Hair transplant procedures have been on use as a remedy for hair loss for around 60-70 years now; it has been a hope for many, promising permanent and natural results for people suffering from hair loss caused by any reason.
FUT technique stands in the middle of this hair transplant period; it has been a widely preferred option by hair specialists and patients in late 90s and 2000s though it was regarded with suspicion when first invented by Dr. Bernstein in 1995.
As the years pass and technological developments along with medical developments has reached a very significant and rising point, FUT hair transplant technique started to lose its popularity since new techniques for hair transplant with lots of advantages has taken place in the hair transplant field. Even in this case, being a very effective technique, FUT has kept being used for in suitable cases; however, it has a big downside which make the technique to lose its popularity and it is the FUT scar.
In order to understand the nature of FUT scar, it is important to take a look at the procedure itself and how it is performed.
The key point of FUT hair transplant technique is removing a strip from the donor area; although it provides some important advantages such as minimum amount of damage for hair follicles and the possibility to treat relatively larger areas comparing other techniques, the removal of the strip brings the necessity for stitches. The donor area is stitched together after the strip is taken out and this causes the formation of a permanent FUT scar tissue.
FUT hair transplant is a minimally invasive technique; it requires longer period of healing than newer techniques such as FUE.
The size of the strip may change depending on the number of grafts required for the treatment plan; the size of the FUT scar will change according to the size of the strip as well.
Advantages of FUT technique
Every patient has different expectations, conditions and priorities about the hair transplant procedure. The best way to decide if you should have FUT hair transplant despite the FUT scar is to talk to a hair transplant specialist and see about the pros and cons specifically for your individual condition.
Despite the reality of a visible and permanent scar, FUT technique is still considered to be the second most preferred hair transplant technique after FUE technique. There have been some solutions found to be effective for hiding the FUT scar.
Depending on the suitability of the donor area and the scar texture, the scar tissue from FUT can be treated by FUE hair transplant. The hair follicles can be transplanted on the scarred area and the scar can be easily left behind the newly transplanted hair as it grows. However, this is not applicable for all FUT scar cases; therefore, in order to find out if you are a right candidate, a detailed examination made by a hair transplant specialist is very important.
Another treatment applicable for FUT scar is to remove the scar surgically and treat the area with most developed technological tools and techniques. This naturally leaves another scar in the area, however, the new scar is not as visible as the old one since the scar removal treatment handles the area much more delicately.
In some cases, FUT scar can be faded away with laser treatments as well, but then again, the effectiveness of it totally depends on the structure of the scar and therefore the most suitable treatment should be decided by your hair transplant specialist.
The best alternative for FUT technique is the newer techniques of FUE; FUE does not involve any skin removal or stitches. FUE is a much less invasive procedure than FUT; it does not leave a scar, the results are the most successful ones and the recovery is very comfortable.
As Monoplant Hair Clinic, we are proud to offer all kinds of hair transplant techniques performed by the most talented and experienced hair transplant specialists of the branch. Your hair transplant treatment will be done with the most suitable technique according to your expectations, priorities and individual condition. In order to find out more about FUT scar, other techniques and get a personalized treatment plan, please contact us; our medical consultants are waiting for you.