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FUT technique of hair transplant was once the most commonly performed hair transplant, before the emerge of FUE technique. Although, it was approached with hesitation when it was developed for the first time in 1995, it has been very popular in the late 90s and 2000s and satisfied many patients who suffered from hair loss conditions.
FUT technique is not as popular as before today, with the latest developments and technology and a more preferable option of FUE. The biggest reasons of this is the reality of a visible scar after FUT and a longer recovery process. However, there are some hair loss conditions where opting for the FUT technique may be more beneficial than going for the FUE technique; and therefore the technique is still in use.
For those who had their hair transplant with FUT in earlier years and whose condition is more suitable for a restoration with FUT, the FUT scar is an ongoing issue.
Details of FUT technique
FUT technique of hair transplant is an invasive procedure done by the removal of a hairy skin strip from the donor area. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia; so although it is invasive, it does not cause any pain or discomfort for the patient during the surgery.
The size of the strip changes depending on the required amount of follicles. Once the strip is removed, the donor area is stitched together. Follicular units are collected from the strip and transplanted to the balding area in accordance to the individual treatment plan made in advance. FUT carries minimal risk of damage to follicles during surgery.
After FUT, the place where the hairy strip skin is taken out remains as a scar tissue. With a proper care of this scar in the recovery process, it fades away in a high rate but still does not completely go away. As the time goes by and the hair grows long again, the scar tissue can get hidden behind hair; however, when the hair is shaved and short styled, it will be visible.
Why would I need to have FUT technique despite the scar?
The necessary technique for your individual hair loss condition will be recommended to you after a detailed consultation made with the hair transplant specialist. FUT can be chosen over FUE in cases where the balding area is very large and the donor area is limited. It is a fact that the FUT has a smaller risk of follicle damage during the surgery and therefore provides a higher success rate for more severe hair loss conditions.
Is there a way to get rid of FUT scar?
With the rapid and major developments of technology and medical science, scarring after FUT is not a permanent problem anymore. There are multiple treatments for reducing the scar tissue such as laser treatments, scar removal surgery or FUE technique. Although it sounds very interesting, FUE technique is effective on covering the FUT scar; when new follicles are transplanted on the scar tissue, it becomes invisible. But then again this procedure requires a delicate examination beforehand since the scar may not be suitable to receive any new follicles.
It seems like FUT technique will be in use for some more time despite its scarring for those who does not care about it as long as they had their hair loss treated well.
Mono Hair Transplant Clinic identifies the hair loss conditions in a very delicate consultation process and creates personalized treatment plans designed with the most suitable technique. To find out more about the techniques and get an online consultation, please get in touch with us.
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