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WHAT IS FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION?

The follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplant method that relocates healthy hair follicles from the donor area to the area affected by hair loss or pattern baldness using the linear strip method. This treatment is highly recommended for those in the more advanced stages of hair loss.

FUT PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY

The FUT hair transplant procedure takes about 3 to 5 hours. Since the FUT requires a linear strip removal, recovery time takes slightly longer than the FUE technique. Dr. Markou uses platelet-rich plasma with FUT to promote healing and cell regeneration. Recovery can take anywhere from 1 to 7 days depending on the patients hair restoration needs.

FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT COST

The average cost of the FUT hair transplant is $3,900 at our center in Florida. The price is not determined by the number of hair grafts required, but rather dependent on which stage of hair loss you are in. For a more accurate and personalized quote, feel free to fill out the contact form below.

FOLLICULAR UNIT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION RESULTS

The FUT hair transplant provides natural-looking results to areas affected by hair loss. New hair growth can be seen as soon as 3 to 4 months post-operation and will continue to grow over the course of a year. On average, the most noticeable hair growth occurs 6 to 9 months after surgery.

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Follicular Unit TransplantATION

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 hair transplant methods in order to provide a full-range of treatment options to those fighting hair loss.

The Hair Transplant Surgeon of Florida

As hair loss occurs differently in each individual, it’s important to consult with a licensed physician about the different hair transplant options available and the benefits associated with each. Dr. Michael Markou is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and the leading hair transplant surgeon in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. He has been a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for over 20 years and is a medical leader in the state of Florida for 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 as well as a personalized hair regrowth plan.

ADVANTAGES OF THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT:

  • Shorter procedure time
  • Ability to dissect various graft sizes under high-powered magnification
  • Increase hair density
  • Ability to cover more area in one session, maximizing hair grafts harvested
  • Optimal graft survival
  • Best hair transplant method for patients with advanced hair loss
  • Less expensive

What is a Follicular Unit Transplantation?

Hair transplants have been around since the 1950’s. Since then, huge advancements in technology have changed hair transplantations for the better. A hair transplant is known simply as relocating healthy hair to the area affected by hair loss. The area receiving hair (balding/thinning 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.

The FUT Hair Transplant Procedure

The FUT hair transplant is a 3 to 5 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 individual follicular units (hair grafts) from the donor strip. In order to get the most optimal hair growth results, the units will be dissected under high-powered magnification. This allows grafts of various sizes to be dissected without damaging or harming the unit. By removing the linear strip, physicians are able to cover more area and maximize the number of grafts harvested during one session.

These units will then be strategically placed back into the recipient site in order for hair growth to begin occurring naturally once again. The location, positioning, and placement of the follicular unit grafts will determine the hairline appearance and will be based off your hair restoration needs. The physician will make micro-slits in the recipient site where the harvested grafts will be placed. Once hair has been transplanted, the linear strip will need to be closed using the world renowned technique Dr. Markou has developed to ensure minimal scarring and a speedy recovery.

FUT vs. FUE

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 pattern baldness. It’s important to consult with a licensed surgeon to see if you’re a good candidate for either hair transplant methods and which one will provide you with the results you’re looking for. For more information about the FUE procedure, please visit ARTAS and NeoGraft.

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 strongly recommended for patients with advanced hair loss.

The Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the healing process and promote further cell growth. PRP is derived from the patient’s blood and has a concentrated source of potent proteins called growth factors. These cells promote healing, accelerate tissue regeneration, and help develop cell regrowth. Before closing the open strip once hair has been transplanted, Dr. Markou uses a laser with PRP placed on the end and bevels the bottom edge of the linear strip. This closure technique allows the scar to heal even more than it originally would have. It also further stimulates the follicles to grow through the scar, decreasing the scars overall appearance.

The Follicular Unit Transplantation Results

The FUT hair transplant provides patients with permanent and natural-looking results. Once hair has been transplanted, it will continue to grow the exact same as if it were still located within the donor area. Not only will new hair growth continue, but it will also begin looking thicker and fuller over time. New growth can begin as soon as 3 to 4 months and will continue substantial growth over the course of the next year. On average, patients notice the most hair growth between 6 and 9 months after the FUT procedure.

FUT Hair Transplant

The FUT hair transplant has shown remarkable results in restoring hair while obtaining a natural-looking appearance. Dr. Markou is currently offering FREE consultations at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration located in Clearwater, Florida. Don’t lose faith in your hair regrowth journey. Schedule your free consultation with Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and find out exactly what Dr. Markou recommends to help fight your hair loss. 

To find out if you’re a good candidate for the FUE or FUT hair transplant procedures or to learn more about any of our hair restoration options, please fill out the contact form below or feel free to give us a call at (727) 446-0608.

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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 hair transplant methods in order to provide a full-range of treatment options to those fighting hair loss.

The Hair Transplant Surgeon of Florida

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 a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and the leading hair transplant surgeon in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. He has been a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for over 20 years and is a medical leader in the state of Florida for 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 as well as a personalized hair regrowth plan.

Advantages of the FUT Hair Transplant:

  • Shorter procedure time
  • Ability to dissect various graft sizes under high-powered magnification
  • Increase hair density
  • Ability to cover more area in one session, maximizing hair grafts harvested
  • Optimal graft survival
  • Best hair transplant method for patients with advanced hair loss
  • Less expensive

What is a Follicular Unit Transplantation?

Hair transplants have been around since the 1950’s. Since then, huge advancements in technology have changed hair transplantations for the better. A hair transplant is known simply as relocating healthy hair to the area affected by hair loss. The area receiving hair (balding/thinning 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.

The Follicular Unit Hair Transplant Procedure

The FUT hair transplant is a 3 to 5 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 individual follicular units (hair grafts) from the donor strip. In order to get the most optimal hair growth results, the units will be dissected under high-powered magnification. This allows grafts of various sizes to be dissected without damaging or harming the unit. By removing the linear strip, physicians are able to cover more area and maximize the number of grafts harvested during one session.

These units will then be strategically placed back into the recipient site in order for hair growth to begin occurring naturally once again. The location, positioning, and placement of the follicular unit grafts will determine the hairline appearance and will be based off your hair restoration needs. The physician will make micro-slits in the recipient site where the harvested grafts will be placed. Once hair has been transplanted, the linear strip will need to be closed using the world renowned technique Dr. Markou has developed to ensure minimal scarring and a speedy recovery.

FUT vs. FUE

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 pattern baldness. It’s important to consult with a licensed surgeon to see if you’re a good candidate for either hair transplant methods and which one will provide you with the results you’re looking for. For more information about the FUE procedure, please visit the ARTAS and NeoGraft pages.

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 strongly recommended for patients with advanced hair loss.

The Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the healing process and promote further cell growth. PRP is derived from the patient’s blood and has a concentrated source of potent proteins called growth factors. These cells promote healing, accelerate tissue regeneration, and help develop cell regrowth. Before closing the open strip once hair has been transplanted, Dr. Markou uses a laser with PRP placed on the end and bevels the bottom edge of the linear strip. This closure technique allows the scar to heal even more than it originally would have. It also further stimulates the follicles to grow through the scar, decreasing the scars overall appearance.

The Follicular Unit Transplantation Results

The FUT hair transplant provides patients with permanent and natural-looking results. Once hair has been transplanted, it will continue to grow the exact same as if it were still located within the donor area. Not only will new hair growth continue, but it will also begin looking thicker and fuller over time. New growth can begin as soon as 3 to 4 months and will continue substantial growth over the course of the next year. On average, patients notice the most hair growth between 6 and 9 months after the FUT procedure.

FUT Hair Transplant in Tampa + Orlando, Florida

The FUT hair transplant has shown remarkable results in restoring hair while obtaining a natural-looking appearance. Dr. Markou is currently offering free consultations at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration located in Clearwater, Florida. Don’t lose faith in your hair regrowth journey. Schedule your free consultation with Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and find out exactly what Dr. Markou recommends to help fight your hair loss.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for the FUE or FUT procedures or to learn more about any of our hair restoration options, please fill out the contact form below or feel free to give us a call at (727) 446-0608.

Frequently Asked Questions about FUT Hair Transplants

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT?

The FUT Hair Transplant is a suitable option for both men and women aiming to restore their hair, especially for those in the more advanced stages of hair loss and those who are not a good candidate for the FUE procedure. The hair transplant is not a suitable option for those who have completely lost all of their hair, as the procedure requires transplanting healthy hair to the area that has been affected by hair loss. The ideal candidates are those who do not wish to cut their hair and prefer to wear their hair in longer styles.

HOW MUCH DOES THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT COST?

The cost of the FUT Hair Transplant procedure is determined during your initial consultation with your hair restoration surgeon. Most hair restoration centers will determine this price based off of how many hair grafts are required for harvesting and transplanting. This price can be as high as $7 per graft (1,200 grafts = $8,400). Unlike other hair transplant physicians, Dr. Markou charges patients based off of which stage of hair loss they are in – NOT how many grafts will be required for full restoration. By using this pricing method, we are able to save patients thousands of dollars and will harvest as many grafts required to fully restore their hair. The average cost of the FUT Hair Transplant at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration is $3,900. For exact pricing and to receive a customized hair restoration plan, please schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Markou.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FUT AND FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT?

The follicular unit extraction (FUE) and the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) are the two most common methods used in hair transplants and differ in the way that hair follicles are harvested. The FUE procedure individually dissects each hair graft for harvesting directly from the donor area, while the FUT procedure removes a small linear strip from the back of the scalp to dissect the hair grafts. The FUT requires suturing to close the strip, while the FUE procedure does not. The FUT procedure allows for the highest yield of hair, meaning the most amount of high-quality grafts are harvested with the least amount of damage. This is why the FUT Hair Transplant is strongly recommended for those in the more advanced stages of hair loss or those who want maximum fullness in a single session.

DOES THE FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION PROCEDURE HURT?

The follicular unit transplantation is a relatively simple procedure that’s virtually painless and requires very little downtime. Anesthesia will be given to rid the scalp of any pain or discomfort for the patient. Some patients report minor discomfort or swelling in the donor area after the hair transplant procedure. Depending on your pain threshold, pain medications can be prescribed by the doctor if needed.

DOES THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT LEAVE A SCAR?

In the past, many were concerned about noticeable linear scars due to the FUT Hair Transplant procedure using the linear strip harvesting method. Dr. Markou has pioneered a laser-enhanced follicular strip method with the Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique to help with any of those scarring concerns. This technique uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the healing process and promote further cell growth, allowing the linear strip to completely heal and new hair to grow through where the scar would have been. This technique is strongly recommended for patients with advanced hair loss, as the procedure will be virtually undetectable.

ARE THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT RESULTS PERMANENT?

The FUT Hair Transplant produces natural-looking results that last. Hair in the donor area is not affected by the chemical DHT, one of the main influencers of pattern baldness and alopecia. Once hair has been harvested and transplanted, it will continue to grow the same as it would in the donor area. Patients can expect to see results in as little as 3 months, while substantial hair growth continuing over the course of the year. The most noticeable results can be seen 6 months after the hair transplant procedure.

DO I NEED TO CUT MY HAIR BEFORE RECEIVING THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT?

Unlike the FUE, the follicular unit transplantation does not require the patients to cut their hair. Since a small strip is removed from the back of the scalp, the physician is able to identify and harvest the most optimal hair follicles under microscopic magnification without the need of shorter hair.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS WITH THE FUT HAIR TRANSPLANT?

Infections after a hair transplant procedure are extremely rare. In the very few cases where an infection occurs, it’s almost always due to the patient not properly following the post-procedure instructions and care. When an infection does occur, it is easily treatable with antibiotics prescribed by the surgeon. Dr. Markou will also prescribe antibiotics the day of the procedure if you’re prone to infections.

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