Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

Over 12,500 FUT Procedures Successfully Completed

Serving Patients in High Point, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Harrisburg, PA.

In our 30-year history, we have performed more FUT procedures than nearly any other surgical team worldwide. In total, our team has completed over 20,000 hair transplants. We have over 150 years of combined experience on the surgical team, making us one of the premier hair restoration providers in the world. There is a reason we have treated patients from all over the country, including celebrities.  Further down, learn more about the Koher Medical process. 

About Koher Medical

We’re the most experienced FUT transplant team in the Carolinas.

About Dr. Grant Koher

Dr. Grant Koher distinguishes himself as one of the few doctors to solely focus on hair transplants and other hair restoration procedures over his 30-year career. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he has given lectures on hair restoration all over the world.

 

Additionally, he has personally performed over 20,000 hair transplants, giving him more experience than nearly any other doctor. 

About the Surgical Team

Our surgical team is nationally known for their experience and procedure quality. Even without Dr. Koher, they boast over 100 years of hair transplant experience meaning you can count on unrivaled patient care. They work tirelessly to ensure your comfort every step of the process. 

FUT Before & Afters

FUT Case:  ~2,000 Grafts

FUT Case: ~1,500 Grafts

FUT Case: ~2,000 Grafts

FUT Case: 1,500 Grafts

Ideal Candidates for FUT

The ideal candidates for FUT:

  • Have significant hair thinning or hair loss in areas such as the crown or hairline
  • Can provide donor hair from the back or side of the head
  • Currently wear their hair long or wish to wear their hair long following the procedure

Understanding the FUT Procedure

FUT procedures follow a simple, three-step process designed to restore your hairline or bald spots to a full, thick head of hair. 

Hairline Planning & Design

During the consultation process, our team of professionals assesses your current hair loss and designs a new hairline. We ensure the hairline is planned to match in both density and direction with the current hair, ensuring a seamless transition between transplanted hair and the remainder of the hair on the head. Our planning process includes the calculation of the grafts required for the procedure.

Donor Hair Extraction

To begin, we extract a strip of hair from the donor area, which takes 10-20 minutes. Once the strip has been extracted, we begin preparing the grafts to be implanted elsewhere on the head. We re-join the skin layers with a multi-layered closing technique. If your hair is at least 2 inches long, it will completely cover the suture. Local anesthetic is used to ensure the patient is numb in the donor area.

Donor Hair Implantation

Lastly, the extracted hair is implanted into the head to rebuild the hairline or balding areas. Our team expertly implants the hair follicles to match your current hair density and direction. Following the procedure, you will observe the new hair growth will blend seamlessly with existing hair.

Important FUT Facts

Pricing Table
Time to See Hair Growth: 3 - 4 Months
Time to See Full Results: 12 - 18 Months
Recovery Time: 2-14 Days (Many Can Return to Work the Next Day)

Selecting Number of Grafts

Dr. Koher Has Performed Surgeries Up to 4,500 Grafts

Dr. Koher has the skill and expertise to perform and hair transplant procedure but believes in using the fewest number of grafts to achieve the desired result.

We Believe in Quality over Quantity

A common practice we see from many physicians is advising patients to have 3,000-5,000 graft procedures. However, this is typically due to a lack of expertise from the surgeon. Most patients will never need more than 2,500 grafts, and doing more has a high chance of permanently destroying the donor area and removing the option for future procedures should they become necessary.

 

We believe in using as few grafts as possible to ensure the best result for the patient. This leaves the option for further procedures should they become necessary due to further hair loss on other areas of the head. 

FUT Pricing Estimator

Use the image and the calculator to estimate the cost of a procedure. This will not be exact, as we determine our final recommendation for your procedure during one of our free consultations. We charge $5 per graft. 

Procedure Cost Calculator

Procedure Cost Calculator

Select the zones you are experiencing hair loss. Note: The minmum cost for an FUE procedure is $5,000.





FUT pricing Estimator

Use the image and the calculator to estimate the cost of a procedure. This will not be exact, as we determine our final recommendation for your procedure during one of our free consultations. We charge $5 per graft. 

Procedure Cost Calculator

Procedure Cost Calculator

Select the zones you are experiencing hair loss. Note: The minmum cost for an FUE procedure is $5,000.





Choosing Between FUE & FUT

There are some key differences between FUE and FUT procedures, and both are the right option for different people. Use the table below to view the basic differences between FUE & FUT.

Pricing Table
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
A strip of hair is extracted from the donor area Individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area
Hair around the donor area remains the same length Best for those wishing to wear their hair short
No shaving of the back of the head is required No visible scarring after the procedure
For both procedures, the implant process to the affected area is the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the procedure take?

Surgeries typically take 6-8 hours to complete, but this can vary by case size, hair type, and surgery type. There is an hour lunch break and we build in time for patient breaks. 

Full recovery can take anywhere from 2-14 days. The surgeries are relatively nonintrusive and most people only experience minor discomfort easily treatable with Advil or Tylenol. 

Many of our patients can return to work the next day. For several days after the procedure, there may be swelling and redness on the head, which those working in customer-facing positions should remember. 

We recommend not wearing a hat until the third day following the procedure. 

You will notice new hair on your head in 3-4 months and experience full results in 12-18 months. 

Most of our patients describe the surgery as mildly uncomfortable, not painful.