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Stick-and-place

About stick and place

Stick-and-place

The stick-and-place (S&P) method of implantation is a technique where the doctor makes an incision and immediately places a graft into the site.  By making the incision (stick) and placing the graft immediately this technique allows us to use smaller blades that are less invasive since the incision is “fresh and juicy”

 

The incisions are accurately prepared under local anesthesia for the placement of the grafts without leaving scars behind after the whole process is done. Since skin is elastic, the openings begin to shrink almost immediately after they are created. In addition, it’s used a special blade for dilating the incision and helping to place and adjust the height of the graft. Finally, when you place a graft immediately, the incision stops bleeding.

 

With the stick-and-place technique, there is no need to create openings larger than the grafts require because the grafts are placed as the openings are made. Therefore, the skin does not have an opportunity to shrink.

Benefits and Disadvantages

Benefits: 

 

  • More natural results

  • Healthier blood supply to nearby existing hair follicles

  • No risk of leaving openings unfilled

  • Less bleeding 

  • Less follicular trauma 

  • Less vascular trauma 

  • Avoid placing two grafts in the same hole 

  • Avoid errors in planning

  • Easier distribution and direction 

  • Adjust the incision size 

  • Longhair preview 

  • Graft quality

One of the disadvantages is that the max grafts per session are 2000 grafts. It’s not recommended for people who need 7000-8000 grafts (equivalent to 2 FUE sessions)

 

 Needs a large team of technicians

 

Does it Work, though?

We understand the reservations and skepticism you may have about the procedure. However, there’s a lot of scientific proof LLLT is an effective treatment for improving your hair’s fullness and thickness. Specialists can use it as a stand-alone or as part of combination therapy with hair transplants, finasteride, and PRP.

Are you a Suitable Candidate for LLLT?

The only way we can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for LLLT is by having a consultation appointment. During this appointment, our specialist will ask about your expectations and discuss whether they are realistic or not.

Are There Any Risks Associated With LLLT?

As it’s not a new form of treatment, there have been many studies conducted into the procedure. It conforms to both FDA and European standards for safety. It carries no known side effects and is very safe and pain-free.

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