FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip)
Both FUE FUT hair transplants can be done but FUT involves removing a horizontal strip of skin, about 1.5 cm wide from the back and suturing it closed. This can leave a horizontal white line or scar that usually varies from 1mm to 3mm in width and is the traditional way of harvesting follicles. Sometimes the line is very hard to find, even by hairdressers.
For FUT we do not shave your donor area so it looks normal at the end of the day. FUT is cheaper and very well tolerated and we can do many more grafts in one day, up to 4000.
FUT is still the most popular technique with Australians because there is no shaving, no number restriction, high graft survival rate and it’s about 25% cheaper.
Any scar from FUT can be easily repaired if necessary with small FUE or SMP micro-pigmentation. A No.3 hair length is enough to hide the line scar.