT, one must consult the hair transplant surgeon about which treatment is best suited for them. During the appointment, the patient and the doctor should talk about the objectives and goals, as well as the quantity of follicular units needed. This will help in determining which hair transplantation method is ideal.