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Hair Care - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Hair and scalp health is very important in order to maintain hair hygiene and quality. A number of factors are responsible for hair loss and damage. They include- environmental issues like pollution and changing weather, genes, illness, too much chemical use and poor blood circulation to the scalp. Excessive stress and fast lifestyle can also result in hair fall and bad hair quality.

Today, there are a number of hair care treatments that are easily available to individuals. These treatment plans are carefully designed so that they effectively restore hair health and add shine as well as volume to damaged and dying hair. Moreover, these treatments improve scalp health as well.

Hair care treatments are generally holistic and include diet changes as well as the use of supplements and hair care products to ensure quality hair. Hair and scalp specialists should be consulted before opting for a certain type of hair care treatment.

How is the treatment done?

Generally, all types of hair treatment follow 3 basic steps. It initially involves finding the specific causes of hair loss and damage. Thus, when you go to a hair specialist, he will first examine your hair and scalp and enquire about your lifestyle and various hair related problems you face. Depending on the information you provide and the following examination - causes of hair loss and damage are identified.

The next step is to advise and provide the best treatment option, on the basis of the causes. The treatment may include the use of special shampoos and conditioners, specific diet changes, an increase of fluid intake, the prescription of hair supplements and even hair loss medication. The specialist’s advice should be strictly followed for best results.

The third step involves maintenance and constant monitoring of the treatment. The Certain alteration may be recommended on the basis of the results of the hair care treatment.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Adult men and women can opt for a hair care treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There are no such non-eligibility criteria for hair care treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Although hair treatment is very safe, some types of hair care treatment may result in certain side effects. For instance, a keratin hair treatment can lead to some side effects. During the treatment, formaldehyde gas is produced. Exposure to this gas can result in irritation of the eyes, nose as well as skin. It can also cause dizziness and shortness of breath. But these side effects are temporary and disappear fast.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Post-treatment guidelines for hair care generally involve the maintenance of hair quality and volume by following the recommended diet and improving one’s lifestyle. Suggested hair products should also be used on a regular basis.

How long does it take to recover?

Some hair care treatment have immediate results while others are slow but relatively successful. Hair damage and loss happen with time and thus its recovery also takes time.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Hair care treatment in India may cost about Rs 500 – Rs 10,000 depending on the kind of treatment one opts for.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

As hair continues to grow it needs to be maintained regularly. The effects of the hair care treatment will only last if the quality of hair is maintained and proper care is taken on a daily basis.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are a number of herbal and ayurvedic remedies that are available to improve hair quality. They are available in shampoos, supplements, and conditioners.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Recovery Time: Very Low Price Range: Rs. 500 - Rs. 10,000

Popular Health Tips

Hair Loss - Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, PLAB
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hair Loss - Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help!

Apart from the cosmetic worries, baldness can cause major esteem issues. Hereditary or genetics do contribute to about 95 percent of the cases pertaining to baldness (alopecia) while the remaining 5 percent might be due to the side effects of certain medications, illness, stress or diet. Here is where cosmetic procedures come to your rescue in treating this condition.

  1. Sprinkling colored, powdery fiber sprinkles on one’s scalp helps in covering up the thin hairy regions, hence rendering them a fuller appearance.
  2. Hair pieces or wigs produced from human or synthetic hair actually veils the baldness, furthermore boosting one’s style statement.
  3. Hair transplants are used in filling in one’s bald areas, thereby making it the sole permanent solution to baldness. Tiny strands of hair are eliminated from the areas with thicker growth and substituted in the bald regions.
  4. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a therapy wherein concentrated blood plasma comprising of growth proteins is injected into the scalp through a thin needle to stimulate healing of the wound.
  5. Scalp reduction involves cutting off the bald regions to stitch the rest of the scalp together.
  6. Often, tissue expanders are used to stretch the hair bearing scalp to the adjacent bald area with the help of the tissue expansion technique.
  7. When stress becomes the root cause of hair fall, Astressin-B, a stress-hormone blocker, works to inhibit the stress stimulating hormone.
  8. A natural biological substance known as Extracellular Matrix (ECM) is implanted on the part containing the damaged tissues to speed up healing.
  9. Bontress Lotion, made of red clover extracts, prevents reduction of hair.
  10. Hair multiplication or cloning method requires the extraction of donor hair cells from existing hair follicles, after which the cells are multiplied in a lab for injecting into the bald portions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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This Holi Let's Paint The Town Red While Keeping Yourself Safe

Diploma In Allergy & Clinical Immunology, MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, M.Med - Family Medicine
Allergist/Immunologist, Kochi
This Holi Let's Paint The Town Red While Keeping Yourself Safe

It's the month of Phagun again and time to prepare for the most colourful and vibrant festival of India - Holi. As the festive cheer spreads and people get ready to paint the town red with colours, dance to rocking beats at Holi bashes, and gorge on Gujiya and Thandaai, it’s good to remember that you need to play it safely and naturally. The biggest reason for this is the synthetic agents, which are used to make the colours of Holi. What used to be a festival played with flowers, natural dyes and herbs have now transformed into a celebration of colours made from chemicals that are harmful for our body.

Apart from the allergies to the skin, there is also the risk of increased blood pressure after the Holi festivities due to the high intake of bhaang, the official Holi drink. To avoid the harmful effects of such materials used during the festival, here are some must-follow health tips for you.

Tips to care for your skin

  1. Use organic colours: Skin is the most sensitive body part and synthetic colours are a big no-no for it, as they can lead to rashes and other skin allergies. Therefore, it is advisable that you opt for organic colours, considering they are not only chemical free but are made from natural ingredients. Organic colours are safe for children too, as they are softer on the skin and easy to wash off. It is crucial that you protect kids from synthetic colours as they contain lead oxide, mercury sulphide and aluminium bromide, chemicals which not only damage the skin but can also cause various health issues.
  2. Skin and sun protection: To avoid any kind of damage to the skin from colours, apply a good amount of Vaseline, any other petroleum jelly or mustard oil to your skin. You can also apply this to your child’s skin as it is completely safe for their sensitive skin. When playing outdoors, opt for a waterproof sunscreen to protect your skin against sun damage.
  3. Choose the right clothes: Wear long pants and full-sleeved shirts. This will help you stay safe from the harmful effects of colours. 

Tips to care for your hair

  1. Oil your hair: You can apply a generous amount of oil to your hair, this will not only moisturize your hair but also safeguard the scalp and hair from the chemicals in the colours.
  2. Cover your hair: Tie a ponytail and cover your hair with a shower cap to prevent your hair from dreadful damage. For a trendy look, you can also tie a bandana over your hair and safeguard them at the same time. 

Tips to care for your eyes

  1. Wear sunglasses: Synthetic or organic, colours can be harsh on your eyes. You can protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses as they will help in preventing your eyes against any sort of damage. If your eyes come in contact with the colour, rinse them immediately to avoid infections. 
  2. Moisturize around the eyes: Applying a good cream around your eyes will shield them from getting the colour into your eyes.
  3. Avoid wearing contact lenses: You should refrain from wearing contact lenses while playing Holi. In case you cannot do without them, wear the eyeglasses. 
  4. Use rose water: Rose water is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties and can do a great job in removing colour from the eyes. It can also be used to reduce irritation cause by the chemicals present in the colours.

Other health tips

  1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during and after the festivities. Staying hydrated will not only keep you energetic but will also prevent your skin against the absorption of harmful chemicals. Drinking fluids will also ensure that all the toxins are flushed out of the body. 
  2. Check your sweets for purity: Adulteration is at all-time high during the festive season. Therefore, make sure you buy your sweets from a reputed brand. In case, you are preparing your own sweets, buy your ingredients from a reputed shop, especially in case of products like khoya or if you can you even make that at home.
  3. Keep your hands clean: Keeping your hands clean during the festivities can be a daunting task but since the colours used during Holi come as a fine powder and can easily get mixed with food, they can lead to different health problems. Make arrangements for snacks and drinks away from the festivity area. Make sure you wash your hands every time you touch the food.
  4. Preventing asthma attacks: If you are an asthmatic patient, you must avoid playing with dry colours as they can aggravate breathing problems. The particles can enter your lungs and trigger an asthma attack. Asthmatic patients are also advised to carry inhalers, in order to avoid complications.

Apart from the above mentioned problems, these synthetic colors can also cause health problems like nausea, headache and vomiting in many people. Follow these tips and enjoy the festival to the fullest, while steering clear of all the harmful effects. So, forget all your worries and storm in the riot of colours. Be safe and be healthy! Have a great Holi!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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10 Amazing Hair Care Secrets!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
10 Amazing Hair Care Secrets!

The secret behind beautiful hair is having healthy hair. In order to have healthy and beautiful hair, you must take care of your hair on a regular basis. The following are ten hair care tips that you should never ignore:

  1. Choose your hair care products according to your hair type. Avoid getting lured by advertisements. Take the responsibility of knowing your hair type oily, dry or straight. Knowing your hair type will help you to pick out the appropriate product suitable for your hair type.
  2. Do not forget to use a conditioner every time after you apply shampoo on your hair. Conditioner helps to lock the hair cuticles and prevents hair from shedding.
  3. Try massaging your hair and scalp with oil at regular intervals. Oil provides nourishment to your hair and can also reduce hair fall.
  4. Remember to make a visit to the salon for regular trimmings. That can help you to avoid split ends and can make your hair grow longer.
  5. You must make sure to use an appropriate comb for your hair so that your scalp is not affected in any way.
  6. Include foods in your diet, which are replete in vitamins like Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Also incorporate proteins; eating the right foods can help you get the hair you always wanted.
  7. Indulging yourself in regular exercises is also crucial in order to maintain good and healthy hair.
  8. Using vitamin E capsules and hair revitalizers occasionally can enhance your hair growth.
  9. Avoid using hair dryers as they may damage your hair if used from a close proximity.
  10. After every wash, let your hair dry naturally as it will reduce hair fall.

Following the aforesaid hair care tips can help you to have beautiful and long hair. Taking care of your hair in a proper manner can reduce your chances of developing hair problems also. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Hair Transplant - Know The Procedures!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Hair Transplant - Know The Procedures!

Hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is a condition that affects both men and women equally. Surgical hair transplantation is the only solution for restoring the lost hair in pattern baldness when medical hair restoration does not offer you a good hair re-growth. If you have well-defined and clearly established areas or patterns of baldness on the crown with healthy dense coverage of hair at the sides and the back of the head, you are probably suitable for a hair transplant surgery. Hair that is transplanted in the frontal region of the skull generally offers the best results. However, a hair transplant procedure can also be carried out on any other area of your head if you have some bald patch there.

It is best to have detailed information about the hair transplant procedure before you make plans to undergo a surgery. It is only after you have read through all the information that you can understand and appreciate the significance of surgical hair restoration. The information will also help you decide whether you are the right candidate for the hair transplant surgery. Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

All those who can opt for a hair transplant:

  1. Men with male-pattern baldness
  2. Women suffering from hair thinning
  3. Anyone who has lost some hair from a burn or scalp injury

Hair replacement isn’t a good option for:

  1. Women with a wide-spread pattern of hair loss throughout the scalp
  2. People who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites from which to remove hair for transplant
  3. People who form keloid scars (thick, fibrous scars) after injury or surgery
  4. People whose hair loss is due to medication like chemotherapy

Two types of procedures

It's worth noting that there are new surgical techniques involved in hair transplants:

  1. FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction: The hairs are individually extracted from the back of the head and re-planted across the area. This is a lengthy, pain-staking process but the result is minimal scarring and a very natural-looking hairline.
  2. FUT - Follicular Unit Transplantation: This technique involves taking a larger area or 'strip' of hair from the back of the head, dividing it into smaller units and then re-planting those units in the desired area of hair loss. Scarring can be slightly more conspicuous at the back of the head as a larger area has been removed but an expert surgeon will minimise incision marks to ensure rapid healing.

Hair transplant do, of course, utilise your own natural hair and re-growth can be expected within 4 weeks of surgery. Great care must be taken during your recovery period to protect the newly-transplanted hair. However, once it is deemed safe to resume normal activities, the results can be life-transforming. A successful hair transplant is permanent and can restore confidence and self-esteem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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No Pain! No Scar! - A Perfect Hair Loss Treatment

Diploma in Dermatology, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
No Pain! No Scar! - A Perfect Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss can have a very detrimental effect on the social life and the self-confidence of most of the people whether it is men who suffer from hair loss or the women who faces it. There has been times when use to hide their balding area by using wigs either due to the lack of solution or just because they could not afford hair loss treatments.

Hair loss can happen to anyone and these days it has been even reported that teenagers are also facing it due to excessive use of hair products and treatments.   Hair loss is a condition that has affected many and many people all across the globe. Hair loss can be treated but some products do not guarantee that they will grow your hair, especially in the case when the follicles have been dormant for a longer period of time. It depends how much severe the hair loss has been and according to it multiple procedures are suggested. It is now possible to regrow a considerable amount of hair without taking a medication or applying something for the remaining part of your life. Hair transplant these days has become quite a viable option for people availing various hair transplant solutions that also include dedicated cosmetic treatments such as eyebrow and eyelash transplant. It is basically a surgically hair restoration technique that requires an incision in order to get rid of a portion of the scalp, usually at the back of the head, to obtain the donor grafts.  The whole procedure is very delicate and requires careful precision by hair surgeons. Doctors may also suggest varied hair care tips after the procedure so that complete assurance is done.

Hair transplant is a great option as long as the patient is aware about the post transplant care. The implants that are done require proper care throughout the whole recovery procedure and needs patience and obedience from the patient. It becomes the duty and the responsibility of the patient to maintain a healthy environment for his/her new hair implants to bloom. Hair transplantation cost is also much affordable as compared to the other treatments. Plus, it recovers fast and is almost scar less. Hair loss is a concern in many people and throughout the years, the technology has significantly improved. Hair care tips are the ones that act as a guide for you to maintain those healthy locks and create a long lasting impression after the hair transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a  free question.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Care of my hair very much I do regularly shampoo and hair oiling but then also getting dandruff again and again please give me a best solution about it.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
You are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis causing dandruff. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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HI, I'm 25, my hair is dry, rough and curly. What can I do to make it smoother and shiny maintaining happy growth. Preferably naturally.

Diploma In Psychology Counselling Skills, Diploma in ayurveda, B.S IT
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. You hair dryness is just a symptoms of underneath emotional disturbance in your mind. Your other health condition like weight gain, body pain, acne, lack of interest etc are symptoms of such emotions distress. Suggest you to look for a holistic treatment approach to address both body and emotional symptoms. Feel free to reach me online or through Lybrate chat for further evaluation of your both physical and mental symptoms condition to isolate the root cause behind hair, weight gain and other problems.
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My mother having hair fall since last 1 year ,she is using olive oil for hair care, Tell me some good medicine names and suggestions.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please send photos of your head, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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I am suffering from hair fall from last two years my hair black and strong but scalp damage I got hair on my comb and when washing daily. please suggest me prevention and how to care my hair.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hair fall or loss is a multifactorial problem where hereditary along with environmental factors and diet play an important role. There may be variety of factors responsible such as Iron deficiency along other important nutrients i.e. Biotin, vitamin A, zinc. Thus it is important to have a highly nutritious diet rich in protein and iron. Mesotherapy and Prp are promising therapies which can be tried.Tugain 5% lotion twice daily application will help you.

Sir my hair are falling continuously. I request you to give some prevention and remedies as well as symptoms for caring my hair.

FMC (Fellow in Med.Cosmetology), BHMS, csd
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Rajkot
Hair fall occurs due to poor nutrition Stress Bad quility or very strong chemical shampoo Prolong medications Hair colouring or ironing or rebonding like procedures Constantly changing shampoo and oil Generally hair fall seen more in winter due to dryness of skin So treatment is according to cause But some general tips to regrow your hair Apply hair oil and shampoo twice a week Drink 10-15 glass of water daily Drink coconut water Take rich diet cereals dates carrot beetroot milk green vegetables as much as possible abha arc of life
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
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Healthy Skin And Hair
There are few simple yet effective tips for maintaining healthy skin and hair. Few lifestyle changes can help in the same too.
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PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that s thought to promote healing when injected. PRP can be injected in different ways. Because it involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects.
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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP is used for chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, in oral surgery, and in plastic surgery.
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Hair Care
Hello, Friends, I m Dr Shruti Kohli. I am a consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist in Sector 8, Sarvodaya Hospital. My clinic is in 15/A by the name of Crimson clinic. I have an experience of twelve years in the field of Dermatology and Cosmetology. In today s topic, I am going to give you some tips regarding hair care during the summer season.

Summer is the time to be extra caring towards your hair.

It is essential to cover your hair while going out during the summer season. This will protect your hair against the harmful affects of UV rays and also help retain moisture in the air.
Also, keeping your hair in a loose hairstyle works very well during the summer season as it prevents the accumulation of sweat and dust in your hair.
Avoid washing your hair too much during the summer season as excessive washing will also dry up your scalp and causes fizziness.
Don t skip the conditioner. Opt for a mild conditioner after every wash and deep conditioning treatments with hot oil can be done once a week. Avoid heat treatments during the summer month as it dries the hair excessively.
Also blow drying is not recommended during this season. Adopt natural air dying.
Use a wide toothed comb to brush your hair rather than a simple brush because that will cause more breakage.
Summer months is the time for more split ends so it is recommended to trim your hair regularly in this period.
Once you re done with applying sunscreen on your body it is recommended that you just roll on your fingers through the scalp hair so that the remaining sunscreen will give you some protection against your scalp. I
In case of swimming, it is always advisable to wet your hair before you get into the pool to prevent the chlorine from damaging your skin. Also do remember to take a shower post swimming to, again, remove the residual effects of chlorine on the scalp.
Your hair is also a reflection of your lifestyle which is why a balanced diet and a healthy exercise regime is very important for maintaining a healthy weight. In case you gain weight you are more prone to hormonal disturbances which in turn leads to a polycystic ovarian syndrome that also causes hair loss.
So it is recommended to have a healthy, balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. You should avoid junk food in your diet. The most important part is to remain stress-free because stress causes hormonal changes in your body which again, has an adverse effect on your hair.

Thank you.

In case you want to know more regarding any of your skin, cosmetic, or hair issues, you can consult me or take an appointment through Lybrate or contact me in my clinic in Sector 15/A, Crimson Clinic.
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