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Hair solutions The Swiss Luxury Clinic provides a sophisticated and state-of-the-art solution to baldness and hair loss

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he best representative of the practice, and its current incarnation, is Switzerland-based hair transplant specialist HTClinic SA, a company seeking to advance the industry, in which its services are already at a world-leading standard. HTClinic is perhaps best known for its pioneering role in the development of the Swiss Luxury Clinic (SLC). Swiss Luxury Clinic stands for the highest quality in hair transplant services worldwide. Thirty-six years of medical research and

clinical experience have led the clinic to develop the SLC FENDI (Follicular Extraction Needles Direct Implantation) hair transplant technique. This ground-breaking concept is a new hair transplant technique based on directly extracting and refitting hair follicles from high density areas to low density ones. The SLC FENDI technique guarantees the growth of new hair in the desired density, as well as ensuring that the hair transplantation is completely indistinguishable.

The SLC FENDI technique uses only hair follicles that have original genetic characteristics, in order to offer lifelong healthy hair. Anyone who wants more hair can have this pain-free procedure, which is completed in a few hours and in a relaxing atmosphere with an immediate return to a normal social life. The hours of treatment are dependent on the extent of hair loss and the available financial means. Also, multiple treatments can be done to increase hair density, as the technique doesn’t

Adigoni Mahera and Dimitrios Karoutis, founders of the Swis s Luxury Clinic

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protocols of how we extract and replace hair follicles, this is a very advanced form of FUE which eliminates a lot of the human factor and also the manipulation of the hair follicles after extraction. How does one go about organising a diagnosis and/ or a consultation with Swiss Luxury Clinic? Simply click on swissluxuryclinic.com/hairtreatments/online-self-diagnosis.html or swissluxuryclinic.com/contact/request.html You will then be contacted by our staff for advice regarding your hair loss situation, or to arrange an appointment for a consultation at one of our clinics in Zurich, Rome or London.

provide customised services packages for everyone. How many members of staff do you have and what training and experience do they have? Our clinic is a part of a well established company named HTCLINIC SA which has many departments and valuable staff dedicated to hair transplant organisation and to outstanding customer service. All of the clinic’s doctors are highly specialised surgeons, each possessing micro-surgical skills and years of experience in the sector. We understand that the quality of Swiss Luxury Clinic’s service is largely determined by the quality of its surgeons, and so we seek to attract the best practitioners in the industry.

From the initial consultation how long will the process last? After a consultation (on-line or by appointment), we check out the availability of our treatment rooms and confirm the date and time of the hair treatment session, taking into consideration your expressed preferences. Apart from providing us with your medical history, there is no need for any medical examinations prior to the session. There is usually an average time of six weeks between consultation and the session, and we do our best to

Is there a typical person who makes use of your services? The people who usually visit our clinic are men (85%) and women(15%) of all ages with a strong desire to improve their image both for themselves and for their social environment. They believe that they can regain their lost hair in order to restore harmony to their image, which has been distorted due to the hair loss. Since the 1980s, developments in follicular hair transplants have provided those affected

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harm the donor zone. It is a remarkably comfortable experience for those undergoing the procedure; namely, it’s wholly painless, requires only a light local anaesthetic and lasts just a couple of hours. The SLC FENDI technique eliminates the prospect of post-treatment stress and allows anyone to return to their day-to-day affairs within two to five days. All of the clinic’s doctors are highly specialised surgeons, each possessing micro-surgical skills and years of experience in the sector. We understand that the quality of the Swiss Luxury Clinic’s service is largely determined by the quality of its surgeons, and so seek to attract the best practitioners in the industry. SLC also offers a second opinion service and reconstruction sessions for old hair transplant procedures. Swiss Luxury Clinic-Zurich can perform up to 30 hair treatments every day. In its 7 luxury treatment suites, often VIPs are served with high confidentiality. Housed in a historic building on Lake Zurich, SLC is the leading clinic for aesthetic treatment, quality and expertise in the field of hair transplants. Here at the Swiss Luxury Clinic, we are proud of the quality of our work, though far from satisfied as we’re ever striving to advance what we have to offer, whether it is by developing our instrument technology or in bettering our knowledge of the market. We understand that, far from being confined to surgical skill, hair loss treatment requires a great deal of artistry. We’ve yet to receive a complaint about our services - a facet we expect to maintain provided we continue to push our standards as we have thus far. We want anyone who comes to us to feel like the following man who underwent a hair 066 | pridelife.CO.UK | AUTUMN 2013

transplantation in one of our clinics: ‘’Thank you again for changing my life and please share this letter with any of your prospective clients and feel free to have them reach out to me as a reference. I could not have asked for a better team of doctors and the results have been truly amazing!’’ Book your hair treatment directly through www.swissluxuryclinic.com. Doctor Dimitrios Karoutis is an orthopaedic microsurgeon and the founder of Swiss Luxury clinic. He tells Pride Life how he can help you regain a full head of hair How important is a full head of hair for a man? It is very important because it enhances the image of a healthy man and adds beauty and confidence. Aside from the scientific basis to changes in hair loss treatments, the paradigms of attractiveness and the stigma of baldness across different cultures and time periods are equally defining factors in evolving the practice. The vision of Swiss Luxury Clinic is to offer people a safe, professional and really outstanding hair transplant method. Where is Swiss Luxury Clinic based? The headquarters of Swiss Luxury Clinic have been in Switzerland since 2010. It includes the impressive VIP clinic in Zurich which is staffed with skilled medical doctors and auxiliary personnel to achieve the best possible results. The special services of Swiss Luxury Clinic are also available in Rome – at Piazza di Spagna 29 and recently in London – at 22 Harley Street.

What distinguishes the SLC FENDI Technique from other methods of hair transplant? SLC FENDI Technique is a revolutionary hair transplant method wherein the doctor extracts hair follicles from the nape of the neck (donor site) and ensures swift, trauma-free and natural results without the use of either knife or scalpel – thereby ensuring the absence of stitching or searing. It is a remarkably comfortable experience for those undergoing the procedure: it is wholly painless, requires only a local anesthetic, and the process lasts a mere couple of hours in its entirety. The technique also eliminates the prospect of posttreatment stress and allows everybody to return to their day-to-day affairs within two to five days. Swiss Luxury Clinic considered, but decided against, invasive technique strip surgery. Why was this? In strip surgery you remove a part of the scalp, you have to stitch it up and, of course, it is a more involved surgical procedure, and yet it is what 99% of the clinics around the world do today. For us that’s not the best option. We started with the existing follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique and then moved on to the more advanced FUE which is the SLCFENDI. With this process there is less manipulation, smaller instruments are used, and there is no damage to the donor site. A 1.00 – 1.20 mm extractor is used in the FUE procedure. We use 0.7 or 0.8mm which is very difficult to train a doctor to do, but we have managed to create new protocols with customised instruments designed by our doctors. Our aim is to improve our protocols, our procedures and our instruments. So with small instruments and with different

with a remarkably effective solution to their hair loss problems. Throughout our 36 years of experience in the industry, we have persistently scoured the market in search of new and innovative opportunities, the likes of which have proven successful in distinguishing our services from our competitors. We understand that far from being confined to surgical skill, hair loss treatment requires a great deal of artistry, and requires a total commitment to perform a proper hair transplantation. You have to feel how these people feel and to help make their dream come true. The aims that best inform our evolution are threefold: the safety of the procedure, the naturalness of the result, and the density of transplanted hair. With this in mind, we ensure a firm understanding of the latest advances in the practice and vow to remain at the cuttingedge of the industry. www.swissluxuryclinic.com London: +44 (0) 207 953 0249 Zurich: +41 (0) 41 561 33 29 Rome: +39 06 4227 2312

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