FUT Hair Transplant

Restoring your hair with FUT in Toronto. A natural, thick hair restoration technique.

Follicular Unit Transplantation also known as FUT is a proven hair restoration technique that involves removing a strip of tissue from the donor area at the back of the scalp, where hair is more resistant to balding. This strip is then meticulously dissected under a microscope into individual follicular units containing one to four hairs. These units are then prepared for transplantation to the recipient area, where they will grow and produce natural-looking results.

FUT is often chosen for its efficiency in obtaining a high number of grafts in a single session, making it suitable for patients with significant hair loss who seek a substantial improvement in hair density.

Follicular Unit Transplantation is a hair restoration technique where a strip of hair-bearing skin is removed from the back of the scalp, an area resistant to balding, and then dissected into individual follicular units. Each unit, containing one to four hairs, is meticulously prepared for transplantation to the balding parts of the scalp. This process is carried out under local anesthesia, ensuring the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.

Once the follicular units are isolated, the surgeon creates small incisions in the recipient area, carefully placing each graft to match the natural growth pattern of the patient’s hair. This strategic placement ensures a natural-looking hair density and hairline. The donor area where the strip was removed is then closed with sutures, leaving a linear scar that is typically concealed by the patient’s remaining hair.

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  • The FUT method is valued for its efficiency in harvesting a large number of grafts in a single session, making it ideal for patients with significant hair loss. This procedure requires precision and expertise to minimize scarring and maximize the natural appearance of the transplanted hair. Recovery involves a brief period of healing, with patients able to see the full benefits of the transplant within several months as the new grafts grow in, providing a permanent solution to hair loss.

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FUE or FUT Hair Transplant?

Find out why FUE is not always an option and why some clients prefer FUT hair transplant procedure.
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At Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic, we specialize in both FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplant surgeries, understanding that each technique comes with its own set of benefits and considerations. While FUE is popularly marketed as a “no-scalpel” or “no scar” technique, it’s essential to note that it does leave small, dot-like scars. These scars are minimal and may only be noticeable when the hair is very short or shaved. On the other hand, FUT is often labeled as more invasive due to the linear scar it leaves, yet it remains a valuable option for many patients.

The choice between FUE and FUT at Nova Medical is not a one-size-fits-all decision. Approximately 80% of our male patients choose FUE, drawn by its minimally invasive approach and the ability to wear hair very short without noticeable scarring. However, FUT may be the better option for certain individuals, particularly females and men who prefer to wear their hair longer. FUT requires trimming only the small area from which hair is harvested, making it a suitable option for those who do not want to shave their heads. Long-haired patients often prefer FUT since the linear scar is easily concealed by their hair.

Our commitment at Nova Medical is to offer personalized care tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each patient. This approach is supported by our comprehensive consultations, where our board-certified surgeon considers factors such as hair loss patterns, donor hair availability, scalp laxity, and the characteristics of the patient’s hair and skin. By weighing these considerations alongside the patient’s preferences, we’re able to recommend the most appropriate hair restoration technique for them.

Unlike clinics that may only offer FUE due to a lack of comprehensive hair transplantation expertise, Nova Medical has a rich history of performing hair transplants long before the advent of automated FUE systems. Our experience and skill set allow us to offer both FUE and FUT surgeries, ensuring that every patient receives the highest level of care, suited to their unique hair restoration needs. When choosing your hair transplant clinic, it’s crucial to ask the right questions and understand the capabilities and offerings of the clinic, ensuring they align with your expectations and desired outcomes.

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What to expect from follicular unit transplantation (FUT) in Toronto

At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we pride ourselves on offering a premier surgical experience within our fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility, which meets the highest standards for comfort and safety. Our team consists of board-certified surgeons specialized in head, neck, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, making us one of the most seasoned FUT hair transplant teams in Canada.

Our approach to FUT and to hair transplantation in general centers around the use of single follicular unit grafts, ensuring each transplant achieves a look of total naturalness and balanced density. Our commitment to aesthetic hairline design, combined with meticulous surgical planning and technique, allows us to deliver consistently excellent and predictable outcomes. Patients can expect a seamless experience, characterized by minimal pain, scarring, and downtime, leading to high satisfaction with both the procedure and the results.

Before the Procedure

As you prepare for your FUT procedure at Nova Medical Hair Transplant, you’ll be guided through each step of the process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect on the day of your surgery. Our team will provide detailed pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for a smooth and successful surgery.

The day of surgery

Your FUT procedure day at Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto is meticulously planned to ensure comfort and clarity throughout the process. Starting with a detailed meeting with your surgeon, you’ll revisit your hair restoration goals and finalize the plan. This includes marking the recipient area and capturing pre-operative photographs to guide the transformation. Following a review, light oral sedation is administered for your comfort, and the donor area is prepared and anesthetized, ensuring a pain-free experience. This preparation involves trimming only the hairs to be harvested, after which you’ll be comfortably positioned to begin the procedure.

The extraction of the donor strip is quick and painless, completed within 10-15 minutes using a technique that leaves a fine-line scar, virtually undetectable once healed. As the team prepares the follicular units under a microscope, your surgeon will also prepare the recipient area, creating the sites for your new hairline with precision and artistry. The implantation of follicular units is a careful process, using advanced techniques for a natural-looking result. You’re made comfortable throughout this day-long process, with meals, snacks, and entertainment provided.

As the day concludes, our team will thoroughly review your aftercare instructions and provide you with a care package, including all necessary prescriptions and supplies for home care. To ensure your safety post-sedation, we recommend arranging transportation home. This comprehensive approach from start to finish ensures that your journey to a fuller head of hair is as smooth and comfortable as possible, setting the stage for the exciting growth to come.

FUT Recovery

Recovery from FUT at Nova Medical Hair Transplant ensures a comfortable and swift return to your daily activities, typically spanning 1 to 2 weeks. Patients are prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection and medication to reduce swelling, with post-procedure discomfort manageable through over-the-counter or prescribed pain relief. Detailed care instructions for the donor and recipient sites, alongside hair washing guidelines, facilitate a smooth healing journey. A follow-up appointment for suture removal is scheduled 7-10 days post-surgery, with our staff ready to address any inquiries.

Swelling around the forehead and eyes may occur, creating a temporary puffy appearance, yet this is an expected and normal part of recovery. Early scab formation around the grafts is managed by keeping the area clean and moist, with scab shedding within the first week. Patients often take a week off work, resuming light exercise after 7-10 days and more strenuous activities after 2-3 weeks.

The growth of transplanted hair begins within 2-3 months, with noticeable improvements by 4-6 months and full results emerging between 12-18 months.

FUT in Toronto

FUT is a great hair loss (alopecia) treatment for men and women.

Follicular Unit Transplantation stands as a premier solution for men and women grappling with hair loss (alopecia) in Toronto. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant, we excel in offering this advanced hair restoration technique to individuals of all genders, utilizing cutting-edge methods to ensure safe, comfortable, and outstanding outcomes. Hair transplantation, in our view, is more than just regaining lost hair; it’s about restoring confidence and self-esteem.

FUT, often recognized for its high success rate of 80-95% and minimal graft rejection rate of 3-5%, remains a highly effective and less invasive option among hair restoration treatments. Known for its precision and refinement, FUT is celebrated globally as a leading choice for those seeking to overcome alopecia.

If you’re in Toronto and exploring solutions for hair loss, FUT at Nova Medical Hair Transplant could be your pathway to not only reclaiming your hair but also boosting your self-confidence. Dive deeper into how FUT can transform your appearance and restore your confidence by reaching out to us.

Schedule your FUT consultation

If you have been dealing with hair loss and have wondered what can be done to restore your hair and self-confidence, we invite you to explore the information on this website and learn more about how we at Nova Medical can help.  We encourage you to then take the next step and schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our surgeons so that we can discuss the FUT hair restoration treatment plan that is right for you.  You can contact us through the number provided on our website or you can book an appointment online.  We are here to help!

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