People often assume that hair loss only occurs for genetic reasons or as a natural part of the aging process. Although male or female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting up to 80 million people in the US, according to NYU Langone Medical Center, it’s not the only cause of hair loss. The type of hair restoration that is going to be most effective for you is going to depend largely on the reason for your hair loss.
If you are dealing with hair loss, particularly male or female pattern baldness, strip harvesting surgery, or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) can help restore a full head of hair. Although this type of surgery often has a short recovery time and can provide permanent results, it’s not something to rush into. In the weeks leading up to your procedure, there are several things you can do to prepare for surgery.