The FUT or strip hair transplant is carried out in the operating room

To resolve a problem of baldness, tonsure, or hair loss, there are two surgical techniques: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplantation, also called the strip technique; and the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant technique.

The FUT or strip hair transplant process is an old technique, which did not consist of extracting follicles one by one, but this operation carried out in the block, aimed to take from the patient a flap of skin at the level of the occipital donor area ( which is located at the back of the head). The scalp incision was then sutured with staples. The strip of skin taken was subsequently cut, in order to recover grafts of 2, 3, or 4 hairs, which were re-implanted on the bald areas.

The evolution of surgical equipment and technologies has enabled the development of the FUE hair transplant technique. This procedure carried out under simple local anesthesia, allows hair restoration of remarkable naturalness and density. Above all, this hair transplant method leaves no scars, unlike a FUT or strip hair transplant. This surgical procedure presented truly restrictive, even serious, post-operative consequences: loss of sensitivity, emergence of a visible scar at the back of the head, risk of hypertrophy, etc. Today this old technique has given way to methods of hair transplant whose healing process is significantly reduced.

The Doctor at the Carré d’Or clinic is extremely keen to offer his patients advanced, painless hair transplant techniques with short healing processes, favoring the FUE Saphir hair transplant. This hair implant technique offers natural results that approach perfection.

Book an appointment with our hair surgery specialists for a free hair transplant consultation!

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