A modern Hair Transplantation and Scalp Disorder Clinic operates within the Athens Euroclinic, offering the entire range of diagnostic and treatment services for severe alopecias. The Department is staffed by experienced dermatologists, headed by Dr. Anargyros Kouris, Dermatologist/Venereologist, with extensive scientific work in Greece and abroad. The top scientific level of the medical staff, coupled with their systematic postgraduate training on the latest medical techniques, ensure the strong competitive edge of the Euroclinic Hair Transplantation and Scalp Disorder Clinic.
Focusing on patients and aiming at individualized approach for each case, the Hair Transplantation and Scalp Disorder Clinic meets all patient needs, spanning from diagnosis to treatment of alopecia and hair loss with hair transplantation.
The Department offers top healthcare services for the early and proper diagnosis of alopecia. The Scalp Disorder Department services include:
- Studying hair pathology (root or shaft) in terms of skin conditions
- Diagnosing hair loss in patients
- Carrying out trichoscopy
- Performing trichograms
- Investigating difficult cases of scarring or non-scarring alopecia
- Advising patients on the role of food supplements and how to take them
- Providing consultation for cancer patients before the start of chemotherapy
- Clinical hair check-ups using trichoscopy and trichograms
- Lab and hormone testing
- Diagnostic biopsies
- Special treatments
- Scalp mesotherapy
- Scalp autologous mesotherapy (PRP)
Mesotherapy is a technique for introducing various nutrients to the dermis and middle skin layer to boost hair growth.
It can be autologous or heterologous. The difference in the two methods lies in the material used when they are applied. Autologous mesotherapy with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses materials from the body itself. These are growth factors contained in blood platelets. Heterologous mesotherapy uses readily-available multivitamin complexes. The treatment is addressed to both men and women experiencing gradual thinning and severe hair loss.
Apart from hereditary factors, environmental factors (bad nutrition, smoking, stress) can also accelerate hair loss, causing the hair to become thinner and fall off. So scalp mesotherapy hydrates and nourishes the scalp, resulting in healthier and stronger hair. A complex of amino acids, vitamins, trace elements and antioxidants or growth factors, in the case of PRP, are applied to the dermis via microinjections. Meanwhile, the body reacts to the microinjury through the healing process, ensuring the healthy development of hair follicles.
Treatment is avoided in cases of scalp inflammation or allergy to any of the injectable materials. On many occasions, mesotherapy is also combined with local pharmaceutical treatment. Reduction in hair loss and increase in hair growth is evident after the first few sessions. However, more than one session is recommended to achieve and maintain optimal results.
Hair Transplantation Department
The Department performs hair transplantation using the FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique. The advent of Medicine in the area of Dermatologic Surgery has offered effective solutions to those suffering from hair loss through a procedure known as hair transplantation. Hair transplantation is the most popular medical procedure used to treat male pattern baldness, the most common type of hair loss, but also to restore hair loss in the beard or eyebrows.
Through the FUE technique, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the occipital-parietal scalp, which is considered an area of stable hair growth, and placed in the recipient area, where thinning is observed. So transplantation achieves a stable and permanent result. FUE is the most modern hair implantation method, which seems to be dominating internationally as it is minimally invasive.
The procedure lasts 4-5 hours on average. During the procedure, the patient can communicate with the medical and nursing staff. The FUE hair transplantation stages are:
- Identifying the donor area and applying local anesthetic to perform the procedure
- Extracting one by one the hair follicles from the donor area
- Keeping the grafts in a cool and moist area for up to 6 hours at most
- Mapping the implantation area (recipient area)
- Placing the hair follicles in the recipient area
- Examining the recipient area. Once the grafts have been placed, the recipient area is examined to ensure all hair follicles have been placed correctly.
The FUE technique is considered minimally invasive, there is no linear scar, there is minimal or no bleeding at all and postoperative return to activities is immediate. The procedures are carried out by qualified medical (dermatologist, anesthesiologist) and nursing staff. Local anesthesia is performed on the donor and recipient areas of the scalp by an anesthesiologist. Once the procedure is completed, written instructions are given to the patient postoperatively on what to do on the days following surgery. A follow-up takes place a few days after surgery, while the aesthetic result is assessed at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. The transplanted hair begins to grow normally after the procedure, but is visible to the patient in about 3-4 months, while the final result is evident after 12 months.
MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY
The Hair Transplantation and Scalp Disorder Clinic has focused on incorporating all the medical standards in its facilities and adopting cutting-edge technology, since it has recognized that these play a vital role when offering healthcare services to patients with hair loss and alopecia.
The Athens Euroclinic has modern infrastructure in place to secure safety and reliability when hair transplantation is performed