Orlando Live Hair Transplant Surgical Workshop – OLSW-17
Orlando Live Surgical Workshop (OLSW 17) of International society of hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) was held one more time in beautiful city of Orlando last month. Hair transplant surgeons participated from different parts of the world. We had many great lectures from the leaders of hair restoration surgery to cover basic information about hair restoration methods for new hair transplant surgeons and to refresh and update the more experienced ones.
We had lectures every morning and in the afternoon went to surgery center for hands on procedures to teach the techniques of hair transplant surgery. I have to congratulate the the whole staff involved with this workshop for the great work they have done this year, coordinating a large group of doctors from all over the world and putting together a great set of lectures to cover a wide variety of subjects about modern hair restoration procedures and medical treatments.
We had lectures about new methods of hair restoration surgery such as robotic hair transplant surgery. The most updates on robotic surgery was shown to the audience. There is a hope that the practical model of robotic hair restoration be available within a few months.
I had two lectures that were both emphasizing on the techniques of removal of follicular units in hair transplants with large number of grafts using Laxometer. I also demonstrated the applications of Laxometer in sequential strip removal techniques in live surgical workshop.
My second lecture was on Scalp Scars and the methods to revise them. The lecture was focused on making surgeons more familiar with the proper techniques of scar revision and indications of each particular technique.
I went over trichophytic closure methods for a variety of different scars. I discussed the implications of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to revise scalp scars. I presented a variety of several scalp scars treated with FUE methods. I went over the pros and cons of FUE to revise scalp scar and provided a guideline that hair transplant surgeons can decide what method should be used for each type of scar.