Combined Hair Transplant Technique (FUE + FUT)
At Fortes Clinic, we also offer a combined hair transplant treatment that brings aspects of FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) together. It’s a technique where we give you the best of both procedures so that you can get better results if the loss of your hair is at an advanced stage. The combination of the two transplant methods is used to achieve high-density hair in the quickest time possible because it allows for the maximum possible number of graft extractions.
How Does the Combined Method Work?
This transplant technique takes advantage of the benefits of FUE and FUT in one go. Both FUE and FUT involve the extraction of hair from a donor region and the surgical insertion into the recipient area, with the only difference being the method of extraction used to obtain the hair undergoing transplant.
FUE comprises the extraction of individual follicular units in groups of 1-3 hairs and surgically inserting them one at a time to the recipient region in the direction of natural hair growth. For FUT on the other hand, a horizontal strip of hair-bearing skin is extracted from the donor area usually at the back and the sides of the scalp which contain severalhair follicles. The strip tissue is then divided under the microscope by an experienced team into small grafts(follicular units)with 1-3 hair follicles in each graft. These grafts are then inserted into the recipient area.
With each hair transplant method havingits own merits, at Fortes we combine the two procedures to ensure that you get the best results. FUE is usually advisable for clients with a relativelysmall to medium bald area in men and small region of hair thinning in women. On the other hand, FUT is advisable for men& women with an extensive balding region. With the combination of the two techniques, you effectively achieve maximum possible coverage of the hair loss region, complete with high-density hair growth, meanwhile greatly reducing procedure time.
Combined Hair Treatment Procedure
Dr. Saaed, being a hair restoration specialist believes that the combination of the two procedures is an effective way of treating patients who have suffered extreme hair loss. The combined procedure will first involve the extraction of the strip tissues for the FUT and then finalising the process with FUE.
By using FUT to obtain hair grafts, we will efficiently achieve the extraction of abundant follicular units all at once. With such a resourceful extraction process, this saves on proceduretime and all that is left is the extraction of theremaining grafts prepared one at a time viathe FUE method.
At the end of the procedure, you will achieve natural hair withmore density and thickness. The combination method issometimes better than just a single hair transplant techniquefor severe cases of hair loss.
Benefits of the Combined FUE+FUT Hair Transplant Method
To make things as clear as possible, here’s a quick highlight of the benefits of using the combined hair transplant technique;
- By using both the FUE and the FUT methods, you will achieve the maximum possible coverage of balding area.
- Using the FUT for extraction of the follicular units saves on time because it allows for fast retrieval ofmany follicular units from the strip tissue.
- The final outcome of the procedure ensures that you achieve a high-density pack of natural hair that is thick and healthy.
- Saves a lot of time during the extraction of required grafts.
- It is an effective hair transplant method for severe cases of hair loss.
Feel free to contact us and book an appointment to find out the best procedure for your hair restoration plan. We are always happy to answer questions and aid our clients in making a confidant decision about what procedure and outcome will suit them best.
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