FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTS (FUT)
Dr. Robert Dorin and Dr. Robert True have been successfully practicing Follicular Unit Transplants for 40+ years.
FUT is a procedure that solves hair loss and its negative impact on self-esteem that both men and women experience.
FUT procedures result in natural-looking results, but can leave a noticeable scar that can limit how short hair one can wear their hair.
WHAT IS FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION? A Summary
What Are Follicular Units?
Follicular units are the natural groupings in which hair grows, usually made up of one to four hairs.
Under magnification, distinct bundles of single, double, and triple units are evident. Each unit shares the same blood supply, and the integrity of the unit is preserved in the hair transplantation process. Because these groupings naturally exist, nothing of an artificial nature is ever transplanted. This allows our doctors to achieve consistently natural-looking results for patients using their own hair.
What Is A Follicular Unit Transplant?
FUT is a surgical hair restoration technique that involves the removal of a superficial strip of hair-bearing tissue from the back and / or sides of the head, what is commonly referred to as the donor area. This donor area consists of genetically permanent follicles that when moved to areas of thinning or baldness will not be affected by the balding process and therefore grow for life. After removing the donor strip, our doctors and their highly trained hair loss technicians microscopically process the tissue into individual follicular units. The follicles are then organized and strategically transplanted into bald, thinning areas to create an attractive, natural-looking permanent hair.
Also known as a strip excision procedure, FUT has been the common form of hair transplantation over the last two decades.
THE BENEFITS Follicular Unit Transplantation
FUT is the preferred hair transplant option for patients who want minimal disruption to their daily lives. While the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method can require extensive shaving of the donor area, FUT strip harvesting can be done with sutures that are hidden under the hair post-operatively. In this way there is no major shift in a patient's hair style appearance after surgery.
When the donor area is properly managed using FUT method, our doctors are harvesting within a "safe" zone of genetically permanent and viable follicular units thus ensuring survival and longevity of the transplanted hair.
High Quantity of Grafts
The strip harvesting method of FUT allows for up to 4,000 follicular units to be transplanted in a single session, compared to 2,000 follicular units during FUE treatment. This makes strip harvesting a better option for patients with excessive balding.
Faster to the Finish Line
If you want to achieve yhair restoration in a shorter period of time may choose FUT as it allows for an optimal amount of grafts that can be moved in each session and less overall cost to meet your desired result.
HOW DOES FUT WORK? A Treatment Timeline
PHOTOS: FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANT RESULTS With TRUE & DORIN, It's As If He Never Had Hair Loss!
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL "Incredibly Great!"
"Dr. Dorin and his staff are incredibly great!!! I would highly recommend Dr. Dorin and his team! Thank you for the great work!" Italo M. - 5-Star Google Review - 2018
YOUR COMFORT Our Commitment - Our Advanced Technology - The CompuMed® Wand
Dr. True and Dr. Dorin make patient comfort a priority when performing any hair transplant at our offices in Greater New York City and Boston, MA. To effectively deliver just the right amount of anesthetic to treatment areas, we utilize the CompuMed® Wand.
The CompuMed® Wand is a device specifically designed to administer local anesthetic to patients who are nervous about needles. The device only requires a very shallow injection before a computerized system delivers a precisely measured amount of local anesthetic. Patients agree that the process is more comfortable than traditional needles. To further reduce pain, we usually recommend our patients take an oral sedative before we apply the CompuMed® Wand, so they don't even feel the light pressure of the device.
Because hair transplant procedures can take several hours, we also provide televisions in our operating rooms for patients to watch while our doctors perform the procedure. If there are any other steps we can take to make your hair loss treatment more comfortable, let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
COULD FUT BE THE BEST HAIR LOSS SOLUTION FOR YOU? Schedule Your Virtual Or In-Person Consultation
If you are considering hair transplant surgery to address hair loss, you should trust your care to experienced specialists like the doctors at TRUE & DORIN Medical Group. Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin are board-certified hair restoration surgeons, who were both voted to The World's Top 25 Hair Transplant Surgeons by SpexHair in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
One of the most commonly performed procedures at our practice is follicular unit transplantation. Our doctors combine technology, skill, and artistry to help patients achieve natural-looking hairlines using this reliable technique.
We have several offices throughout the greater New York City and one in Boston, to serve men and women. To begin your hair restoration process, schedule a consultation with our team by filling out our online form or calling
FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION: A DEEPER DIVE What About Scarring?
Without a doubt, the most common hesitation patients express about a follicular unit transplant is the linear scar that results along the donor area of the scalp. While it is virtually impossible for no scar to result from this method, skilled hair transplant specialists like Dr. True and Dr. Dorin can perform the procedure in such a way that the scar is not noticeable.
Our doctors carefully select the donor site so that a patient's hair will cover the scar. Additionally, when they are stitching the donor site, our doctors take great care to minimize potential scarring, employing a closure technique called Trichophytic Donor Closure that enables the hair to grow directly through the scar, making it even less detectable.
If you want a hair transplant, but are concerned about scarring, choosing TRUE & DORIN Medical Group, is the best way to end up with the smallest scar possible. Of course, if even a negligible scar is a problem for you, you could always choose the follicular unit extraction method.
VIDEO: A CLOSER LOOK AT FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION Dr. Robert Dorin Discusses
AFTER YOUR FUT What Should You Expect?
After an FUT procedure at one of our clinics in Greater NYC and Boston, you can typically leave the office bandage-free and with minimal to no noticeable signs of surgery in the donor area. In many cases, your existing hair can cover both the donor area and the recipient area. If there is not enough hair on the scalp to cover the treatment areas, you may choose to wear an adjustable baseball cap after the procedure. Patients who wish to be especially discreet about their treatment typically take time off from work.
Recovery Quick Facts
- You can expect tiny scabs in the transplanted area of the scalp as well as moderate soreness in the donor area.
- After 10 to 12 days, the scabbing should be healed and our team can remove the sutures.
- You generally only experience mild to moderate pain, which can be easily controlled by prescription medications over a one- to three-day period.
- The ideal interval between strip excision treatment sessions is about 10 to 12 months.
WHY TRUST TRUE & DORIN WITH YOUR FUT? The Right Clinic And Surgeon For You And Your Hair Loss Problems
The most important decision you will make regarding your hair restoration treatment is not which method you will use or the details of your hairline design, but the surgeon that you choose to perform the procedure. It is important to choose a doctor who has extensive experience in hair restoration and consistently achieves superior results.
Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin have a track record of safety and excellent patient care, with thousands of satisfied clients who would not trust their hairlines to anyone else. They have successfully implemented new techniques that minimize the appearance of any linear scars and reduce recovery times. Our doctors are experts in the field and can help you determine which method of treatment would be most appropriate for your restoration goals.
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FUT PRICING DISCREPANCIES
Why Do FUT Prices Vary From Clinic To Clinic & Person To Person?
The Cost-Saving Benefits Of FUT
Many patients with extensive hair loss or thinning prefer to have a Follicular Unit Transplant over Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). When using the strip method, our doctors are able to maximize the number of follicular units harvested, which minimizes the number of surgical sessions required. In fact, many of our patients can have their hair transplant performed in a single session. Because this procedure is less time-and labor-intensive than FUE, we are generally able to offer it at a lower cost to patients.
We believe in providing exceptional hair restoration solutions that can fit into your budget. To help patients afford hair restoration, our practice offers a number of financing options. In addition, we also offer a special incentive for patients with flexible schedules through our standby program. If you have completed your lab work, have been recommended for treatment by one of our doctors, and are able to schedule your procedure on short notice when we have an opening, you can enjoy additional savings.
FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANT ADVANTAGES What Are They?
An FUT procedure can result in a totally natural-looking hairline that contains no obvious signs of hair transplant surgery. However, there are some disadvantages to choosing this procedure instead of other hair transplant methods. Some of these drawbacks include:
Because a follicular unit transplant requires less time and labor than a follicular unit extraction, our practice can perform FUT procedures at a lower cost.
One of the most significant advantages of strip harvesting over FUE is that large numbers of follicular units can be transplanted in just one session. During an FUE treatment, the greatest number of follicular units transferred is about 2,000. On the other hand, an FUT procedure may involve the transfer of 4,000 follicular units.
Although our surgeons use an advanced method that greatly improves the follicle survival rate during FUE, strip harvesting still has the higher rate of follicle survival. For this reason, patients with limited hair availability in the donor area of the scalp often make better candidates for an FUT procedure.
GENERAL RESULTS POST-FUT What Are Those?
Because the transplanted follicles are your natural hair, your new hairline has the potential to last the rest of your life. About 12 months after the FUT procedure, you should achieve the full results of your hair transplant. At this time, you can treat your transplanted hair just like the rest of your hair: brush it, cut it, and run your hands through it. After a year, some patients decide to undergo an additional hair transplant surgery to further fortify the hairline.
After recovery from hair transplantation, you can expect a fuller head of hair with minimal visible scarring. Some early advocates of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), an alternative method, have exaggerated the risks of wide donor scars with strip harvesting. However, patients considering FUE versus FUT at TRUE & DORIN Medical Group can rest assured that our doctors will complete the procedure with the utmost care and precision to minimize scarring.
In some cases, hair transplants performed by less skilled surgeons can produce results that look unnatural. In those cases, Drs. True and Dorin can perform a hair transplant procedure to improve on those results.
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL "I Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else!!"
"It's been over 3 years since I had my procedure with Dr. Dorin. I'm so glad that I chose this office and Dr. Dorin. What an amazing result from a very competent and caring staff. Thank you. I wouldn't go anywhere else!! I live in Florida but travelled to New York just to see this doctor. Don't even consider another group." Alan K. - 5-Star Google Review
THERE'S A SOLUTION TO YOUR HAIR LOSS! Get Your Confidence Back! Meet With Us In-Person Or Virtually
Many men and women are embarrassed about their hair loss, but they don't think there is anything they can do about it. Thanks to modern hair transplant techniques, almost anyone can take a stand against hair loss with TRUE & DORIN Medical Group in Greater NYC and Boston, MA.
If you are curious about a follicular unit transplant, or another hair restoration technique, but you're not sure if it's right for you, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation. During a consultation, Dr. True or Dr. Dorin can examine your scalp and your hairline to determine which procedure would be best for you.
Take the first step towards a full head of hair today by filling out our online form or calling