A Hair Transplant in CT
Hair loss is difficult for any person to deal with. Despite age, gender, or race, for many people, hair loss can be devastating. Instead of accepting the fact that one is “losing their hair,” many patients look for a solution and stumble upon a hair transplant in CT. With two main procedures to choose from, patients can determine which option will work best for their specific situation.
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE
This type of Hair Transplant in CT involves taking follicles found at the back of the scalp and relocating them to bald and thinning regions. Because hair loss at the top of the head or at the front of the head is most noticeable, this procedure can decrease the thinning and create the look of a healthy head of hair. Patients do not need to be placed under general anesthesia to have the procedure done and the incisions in the back of the scalp are rarely noticeable once healed. This means that the potential for scarring is minimal.
Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT
Most doctors choose the FUT technique, where a “strip” of hair is removed from the donor region (sides and back of the scalp), dissected – under microscopes – into the individual follicles, and then transplanted to the bald and thinning regions. When done correctly, the scar is faint and subtle, and easily covered even with short, cropped hair. FUT is considered the field’s “gold standard” and delivers the most consistent results. No general anesthesia is required for this technique either.
The task of choosing which hair transplant option is ideal begins with a consultation with a surgeon skilled in this area. At Feller & Bloxham Medical, there are doctors available with knowledge and experience in this area of elective surgery that can answer questions, address concerns, and work with patients to determine the right course of action.
Not every person will be a candidate for both procedures. Both men and women need to talk with a professional to learn whether or not they can participate in one or both methods. From there, factors like cost, time, and the potential for scarring come into play before someone can make a final decision.