There are several types of hair transplant surgery, but they all involve transplanting hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another. Since the follicles come from the patient’s own body, there is no chance of rejection. A hair transplant is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can take several hours. The doctor will administer a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable.
What Is FUT?
FUT stands for “follicular unit transplantation,” and it is also known as the “strip” procedure. This hair transplant in Pennsylvania involves removing a strip of skin that contains healthy hair follicles from the back of the patient’s head. The doctor will remove the strip a section at a time, and the technicians will take the follicles out of the skin. The team will then carefully place the follicles in the balding and thinning regions.
What Is FUE?
FUE stands for “follicular unit excision,” and it involves using a surgical punch to remove hair follicles one by one from the donor site. The procedure is used either on patients getting small transplants or on patients who aren’t candidates for FUT.
What is NSH?
NSH or “non-strip harvesting” is a new method in which the doctor takes several small pieces of skin from the donor site rather than one long strip. The technique has the advantage of leaving the patient with several small scars rather than one long scar.
Contact Feller & Bloxham Medical or visit fellermedical.com to schedule an appointment for a hair transplant in Pennsylvania.