The 4 Step COVA FUT Hair Transplant Process

The 4 Step FUT Hair Transplant Process

Strip Harvesting example


FUT Donor Area


FUT Hair Grafts


FUT Hair Transplant


The FUT technique is considered a more traditional method of hair transplantation and was previously the most commonly used method. It typically produces the most grafts in a single session, making it an excellent option for those with extensive hair loss or those looking for a drastic transformation. It also has a shorter operation time compared to other types of hair transplant procedures.

During the FUT procedure, the surgeon removes the strip of skin containing the hair follicles and carefully separates them into follicular units using a microscope. The surgeon then makes tiny incisions in the recipient area of the scalp and inserts the hair grafts individually into the balding or thinning areas. The transplanted hair follicles start to grow naturally after a few weeks, and the results typically look natural.

The FUT hair transplant procedure is an effective hair restoration procedure that can provide excellent outcomes. However, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon to achieve the desired results while minimizing the likelihood of complications.

FUT Hair Transplant Before & After Patients

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Before FUT Hair transplantAfter FUT Hair transplant
Before FUT Hair transplantAfter FUT Hair transplant

The COVA FUT Hair Transplant Approach

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a surgical approach for hair transplantation that involves removing a strip of skin from the donor area, typically the back and sides of the scalp, underneath local anesthesia. The strip is dissected into individual follicular units by trained surgical technicians using specialized instruments and a microscope.

The FUT approach requires the use of a multi-blade knife or a motorized punch tool to harvest donor hair follicles. The tool removes a strip of skin from the donor area, which is then dissected into individual follicular units, usually consisting of one to four hairs each. The donor area is then sutured closed, creating a fine scar which, with correct surgical technique, becomes either invisible or disguised by the remaining hair.

The FUT hair transplant approach is more invasive than Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). However, it can provide more significant numbers of grafts in one session than FUE, which makes it a good choice for patients with extensive hair loss. FUT also typically requires less extensive shaving or trimming of hair on the scalp than FUE, making it a more discreet option for patients who are concerned about the social consequences of having noticeable postoperative scarring or shaved areas on their head. FUT procedures also tend to be less expensive than FUE, due to the lower level of manual intervention required by surgical technicians.

What to expect from COVA FUT?

Hair restoration procedures are specific to each individual. Working with various methods of FUT, your COVA Hair Board-Certified surgeon will guide you through the process

  • Preoperative Assessment: Prior the procedure, you will undergo a thorough assessment of your medical history, hair loss pattern, hair density, family history of hair loss, and future hair loss progression.
  • Anesthesia: During the FUT hair transplant procedure, you will be given local anesthesia to numb both the donor and recipient areas of the scalp.
  • Hair Harvesting: The hair transplant surgeon will remove a strip of skin from the donor area, usually from the back or sides of the scalp. The strip is then dissected into individual follicular units, which are prepared for transplantation.
  • Hair Transplantation: The surgeon uses a tiny blade, a needle, or a slit-making instrument to create small incisions in the recipient area of the scalp. The individual follicular units are then inserted into these incisions.
  • Recovery: After the surgery, your scalp will be sore, tender, and may have some swelling or bruising. You will need to cover your head with bandages for a few days.
  • Postoperative Care: You may be prescribed antibiotics and painkillers to reduce the chance of infection and relieve pain. You will need to avoid strenuous activities, direct sunlight, or high-pressure showerheads for a few weeks.
  • Hair Growth: It takes time for new hair to grow, and you may notice a shedding of transplanted hair in the first few weeks. New hair growth usually starts to appear after four to six months, and you can expect full results after one year.

FUT hair transplantation is generally safe and effective. However, it is crucial to find a qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon to achieve the best results. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.