Interestingly, the strip harvesting has paved way for simplifying the process of hair transplant and has minimized the innumerable procedures related to hair harvesting. In this way very small incisions are made with the help of ultra refined tools, thereby aiding the surgeon to transplant the grafts even closer. In fact, FUT is also famous as “Gold Standard” due to its highly successful hair restoration capability.
In this type of hair surgery, hair is transplanted from the permanent zone, which is basically that part of your head that is resistant to balding such as the sides of your scalp. First the patient is anesthetized, then the surgeon removes a strip of tissue from this donor region and after the extraction, this strip is separated into individual follicular units by applying microscopic dissection method. While these unit grafts are prepared, the surgeon makes very small holes in the head in the recipient area.
Strikingly, many of you think that scalp hair grows as individual strands, but the fact is that it grows in tiny little groups of 1 to 4 hairs and this is known as follicular units. Imagine that this myth prevailed for a long time and even after knowing the truth hair doctors were not able use them in hair transplant, but after Dr. Robert Bernstein’s publication of “Follicular Transplantation” in 1995, a new way was introduced.