What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a procedure where hair is transplanted from the
permanent zone, the area in the back and sides of the scalp where hair is more resistant
to balding, to the bald or balding areas of the scalp. This is accomplished using
naturally-occurring groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs, called follicular units. After the patient’s
scalp is anesthetized, the doctor removes a strip of tissue from the donor area, an area
within the permanent zone, and, once extracted, the donor strip is cut into many individual
follicular units using microscopic dissection techniques. As these follicular unit grafts are being
prepared, the doctor makes tiny holes in the scalp, called recipient sites, where the grafts are placed.