Program

Pestana Palace Hotel

07:30 - 09:30

Hands-On Experience

A genuine hands-on experience guided by expert surgeons who are the most experienced in their respective areas of proficiency using models - 6 different stages

Extraction Stages

  • Manual sharp punch
  • Motorized sharp, hybrid and trumpet punch devices
  • Other motorized devices (Mamba, U Graft, WAW, safe, ultrasonic, etc.)

Placement Stages

  • Sharp Implanters
  • Forceps and Dull implanters
  • Others: KEEP, stick and place, Shiao plastic implanter, etc.

* Needs Registration – A limited number of spaces are available!

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break In The Conference Room Foyer

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome (Workshop Scientific Director and WFI President)

10:10 - 11:50

Table 1 - FUE Principles

  • FUE anatomy and anchor system
  • FUE pre – operative evaluation and long term surgical planning
  • FUE post-operative cares
  • FUE with and without sedation
  • Ergonomics in FUE
10:50 - 11:50

Table 2 - Extraction Techniques And Different Punch Types

  • Manual FUE tools
  • Motorized sharp
  • Motorized dull
  • Motorized trumpet
  • Motorized hybrid
  • Flatered – textured smart hybrid punch

* New devices: Non-rotary punches for Afro-texture, ultrasonic FUE, Mamba Nano, WAW and more.

11:50 - 12:40

Interactive Debate With Faculty 1: The Ideal Punch

  1. What is the ideal punch size and type applicable for each case in order to obtain good quality grafts?
  2. Smaller punches to preserve more of the donor area or a little larger punches to increase density and coverage?
  3. Reduction or non-reduction of punch caliber in subsequent sessions?
  4. What is more important, the punch or the machine?

* Debates will between the faculty and audience with an open microphone for Q & A.

12:40 - 14:00

Lunch In The Val Flor Restaurant

14:00 - 14:50

Table 3 - Placement Techniques – Implanters

  • Sharp implanters
  • Dull implanters
  • Dense packing with implanters
  • Special maneuvers in popping and bleeding patients with the sharp implanter
  • Forceps vs implanters
  • Comparison of sharp and dull implanters
14:50 - 15:40

Table 4 - Other Placement Techniques

  • KEEP
  • Forceps
  • Stick and place technique
  • Shiao implanter
  • Forceps vs. KEEP
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee Break In The Conference Room Foyer

16:10 - 17:10

Video Session – My Personal Technique From A To Z

Detailed high quality definition and detailed videos the faculty members and their personal techniques from A to Z with an opportunity to see all the details and each surgeon’s “tricks of the trade” Manual/Motorized FUE Technique

  1. Manual Sequential Technique
  2. Motorized Sharp Technique
  3. Motorized with Hybrid and Trumpet Punch Technique
17:10 - 18:00

Interactive Debate With Faculty 2: The Donor Area Limits

  1. Recipient vs. donor area balance.
  2. How do you calculate the donor capacity of each patient?
  3. How do you handle the donor are and what is your long-term surgical plan for the young patient?
  4. How do you handle patients with poor and/or depleted donor areas?
19:30 - 21:00

Welcome Cocktail Party At The Hotel

Pestana Palace Hotel

07:00 - 08:00

Morning Workshops

  • Coverage Value and Donor Management
  • Implanters
  • KEEP
  • Graft Calculator

* Needs registration – A limited number of spaces are available! - 100,00 €

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee With The Experts – Roundtable Discussions

Sharp implanters, dull implanters, Afro hair, PRP, SMP, eyelashes, beard & body HT, social media, depleted donor, repair cases, training your team for FUE, hairline and artistry, how to reduce the transection rate in FUE, non-shaven FUE, Long Hair FUE, starting an FUE practice, eyebrows & eyelashes, mega and giga-sessions in FUE.

* Registration not required. Table rotations encouraged for maximum exposure.

09:10 - 10:00

Table 1 - Coverage and Density

  • Knowing the number of grafts to be extracted
  • What´s the ideal co-efficient hair/graft for each case?
  • Coverage planning for young patients
  • Ultra mega dense packing - FUE in just one session
  • Mega and giga-sessions FUE – over 3/4.000 grafts in the same day
  • How to get big coverage and high density
  • Coverage plan for extensive baldness
  • Coverage plan for poor candidates
10:00 - 10:50

Table 2 - Managing The Donor Area

  • Coverage Value applications in daily practice
  • New robot technology for Coverage Value and extraction measurements - NEW
  • FUE safe zone now and in the future
  • Depleted donor area
  • Using the beard, body and nape hair in FUE
  • Use the beard, body and SMP to fix depleted donor areas
10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break In The Conference Room Foyer

11:20 - 12:00

Interactive Debate With Faculty 3: Dealing With Difficult and Very Demanding Patients

  1. What can we promise our patients?
  2. How do we deal with very high expectations?
  3. How do we deal with unhappy patients?
  4. How to protect yourself and your practice?
12:00 - 12:50

Video Session – My Personal Technique From A To Z

Detailed high quality definition and detailed videos the faculty members and their personal techniques from A to Z with an opportunity to see all the details and each surgeon’s “tricks of the trade” Manual FUE technique

  1. Ultrasonic FUE and non rotary punches - NEW
  2. Universal FUE - (FUE from head, nape, beard and any and all parts of the body using a single Smart Hybrid Punch) - NEW
  3. Mamba Nano - NEW
  4. Non-shave and Long Hair FUE
  5. Two people FUE
  6. Eyelashes using Long Hair FUE
12:50 - 14:00

Lunch At The Val Flor Restaurant

14:00 - 14:40

Table 3 - Clinical Treatments And Bio-Enhancers For FUE

  • Finasteride and minoxidil updates
  • Finasteride post-syndrome update
  • Topical finasteride studies and updates
  • The importance of clinical therapy before and after surgery
  • DUPA – How to diagnose correctly. Should the patient be operated or not?
  • Other clinical treatments for hair loss and how this can help in our practices
  • BIO-enhancers for FUE: Holding solutions, PRP, Acell, ATP
14:40 - 15:20

Table 4 - Artistry

  • Tips for a perfect hairline
  • Angles, directions, distribution and patterns
  • Importance of the temporal peaks
  • Hairlines in women
  • Hairline repair
  • Eyebrows - design and details
  • How SMP can help artistry
14:40 - 15:20

Coffee Break In The Conference Room Foyer

15:50 - 16:30

Table 5 - Difficult FUE Situations and Cases

  • Afro textured hair, splayed grafts, Long Hair grafts - How to choose the correct punch and technique
  • Depleted donor area – When and how to approach the case
  • Beard & body hair to scalp
  • Corrective FUE using scalp, SMP, body and beard hair
  • Complications in FUE and how to avoid them
  • Poor growth – causes and how to avoid them
  • Bad surgical planning
  • The poor patient for FUE
16:30 - 17:10

Table 6 - Free Papers, Important Details and New Ideas and Horizons

  • Combining FUT & FUE
  • How to reduce the transection rate and improve the quality of your grafts
  • Placing over 1200 grafts/hour
  • Extracting over 1000 grafts/hour
  • New ideas and horizons for FUE
17:10 - 17:40

Interactive Debate With Faculty 4: The Importance Of Quality Control In FUE and How To Create Protocol

  1. Safe sessions - size and time
  2. How to store the grafts?
  3. How to avoid trauma from extraction to placement?
  4. How to obtain good quality grafts?
  5. How to obtain maximum growth and early growth results?
17:40 - 18:00

Presentation – Live Patient Cases And Brief Surgical Plan Discussion For The Live Surgery Cases The Folllowing Day

Do not miss this!

18:00 - 18:30

WFI Membership Meeting

Vote On Bylaw Changes – All WFI Members Should Be Present!

19:30 - 23:00

Optional Fado Dinner At The Café Luso

See social events description.

Live Surgery Expo Experience Master Group Hair Clinic

07:00 - 07:10

Buses Depart From The Hotel For The Clinic

07:30 - 08:00

Patient Presentations and Surgical Planning

An entire day of live surgery experience: Visit and observe live surgeries in the surgical rooms or relax and follow the surgeries in a comfortable lounge area where monitors for each of the rooms will broadcast the details of each surgical procedure. An open microphone the entire time will allow for questions directly to the surgeons and/or moderator.

08:00 - 13:00

Live Surgery Part 1

OR 1

  • 800-graft extraction – 4 surgeons (200 grafts each) – Manual FUE
  • Placement – Sharp Implanter

OR 2

  • 800-graft extraction – 4 surgeons (200 grafts each) – Motorized FUE with 4 different devices (regular motor, cordless, WAW, Safe System)
  • Placement – KEEP

OR 3

  • 800-graft extraction – 4 surgeons (200 grafts each) – other and new devices: Ultrasonic FUE, Non- rotary punches, MAMBA NANO
  • Placement – Pre-made incisions + forceps/stick and place and dull needle implanter
13:00 - 17:00

Eyelashes, Afro, Body, Nape and SMP

OR 1

  • Eyelashes with Long Hair FUE

OR 2

  • Body, Afro and nape hair extraction
  • Universal smart hybrid punch FUE (extraction from nape, beard and any and all part of the body using a single Smart hybrid punch)
  • Placement – sharp implanter

OR 3

  • SMP (scar repair and shaved-look appearance)
17:15 - 17:30

Buses Return To The Hotel From The Clinic

19:00 - 19:15

Buses Depart From The Hotel For The Gala Dinner

19:30 - 00:00

Cocktails and Gala Dinner At The Pateo Alfacinha

See social events description.