Hair Transplant

Nowadays, hair transplantation is the definitive solution to thinning and hair loss problems in men and women of all ages. The newest hair implantation technique FUE, when applied by a medical team with expertise and years of experience, offers dense growth and natural results. In addition, it can be applied for beard and eyebrow implantation, meeting the needs of any man with hair loss or thinning problems.

As advances in implantation techniques “race”, a more complex FUE technique, Unshaven FUE or Unshaven Session, enables people who want complete discretion to proceed with hair transplantation without shaving the head first. It is a technique that requires precision and skill and experience and can only be successfully performed by doctors and teams with extensive relevant experience.

Hair Transplant


Permanent treatment of hair loss

If hair loss has become an issue of concern to you, affecting your self-confidence and your social, personal or professional relationships, hair transplantation provides a definitive solution to any thinning and hair loss problem. It is a surgical procedure performed painlessly, just with local anaesthesia, in a doctor’s office setting: the specialised and experienced surgical team extracts hair follicles from an area of the scalp – or even the body – that is not affected by hair loss (donor area) and implants them one by one in the areas of thinning (recipient area), at the right depth, in the right direction and with the maximum possible density.

Treatment Duration 4 – 8 hours on average
Results Duration Permanent
Method Modern FUE, without incisions and stitches
Result Appears In 3 months & final result in 12 months
Anaesthesia Local anaesthesia
Pain Painless – perfectly tolerable procedure
Recovery Time Zero time is needed
Cost of Procedure Affordable for everyone – After medical evaluation
Diagnosis Cost Free of charge

Hair Transplant – The Techniques

FUE Hair Transplant

The most modern hair implantation technique today is FUE (Follicular Unit Excision), which is performed by transferring individual hair follicles from the occipital region (back of the head) to the thinning area. The FUE technique began to be applied in 2002-2003 in an experimental stage and has since then evolved dramatically. Initially, it was possible to transfer a few hundred hair follicles, but today, with the use of automated extraction devices, it is possible to carry out sessions of several thousand hair follicles in a single day. FUE hair transplantation is significantly superior to FUT, as the latter leaves huge, unsightly scars on the back of the head that are visible and perhaps painful for life. In contrast, the FUE technique has an excellent aesthetic result, with no scarring, discomfort or pain.

How hair implantation is performed with the FUE and FUT methods

In Advanced Hair Clinics there is a huge experience and expertise in the use of the FUE method, even in the most difficult cases of hair loss. The application of the FUE hair transplantation technique involves the extraction of individual hair follicles with an automatic extractor (Direct implanter device) and implantation of the hair follicles in one step (One step implantation), without the creation of sockets-holes in the skin of the recipient area, minimizing the risk of bleeding, follicle injury, edema and postoperative pain.

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FUT Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation using the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation or Strip Harvesting) method began to be used in the early 1990s. It is performed by surgically excising (removing) a section of skin and hair from the back of the scalp. The section of skin removed by the surgeon is specially processed under a microscope and separated into grafts which are then inserted into the recipient area at the sites of hair loss and thinning. The resulting grafts may be minigrafts (grafts with 4-8 hairs) or micrografts (grafts with 1-3 hairs), depending on the technical expertise and experience of the team performing the FUT session.

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The resulting skin defect in the donor site is sutured, leaving a permanent scar of smaller or larger diameter depending on the suturing technique and the width of the defect, while the appearance of malformed postoperative scars from Strip that need aesthetic restoration is common. Better results in the final appearance of the postoperative Strip scar seem to be obtained with the more modern suturing technique of the so-called trichophytic closure technique. The production of usually large diameter grafts with many hairs, which do not resemble normal scalp hair follicles, often leads to abnormal aesthetic results with the FUT or Strip technique, especially in cases where multi hair follicles are implanted in the anterior hairline.


Continuously increasing demand trend

Hair transplantation is the method that is gaining more and more ground nowadays. According to ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) data, the number of hair transplants performed annually around the world is increasing at a rate of about 18-20% per year, with higher growth rates recorded in developing Asian countries (China, India) and Middle Eastern countries. At the same time, the number of cases of hair transplantation for eyebrow or facial hair restoration is also increasing.

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In recent years, the development of the modern FUE hair transplantation method, which makes it possible to restore the scalp without creating permanent marks or scars in the donor area, as with the older FUT or Strip technique, combined with the natural look of the result that can be achieved, have contributed to the even greater popularity of hair transplantation and the decline of older, non-medical scalp covering techniques, such as hair extensions or toupees, the use of which is becoming increasingly limited.

Dr. Anastasios Vekris, Plastic Surgeon Scientific Director of Advanced Hair Clinics
Plastic Surgeon Dr Anastasios Vekris

WHY CHOOSE Advanced Hair Clinics

The head of the medical team of Advanced Hair Clinics is the Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Vekris, with experience of more than 6,000 hair transplantation procedures with the FUE method, in Greece and in many foreign countries (USA, Great Britain, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait). Dr. Anastasios Vekris is one of the few Greek doctors who is a regular member of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) and is invited every year to the world hair transplantation conferences to train doctors from all over the world in the new methods of Follicular Unit Extraction.

It is worth noting that Advanced Hair Clinics has the largest number of FUE hair transplantation sessions in Greece, with more than 3,000 hair follicles or 7,000 hairs in one daily 8-hour session. Advanced Hair Clinics’ transplant teams are the most specialized in the use of the FUE technique for the treatment of special or rare cases, such as: eyebrow transplantation, beard transplantation, FUT (Strip) scar restoration, facial hair or body hair transfer.