About the Talizi Hair Transplant Center
The Talizi hair transplant center was founded in Tbilisi in 1998. The director of the center is a young scientist and skilled surgeon, MD Akaki Tsilosani. Vaja Vadachkoria, Mari Gugava, and Eka Kandiashvili are the leading surgeons of the center. Skilled nurses and technicians work alongside them.
From the very beginning, we have applied the leading American hair transplantation technology – the transplant of follicular associations.
Our center is equipped with advanced technology, and the personnel have extensive experience. We use our own innovative and effective methods at each stage of the surgery.
In our center, we have developed special compression methods, which significantly reduce blood loss and surgery duration; thus, hair transplant surgery has become even more convenient for our patients.
All of these techniques, plus the professionalism and coordination of our team, have given the center the opportunity to carry out a great number of hair transplant surgeries in a short time. In the majority of the centers worldwide, the maximum quantity of transplanted grafts does not usually exceed 1,500–2,500 grafts in one session, which gives to patient 3 to 6 thousand hairs. Our hair transplant center is a rare institution, where more than 2–3 thousand grafts are transplanted in one session. Today, our skilled surgical teams can transplant 3,000–6,000 follicular units (7,000–14,000 hairs), or even more, during a 4–7 hour procedure.
Surgeons of Talizi
Akaki Tsilosani, MD, PHD
Vaja Vadachkoria, MD
Mari Gugava, MD
Eka Kandiashvili, MD
Since 2002, our center has utilized a unique local anesthetic solution developed by A. Tsilosani with a special technique that has made the process of hair transplant absolutely painless. Moreover, the injection of this solution is almost painless, as is all the post-surgical period, since the anesthesia lasts over eight hours.
The anesthetic solution is harmless and is not toxic for patients of any age, has no side effects, and does not cause anaphylactic or allergic reactions. Most importantly, the application of this new anesthetic technique has completely halted post-surgical facial swellings, which was very disturbing for many patients.
The absence of post-surgical blood circulation issues helps to speed up the rehabilitation of our patients after hair transplant and also favors the fast healing of recipient parties, because of micro-circulation improvement. For example, our patients can wash their heads 24–36 hours after the surgery.
In 2003, under the direction of A. Tsilosani, we created an electronic system to calculate the number of micro-apertures made, which automatically (without the participation of the surgeon or assistant) counts the quantity of the micro-apertures created, and the information is displayed on the monitor for both surgeon and patient.
By 2004, taking into account the results of long-term practice and extensive scientific research conducted under the direction of A. Tsilosani, our clinic had discovered the ideal plasticity of the donor party and the maximum density of transplanted hair, which has stopped the phenomena of compression. The introduction of these concepts into our practice has led to the following:
- After extracting material from the donor zone, suturing is carried out in such a way as to make scars almost invisible. Thus, the intervention (including large scale transplants of 3,000 or more grafts) in the donor area does not leave a trace. This means that the places where hair was taken from are imperceptible, even to hairdressers.
- Today, our clinic is technologically capable of reaching an almost natural density of hair in small recipient areas. On an area of one square centimeter, we can transplant up to 64 grafts, giving 100–150 hairs. Such density of hair transplantation is considered the ideal.
The Follicular Unit Extraction method (FUE) has allowed us to carry out surgeries of small scale (about 1,000 grafts) without cuts and sutures. By means of this method, we manage to effectively restore eyelashes and eyebrows after trauma and burns, and also are able to use hair transplanted from other areas of body, in the case of very poor donor stocks on the head.
Our doctors participate in all major conferences for hair transplantologists, always with presentations and reports.
We are licensed by the Ministry of Health for post-graduation education of doctors. We regularly train and prepare hair transplant surgeons, including doctors from other countries.