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Chicago FUT Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair transplant procedure that is performed using local anesthesia. For this procedure, a thin strip of donor hair will be taken from the permanent zone, or donor area, which is located on the back of the scalp. The hair that is in the donor area is more resistant to balding.

Once the donor strip has been removed, it will be cut into many individual follicular units using microscopic dissection. Once the follicular units have been prepared, they will be kept in a cold, tissue storage until they are ready to be used. Tiny holes will be made into the recipient sites, which are the areas that the grafts will be transplanted into.

It is incredibly important that there is extra attention paid to the exact angle and direction of each recipient site so that the transplanted hair will be redistributed properly and give the patient the most natural-looking hair that will have the most volume.

For most procedures, one-hair follicular units will be used for the frontal hairline to give it a soft and natural look and 3 and 4 hair grafts will be placed in the central forelock zones in order to get the most density. The placement of the hairs is the most time-consuming part of the procedure and it is important to keep your head still so your hair loss physician can give you the best results.

After the follicular unit transplant procedure, patients will receive post-operative instructions that will need to be followed for ten days. Oral medications can be taken if there is any discomfort after the procedure.

The newly transplanted hair will go through the same resting and growing phases as the rest of your hair and you will start to see new growth around 4 months after you had the FUT hair transplant procedure. Within the first year of having the procedure, you should see the full results.

Contact the Chicago FUT Hair Restoration Clinic today for a free consultation about follicular unit transplantation at (312) 806-2203.