FUT Hair transplant
What is FUT Hair Transplant? Itâ€™s complete process?
To understand the FUT hair transplant, we first need to understand a few terms:
Grafts/ Follicles: hair basically grow in a group of 2-5 hair. This combined group is known as graft or follicles. These grafts and follicles are help together with the help of a root, which is embedded in skin.
Donor area: is the area which is capable of giving hair to bald areas of the head. This area is usually at the back side of the head or on the sides of the head. This area is capable of giving hair to the bald areas of the head. From this area the grafts of follicles are obtained.
Recipient area: This area is the receiver of the hair follicles. This area is basically the bald area of the head. In this area, very minute holes are dug with the help of a machine so that the extracted follicles from donor area along with roots can be transplanted into this bald area.
This technique is older than FUE technique and its full form is Follicular Unit Transplantation. In this technique basically hair from the back and side of the head are extracted surgically in a strip form along with the roots of the hair. Before that anesthesia is given to numb the area for extraction. The hair on the back and sides of the head remain for long time intact on the scalp because hair in this area are not prone to baldness in most of the people. However, exceptions are there.
Some people donâ€™t have hair even at the back and sides of the head. Such people need not to worry as science has developed another technique for them that is called body hair transplant. This technique is explained under body hair transplant section. Then from this strip one by one follicles are extracted along with roots and transplanted surgically on the bald areas of the head.
Issues in FUT hair transplant:
- 1. This procedure is surgical procedure so basically stitches are made in the donor area, from where the strip of hair is extracted. Thus patient may suffer delay in recovery, can face problems while sleeping in initial days.
- 2. Sometimes infection can occur in stitches. Sometimes stitches can split for any reason thus recovery time and pain and irritation can persist for longer.
- 3. Due to the stitches, sometimes scars remain on scalp for lifetime. And this scar not only spoils the look while person opts for any hair style but also remain painful for long.
- 4. Sometimes absorbable stitches take long to heal and thus gives problems to the patient in terms of money and time. As patient needs to revisit.
Recovery from FUT hair Transplant and Post Operative Instructions:
Generally absorbable stitches are used to treat the area from where hair are taken. The stitches will get dissolved in one moth approximately. However, there may be some feeling of discomfort especially while sleeping. Heavy physical activities should be avoided during this period or for the time as prescribed by your doctor. Heavy physical activities include gym, swimming, sports, sex etc.