Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique where a patient's hair is transplanted in naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs, called follicular units. Follicular units also contain sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional fine vellus hairs. In Follicular Unit Transplantation these small units allow the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximizes the cosmetic impact of the procedure.
Hair loss and hair thinning are prominent cosmetic issues affecting 1 out of 3 men and 1 out of 5 women, causing aesthetic distress that can lead to a low selfconfidence level and social isolation in a society where looks are highly important. If you are suffering from hair loss, regardless of its cause, IHT Hair Clinic with its team of highly trained and experienced specialists will provide you with an amazing, revolutionary and innovative treatment solution, namely the FUE surgical hair transplant.
The FUE surgical hair transplant is also an ideal solution for eyebrow reconstruction or definition, beard transplant or chest hair transplant. The advantages of the FUE surgical hair transplant procedure when performed at IHT Clinic is that the procedure will be performed by a team of specialized practitioners under the supervision of our Doctor specialist who has an extended experience in the domain. Secondly, the Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant is minimally invasive and is carried out under a local anesthetic, so little to no discomfort will be experienced during this hair restoration procedure. The harvesting of healthy hair from the donor area is made per hair and not per graft, so we are able to ensure the selection of the strongest, healthiest follicles from the scalp with the use of fine, needle-point instruments that cause minimal trauma to the scalp skin and allows fast and complete recovery. An essential superiority of the FUE procedure to the FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation is that FUE requires no stitches and leaves no scars in the donor area, whereas the FUT which uses strip harvesting, leaves a quite visible, linear scar.
Although the Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant technique may require more time (1-2 sessions, depending on the size of the balding areas to be covered) and is somehow a bit more pricy than the FUT hair transplant, the results are permanent and undetectable, and they will look natural, with denser packing, as the transplanted hair follicles are implanted in the same growth direction as your natural hair, filling in densely the balding, unaesthetic patches. You can leave the clinic after the FUE surgical hair transplant and as mentioned above, the recovery is faster, allowing you to quickly return to your daily routine activities. The tiny incisions made for the implantations of the healthy hair follicles will heal completely in approx. 5 to 7 days, when redness and slight scalp swelling will have subsided as well. The new follicles will shed in a few weeks, but the healthy hair bulbs will start producing new strands, so in about three months’ time following the FUE surgical hair transplant procedure, you will be able to see how new hair begins to grow. In about 6 months’ time, you will enjoy noticeable growth and in maximum one year, your previous bald patches will be history, hair continuing to grow naturally. Our IHT Clinic Doctor Specialist will give you all the necessary details during a specialized consultation, during which every aspect of your current health condition and medical history are taken into account for a proper diagnosis and an accurate approach of your hair loss condition using the Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant procedure. Confidently contact our IHT hair Clinic and restore your beautiful, thick hair by simply scheduling a consultation.