The doctors utilize Carl Zeiss 'Scanning'
5 x 300 optical loupe and Zeiss Opmi
'Pico' 25 power operating microscopes
during the procedure to cut around the
follicles are then removed from the
donor area, one-by-one.
close-up of an extracted follicle.
doctors then use 21 and 23 gauge needles
to create a small incision to insert
the follicles into.
Ray Woods and Dr. Angela Campbell, a brother and
sister physician team based in Sydney, Australia,
are pushing the envelope on what can be achieved
with conventional hair transplants. Dr. Woods
and Campbell have created a new technique where
hairs are removed, one by one, from the donor
area without requiring the removal of the surrounding
result is that there is no donor incision and
therefore no chance of scarring and minimal to
no shock loss. It also offers tremendous benefits
to patients who have little to no scalp laxity.
Woods and Campbell remove the individual follicular
units from the back and sides of the head, through
'micro-incisions' of approximately 0.8-1mm diameter.
This is accomplished by using high power magnification
and specialized microsurgical instruments.
can transplant up to 600 of these individual follicular
unit 'cylinders' (also called 'grafts') in one
'TOP-UP' session. 600 grafts contain approximately
1,200 hairs). Since the procedure is less traumatic,
up to 4 sessions can be performed within a 4-7
day period, (approx. 5,000 hair). Also 8 procedures
can be performed in 14 days (approx. 10,000 hair)
'micro-incisions' shrink to approximately 0.7mm
within hours of the procedure and form tiny crusts
that disappear in 7 to 14 days. Because there
are no major incisions patients have a faster
Woods and Campbell operate on patients in Sydney
Australia and are planning a trip to the U.S.
in early October 2002 to give a seminar for doctors
interested in learning this new technique. For
more info contact http://www.4hair.com.au/