Losing your hair can be a difficult process, regardless of what age the process starts and ends. Genetics play a role in when you will lose your hair, but Elite Vein & Hair Restoration can play a role in when you will get it back. Hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. Follicular unit transplant (FUT) is a revolutionary hair restoration technique that may be right for you.
Understanding Follicular Unit Transplant
The idea of hair transplant surgery began back in the 1950s. In the last few decades, it has brought hair restoration to countless men and women who have experienced significant hair loss. The two common approaches to hair restoration surgery are the follicular unit transplant (FUT) and the follicular unit extraction (FUE) methods. The follicular unit transplant method was once the more common method that most hair restoration doctors knew how to perform. The FUE method requires more training, and in many cases, it is done using the ARTAS robot today. The way the follicular unit transplant method works is that your doctor takes a linear strip of hair from the back and sides of your head. This hair remains, because the follicles that are active are permanent hair follicles. So, these permanent follicles are not normally subject to hair loss.
The strip of hair and follicles that were removed are then sectioned into smaller grafts that are themselves plugs of three or four hairs. This allows for a nicer distribution of hair follicles being transplanted than older methods using larger plugs of hair. Since the transplanting of these grafts are tiny plugs, rather than single follicles, this makes the transplant process move much faster. As the grafts take, this helps to promote hair growth by transplanting permanent hair follicles in place of inactive follicles that no longer grow hair.
A Full Head of Hair
Once the FUT method has been completed, the new grafted segments of hair soon fall out. This might seem a little unsettling at first, but this is actually a normal reaction. The good news is that the permanent hair follicles that are now in place will regrow the hair back. This makes it possible for you to obtain a full head of hair once this occurs. This hair that grows in later will not be falling out. Rather, it will grow out and fill in a fuller head of hair for you to enjoy.
If you believe you may be able to benefit from FUT, contact Elite Vein & Hair Restoration today to schedule your consultation! We have locations in Dearborn and Canton, MI.