Most people (including many doctors) believe that hair grows in single strands very closely together. It doesn’t !
A magnified look at scalp hair that has been trimmed to 1 — 2 mm long will show you that, in fact, hair grows in small “bundles” of 1,2,3, occasionally 4, and rarely 5 hairs per “bundle”. These hairs, along with their accompanying support system (sebaceous glands, erector pilae muscle etc.) form what is now known as the “Follicular Unit“.
These 1-5 hair “bundles” usually exit the scalp through just a single pore! When examined under a powerful microscope, these “Follicular Units” are clearly distinct anatomical entities, “individually wrapped” by a layer of (connective) tissue.
Follicular Unit Transplantation requires the precise dissection of each Follicular Unit, keeping all of its elements intact. This ensures optimal survival and growth of the hair and properly transplanted follicular units are indistinguishable from naturally occurring follicular units. Using nature’s own building blocks for hair transplantation with follicular unit hair transplantation provides reliably good, natural results.BACK