FUT Treatment at Capital Clinic

Capital Clinic specialises in FUT treatment, a hair transplant technique that helps those looking to have larger problem areas covered due to being able to harvest a greater number of grafts per strip. If you’ve been considering a hair transplant, a FUT treatment may be the most suitable option. Start your journey by understanding what your options are when you get in touch with Capital Clinic today.

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What is FUT Treatment?

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is a treatment where a patient has a strip of hair taken from the back of the head (the donor area). The hairs are then implanted in small, naturally occurring sections.

FUT treatment can be better suited when having to cover larger areas on the head. Additionally, by using individual follicular units rather than larger grafts, the surgeon has a greater 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 are clear from day one on FUT hair transplant pricing, with no hidden fees or surprises. You can learn more about our pricing here.

Getting to know the benefits of FUT treatment

FUT can provide patients with a slew of benefits, including:

  • not having to shave existing hair off
  • graft implantation around and amongst the existing hairs
  • greater yield of hair in a session than some other methods
  • overall distribution providing a visual of a completely natural head of hair
  • minimal downtime compared to other treatments
  • easy aftercare
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Getting to know you

Every patient has to approach any form of hair treatment on an individual basis.

Our consultants need to know the condition of your hair. Through a thorough consultation, they can provide a clear idea of what is achievable, and most importantly, what results you can expect

Using FUT in combination with FUE hair treatments

There is a common misconception that FUT is a dated method of hair transplantation. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when you have the option of FUT & FUE together, something we provide at Capital Clinic.

These are complimentary hair transplant techniques. When our team inspects patients, you’ll get to know if one treatment type will be better suited than another for your hair.

For larger areas that need hair restoration, FUT is the preferred technique, as we’re able to harvest more grafts per strip. For FUE (follicular unit extraction), the surgeon removes each hair follicle/graft individually. You can learn more about FUE treatment at Capital Clinic here.

Helping you understand how FUT treatments work

At Capital Clinic, our highly skilled surgeons ensure the donor area is seamlessly sutured to leave a thin scar (a hairdresser would struggle to detect if your hair is longer than a number 3 at the back and sides). Once this has been carried out, our surgeon will carefully reconstruct your new hairline, giving you a natural and denser look.

We always advise that regardless of what type of hair transplant method you are considering, 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 are regulated/registered with the respective regulatory bodies.

Helping you know what happens on the day of your FUT Treatment

On the day of the procedure, you will be greeted by your consultant and the surgeon, along with their team of technicians and nurses. You’ll get to see where the grafts will be implanted, giving you peace of mind that you are getting a hair transplant that satisfies your needs. We will always walk you through the procedure step by step and actively encourage you to ask questions so everything is clear.

FUT Procedures, on average, tend to last between 4-5 hours. You may be slightly restless during this time, which is completely natural. To this end, we normally give patients the option of watching TV on an iPad to pass the time whilst the surgeon and his team carry out the transplant. After the procedure, your scalp may feel numb and slightly swollen for a day or two, which is completely natural.

Before leaving the clinic, we will provide you with your aftercare kit to keep your pain and discomfort to an absolute minimum. It includes instructions for washing your hair and all the necessary sprays to optimise the grafts’ healing and growth.

Minimal downtime after FUT Treatment

Within a few days of FUT surgery, you can expect to experience scabbing in the recipient area of the scalp, and some swelling may occur on the forehead. You may also experience some discomfort in the donor area, but this can be treated with ordinary painkillers and will soon ease off.

We recommend patients avoid touching their newly implanted grafts for the first couple of days to prevent damage. Also, you should expect minimal scabbing on the scalp. We always advise patients not to be alarmed if after 10-14 days you notice your grafts shedding at it is totally natural. The bulb of the hair remains in the scalp and will now start to grow.

We also have nurses on call 24/7 if you have any queries regarding your hair transplant recovery process.

Providing support every step of the way

We always invite patients back to the clinic six months & 12 months after the procedure to check their progress. Typically, after six months, the grafts will have started to sprout new hairs. Your friends and family may have commented that you look better or healthier (unaware you went for said procedure).

Around the 12-month mark, the FUT transplant will have completely come full circle, and the new grafts should be equal in size and density to the original hair.

Have questions about FUT Treatment?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us either through the enquiry form, directly through WhatsApp or telephone. We would be delighted to invite you in for a free consultation and answer any questions you may have. Capital Clinic prides itself on an extremely high level of service and is always happy to pass on previous patients details if you wish to ask them any questions about their experience.