Understanding Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) By on July 16, 2016

A man smiling in a roomHere at the Chicago Hair Institute, we take great pride in offering patients some of the most advanced treatments in hair loss treatment. This includes surgical and non-surgical solutions that help men and women achieve a healthy head of hair that looks natural.

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) has helped many patients look and feel great, though advances in techniques and technology have led to new steps forward in treatment. With that in mind, let's consider ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation and what it entails.

About Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular unit transplantation is one of the most popular options in hair restoration surgery. During the procedure, small hair grafts are taken from a donor site. These grafts are groups of hairs known as follicular units, and they tend to consist of about 1 to 4 hairs each. The FUT procedure involves placing these follicular units in order to improve the density and appearance of the hairline. The results are quite effective, and allow patients to achieve natural results in hair restoration.

Changing the Size of Grafts for the Better

The major innovation of follicular unit transplantation is that the follicular units themselves are quite small. Rather than taking a large strip from the donor site or noticeable punches of grafts from a donor site like techniques of old, FUT allows for much smaller grafts to be used. This means less scarring in the donor site and less noticeable grafts in the hairline.

What Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation Means

Ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation means the use of smaller incisions and follicular units in order to densely pack the hair that is placed. Special microscopes are necessary to prepare the follicular units, removing excess skin and tissue between the follicles so that there is greater density achieved when the follicular units are placed on the scalp. This allows surgeons to achieve the kinds of results that were not possible a generation ago.

Ultra-refined FUT means faster healing, fewer surgical sessions for hair restoration, better direction of the transplanted hair, and reduced trauma in the graft recipient area of the scalp.

Given the technology and experience required to make ultra-refined FUT work properly, Not all hair restoration clinics are designed to offer ultra-refined FUT, as great expertise and a commitment to advanced technology are necessary.

Is Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation Right for Me?

The ideal candidates for ultra-refined follicular unit transplantation are people who suffer from balding and hair thinning and would like to have a full head of hair again. Not all people are ideal candidates for ultra-refined FUT, however, simply given the nature of the restoration process and the density that is achieved in the process.

During a consultation at our practice, we will be more than happy to assess your situation and make recommendations on the ideal treatment for you and your needs. Rest assured that even if ultra-refined hair transplantation may not be right for you, we will make sure you receive state-of-the-art treatment that meets your needs.

Contact Chicago Hair Institute

To learn more about the latest techniques in hair restoration and transplant surgery, be sure to contact our hair restorations and transplant surgery center today. The entire team at Chicago Hair Institute looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

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Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Chicago Hair Institute

Dr. Raymond J. Konior and the team at the Chicago Hair Institute offer world-class treatment backed by over 30 years of expertise in the field of hair restoration. Our doctors are nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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