Hair Transplant Surgery for restoration of loss of hair density, baldness or patchy balding sections on the scalp requires harvesting hair follicles from the donor site on the back of the scalp in one of two methods – Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – that are then placed into recipient sites in the areas of the scalp needing restoration. The placement for the grafts is the same; just the manner of acquiring the grafts differs.
Follicular Unit Transplant is a method of removing a thin strip of hair from the back of the scalp referred to as the donor site.
The strip is then manually microscopically dissected into follicular units consisting of 1, 2 or 3-hair follicles coinciding with the natural grouping and direction they are growing. These are the hair follicles used for transplant into the recipient sites on the scalp.
A trichophytic closure technique will be used at the donor site, overlapping the incision edges and allowing the natural regrowth of the hair through the skin closure. This incision closure technique results in no detectable scarring.