Hair Transplant FAQ
FAQ's for Hair Transplant
Most frequent questions and answers
The common causes are Genetics, Chronic illness, stress, smoking, pollution, frequent change of place, hard water in some cases, malnutrition, drug abuse, multiple disorders like PCOS, Thyroid, etc
Male Pattern baldness also known as Androgenic Alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of baldness in males and occurs due to the male hormone (DHT) which binds with 5 alpha reductase and makes the hair root weak. This is mostly a genetic condition.
In females, baldness is generally seen in area of parting, side of the head or diffuse hair loss from all areas. Common causes in females may be due to Hormonal imbalance.
Medical treatment: It can be treated by using medication which promote hair growth and prevents Hair Loss by either increasing blood supply to the hair or by providing extra nutrition.
Mesotherapy: Pre-fabricated stem cells are injected into the root of hair with the help of minute injections which makes the hair stronger and healthier.
PRP Therapy : Platelet Rich Plasma is made from the patient’s blood with the help of skilled individuals and high end machines. This platelet rich plasma is injected in to the roots of hair follicle with fine needles. The growth factors in these platelets help reduce hair fall, increase in thickness of hair and growth of new hair follicle from latent roots.
Hair Restoration: Also known as Hair Transplant is THE ONLY and BEST PERMANENT SOLUTION TO BALDNESS. It is the only treatment present world-wide amongst all treatments which can give you new follicles which will grow naturally.
Absolutely YES! In fact, Hair Transplant is the only procedure which will give you new hair in the areas where you have lost hair partially or completely.
Yes, with the help of Hair Transplant it is possible to increase Hair Density, without damaging the existing follicles/Hairs.
Bio fibre transplant is yet not approved by US FDA and other European countries . Secondly hairs will not GROW NATURALLY AS THEY GROW IN Hair Transplant. Cases of folliculitis, graft rejection and granulomas are very commonly seen in case of Artificial hair Transplant.
As it is only procedure which gives you NATURALLY GROWING, ZERO MAINTENANCE HAIR AND THAT TOO LIFE LONG.
No special care is required, once the healing has occurred you can use oil and shampoo of your choice or you can ask your doctor to recommend one.
Hair follicle is a single hair which contains one single hair root.
Graft or Follicular Unit may consist of one or more than one hair roots, basically it is small bunch of hair follicle
In transplantation Hairs grafts are transplanted as a intact unit so when a person is implanted 2500 Hair grafts he may get more than 4500 hairs.
Transplanting the single follicular units from donor area to recipient area is the principle of Hair Restoration. Earlier the bunch of hairs were transplanted which gave appearance of Doll hairs and hence has been discontinued. Now micro punches are used so results are much more natural.
Modified Follicular Unit Extraction also Known as FUE technique is the latest technique used worldwide. This revolutionary technique involves individually extracting single hair follicle from the back and sides of the head using special surgical instruments. Each unit is subsequently transplanted in bald areas of the scalp.
Since FUE is the latest and least invasive technique without any stitches so there is negligible scarring.
A typical session of between 2000 to 3,000 grafts normally involves a 4-6 hours of surgery on an outpatient basis. It is a day care procedure, no admission required in most of cases.
Yes with FUE you can achieve this goal, which may have looked impossible earlier. Transplanted Hairs will grow naturally and lasts till donor hair last which in most cases is lifelong.
NO, general anaesthesia is generally not required in Hair Transplant. The surgical hair restoration procedure is most of the times performed under local anaesthesia. We only anesthetise the donor and recipient areas hence during the procedure patient is not only awake but keeps talking or reading and can even walk around if he/she wants to.
The amount of grafts you need depends on the grade of baldness, quality of hair and your own desire. However the exact number of grafts required is decided by the surgeon after an elaborate counselling session.
Downtime is bare minimum. Post op pain and discomfort is negligible.
Normally it takes between two to three months following surgery before the transplanted hair follicles begin to grow. Best and final results are seen around one year of procedure.
Since the hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to going bald, they will continue to grow for a life time.