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Hair Restoration and Transplant Training
The aesthetics industry is seeing an ever growing number of areas of the face and body that can be improved with low-invasive treatments. Hair loss is possibly one of the most distressing signs of ageing so it is no wonder that a procedure becoming so heavily in demand is hair restoration. Advancing technology and improved skills means that people are experiencing truly amazing results with little risk, discomfort or down time.
The term “restoration” is given to the consumer need to treat balding areas of the scalp and it can also apply to the face such as beards and eyebrows. In the research to “cure” balding in both men and women many approaches have been explored from hormonal therapies to topical lotions, to stitching (or knitting) dead hair, to surgery. But it is really the latter option that offers the safest and most reliable solution to long term, natural looking hair.
If you are considering training in this area of aesthetics you will need to get a full understanding of the different types of restoration or transplant procedures and what is the best option for your patient’s hair loss problem.
Background on the Two Main Procedures
The two main procedures that are emerging as the most successful are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). They are both essentially a form of transplant from existing hair follicles but there are significant differences. The most important factor in both methods is keeping the hair follicle unit healthy and intact.
FUE takes singular or small clusters of follicles from an area of strong healthy hair which is then prepared for transplant in the balding area. This process requires superb skills by the surgeon and can even be conducted by doctor-directed robotics technology.
FUT involves the removal of an area of skin with a crop of healthy hair. Also known as a graft, this harvesting-style method is similar to laying grass turfs for an even lawn! The downside to this practice is the risk of scarring.
What people are finding so good about these two ways of hair restoration is that the hair follicles behave as they would have in their previous location. This means that the results are long lasting and they may not experience repeated hair loss in the recovered area until they become very old or their genetic chances are complete and rapid balding at a young age.
At Medical and Aesthetics Training, we can train you in both FUE and FUT procedures. Our training standards and government-aligned courses are designed to educate and equip you with all elements of practicing in this field of aesthetics. As a healthcare professional your qualifications, experience and skills are perfectly suited to expanding your portfolio of services. At MATA we understand this and wish to match your current expertise with commercial opportunities via reliable, gold-standard training programmes.
Who is the Course for?
All healthcare professionals trained and qualified to Level 6 in a medical degree are ideal candidates for the FUT and FUE courses, however initially the course to GMC registered doctors only.
Your career will benefit from training and qualifying in this area, and you might wish to consider HRS as an area of expertise by focusing most of your practice’s procedures on this type of treatment. The research on consumer demand is showing how the demand for these newer and highly successful methods to treat hair loss will bring business opportunities for qualified and skill health care professionals. Around 40% of males experiencing noticeable hair loss by age 35 you can see how the demand is rising. Whether you are already practicing in the aesthetics industry or considering a move away from public or essential health care this new world of hair restoration looks set to be a very promising path.
Training Course Details
MODULE 1(Pescara, Italy): Introduction to Hair Restoration Surgery using Follicular Unit Extraction / Excision (FUE) Technique. Starts Monday 25th-29th June 2018; Pescara, Italy.
Open to Medically qualified doctors only.
UK and International qualified doctors are eligible for Module 1
This 5-day module covers the following topics:
- History of Hair Transplant Surgery
- Scalp Anatomy and Physiology
- Classification of Alopecia
- Patient medical history
- Patient evaluation and preoperative diagnosis, Indications and Side Effects
- FUE and FUT methods
- Equipment used for hair transplant surgery
- Staff required for hair transplant surgery
- Initial consultation and preoperative preparation
- Anaesthesia and sedation
- Hair Transplant stages
- Post-transplant recovery
- Follow up
- Complicated case studies
- Hair transplant clinic set up
- Hair transplant market
On the first two days of the course, delegates acquire fundamental knowledge using learning materials such as handouts, audio visuals etc. Tutor lectures are followed by interactive discussions where delegates can ask the tutor questions and also have the opportunity to practise on animal skin models and gain the essential skills prior to attending live surgeries on patients.
The following three days are dedicated to direct observation and live demonstrations of the procedures covered during the first two days. Delegates will also be able to put skills into practice in line with the official requirements and depending on their medical background.
MODULE 2 (London or Leeds, UK).
Hand on practical training in Follicular Unit Extraction / Excision (FUE) Technique.
- 3 day training programme.
- Dates and venue/s to be released in Autumn 2018
- Open to Medically qualified doctors who have completed Module 1.
Currently open to doctors with UK GMC registration only.
Future module 2 dates will be released to international doctors.
The 3-day practical hands-on training in the UK is carried out on patients who opted for a hair transplant and agreed to be part of the training course. Patients are offered a minimum number of grafts (800-1000) for their participation as models.
Delegates work in pairs and carry out the procedure on one model per day. The delegates work together or interchange during the different stages of the transplant so that each delegate will be able to perform three FUE procedures throughout the training days. Highly experienced MATA hair transplant surgeons will supervise the entire procedure and ensure that models receive the level of treatment agreed. Delegates will learn to perform the latest state-of-the-art method FUE which is the most requested in the market.
The training will focus on the following topics:
- Anaesthesia. Preparation of the mixture. Infiltration techniques. Intumescence techniques. Maintenance of anaesthesia throughout the procedure.
- Sedation. Drugs used for sedation. Maintenance of sedation.
- Site preparation. Incision techniques. High Density techniques.
- Follicular Unit Extraction, manual and motorised extraction. Prevention of bleeding.
- Techniques to preserve donor hair follicle
- Insertion of Follicular units
- How to handle complicated situations
- Post operative care and follow up