Hair restoration procedure involves transplanting hair follicles from one area of the head (“donor area”) to the thinning area (the “recipient area”). Healthy full size growing follicles are moved from the donor scalp to thinning areas to increase the density of growing hair. Talizi clinic offers all advanced techniques of hair restoration – FUT – follicular unit transplantation, FUE – follicular unit extraction, Long Hair Transplantation and BHT – body hair transplantation, all methods are performed by the indication with equal professionalism and high skills. You can learn more about FUE and FUT methods, two basic surgical methods for extracting and transplanting hair follicles below:
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) method is minimally invasive surgical method when individual follicular units are removed directly from donor area without slits and sutures. Main advantage of FUE method is that it is nearly scar less method and never leaves any linear scar on the donor area.
The Surgeon extracts each graft separately with a specialized punch 0.75-1.0 mm in diameter that does not leave visible scaring. Using a tiny one-millimeter in diameter (or less) instrument, the physician will remove individual follicular units from the patient’s scalp. The device makes a tiny circular incision around the follicular unit to isolate the graft. The graft is then extracted directly from the scalp using a tweezers-like instrument, and then prepared for placement by skilled Talizi clinic technicians. Working with high-powered stereo microscopes, these specially trained technicians isolate, prepare and ensure that the follicular grafts remain in optimal condition. Follicular units are arranged into groups depending on the number of hairs contained within each follicle (1-4 hairs are commonly found within each follicle). Implantation of these follicular units represents artistry for Talizi clinic’s natural-looking results.
Use of this method is recommended for II–V Norwood classes. FUE is also highly suited to posttraumatic and post-burn scars as well as the restoration of beard or eyebrows.
In cases where the donor area has insufficient stock for a full strip transplant, the FUE method allows harvesting of additional grafts from different parts of body (chest, feet, back, etc.) and combination of different methods give us possibility to maximize number of donor follicles in case of advance stages of the hair loss.
At our clinic we are able to transplant up to 4000 grafts with FUE method in one, 4-5 hour session. For today we are offering small FUE sessions – up to 1500 grafts without trimming the hairs.
For today, Follicular Unit Transplantation – FUT is the basic method in hair restoration surgery. In case of strip method donor material is taken from the permanent zone (occipital area) in a shape of ellipse. On the following stage, individual follicular units are prepared from the donor strip and then placed in pre-prepared recipient sites.
Follicular unit transplantation gives an effective cosmetic outcome. The main reason is that hairs in case of FUT are transplanted in a form of follicular units exactly like in nature. Strip method gives an opportunity of harvesting and transplanting big amount of grafts, performing mega-sessions (in our clinic, in case of need, till 6000 follicular units during 5-6 hour lasting procedure). Wastage of follicular units (transaction) during strip surgery is minimal and the survivability of transplanted grafts is high (up to 92%).
The only disadvantage of strip method is a linear scar which appears on the back of the head on the same permanent zone from where donor strip is harvested. New method of donor wound closure – based on trichophyitic wound closure technique eliminates chance of formation of noticeable postoperative scars on the back of the head. The area from where the donor strip is harvested , is hardly observable even for the private barber.
In cases of poor donor supply at occipital area, BHT (Body Hair Transplantation method) allows harvesting of additional grafts from different parts of the body (chest, beard, legs, pubic and etc.). Body Hair Transplantation is exactly the same FUE method when individual FU’s are extracted from body. Today we have an opportunity to transplant up to 2000 grafts from beard area, up to 1500 grafts from chest and 1000 grafts from pubic area.
Long Hair Transplantation method
Long hair transplantation is the modernized variety of FUT surgery, in case of which the grafts are transplanted with long hairs, 3 to 8 cm in length and are not trimmed up to 2 mm as in case of ordinary FUT surgeries.
The main advantage of Long Hair Transplantation is visible cosmetic result which patient and doctor get exactly after the end of the procedure. Despite the fact that most of the transplanted long hairs fall down during one month period and then start regrowing after 2-3 month (same way as in case of ordinary hair transplant methods – FUT and FUE).
All methods of hair restoration have wonderful results, have personal advantages and disadvantages, strong sides and weaknesses, but for today impossible to give a definite advantage to either of them. Which private method or the combinations of methods are more appropriate to the individual patient is decided during a live or online consultation between the doctor and the patient. Consultations are free of charge and anonymous.