On May 13-15, 2011 regional workshop of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) was held in Istanbul. It was hosted by famous hair transplant surgeon – Melike Kulahci. The congress was dedicated to the most recent researches in hair biology and transplantology (current and future directions on artificial hair follicle generation, thymic peptides and hair grow, extracellular matrix, A cells, PRP). But main focus on workshop was made on FUE method. This was the reason, which caused our special interest to this workshop.
"Talizi" uses FUE technique since 2003. In recent years, number of patients operated by FUE method in our clinic, reached 30% (according to Melike Kulahci, number of patients operated by FUE in her clinic ”TRANSMED”, reached 70%). Director of the clinic "TALIZI" wanted to see how leading clinic works in Istambul. It should be noted that surgeons of clinic “TRANSMED” perfectly performed FUE procedures. Ilker Apaydin performed extraction of 2600 grafts in 3 hours with minimal transsection, which is considered to be a high speed in hair transplantology. It was welcome news for us to note that there are lots of similarities between "TALIZI" and “TRANSMED” clinics work. Besides high speed of graft extraction, first of all these concerns to using sharp and small diameter (0 8-0,9mm) punches and checking extracted grafts under stereomicroscopes.
Unfortunately, during recent years, number of dubious reputation clinics in Turkey has increased. These clinics are trying to attract patients with low price. Some of such clinics are opened by nurses and this is a really serious threat as for patients and totally for the hair restoration surgery, as a medical field in this region. This topic more than once was touched by Melike Kulahci in official speeches and even in private conversations.
Dr. Akaki Tsilosani (director of TALIZI clinic) and Dr. Melike Kulahci (founder of “TRANSMED” clinic) friendship is taking start from 2008, ISHRS workshop, which was held in Seoul, Korea. We understand the enormous work Melike Kulahci and her team has done for organizing this nice workshop and we are sincerely happy for them.Once again congratulate our friends in “TRANSMED” this success and thank them for brilliant hospitality.