Follicular unit transplant or the FUT is one of the advanced and most accepted methods in the hair transplant surgery employed when someone needs relatively a maximum number of grafts to fulfil the desired restoration goal of the surgery. The FUT technique is also a favourable technique in the view of preserving the safe donor area as it uses the back and sides of the scalp in a linear fashion of incision in order to harvest the strip of the skin containing follicular units. On the other hand, the FUE hair transplant technique is focused to extract the graft in a random fashion that involves multiple punching processes, regardless of the exact angle and direction and thus affect the overall areas of the scalp where hair growth is present. However, the FUE employment in the hair transplant procedure uses standard donor areas of the scalp meaning overall areas of the scalp due to the need for maintaining an aesthetic distance for every punching ends up with the depletion of donor density too.

The major drawback of extracting in the FUE hair transplant technique from lower occipital areas that lies inferior to the standard donor areas and the exact angle and direction are difficult to follow as it’s all based on the random extraction. However, the FUE hair transplant causes loosing of the scalp and also makes it difficult to perform another hair transplant session. Furthermore, an added advantage of the advanced FUT hair transplant, it decreases the operating time, surgeon’s fatigue, improved healing time, and also preserves the donor area, which increases the possibility of multiple sessions of the restoration procedure.

The FUT hair transplant is becoming one of the most accepted hair transplant techniques and gained popularity both in the Asian and western world countries, including gulf regions.

Although, the FUE hair transplant is practically invasive, it takes lots of effort and time and the surgeon who is performing the surgery requires a lot of endurance, patience, and precision and higher speculation ability to confirm a point for the extraction. Even though it is a less time-consuming ends up with a higher follicular unit transection (FTR) and thus its widespread acceptance is limited as mastering the FUE technique can be difficult due to random punching, the requirement of physical stamina, patience, excellent eye coordination, endurance and utmost precision and speculation ability. Yet, the chances of the follicular unit transection rate are very hence it is not a preferable technique to sort out the issue of the bigger grade of baldness.

As far as preserving the donor area is concerned, the FUT method of the hair root extraction has become a global choice for the hair restoration needs a bit high time to perform, but gives the best results. The FUT is the adaptive technique for both the lesser and higher grade of NW-baldness as it requires a definite area only to extract the grafts. The lower donor areas, i.e., the occipital & parietal part of the scalp considered as the standard donor reserve provides the most DHT-resistant hair roots that remain forever on the scalp even after being transplanted at other areas of the scalp or body.

How to preserve the Safe Donor Areas in the Hair Transplants?

  • By Employing the FUT Method:

The best way to preserve the safe donor areas is by employing the FUT or the strip method of the surgery that is performed by using the strip harvesting. Since the strip harvesting needs the linear incision, only from the back and sides of the scalp, it needs a definite and limited space to extract the grafts. However, there is a very less probability of graft transection as well as depletion of the donor area. Thus, it is the best method to extract the hair roots and accepted globally.

  • By the proper use of Donor area:

This is the FUT technique that uses the proper donor area in a single time that allows a surgeon to get the best feasible number of grafts to fulfil the desired restoration goal of the surgery. The donor areas used for the graft extraction are obtained via the strip excision involves simple linear excision only from the occipital and parietal part of the scalp. However, a surgeon can use the definite length of donor areas which makes probability for the second or third sitting easily and thus helps in preserving the donor areas too.


On the whole, we can say that the procedure of hair transplant is a safe, effective, aesthetic result-oriented procedure that must be received from the expert hands of the surgeon having both the aesthetic, surgical and logical sense of performing the same with the utmost natural outcomes.