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Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) in Hyderabad

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Overview: Treatment, Ideal Candidates, Procedure, Benefits, Cost, and Aftercare

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss or alopecia is a condition of losing hair from a portion of the head or body. Hair loss may cause psychological distress and a lack of confidence in the affected individual. Hair loss can affect men, women, and even children. The hair strand contains hair follicles (small sac-like structure) that promote hair growth, and any damage to these follicular hair units results in hair fall and balding.

Common factors like change in environmental conditions, hormonal alterations, chemotherapy, excessive use of hair dyes, undiagnosed medical conditions, and certain medications side effects causes hair loss. In many people, sometimes heredity is also the main cause of balding.

Fact to Consider

Everyone experiences a small amount of hair loss from the scalp area and depending upon the amount of hair loss, it can be categorized as minor to severe. This is determined according to the level or amount of hair loss experienced. The average amount of hair loss is 50-100 strands of hair in a day. Hence, if the hair loss is more than 100-200 hair strands and new hair growth does not occur, it requires immediate medical attention.

With the advancement in medical technology, the leading option to restore hair growth and achieve a head full of hair is hair transplantation treatment.

What is FUT Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is the most effective and commonly performed technique for hair restoration. This method involves shifting hair from the donor site (rich in balding resistant hair) to the head's recipient site (balding). The process of transplantation of hair follicles from the donor site to the recipient site is known as hair transplantation. It is a painless procedure, and local anesthesia is administered to manage pain during the procedure. FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation is the very first technique of hair transplantation, and it involves removing a strip of skin from the scalp containing hair grafts. This procedure is also known as a strip transplantation method. The strip is further processed to obtain follicular grafts that are further transplanted in the scalp's balding area.

The strip containing hair graft is approximately 1mm wide, and the strip extraction area of the scalp later becomes invisible as it is covered by hair growth. This procedure provides the best result in restoring natural hair growth. In this treatment, a single session helps to transplant 1,000s of follicular grafts. The sessions provided depend on the severity of baldness and patient requirement.

Who is an ideal candidate for FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

  • People suffering from male pattern baldness for more than five years.

  • People suffering from excessive hair loss and want hair growth in large portions on the head.

  • People who are not able to grow hair after trying other medical treatments for hair loss.

  • FUT is also useful for those who suffer from hair loss due to trauma like burns.

  • People who have realistic expectations with the procedure.

  • Non-smokers and non-alcoholic.

  • Must be above 18 years of age.

Who is not an ideal candidate for FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

  • Suffering from thinning of hair.

  • Women suffering from female pattern baldness (they must opt for FUE).

  • FUT is not suitable for those who have lost their hair completely.

  • People who take blood thinners, suffering from cardiac diseases, platelet disorder, and autoimmune disorders are not ideal candidates for this procedure..

What happens during the consultation period?

  • The surgeon analyzes the patient scalp.

  • Assesses the donor and bald areas.

  • Checks the medical history of the patient.

  • Medical tests and blood tests.

In the last step, the surgeon provides a treatment plan that satisfies the patient's desires associated with the procedure.

Pre-treatment precautions

  • One has to stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking 48 hours before the procedure.

  • Take medications as prescribed by the surgeon before the surgery.

  • Avoid caffeinated drink consumption on the day of surgery.

One can consult with an expert hair transplant surgeon Dr. Dushyanth Kalva for FUT hair transplantation treatment in Hyderabad and know more about this treatment and other treatment options available for treating baldness.

What happens during FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

1. The donor site is first anesthetized.

2. Then the surgeon uses a tool to remove the skin strip that contains hair graft from the donor area.

3. Then the donor area from where the graft is removed is stitched with sutures.

4. In the next step, the surgeon extracts intact hair grafts from the strip.

5. A special salt solution is used to store hair grafts at an optimum temperature.

6. Then the recipient site is marked on the scalp for further steps.

7. The surgeon determines the angle at which the graft will be implanted in the balding site. This helps in obtaining natural results.

8. The grafts are placed in the small holes that are created on the scalp in the recipient site.

9. After this, the treated area is bandaged, and the patient is allowed to wear a cap for better protection.

What are the benefits of FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

  • Natural, long-lasting results.

  • Minimally invasive procedure.

  • This process maximizes hair growth.

  • It is beneficial for preserving the donor site.

  • More graft survival rate compared to FUE.

  • Time-saving and is an ideal procedure for severe cases.

  • More than 3,000 grafts can be transplanted in a single hair transplantation sessions.

  • Every session uses a large number of hair grafts that reduce the number of incisions.

  • This strip surgery is the best option for people with larger balding areas.

  • People can get back to a normal lifestyle within a few days after the treatment.

FUT hair transplant cost in Hyderabad

Inform Clinics provide one of the best hair transplantation treatments for both men and women at affordable cost without causing any side effects. The cost of treatment depends on various factors.

  • Location of the clinic

  • Treatment sessions

  • Experience of the surgeon

  • Anesthetist fees

  • Number of grafts transplanted

  • Severity of balding

  • Age of patient

  • Medical and other diagnostic tests

  • Medical instrument cost

  • Operation Theatre cost

  • Medicine cost

To know more about treatment costs, it is better to consult an expert as the cost varies from patient to patient.

Things to know about FUT Hair Transplantation treatment

  • This procedure takes about ten days to remove sutures.

  • Linear scars may develop after FUT treatment.

What are the potential risks and side effects associated with FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

Every surgical procedure is associated with some risks and side effects. Some of the risks associated with this treatment are

  • Linear scarring.

  • Scabbing, redness, pain, and swelling may occur on the face, especially near the cheeks, nose, and eyes, and lasts up to a week. This usually subsides with a few weeks.

What aftercare must be followed after FUT Hair Transplantation treatment?

  • Do not remove bandage while going to bed.

  • Do not smoke and consume alcohol for a few weeks after the surgery.

  • While stepping out in the sun, always cover the head with a hat or cloth.

  • Keep the head a little high while taking rest or sleep for a few days after surgery.

  • While taking a shower, wash the area gently as guided by the surgeon.

  • Antibiotics should be taken to manage infections or pain as prescribed by the surgeon.

Visit today at Inform Clinics to get FUE and FUT hair transplant surgery from an expert hair transplant surgeon in Hyderabad Dr. Dushyanth Kalva.

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