Aderans & Trendco

Follicular Unit Transplantation

Not to be confused with FUE, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves removing a strip from the donor area (usually the back of the head), dividing the tissue into follicular units and then replanting these follicular units into the recipient area.  During FUT, a good surgeon will minimise scarring around the donor area – the finest scar will allow hair to grow back in and conceal any previous incisions.

What are the benefits of FUT?

FUT allows for large quantities of follicular grafts to be made in one procedure.  Furthermore, because of the technique involved, surgeons can maximise the growth potential of each follicular unit by keeping all of its elements intact.  In turn, this means that the appearance of ‘new’ hair is extremely natural as growth is virtually uninterrupted.

The success of FUE or FUT ultimately depends on the skill of the surgical team. 

Follicular Unit Extraction

FUE is a relatively new breakthrough in the world of transplantation.  Introduced in 2002 – and different to the ‘strip method’ FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), FUE involves extracting single follicle units directly from the scalp - rather than in large patches or groups – and implanting them individually.  This revolutionary, non-invasive technique creates minimal scarring and produces very realistic results.

How it works

Once the overall hair placement/design is agreed by you and the surgeon, and final assessment of the donor hair quality has taken place, the process of FUE begins.  It works by making tiny incisions in the scalp which are no more than 1mm wide.  The hair follicle is then carefully extracted and implanted in the designated area.  This procedure takes place using local anaesthetic.

A&A Studios’ director and Dr Shahmalak’s combined experience means that candidates can be assured of the highest standards and implantation techniques.  Having performed many global FUE procedures, Dr Shahmalak is one of the most skilled FUE surgeons in Europe.

What are the benefits of FUE?

Generally-speaking, FUE offers:

  • less scarring and bleeding than FUT
  • minimal physical discomfort and post-operative recovery time
  • the opportunity to draw hair from a larger donor area - hair can also be extracted from eyebrows or nape of neck
  • the option of wearing a very short or shaved style since there is virtually no scarring