What Is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG)?

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) or the Strip Method, is a popular hair transplant method because it allows your hair transplant surgeon to move large numbers of follicular grafts in one procedure to maximize coverage. Hair is not only transplanted, but it continues to grow – which means you get to keep your own hair. Through careful artistry, FUT/FUG gives you a natural-looking hairline and crown. Nobody, not even you, will be able to tell the difference.

How Does FUT/FUG Work?

Mane Image, partnering with PAI Medical Group, performs the FUT/FUG procedure in-house, ensuring quality and comfort. During the actual procedure, you will be under local anesthesia, so you won't feel a thing. Your PAI hair transplant surgeon will harvest a strip of skin, typically from the back or side of your head. The size of the strip harvested will depend on how much coverage you need and how much donor hair is available. That strip then gets separated into individual hairs that are inserted into small incisions where hair loss is present, leading to a natural, healthy-looking head of real, growing hair.

It is important to note that while your hair transplant surgeon will harvest a strip of skin from the most inconspicuous place possible, a linear scar will be left where the donor strip was removed. The good news is that, in most cases, the scar fades with time.