The hair transplant procedure is a boon in the plastic and cosmetic surgery that helps in achieving the natural regrowth of hair without any side effects. The procedure involves the process of hair root transfer from the safe donor area, to a balding part where is it needed to implant, known as the ‘recipient area’. Thus, the hair transplant procedure is a hair root transfer method that works on two methods, known as the FUT hair transplant and the FUE hair transplant. The technique or method utilized in the procedure is involved in graft extraction that helps in obtaining the desired number of grafts to fulfil the restoration job.

What is the FUT Hair Transplant?

The FUT or the follicular unit transplant is the technique that involves the strip of the skin excision from the safe donor part of the scalp, i.e., the back and sides that facilitate the process of obtaining a greater number of grafts in a single session. The FUT hair transplant is followed by the graft dissection process that is performed after receiving the strip that helps in achieving the grafts in the highest number without having chances of unwanted damages. The higher microscopic magnifications like 20x-40x are allowed to dissect the grafts that improve the visibility and reduce the graft damage.  

The FUT hair transplant is a preferable technique to restore hair when a patient is suffering from a higher degree of baldness or genetic baldness (Androgenic alopecia) as it gives the highest number of grafts in a single sitting. The FUT is considered as the most acceptable technique in the hair transplant as it gives only the permanent hair roots due to the involvement of the safe donor zone (DHT-resistant) for the graft extraction. 

What is the Role of Higher Magnifications in the Hair Transplants?

The use of advanced technology or equipment is needed to receive the best outcome of the procedure as it adds the perfection and precision in the restoration method by adding the accuracy and visibility in every step of the procedure. The higher magnification of microscopes like 20x-40x is needed for the dissection of grafts by enlarging the visibility of grafts and thus a surgeon is able to obtain the viable grafts in a greater number. 

What is the FUE Hair Transplant?

The FUE hair transplant is a procedure that involves multiple punching processes via the punching machine is targeted randomly. The FUE is only performed when a patient suffering from a lesser grade of baldness or they need for the body hair transplant (BHT). 

When is the FUT Hair Transplant Recommended?

  • The FUT Hair Transplant for Androgenic alopecia: The FUT hair transplant procedure is only a recommended technique for the genetic baldness as it gives the desired aesthetic outcome by providing the DHT-resistant hair roots. If someone is affected by a progressive hair loss, it is recommended to opt for the FUT technique in order to preserve the donor area for future sitting if needed!
  • The Recommended Technique for the Higher Grade of Baldness:The need for a bigger grade of baldness is fulfilled by the greater number of grafts that is quite possible through the FUT hair transplant. Since the strip of the skin contains total grafts of that particular area are being possible to obtain via the simple excision followed by the dissection process.
  • The Possibility of High-density Hair Transplant: There is a good chance to get the high-density hair transplant with the FUT technique due to the possibility of obtaining the best quantity of grafts. The strip allowed the extraction of a number of grafts in a single session that meets the desired density without any unwanted damages as it applies the higher microscopic magnifications while dissection job.

As a matter of fact, the best technique could be decided after proper assessment of the scalp, thus it is advisable to visit the certified cosmetic surgeon to receive the primary consultation.