Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is one of a number of hair transplant techniques we carry out at Capital Clinic. A strip is taken from the back of the head, often referred to as the donor area. This is sometimes referred to as Strip Technique. The hairs are then implanted in small, naturally occurring sections. These sections are sometimes referred to as follicular units. This method can be better suited when having to cover larger areas as the amount of grafts that can be harvested is more than FUE. Additionally, by using individual follicular units, rather than larger grafts, the surgeon has a greater total number of grafts with which to work. We always make patients aware that FUT leaves a small scar at the donor area but this is virtually undetectable if your hair is longer than a number 3.
We always advise that regardless of what type of hair transplant method you are considering that you make sure your surgeon is GMC registered and the clinic is regulated by either HIS (Scotland) or CQC (England & Wales). All our surgeons are GMC registered and our clinics regulated/registered with the respective regulatory bodies.