Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) Boca Raton
Follicular Unit Hair Grafts
Hair transplantation is essentially a two-part procedure.
In the first part, hairs are taken from the donor region of your scalp, the back of the head where hairs are typically resistant to male pattern baldness. In the second part of the procedure, these hairs are transplanted into the balding areas.
The two leading methods of hair transplantation, Follicular Unit Excision (FUE), and Follicular Unit Transplantation are essentially the same when it comes to the second part of the procedure. Where the two procedures differ is in their method of extracting donor hairs.
FUT, the most popular method, excises thin strips of hair from the donor region and then dissects these strips into grafts of individual follicular units containing one, two, three or four hairs. (By contrast, FUE extracts these individual grafts directly from the scalp, one at a time.) These hairs are then transplanted into tiny receptor sites in the balding areas.
Follicular Unit Transplantation Before And After Photos
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. Glenn Charles
FUT leaves thin linear scars in the donor area. Hair will grow through these scars and they are very well concealed. When you’re fully healed from your FUT procedure, the scars will be very difficult to detect, even on close inspection.
The FUT procedure has some important advantages and disadvantages when compared to FUE. More hairs can be transplanted in a single session of FUT than in a session of FUE. If your hair restoration goal requires a very high number of grafts, you might require more sessions of FUE than you might if we used FUT. You might even just need the one session of FUT! Also, when compared to FUE, FUT is significantly less expensive.
Everyone made me feel very comfortable…
My hair has been growing in quite well. You can tell Dr. Charles that he has done a fine job. I feel much better about my hair, and I have gotten compliments from my family and friends. The results have definitely made me feel and look younger. Everyone made me feel very comfortable while I was at the clinic.David
FUT has a few disadvantages, however. Because it does require incisions, men who wear their hair very short (a crewcut, for example) might want to consider FUE instead. Also, because sutures are required to close the incisions in the donor area, recovery from FUT is slightly longer than from FUE.
To determine which method might be best for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Charles. He will evaluate your hair loss, discuss your goals, and help you weigh the risks and benefits of your many options.