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Follicular Unit Transplant in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

One procedure that may be ideal for you is follicular unit transplant (FUT), or the “strip method”, which we are happy to offer at Hessler Plastic Surgery’s Center for Hair Restoration.

What is follicular hair transplant?

Follicular unit transplantation, also known as the “strip method”, removes an entire strip of hair from the back of the scalp. This strip is then divided into multiple hair grafts, which are then implanted into the areas where the hair is thinning, balding, or receding. The grafts are placed 1 to 4 hairs at a time.

Key benefits of FUT hair transplant

  • High follicle survival rate
  • Superior quality and results
  • A cost-effective option 

Is follicular unit transplant right for you?

If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and you are interested in a follicular unit transplant, it’s important to be aware that the procedure leaves behind a linear scar across the back of the scalp which will be visible if your hair is very short. Although this scar can be made as minimally visible as possible, if this linear scar is out of the question for you, you may be a better candidate for a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure.

FUT treatment details

When you arrive for your FUT treatment, your hair will be shaved or cut in the area where the follicles will be taken. After this, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area. Next, the strip of tissue will be taken from the scalp. This donor tissue is removed in a single thin strip, and the particular tissue taken will be very carefully chosen based on specific factors that are needed to ensure the follicles’ survival rate. Aesthetic factors will also be taken into consideration regarding the scar. 

Once the strip has been removed from the scalp, it will be dissected into separate groupings of 1 to 4 hairs. Dr. Hessler will then implant the follicles into the areas of the scalp where they are needed, using her artistic eye and expertise to make sure they are placed as naturally as possible. The recipient sites are made with a fine instrument. They are created around the existing hair so there is no need to cut it. Once the follicles have been implanted into the recipient sites, the incisions from the removed strip will then be closed. 

Follicular unit transplant at Hessler Plastic Surgery: Serving Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

You don’t have to worry about hair loss. A solution is available for your thinning hair, bald spot, or receding hairline, and these issues can be a thing of the past. If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and are considering hair loss treatment, we invite you to make an appointment with Hessler Plastic Surgery’s Center for Hair Restoration to learn more. Our practice is known for its cutting-edge yet safe and proven procedures — a place where you will be fully educated on your treatment and guided step-by-step throughout the entire process.

Under the leadership of locally and nationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hessler, our practice features a highly trained team of registered nurses and staff who are detail-oriented and compassionate, providing the best in patient-centric care. As a double board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience, Dr. Hessler sees the importance of continuing to research and review innovative approaches to procedures in order to achieve the very best results. To meet with us, please contact us today.

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