Talizi clinic is one of the few clinics of the world where all advanced techniques of hair restoration – FUT – follicular unit transplantation, FUE – follicular unit extraction, Long Hair Transplantation and BHT – body hair transplantation are performed with equal professionalism and high skills. Director of our clinic and the medical doctor – Akaki Tsilosani is an internationally recognized expert in performing giga sessions with FUE and FUT methods, using the combination of these two methods and the great technique of Body Hair Transplantation. He conducts master classes for many years in Talizi head clinic as well as in abroad.
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 (transection) 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. The method of donor wound closure - based on trichofitic wound closure technique excepts eliminates 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.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is minimally invasive method of hair transplant when individual FU's are removed directly from donor area without slits and sutures. Main advantage of FUE method is that it is scarless method and never leavs 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 scaring.
The 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 eyebrows and eyelashes.
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.)
At our clinic we are able to transplant up to 4000 grafts with FUE method in one, 6-8 hour session.For today we are offering small FUE sessions – up to 1500 grafts without trimming the hairs.
In cases of poor donor supply at occipital area, BHT (Body Hair Transplantation) 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 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 the headiest 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). Long hair Transplantation is the only method which gives an opportunity to the surgeon not to work blindly, but see the result of work simultaneously and transplant the optimal number of hairs with a natural direction. Besides this the immediate cosmetic result brings a huge wave of positive emotions to the patient, what is an ideal program for successful growth of the transplanted hairs.
Along with the opportunity of achieving maximally natural result, long hair transplantation has one more serious advantage – absolutely unnoticed postoperative period. Patient leaves the clinic with already finished hair transplant result, with combed hairs, without any bandages, hemorrhages, scabs and swellings. Often happens when our patients after the surgery are going straight on business meetings and nobody notices there any trace of the hair transplantation undergone just several hours before.
Patient after preparing the recipient sites. (Same way patient looks after the implantation of grafts in case of ordinary FUT and FUE methods)
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.