STAGE I – MEDICAL CONSULTATION
In the first stage of the transplantation process, I invite You to my office in Poznań (I make an appoinments there, once in a month) or in Warsaw (at the Ambroziak Clinic) – in order to carry out the necessary medical consultation.
During the meeting – I make an accurate assessment of the donor area and present a proposal, a detailed plan for the reconstruction (transplantation) of hair. I designate the area from which I will take hair units and the area of their implantation.
During the consultation visit I am also collecting an accurate interview with the patient from which the medical history will be made. I also order blood laboratory tests and I take photographic documentation. I do my best, to make the patient feel safe and secure.
In the period preceding the transplantation surgery (about 2.5 weeks before the surgery) I recommend that you do not take any drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid and aspirin. If the procedure involves hair densification – I recommend supporting medicament – minoxides, to use directly on the hair, 2 times per day. This medication is designed to stimulate hair growth and is particularly effective in androgenic alopecia in women and men. This fluid inhibits and reverses miniaturization of the hair follicles, acting as a very strongl stimulant that helps with increasing of stem cells in the growth phase.
During the consultation, I give the patient individual recommendations, to which the person interested in the hair transplantation – will have to apply to be able to count on the success and effects of the surgery I am gonna carry out.
Consultation is payable, if the patient decides to take the procedure, I always subtract it from the whole procedure.
STAGE II – TREATMENT
FUE hair transplantation is an extremely sophisticated and safe – routine procedure that is performed in outpatient settings. I carry out the procedure from beginning to an end, under local anesthesia and does not require any special preparation from the patient.
You do not need to grow longer hair before the hair transplant procedure – and even recommend short cut in the donor area – up to about 1-2 mm, which in a strategic way will help me and my team. The area of the skin, during preparation for the procedure, will be completely shaved to be able to perform hair transplantation efficiently and accurately.
The day before the procedure – we recommend that you do not consume strong coffee and alcohol.
Going to the clinic, we suggest taking a suitable head cover. It is important that it is a loose, breathable, made of natural materials cap, for example, woolen or hooded sweatshirt. The cap will be a suitable protective barrier for the sensitive skin graft and will protect it, for example, against touching it with dirty hands or potential bacterial hazards floating in the air.
Before the hair transplant surgery – it also evaluates the skin and the density of the hair using a special device – the video microscope (Trichoscan), eventually I want my patient to consult his conditions, with a trusted dermatologist.
Trichoscan is the most modern method of analyzing skin and hair. The basis of the Trichoscan study – is a set of videodermoscopic images that are then subjected to computer image analysis. Especially in the cases of baldness, the study is extremely beneficial and important – because it brings very valuable and key information that affects the proper and effective transplantation process.
The procedure is painless and performed under local anesthesia. During the collection of hair follicles – the patient is placed in a lying position on the stomach, while when implanting the grafts – comfortably rests on the back.
The most important issue in the FUE hair transplantation method is the technology of collecting individual units (follicle units) of the hair, i.e. units (grafts). I collect all individually – each one separately – during one and the same session. Hair follicles are collected with a millimeter margin of the surrounding tissue.
During the procedure – hair follicle units are isolated using special small puncture needles called Facilities punch. In the hair transplant surgery, punches with a diameter of 0.75mm – 1mm are used. Each bellows assembly contains: from 1-4 hair bulbs. Each bulb is able to produce about 15-25 hair. The next step is to “inject” the collected bellows – directly into the receiving area.
The method of FUE hair transplantation, i.e. a single collection of follicular units, is a very invasive method (without a scalpel) and the microscopic range of the affected tissue around the intake is reduced to a minimum, so that the quality and speed of healing micro-wounds is very fast and practically painless. This is a very large health benefit for my patients and is the superiority of this method (FUE) over the STRIP method – in which there is damage to a large area of tissue, the formation of ugly wounds and unsightly scars.
Throughout the entire procedure – the patient has the opportunity to talk with medical staff, ask questions, listen to music or watch TV. There is also time for a small break during which the patient will eat a delicious meal. I assure you that during the entire procedure – the patient will be surrounded by empathic and professional care and support from all my team and clinic staff. I promise that the patient will not lose a single hair from the head – because everything will be carefully planned and made according to the art and according to a professional plan. The patient will feel safe and calm. Both me and my team will provide him with the highest standard of quality of medical service.
After the procedure – there is no need to bandage the area undergoing transplantation. It suffices to periodically protect the scalp with the cap we mentioned in the earlier content of our information.
One treatment session takes about 6-8 hours, during which I transplant a maximum of 2.5 thousand hair units. The amount depends on the individual medical case of the patient. It may happen that for achieving the optimal effect – several treatment sessions are carried out. The time of surgery depends on the amount of transplanted hair, on the degree of bleeding and on the properties of the patient’s skin. The collected hair follicles have to be implanted within 8 hours from the time of collection.
In the case of androgenetic alopecia (i.e., the one whose base in most cases are genetic conditions) hair follicles are taken from the posterior and lateral part of the head and transplanted into the frontal and central part. If there is not enough hair available on the scalp of the patient – hair follicles can be obtained from the chest or back for example.
Reconstructive transplant surgery surgery uses the FUE method of transplantation to reproduce the hair of eyebrows, eyelashes and hair on the face, chest or in the intimate surroundings. These types of treatments are recommended for patients with post-operative scars, which is what really started.
STAGE III – HEALING
After the FUE transplant procedure – the patient receives a copy with detailed post-treatment instructions. For normal life and professional activity – you can go back the very next day after the hair transplant surgery – except for intense exercise, which should be avoided for about 3 weeks from the day of transplantation.
The treatment is painless. recuperation fast. The ultimate aesthetic effect – disproportionately more attractive than other traditional methods – I assure you, Dr. Piotr Turkowski.
We invite you for a personal consultation with Dr Piotr Turkowski – at the clinic in Poznań and in Warsaw.