fut scar

Hair transplant procedures have been on use as a remedy for hair loss for around 60-70 years now; it has been a hope for many, promising permanent and natural results for people suffering from hair loss caused by any reason.

FUT technique stands in the middle of this hair transplant period; it has been a widely preferred option by hair specialists and patients in late 90s and 2000s though it was regarded with suspicion when first invented by Dr. Bernstein in 1995.

As the years pass and technological developments along with medical developments has reached a very significant and rising point, FUT hair transplant technique started to lose its popularity since new techniques for hair transplant with lots of advantages has taken place in the hair transplant field. Even in this case, being a very effective technique, FUT has kept being used for in suitable cases; however, it has a big downside which make the technique to lose its popularity and it is the FUT scar.

How the FUT procedure is performed?

   In order to understand the nature of FUT scar, it is important to take a look at the procedure itself and how it is performed.

  1. First the blood tests are done and the treatment plan is created according to your physical examination made by hair transplant specialist
  2. FUT hair transplant procedure starts with local anesthesia in order to provide you with the most comfortable procedure possible.
  3. In the next step, a strip with hair follicular units is taken out from the back of the scalp carefully with the suitable and microscopic tools. Follicular units consist of 1-4 hair follicles and the hair itself; sometimes, units may contain only a single hair.
  4. The donor area of the taken strip is stitched together.
  5. The hair follicles are extracted from this strip delicately; by this way the damage possibility of the hair follicles is minimized.
  6. The collected hair follicles are transplanted into the channels opened in the hair loss area which is usually the frontal scalp.

Which part of the procedure causes the FUT scar?

The key point of FUT hair transplant technique is removing a strip from the donor area; although it provides some important advantages such as minimum amount of damage for hair follicles and the possibility to treat relatively larger areas comparing other techniques, the removal of the strip brings the necessity for stitches. The donor area is stitched together after the strip is taken out and this causes the formation of a permanent FUT scar tissue.

FUT hair transplant is a minimally invasive technique; it requires longer period of healing than newer techniques such as FUE.

The size of FUT scar

The size of the strip may change depending on the number of grafts required for the treatment plan; the size of the FUT scar will change according to the size of the strip as well.

Is it worth having FUT hair transplant despite the scar?

Advantages of FUT technique

  • In FUT, the possible harm to the collected hair follicles is minimized because they are removed from the in the strip which is where their natural place. While the transplantation is being performed, the possibility of damage for the waiting follicles is not a high chance.
  • FUT technique allows the hair transplant specialist to perform the operation in a shorter time since the hair follicles are not removed one by one but collected with the strip altogether.
  • FUT- strip technique is beneficial for those who has a limited source of follicles in their donor area and those whose hair loss degree has reached to a significant point. Strip technique allows the specialist to collect higher number of grafts comparing other hair transplant techniques.
  • FUT technique is highly preferred by women as well; the method can be performed without shaving or shortening the hair so people can have it done without having an effect on their social life.

Every patient has different expectations, conditions and priorities about the hair transplant procedure. The best way to decide if you should have FUT hair transplant despite the FUT scar is to talk to a hair transplant specialist and see about the pros and cons specifically for your individual condition.

Is there a solution for FUT hair transplant scar?

Despite the reality of a visible and permanent scar, FUT technique is still considered to be the second most preferred hair transplant technique after FUE technique. There have been some solutions found to be effective for hiding the FUT scar.

FUE technique to hide the FUT scar

Depending on the suitability of the donor area and the scar texture, the scar tissue from FUT can be treated by FUE hair transplant. The hair follicles can be transplanted on the scarred area and the scar can be easily left behind the newly transplanted hair as it grows. However, this is not applicable for all FUT scar cases; therefore, in order to find out if you are a right candidate, a detailed examination made by a hair transplant specialist is very important.

Scar removal surgery

Another treatment applicable for FUT scar is to remove the scar surgically and treat the area with most developed technological tools and techniques. This naturally leaves another scar in the area, however, the new scar is not as visible as the old one since the scar removal treatment handles the area much more delicately.

Laser treatments

In some cases, FUT scar can be faded away with laser treatments as well, but then again, the effectiveness of it totally depends on the structure of the scar and therefore the most suitable treatment should be decided by your hair transplant specialist.

What are the scar-free alternatives of FUT technique?

The best alternative for FUT technique is the newer techniques of FUE; FUE does not involve any skin removal or stitches. FUE is a much less invasive procedure than FUT; it does not leave a scar, the results are the most successful ones and the recovery is very comfortable.

As Monoplant Hair Clinic, we are proud to offer all kinds of hair transplant techniques performed by the most talented and experienced hair transplant specialists of the branch. Your hair transplant treatment will be done with the most suitable technique according to your expectations, priorities and individual condition. In order to find out more about FUT scar, other techniques and get a personalized treatment plan, please contact us; our medical consultants are waiting for you.


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FUE Technique

Hair Transplant is a procedure that requires delicacy, envision and developed technologies. Globally applied FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, being the most advanced and successful technique of hair transplant for many years now, allows the hair specialist to use the developing technologies of the day and gives natural results both when taking the hair out and when transplanting the hair. DHI, Sapphire, Gold, Implantanium (etc.) techniques can be used. Our hair transplant specialist will lead you to best solution through your online and face-to-face consultation.

FUE Technique has 3 basic steps;

  • Harvesting hair follicles from donor area: Follicles are collected carefully from the donor area. Donor areas are most commonly the scalp areas at the back of the head, the nape and above the ears due to their resistant structure to hair loss.
  • Canal opening in the recipient area: Recipient area is prepared by opening canals with very thin devices to the direction and angle of the existing hair. No bistouries are used, no stitches are put and no scars are left.
  • Transplantation: Hair follicles are placed in the canals, transplanted area is covered by a medical dressing.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you will be awake and yet you will not feel any pain. FUE Transplant technique leaves no scar and does not require stitches. The follicles in the donor site will not be damaged during the process. Recovery time is very short; patients can go back to the daily routine a day after the procedure. Most of our patients feel good enough and prefer to discover the city after their procedure. The wounds will completely disappear in 7-10 days. A personalized treatment plan will be made for you by our hair transplant specialist and you will reach an indistinguishably natural look as a result. The survival rate of the transplanted grafts our hair transplant specialist applies is %90 up to %100. This technique is suitable for both men and women who experience hair loss. It’s a minimally invasive operation which necessarily requires surgical setting; hospital environment allows the hair specialist to operate a smoother process with all needed technologic devices and hygiene.

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    Mono Hair Transplant Turkey Pre-Operation and Post-Operation Processes

    There are certain rules we advise you to follow before your FUE Hair Transplant operation in Mono Hair Transplant Clinic; we take our patient’s health and comfort as a priority. Pre-Operation instructions reduce the any risk of complications, unwanted results and discomfort during the procedure. It’s very important that you are very honest and clear about your current health condition and the medication you are on in order to complete the operation very safely and smoothly.

    You will be taken to the blood test before your Hair Transplant operation starts and all your essential blood values will be checked up. Your smoking and alcohol habits will be questioned by your medical consultant while having your consultation for Hair Transplant Turkey at Mono Clinic and you will be given information about how to take action on them before your procedure.

    You should have a breakfast before the operation and we advise you to bring a book or a tablet with you since the operation lasts 3-6 hours and you will in a comfortable enough position for some entertainment! Please do not cut or shave your hair before the Hair Transplant operation so that our hair transplant specialist can clearly examine about the structure of your hair. Afterwards our staff will make the hair cut in compliance with operation. Prefer casual clothes on operation day. Especially, you should wear something front buttoned as a top wear.

    You will be assisted by our team and your checkups will be done by our hair transplant specialist regularly after you had your FUE Transplant Operation. In your aftercare process, you will be hosted in our beautiful aftercare villa in which you will find our team ready to help you with you are your needs 7/24. You will be provided with the suitable shampoo and lotions for your condition and instructions on how to use them; first washing process will be explained to you in details.

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