After watching Dr. Bessam Farjo and his wife Dr. Nilofer Farjo and their staff in action over two days and two impressive ultra refined surgeries during May of 2007, I was very pleased to see that they have successfully incorporated all of the most important recent advances in hair restoration into their clinic and procedure.
All of their grafts are carefully trimmed under microscopes, with Dr. Nilofer Farjo closely supervising the medical technicians, while cutting and placing grafts herself. Nilofer is very hands on and does the critical slivering (sectioning of the donor strip into thin “slivers” that are then divided by the technicians into individual follicular unit grafts). She also does most of the primary training and supervising of the medical technicians using the video screen.
Both Bessam and Nilofer also create all the carefully oriented and minimally invasive graft incisions using custom cut blades that are as small as 0.7mm. Their use of small incisions enables their patients to achieve greater density in a single session, while experiencing quicker healing.
They take a team approach to the surgery with all hands on deck and working harmoniously together. Given the size and skill of the team the clinic can perform large sessions in excess of 3,000 grafts when appropriate for the patient. They typically limit themselves to one patient a day to achieve an optimal level of care.
Their donor strip removal and Trichophytic closure are also very state of the art with care taken to minimize any follicle transaction or scarring in the donor area. Drs. Bessam and Nilofer Farjo were involved in the early studies/evaluations of the trichophytic closure technique.
To minimize any potential scarring/stretching in the donor area they prefer to remove long but narrow donor strips.
I was particularly impressed by the collaboration of the husband and wife team of Dr. Bessam and Nilofer Farjo. For the patient of the day, it’s like getting two very experienced hair transplant surgeons rather than one. There teaching credits at hair restoration meetings and workshop worldwide are very impressive as are their credentials.
In short, in my opinion, the quality of care and service being provided by the Farjo clinic is on parr with leading clinics in North America.
Read the full report on the Hair Restoration Research Forum.