Strip FUT – what is it and when is it recommended?
11th May 2022
Over 40% of men experience severe hair loss by the time they turn 40 — resulting in many men seeking permanent remedies for baldness later in life. Women are also impacted by hair loss, and Strip FUT is something that can be transformational for both genders.
Strip FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is a type of hair transplant procedure used to increase the amount of hair in an area of the head that may be thinning or balding. It’s more suited to patients suffering from advanced hair loss who need large amounts of restoration. Others who may benefit are those who are not willing to have their donor area shaved for FUE. This can include for example women and transgender patients.
FUT is a popular choice due to its discreet healing appearance of the donor area and the ability to transplant more hair follicles at once. It’s also cost-effective and provides the patient with a long-term solution.
Here at the Farjo Hair Institute, we use the Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation technique. We extract a narrow strip of skin that bears the donor hairs from the back or sides of the scalp. Using high powered microscopes, this strip is then skilfully dissected down by our technicians to the individual follicular units. These are then transplanted to the bald or thinning areas.
Individual hair grafts are positioned in a layered manner to make the hair look as natural as possible, following the direction and angle of the naturally growing hair.
Our patients have a thorough consultation with one of our expert surgeons to decide if FUE or Strip FUT is the best fit for them before booking their treatment.
Depending on the number of grafts required, the treatment can take from 4 hours to 12 hours. We are currently able to transfer from 500 to 4,500 grafts, which adds up to 10,000 hairs, in just one day!
Patients will be given a mild sedative and local anaesthetic in both the donor and recipient areas, ensuring the areas are de-sensitised. Some discomfort is to be expected, but during the procedure, patients can watch TV or listen to music to distract themselves.
Our experts will ensure you’re as comfortable as possible — throughout the entire process — and you’ll feel well taken care of.
Do you have more questions?
Visit our in-depth page, which discusses the procedure in more detail and answers some of the most frequently asked questions.