Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Hair Restoration Indianapolis
What is involved in a Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)?
Typically with the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) technique, our physician will remove a very thin strip of hair from the back of the patient’s head. This strip is dissected into hundreds or thousands of smaller grafts by technicians utilizing various magnification methods. Then our physician makes tiny incisions in the scalp and individually transplants these follicle grafts. Most grafts contain one or two hairs with occasionally the use of larger four or five hair grafts. The artistic arrangement of these grafts and incisions are placed in such a manner to create a natural hairline.
Your hair replacement procedure with the FUT technique can last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours depending on the number of hair grafts. It can be performed comfortably under local anesthesia in the doctor’s office, similar to what you would receive at the dentist’s office to have a cavity filled. Some patients also elect to have oral anesthesia to help them relax during the procedure. You choose what you feel would work best for you. A mild pain reliever can be prescribed after the surgery to alleviate any discomfort at the donor site you may experience, but many patients find they do not need it.
During the procedure, you will sit comfortably in a reclined position in front of a large flat screen television mounted on the wall. You can watch television, or you are even welcome to bring a favorite DVD to watch if you would like.
What is involved after the procedure?
After your procedure is over, you will be given post-operative care instructions to follow and to help you with the healing process. While you may resume most normal activities within hours, including washing your hair, or going back to work, any strenuous exercising or lifting should not be attempted for the first 2 weeks after the procedure. A follow-up hair loss prevention treatment program is usually prescribed to promote quicker and healthier hair growth as well.