The Talizi Hair Transplantation Clinic was founded in 1998. The director of the clinic is an experienced surgeon, member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), author of 22 research works and creator of 6 related inventions, Dr. Akaki Tsilosani. Other leading surgeons at the clinic are member of the ISHRS and author of 11 research works Vaja Vadachkoria, Marie Gugava and Eka Kandiashvili. They all work side by side with experienced assistants, technicians and nurses.
The Talizi clinic practices the newest technology used in hair grafting, known as Follicular Unit Transplantation.Talizi was one of the first hair transplantation clinics in the entire Eastern Hemisphere that employs the Follicular Unit Transplantation method.
Compression and container methods developed at our clinic between 1998-2001 have enabled us to prevent the dehydration of follicles, reduce blood loss and shorten procedure times, all of which makes transplantation much easier for the patient. Due to these achievements and the high degree of professionalism amongst our staff, large sessions are now being performed in a very short time.
The Talizi clinic is one of only a few where 3,000 or more grafts can be transplanted during one operation if needed.
In 2007 we performed a transplantation of a record amount on a patient from Korea - 6,100 grafts (12,000 hairs), and in November 2008 another operation of 6,200 grafts for a patient from Armenia.
Since 2002 the Talizi clinic has employed our own special methods for anesthesia, developed by Akaki Tsilosani, which make the slow process of hair transplantation virtually painless. Furthermore, the very process of introducing local anesthetic solutions and the postoperative period are also painless, as the anesthesia lasts for more than 8 hours. This new anesthetic is non-toxic, harmless for patients of any age, has no side effects or anaphylactic and allergic reactions. Most importantly, the use of these new methods of anesthesia has eliminated postoperative edema of the face which in the past was bothersome for all patients. This has not only made the postoperative rehabilitation of our patients much easier, but has also resulted in improved microcirculation and a speeding-up of the entire healing process.
Since 2003, every operation at Talizi has been performed using a digital information system for registering the number of created recipient sites, as developed through the leadership of Akaki Tsilosani. This system automatically counts (without input from surgeon or assistants) the number of recipient sites and follicular units, and the result is displayed on the monitor for both patient and surgeon. This unique system used exclusively at the Talizi clinic reduces the number of personnel required and gives exact objective information regarding the number of transplanted grafts.
For 2004 on a basis of long investigations carried out under the leadership of A. Tsilosani, "Talizi" has accepted concepts of ideal donor closure (on the base of trixophitic closure) and maximal density of transplanted hairs (so called lack of compression):
1) Following donor area closure our patients do not have to go through the unpleasant process of suture removal. There is virtually no scarring in the donor area, meaning that the area from which the grafts were taken will be invisible to other people (including the patient's hairdresser).
2) Our clinic can achieve almost natural hair density in small recipient areas. Using very fine miniature instruments it is now possible to transplant up to 100 follicular units per square cm, producing up to 200 hairs.