Dr. Apostolos Karalexis – Dermatologist and DermaHair Clinic

“Dr. Karalexis and his team have revolutionized the hair transplant with FUE procedure.” — Alex (UK)

The leading hair transplant surgeon in Athens, Dr. Apostolos Karalexis of Derma Hair Clinic, specializes in both surgical and medical treatments for hair loss. After his fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans (USA), Dr. Karalexis gained over 20 years of experience as the Director of Dermatology at the Naval Hospital of Athens, Greece. Derma Hair Clinic is a modern clinic of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery in the center of Athens, 1.5 km away from the Acropolis monument and only 150 meters away from the Metro Station "Megaron Mousikis".

Patients can save thousands of Euros on hair transplant in Athens — and get back the original density of your hair in 1 day! Dr. Karalexis personally works with his patients every step of the way, from meeting with them the day of the procedure.

Dr. Karalexis is the founder and lead surgeon of the top hair transplant clinic in Greece and is well respected within the medical community for his technical skill and surgical artistry. He is a national and international lecturer for hair transplantation. Dr Karalexis has alsp presented lectures on advanced hair transplant techniques at Hellenic Dermatology Society meetings.

Why You Should Choose Derma Hair Clinic in Athens

  • Natural looking result and maximum density guaranteed! During the transplantation we take into consideration the original direction of a hair’s growth, thus the implanted hair looks and feels natural.
  • Guarantee for every hair implanted at our clinic! Having 15 years experience in hair transplantation Dr. Karalexis can guaranty the maximum density.
  • Hair transplant does not leave any scars on your head! The last 10 years we only use the Power FUE method. The punch we use to harvest hair follicles on the donor area is visible only under a magnifying glass and will leave no visible scars on the back side of the head.
  • Pain free procedure During the hair transplant procedure we use local anaesthesia so patients have a pain-free experience.
  • Save 50% on the price of your hair transplant. We always try to provide the best price-to-value ratio to our patients.

Hair Transplant — Follicular Unit Micrografts

Clusters of Hair Follicles: Hairs on the scalp grow naturally from one, two, three or more tight clusters hair follicles, called follicular units. Microdissection follicular unit micrografts preserve these clusters in graft form. Only the excess tissue around the follicular unit is trimmed away, and the follicular units are left largely intact. Follicular unit micrografts typically measure 1/2mm to 1 mm across, which is much smaller than a grain of rice. Follicular unit micrografting is now the current state-of-the-art surgical hair restoration technique used by Derma Hair Clinic.

New Style Follicular Unit Micrografting: By the mid 90’s, follicular unit micrografting became the favored technique. With follicular unit micrografting, the surgeon places the grafts based on how they naturally occur, rather than making them fit a pre-designed plan. It is a subtle distinction, but follicular unit micrografting produces a more natural result with the hands of a skilled and artistic surgeon.

Advances in Training: Dr. Karalexis has a highly trained and skilled surgical preparation team, who are able to determine which hair follicles should be used for single hair grafts, and which ones are better suited to follicular unit micrografts of two or more hairs.

Number of Grafts: The number of grafts placed in a hair transplant micrografting session can range from a few hundred to a few thousand. Some surgeons boast of performing “massive mega-sessions” of 3,000 and even 4,000 single-hair grafts in a single session.

Hair Transplantation Techniques — FUE

Strips of Donor Tissue: The tissue for the grafts is removed from a donor site on the back of the same person’s head. Each patient is their own “donor” for hair transplants. The donor material is removed in the form of a long strip of tissue. Grafts are individually prepared from the strip by a team of medical assistants during the micrografting procedure. As grafts become ready, the surgeon places them into individually prepared recipient sites at the top and front of the scalp in a way that best assures their survival and mimics the natural growth pattern of hair follicles.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): The hair is harvested using a small 1mm circular punch. No need for strip and stitches.But the FUE method is a much more time consuming process than strip harvesting. Dr. Karalexis prefers doing the Power FUE method using a special instrument and has abandoned the strip or FUT method.



Dr. Apostolos Karalexis

Dermatologist-Dermatologic Surgeon

Dr. Karalexis personally works with his patients every step of the way, from meeting with them the day of the procedure, to performing the Hair Transplantation, and at the next days visit after treatment. Every patient receives the full benefit of his having over 20 years of experience treating hair loss.