The FUT hair transplant is an acronym of the follicular unit transplant also known as the Strip harvesting technique of the graft extraction taken as the most widely used procedures in the hair transplant world. The FUT technique is a traditional method to harvest the graft and widely accepted in the restoration world as it gives the best permanent result of the procedure. As far as cost is concerned, the hair transplant cost for FUT technique is less as compared to the FUE hair transplant. Since FUT is the best outcomes oriented technique and Surgeon used it as a fundamental method in the restoration world is gaining their importance day-by-day.
What is FUT?
The FUT hair transplant procedure involves the excision of the strip of the skin from the donor area that contains the follicular units/graft followed by a simple incision, which is later closed by the advanced closing technique, i.e., Trichophytic closure. The Strip, which is excised from the safe donor area, i.e., the back & sides of the scalp containing the graft is sent to the dissection room and for the separation of grafts. The technicians use the higher magnification of microscopes to dissect the graft and collected it viable in order to fulfill the goal of implanting. The further steps of the slit making, hairline designing, and implantation of the graft is all done by the expert Surgeon in order to get the best aesthetic outcomes of the procedure.
Why FUT to Extract the Graft in the Hair Restoration world?
The step of graft extraction in the hair transplantation is what that decides the way of extraction/harvesting and the overall success of the procedure is widely decided by their method as it targets the extraction point. The extraction of graft in the restoration procedure should only target from those areas which are genetically resistant to the effect of DHT activity. The DHT (DI-Hydro Testosterone) is a catalytic form of the Testosterone hormone that is a prime causative agent of hair loss mostly due to the genetic one. Therefore, the role FUT is taken as the most concerning as it makes the possibility of extraction only from the safe donor area of the scalp.
The Strip Removing step of FUT:
The removal of the strip from the donor area in the FUT is only targeted from the safe donor zone, which is genetically destined to remain permanent in nature. Generally, the occipital & parietal part of the scalp is chosen for harvesting the strip as these area’s hair roots are destined to remain permanent in nature. The Surgeon makes the linear vertical incisions to remove the strip that is later closed by the Trichophytic closure to make the visibility of scar almost undetectable and weighs a prime place as an advanced closing-technique in the hair restoration world.
The Merit of Strip removing process in the Hair Transplantation is jotted down below:
- Possibility of getting the multiple numbers of grafts: Since the strip of the skin contains the graft in the multiple numbers are efficient to cover the greater grade of baldness in a single session. The strip provides the opportunity to get a number of grafts in a single session and that’s why it has a great role to sort out the problem of the great NW-class of baldness.
- The Grafts are destined to remain Permanent: The graft that is extracted from the FUT technique remains forever due to the resistant character of DHT. As we all know that the hair growing on the back and sides of the scalp never falls out because of their resistivity to DHT and taken as the permanent zone to get the feasible number of grafts to fulfill the goal of hair restoration.
- It is a most acceptable technique to cover higher grade of NW Baldness: The FUT is an ideal technique in the hair restoration world that is mainly applied to overcome the problem of the highest grade of baldness. The strip taken during the FUT procedure is efficient to cover the highest grade of baldness, such as grade IV, V, VI or VII and a prime chosen technique in the hair restoration world.
On the whole, we can say that the procedure of hair transplant is segmented into two categories scientifically, but which one is better for you is only decided by the pre-procedure consultation in which a Surgeon evaluates your overall scalp and then recommend the particular technique to get the best cosmetic benefits of the procedure.