Hair loss is very frustrating. Many men and women search to no avail for a hair loss treatment solution. Creams, conditioners, medications, and sprays simply do not get the job done. Follicular unit transfer (FUT) hair restoration is a treatment solution that works. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Farole performs FUT hair restoration.
FUT Hair Restoration: The Procedure
FUT hair restoration is an outpatient procedure. Mild sedation ensures the patient feels no pain or discomfort. General anesthesia may be used upon patient request. No incision is made. Hair units from the back of the patient’s head are harvested. Areas where new hair will grow are prepared. Hair units are transplanted. Total procedure time depends on the number of units transplanted.
FUT Hair Restoration: Results
The patient looks in a mirror and sees their new head of hair after the procedure. Bald spots are covered. The hairline is restored. Hair will fall out but regrow. A timeline for regrowth is:
- 3-6 months. Hair grows 2-3 inches.
- 6-8 months. Hair growth is complete.
Patients have a full head of hair. Hair density and direction are excellent. The hairline is restored. No visible distortions to transplanted areas are seen. New hair stays the same for the remainder of the patient’s life. Hair taken from the back of the head is genetically different from the hair on the top and will not fall out or thin.
FUT Hair Restoration: Advantages
There are several types of hair restoration procedures. Dr. Farole prefers FUT hair restoration because it is minimally invasive and pain-free. No incision is made. No sutures are used. No scar forms. Recovery is very fast—most patients return to work the day after surgery. Only one session is needed to fill in large areas. Side effects like tightness, redness, and numbness rarely if ever occur.
An Initial FUT Hair Restoration Consultation
Men and women who are unhappy with hair loss are encouraged to schedule an initial FUT hair restoration consultation. Dr. Farole will evaluate hair loss and create a treatment plan FUT hair restoration is customized to provide natural results. To schedule your initial FUT hair restoration consultation, contact Dr. Anthony Farole Cosmetic Facial and Oral Surgery Center at 610-668-3300.