FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANT (FUT)

is the traditional method of hair transplantation used by most hair transplant surgeons. Hair grows from openings on the scalp either singly or in groups of 2, 3 or 4 hairs. These hair groups are known as “follicular units”. Under local anesthesia, a strip of scalp is removed with a scalpel from the back of the head (donor area). The strip is sectioned and the follicular units are removed under a microscope. The bald scalp (recipient area) is anesthetized, small holes are made with very fine needles and the follicular units (follicular micro-grafts) are inserted.