Florida’s Most Experienced Doctor in Follicular Unit Transplantation

Hair Restoration DoctorDr. Michael Markou, DO, FACOFP, FISHRS

I personally conduct all consults and am always eager to share my over 28 years experience in Regenerative Medicine and Hair Restoration with new patients.

The average cost of FUT hair transplant at our center is $3,900, but the national average can range anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000. Unlike most centers that charge per graft (as high as $7/graft), our pricing for FUT is a fixed price per session.

Ideal candidates for follicular unit transplant are patients in advanced stages of hair loss, those who prefer to wear their hair in longer styles, those looking for maximum fullness in a single session, or those unfit for FUE hair transplant.

On average, the recovery time for FUT hair transplant takes about 1 to 7 days to fully recover.

FUT hair transplant provides permanent and natural-looking results. New hair growth can begin as soon as 3 to 4 months after receiving FUT, with substantial growth continuing over the course of the next year. On average, patients notice the most hair growth results between 6 and 9 months.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplant

Permanently Restore Advanced Hair Loss Using Your Very Own Hair Follicles with FUT Hair Transplant at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration.


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What is a Follicular Unit Transplant?


FUT Hair Transplant Procedure

Markou Laseredge Closure Technique

Does the fut hair transplant leave a scar?

Expected Results

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FUT Hair Transplant Before & After Photos by Tampa Bay Hair Restoration.
Individual results may vary. Please consult with a licensed hair transplant surgeon to find out if this procedure is right for your specific hair loss needs.


Both men and women who still have a little hair left are good candidates for FUT Hair Transplant, especially those in more advanced stages of hair loss or those who may not be a good fit for FUE. Ideal candidates are those who do not wish to cut their hair and prefer to wear their hair in longer styles.

FUT hair transplant is not a suitable option for those who have completely lost all of their hair, as the procedure requires transplanting healthy hair to the area that has been affected by hair loss.

FUT Hair Transplant can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000, with most centers charging per graft. This can be as high as $7 per graft. Unlike most hair transplant centers, we charge per session rather than per graft. The average cost of FUT Hair Transplant at our center is $3,900.

Dr. Markou charges patients based off of which stage of hair loss they are in – NOT how many grafts will be required for full restoration. By using this pricing method, we are able to save patients thousands of dollars and will harvest as many grafts required to fully restore their hair.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT) are the two common hair transplant methods. They differ in the way hair follicles are harvested. FUE dissects each hair graft directly from the donor area, while FUT removes a small linear strip from the back of the scalp.

The FUT requires suturing to close the strip, while the FUE procedure does not. The FUT procedure allows for the highest yield of hair, meaning the most amount of high-quality grafts are harvested with the least amount of damage. This is why the FUT Hair Transplant is strongly recommended for those in the more advanced stages of hair loss or those who want maximum fullness in a single session.

FUT Hair Transplant is a relatively simple procedure that’s virtually painless and requires very little downtime. Anesthesia is given to rid the scalp of any pain or discomfort. Some patients report minor discomfort or swelling in the donor area post-procedure. Pain medications can be prescribed if needed.

In the past, many were concerned about noticeable linear scars due to FUT Hair Transplant using the linear strip harvesting method. Dr. Markou has pioneered a laser-enhanced follicular strip method utilizing growth factors to help with any of those scarring concerns.

The Markou LaserEdge Closure Technique uses growth factors to enhance the healing process and promote further cell growth, allowing the linear strip to completely heal and new hair to grow through where the scar would have been. This technique is strongly recommended for patients with advanced hair loss, as the procedure will be virtually undetectable.

FUT Hair Transplant produces natural-looking results that last. Hair in the donor area is not affected by the chemical DHT, the main influencer of pattern baldness and alopecia. Once hair has been harvested and transplanted, it continues to grow the same as hairs still located within the donor area.

Patients can expect to see results in as little as 3 months, while substantial hair growth continuing over the course of the year. The most noticeable results can be seen 6 months after the hair transplant procedure.

Unlike FUE, FUT Hair Transplant doesn’t require patients to cut their hair. Since a small strip is removed from the back of the scalp, the physician is able to identify and harvest the most optimal hair follicles under microscopic magnification without the need of shorter hair.

Infections are an extremely rare side effect from FUT Hair Transplant. In the very few cases where an infection occurs, it’s almost always due to the patient not properly following the post-procedure instructions and care. When an infection does occur, it’s easily treatable with antibiotics prescribed by the surgeon


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