Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a tried and tested hair restoration technique known for its effectiveness in covering larger areas of hair loss. At Charles Medical Group, we understand that the prospect of scarring can be a significant concern for our patients. That’s why Dr. Glenn Charles and his team are dedicated to employing the most advanced surgical methods and comprehensive aftercare to minimize FUT scarring and promote optimal healing.

Innovative Surgical Techniques to Minimize Scarring

Dr. Glenn Charles has refined the FUT procedure to reduce scarring and ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. One such technique is the trichophytic closure method, which involves trimming the edge of the donor skin strip before suturing. This allows hairs to grow through the scar tissue, making the scar less noticeable as it heals. Additionally, Dr. Charles utilizes precise suturing methods that not only secure the skin edges for better healing but also reduce tension on the scalp, which can contribute to wider scars.

The expertise of Dr. Charles in FUT procedures extends to careful handling of the donor strip. By meticulously dissecting the hair grafts under high-powered magnification, the team ensures that the surrounding scalp tissue remains intact, further promoting a refined and less visible scar.

Comprehensive Aftercare for Enhanced Healing

Post-operative care is crucial in the healing process and in reducing the visibility of FUT scars. Charles Medical Group provides patients with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper wound care. This includes guidance on how to clean and protect the incision site, as well as recommendations for sleeping positions that prevent undue pressure on the healing area.

Healing accelerants, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, may also be suggested to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. PRP involves the use of a patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate tissue regeneration and faster wound healing.

Camouflaging Residual Scarring

Despite the most careful surgical techniques, some patients may still experience visible scarring. For these cases, Charles Medical Group offers additional cosmetic solutions. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical treatment that can effectively camouflage any residual scars by depositing pigment into the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles.

For those looking for a more permanent solution, Dr. Charles can perform revision procedures, which may include excising the old scar and re-closing the area using the aforementioned advanced techniques for a less noticeable result.

Commitment to Aesthetic Excellence

Dr. Glenn Charles is committed to not only restoring hair but also ensuring the aesthetic excellence of the final result. The goal is always to leave patients with natural-looking hair and the least amount of scarring possible. Charles Medical Group’s approach to FUT scarring is comprehensive, combining meticulous surgical techniques with a tailored aftercare plan to maximize healing and minimize the visual impact of the procedure.

The team at Charles Medical Group is dedicated to transparency and education, ensuring that patients have realistic expectations and understand the entire process of FUT, from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery. With decades of experience and a passion for advancing the field of hair restoration, Dr. Charles provides a level of care that aims for the highest standards of patient satisfaction.

For those considering FUT or looking to address existing scarring from previous procedures, Charles Medical Group stands ready to offer the most advanced solutions and personalized care in the industry.