FUT Hair Transplant
At The Wimpole Clinic, our hair transplant specialists have many years of experience, providing outstanding and natural-looking hair transplants. Our Principal, Mr. Michael May, was instrumental in developing this revolutionary FUT technique, which continues to benefit thousands of satisfied patients. The FUT and FUE techniques are now the mainstay of hair restoration surgery in the UK and worldwide.
This technique and our FUE transplant are now the mainstay of hair restoration surgery in the UK and worldwide.
FUT Hair Transplant Procedure
FUT Hair Transplant Process
The first step in this procedure is the removal of the donor strip from the back of the head, after which the tissue is sutured together using a trichophytic closure, resulting in a neat surgical scar, which is easily concealed if the hair is kept longer than approximately 1cm at the back of the head. The trichophytic closure allows for a very neat scar and for some hair to grow through the scar tissue, minimising its visibility.
Skill and efficiency are required to dissect the donor tissue under a microscope into individual grafts of 1-3 hairs. No trauma to, or transection of, the grafts occurs when done correct by a highly experienced and skilled team. The dissection creates small and neat grafts in their natural groupings of 1-3 hairs, which is how they occur on the scalp. This enables us to use the smallest possible incision into which the grafts are placed. This, in turn, means less trauma and better graft survival.
Creating The Recipient Sites
Whilst the grafts are being prepared, the surgeon creates the recipient sites. This means the surgeon has to be able to make up to around 3000 tiny incisions in such a way that will ensure maximum survival of the grafts and minimal trauma to pre-existing hair.
Before & After
Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.
We also include:
• 3 day post procedure visit for a hair wash
• 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
• Advice on types of shampoo<
• Hair blood test