If you’re like most of today’s hair loss patients, you’ll be seeking the safest, newest options to treat your problem. The strip harvesting procedures most common in the past are becoming less so today. Also known as FUT (follicular unit transplant), the strip method surgically removes a piece of the patient’s scalp from the back or lower sides of the head. That section of tissue is then dissected under a microscope, and tiny individual grafts are created from it. The FUT method of hair transplant is still used today, even though the long, deep incision results in lengthy recovery time and unavoidable scars. The reason to go this route can be valid in some cases where there is not enough usable donor hair located in a given zone or if a patient wears their hair long and wants a high number of grafts in a single session.
Women have hair transplants in Toronto too. Since many women wear their hair longer, covering the FUT scar is easier. Female hair loss will tend to show diffused, widespread thinning of hair all over the head, which can make the strip technique more efficient to gather grafts.
However, for people who wear their hair short or who wish to avoid the long, uncomfortable healing time, FUE (follicular unit extraction) has become the go-to hair transplant. Dr. Cory Torgerson’s FUE patients are male and female. They share a common desire to see natural-looking results and to get back to their regular lives quickly, with minimal downtime.
FUE hair transplant in Toronto removes the tiny follicle graft units one by one. A small rotary punch device carefully extracts just the hair roots plus a little surrounding tissue. It leaves a small, shallow hole that can close within a few days and doesn’t require stitches. The grafts are extracted from a randomized zone at the back of the head and taken from dense growth areas. The units are then inserted through meticulously planned slits at the recipient site along the hairline, at the crown, and wherever density is needed.