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FUT Hair Transplants​

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FUT Hair transplants

Follicular Unit Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is also known as ‘the strip technique’. It requires a much greater degree of surgical expertise to be performed successfully.

A small strip of skin is removed from the back or sides of the head, containing the donor hair. This allows many hairs to be removed simultaneously. The hairs are then removed from the strip in follicular units, cleaned and placed into the holding solution.

The surgeon then creates the recipient sites in the areas of hair loss, and implants the units in the same way as the FUE procedure.

Sutures are required in the donor area, to be removed after 10-14 days. Like most comparable surgical procedures, exercise or vigorous physical activity is discouraged for 30 days after the transplant.

Is FUT Right for you?

When would we recommend an FUT Transplant?

If a greater amount of hair is required to produce the desired results, FUT may be the preferred option, particularly if the patient’s hair quality is similar in both the donor and the recipient areas.
If a patient has no intentions of wearing their hair short in future. Though FUT is more likely to result in some minor visible scarring of the donor area, skilful suture techniques can allow for hair growth through the suture line, so it’s often possible to reduce visible scarring almost completely.
Taking follicles from one small area can provide a greater range of options for future transplants, compared with FUE donor sites which cover a much larger area of the scalp.

What to expect

FUT Hair Transplant Procedure

The donor zone will be measured and shaved, only within the area of the strip. Local anaesthetic and sedative is are administered reducing any stress or anxiety you may have. The Hair Dr surgeon will perform the FUT hair removal from the donor followed by suturing the area. The hair follicles are then divided into groups of 1-4 hairs, trimmed, cleaned and stored in a holding solution. The Hair Dr surgeon will then create the custom-made recipient sites, also known as slits within the areas of hair loss, to be treated. The technician team, alongside the Hair Dr surgeon, will finish off the procedure, placing the hair units into the recipient sites. 

FUT only removes hair from a small isolated area, resulting in an easily hidden linear scar, even with short hairstyles. Our closure techniques allow your hair to grow through the suture line, camouflaging the scar further.

Following your FUT hair transplant surgery, you will receive a post-op treatment, medications and a full after-care plan to ensure your hair transplant journey is seamless.

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Jon G
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I can’t praise and thank Dr Arshad and his wonderful team enough. I never thought I'd say this again but my hair is amazing. I’m now at the 8 month stage and my hair is back. I have my hairline back and I still have a long way to go, so it’s only going to get better and better. Thicker and thicker! I’m sure by 12 months it will be amazing.
Jon G
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I can’t praise and thank Dr Arshad and his wonderful team enough. I never thought I'd say this again but my hair is amazing. I’m now at the 8 month stage and my hair is back. I have my hairline back and I still have a long way to go, so it’s only going to get better and better. Thicker and thicker! I’m sure by 12 months it will be amazing.
Alex F
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I give the Hair Dr a 5 star review because I truly believe it to be a 5 star experience. Anyone considering this procedure I would 100% recommend the Hair Dr. In terms of the recovery a few weeks of down time will be well worth it in the long run if you are, as I was, suffering with confidence issues with your hair.
Sean B
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Day 3 of my FUE transplant, have had no pain and little swelling due to the medication provided by the Hair Dr. I found the procedure to be a first class experience, with an easy, calm process to the entire day. Also, the staff were really friendly and took great care of me. If you're looking to get a transplant done, I highly recommend the Hair Dr.
Fraser H
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Thinking about a hair transplant for a while but was wary. Had a consultation with the Hair Dr and they were brilliant. Always had me in mind throughout and was dealt with professionally and expertly.
Jonathan E
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I had carried out a lot of research prior to my procedure, especially into the doctors expertise and experience of each clinic I was considering. Dr. Arshad stood out as by far the most qualified and experienced in every aspect. 8 months on I could not be more happy with the results and aftercare.
George R
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Just over 1 week since I had my FUE procedure and so far so good! I can't recommend Dr Arshad and his team highly enough. The day of procedure was a great experience, very professional and welcoming. I must also highlight that the aftercare service is unbeatable. I look forward to seeing the results over the coming months.
Ryan E
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Dr. Arshad was very knowledgeable and discusses in length what results you personally want to make sure it is definitely something you are going to be happy with and supplies you with everything you need to be able to take care of the healing process on your own. Thank you to every member of staff that worked on my procedure, I appreciate the patience and passion for providing top class work you all have!

Frequently asked

FUT Hair Transplant Surgery FAQs

FUT is an established hair transplant technique. FUT efficiently removes the maximum number of hair follicles in one session. The follicular unit are separated from the into natural groups. Consisting of 1-4 hairs per group. Refined surgical techniques allow hair growth through the suture line. As a result, camouflaging the line and allowing for shorter hairstyles.

An FUT hair transplant typically takes around eight hours to perform. The time depends on the number of grafts required. FUT is a single day procedure.

The Hair Dr is committed to advancing the practice of FUT transplants. The Hair Dr surgeons have a refined surgical background in reconstructive surgery. Refined closure techniques allow hair growth through the linear scar. As a result the line is harder to see and allows for even shorter hair styles.

No Hair Dr hair transplant should be painful. As a result, a FUT hair transplant should not be a painful procedure. Some minor discomfort while the local anaesthesia is administered. Thereafter there should be no feeling of discomfort during your procedure.

A natural FUT result relies on a number of factors. The quality, standards and experience of your FUT Doctor and the technical team. The understanding of facial bone structure and hairline design. The correct use of hair angles and hair distribution.

Each patient will heal differently. As a result, aftercare is created for each patient specifically. Follow the instructions given by the Clinic. This is to achieve the best healing and result for your FUT hair transplant. Healing starts immediately and the first days require the greatest care. The transplant hairs fall out around 30 days after surgery and the follicles start to regrow 3-4 months later.

The cost of a FUE hair transplant is personal. It depends on a number of factors. For example, the size of the area to treat, the number of grafts required. An FUE hair transplant with the Hair Dr includes post-operative medications. Including regular check-ups. FUE repair surgery carries demanding challenges. As a result, every case is judged on individual merits before providing a cost estimate. A full assessment will provide a personalised quote for your hair restoration. For more information, visit our pricing page or for estimated quote, visit our graft calculator page.