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Advantages of the FUT Hair Transplant:

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Does the FUT Leave a Scar?​

In the past, many were concerned about noticeable linear scars due to the FUT hair transplant procedure using the strip harvesting method. Dr. Markou has pioneered a laser-enhanced follicular strip method with the Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique to help with scarring concerns. This technique is best for patients with advanced hair loss.

The Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the healing process. PRP is derived from the patient's own blood and is concentrated of proteins called growth factors. These cells promote healing, accelerate tissue regeneration, and help develop cell regrowth. Before closing the open strip, Dr. Markou uses a laser with PRP placed on the end and bevels the bottom edge of the linear strip. This closure technique allows hair to grow through the scar while decreasing the scars overall appearance.

The FUT Transplant in Tampa, Florida

Platelet-rich plasma has shown incredible results in the recovery process across the board within the medical field. Not only can it aid in hair transplant surgery, but it can also be used to treat more severe injuries, such as a meniscal tear due to a sports injury. Dr. Markou was the first physician in the Clearwater and Tampa, Florida area to begin using PRP for hair loss in 2009. He continues to research hair transplants in order to provide the most optimal results to those suffering from thinning hair and pattern baldness.

​​Don’t lose faith in your hair regrowth journey. Schedule a free consultation with Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and find out exactly what Dr. Markou recommends to help fight your hair loss.


While the FUE hair transplant is another phenomenal hair transplant procedure that Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers, not everyone meets the necessary qualifications of a candidate. The follicular unit transplantation is strongly recommended for those who are unfit of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) and are in the slightly more advanced stages of thinning hair and balding. It’s important to consult with a licensed transplant surgeon to see if you’re a good candidate for either hair transplant methods.

FUT Hair Transplant

the FUT hair transplant donor area

FUT Hair Transplant Before & After

LaserEdge Closure Linear Scars

What is a Follicular Unit Transplantation?

Hair transplants have been around since the 1950’s. Since then, huge advancements in hair restoration have changed hair transplantations for the better. A hair transplant is known simply as relocating healthy hair to the area of hair loss. The area receiving hair (balding area) is commonly referred to as the recipient site.

The follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a more advanced hair transplant procedure that uses naturally occurring follicular hair units. A follicular unit is a group of 1 to 4 hair follicles that all grow together out of a single pore. Previous to FUT, larger grafts would be taken from the scalp which would leave noticeable scars and an unnatural-looking appearance. Since the FUT uses the grouping method, smaller units can be used to give hair a more natural-looking appearance.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplant Procedure

The FUT hair transplant is a 3-4 hour procedure that is virtually painless. Anesthesia will be given to rid the scalp of any discomfort. The transplant procedure involves taking a single strip of hair/tissue from the back of the head, also referred to as the donor area, then precisely dissecting the follicular units. In order to get the most optimal hair growth results, the units will be dissected under high-powered magnification. These units will then be strategically placed into the recipient site in order for hair growth to occur once again. 

Dr. Markou performs the follicular unit hair transplant surgery for people from all over the world in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. He has dedicated 20 years to researching hair restoration solutions and perfecting hair transplant procedures. He is a current Florida Delegate of the American Osteopathic Association (ADA) and works alongside other world-renowned physicians within the hair restoration industry. 

​​  Tampa Bay Hair Restoration

Hair Transplant Surgery in Tampa bay Florida: LaserEdge Strip 

1266 Turner St. Suite B, Clearwater, FL 33756

  • Best hair transplant method for patients with advanced hair loss
  • Shorter procedure time

  • The ability to dissect various graft sizes under high-powered magnification that can provide more density in one session

  • The ability to cover more area in one session

  • Optimal graft survival

  • Less expensive

The follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplant technique that relocates hair from one area of the body to another using the linear strip method. This is one of the two most common techniques used in hair transplant surgeries today. Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers both the FUT and the FUE methods in order to provide a full-range of treatment options to those fighting hair loss.

As hair loss occurs differently in each individual, it’s important to consult with a licensed physician about the different hair transplant options and the benefits associated with each. Dr. Michael Markou is the board-certified hair transplant surgeon in Tampa and is a medical leader in the state of Florida for cell regeneration and hair restoration. Dr. Markou is currently offering free consultations at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration in order to provide patients with the most accurate information about possible treatments and a personalized hair regrowth plan.