Amongst the Master Surgeons who performed Live Surgery Demonstration in ISHRS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Bangkok Thailand

FUT since 2008

We provided FUT hair transplant in Hong Kong since 2009. We insist of only doing one case per day to give our patient the full attention. Over the last 10 years we have performed over 2,500 cases, and is regarded as one of top FUT Hair Transplant Center in the world.

ISHRS Certification

We received the Certification from the ISHRS after completing our one year Fellowship Training Program in FUT.

Certificate of Excellence

We received the Certificate of Excellence from Dr Damkerng Pathomvanich after working with him for 1 year performing exclusively FUT. That was the only certificate that he had issued for the last 30 years.

Publication

Since 2008 we have published about 10 articles in the Medical Journal of the International Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and 3 Chapters in Textbooks.

Presentation

Since 2008 we have been invited to share our FUT technique in many international conferences".

Live Surgery Demonstration

•  In 2010 we were invited to perform FUT Live Surgery Demonstration in Huangzhou, China
•  In 2019 we performed Live Surgery Demonstration in ISHRS Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand


FUT

FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant. The technique was first described in 1984, when individual hair follicles resistant to the thinning effect of DHT (Dihydrotesterone) are transferred from one area (Donor Site) to another (Recipient Site). The Recipient Areas can be any part of the body, usually the balding scalp, eyebrow, beard, chest, or even pubic areas.

Strip

FUT is also known as "Strip" as it involves the surgical removal of a narrow strip of hair-bearing skin tissue from the back and sides of the scalp. This piece of tissue is then dissected under microscopes into smaller grafts. The grafts are then meticulously planted into skin pockets (the slits).

FUSE

Some centers called it Follicular Unit Strip Excision (FUSE) but this name is not popular.



The Professionals

We have been providing hair transplannt for doctors, lawyers, CEO, professors, or even judge of the High Court. FUT is the best option to cater for their special requirements:
•   Do not want people to know about having hair transplant
•   Do not want to shave for the procedure
•   Prefer to keep medium length hair to match their image
•   Do not want to have obvious thinning in the Donor Area afterwards
•   Minimal downtime, back to work as soon as possible

Severe hair loss

FUT can easily harvested over 2,000 grafts in one session, achieving a better result in a shorter time. More grafts can be taken in a second procedure to cover the large balding area.

Women

FUT is the best option for women. There is no need to shave a large area in the donor area. Remember hair grows at only 1cm per month. It may take years for hair to grow back long enough for styling.

Tight in Budget

As a rule FUT is cheaper than FUE when transplanting the same number of grafts.

No Intention for Skin Head or Military Look

For those who prefer wearing medium length or long hair after surgery, the linear donor scar is not even a concern. Also FUT has the advantage of not causing obvious thinning at the back of the head.



How We Minimize Donor Scar in FUT




Over the years hair transplant surgeons have tried many methods to achieve the "invisible" scar in the donor area. There are 4 common ways to minimize donor scar. Transection is the accidental damage to the hair follicle by sharp blade during harvesting and graft cutting. To survive, the mid-portion (contains stem cells) must be intact. To compensate for wasted graft a wider strip must be excised. The increase of few minimeter can make a big difference to the wound closing tension. Smaller strip means lesser scar, so we reduce strip size by:
•   Careful planning using less grafts for best result
•   Minimizing transection by combining different techniques

Doctor's Comment : "Scar formation is unpredictable. Invisible scar cannot be guaranteed in all cases."



The main objective is to have hair growing through the scar. Scar, no matter how fine, is still visible due to a slight difference in color and texture. It becomes undetectable when covered by hairs that grow through the scar. The technique was first described by Dr. Marzola (Australia), Dr Rose (USA) and Dr. Frechet (France) in 2005. Since then the technique has been refined, modified, and accepted as the gold standard in donor wound closure. A trial comparative study was conducted using 26 consecutive patients. At 7th months scars from trichophytic were significantly superior to traditional closure, better camouflaged and less visible.

Doctor's Comment : "Scar formation is unpredictable. Invisible scar cannot be guaranteed in all cases."

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This technique create mechanical creep for tension free closure, and allows close approximation of wound edges. It has been used in abdominal surgery for decades. Dr Pathomvanich (Thailand) adopted the technique into donor wound closure. Satisfactory results have been observed in more than 1,000 cases. Stitches can be removed as early as day 5. No unsightly stitch marks were left in most cases. Even tight wound can be closed without tension. This technique leaves no buried stitches so there is less tissue reaction and better scar formation.

AfterCare

Sutures should be kept long enough for proper healing. Forceful or jerky movement of the neck should be avoided for the first 4 weeks. Topical Silicone, Vitamin C preparation and steroid have all been advocated.

Doctor's Comment : "Scar formation is unpredictable. Invisible scar cannot be guaranteed in all cases."


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