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Hair Transplant - Know The Procedures!

Dr. Harish Prasad B.R 87% (38 ratings)
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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How to improve our Face colour bcoz it doesn't match my body colour and I'm having loss of hair fall.

Dr. Rittika Walia 94% (2213 ratings)
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
How to improve our Face colour bcoz it doesn't match my body colour and I'm having loss of hair fall.
Hi For improving tone and texture of face, removal of dark spots and for glowing facial skin, I recommend skin lightening creams, Skin lightening capsules/tablets, Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion therapy. Advanced treatments like Glutathione injections are also available. You will need a skin lightening cream and good sunscreen initially. I can prescribe you that. For further improvement, advanced treatments can be initiated. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you. You can book a private Text/Audio/Video appointment for further discussion and personalized advice.
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I lost half of my hair due to heavy dandruff from 2 years. Is hair restoration is possible. No hereditary history. All the people in my family have nice hair. No bald head to any one of them.

Dr. Rittika Walia 94% (2213 ratings)
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
I lost half of my hair due to heavy dandruff from 2 years. Is hair restoration is possible. No hereditary history. Al...
Hi lybrate-user, Hair fall/loss can be due to variety of causes. However, many of them can be controlled and dealt with. Most common cause is nutrient deficiency which can be rectified my oral medications and supplements. There are medicines available for local application which are also known to give significant results. Treatments like mesotherapy, microneedling and PRP show significant long term effects. Dandruff, can itself be a reason for hair fall too. Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn't contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. More-stubborn cases of dandruff, you may need a prescription-strength shampoo or treatment with a steroid lotion. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you.
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I am 18 years old perfect 17 years 5 months. I have side baldness literally I do not have side hair its genetics right from my age one I do not have hair there but as my head grew it is visible now I got an angled v shape on my head And recently from two months I have been loosing hair every time I run my fingers roughly in head or wipe my head with heavy force. My hair density per a square area was really less from my childhood it was very silky but I am afraid if this was getting worse as I am loosing hair. I am not sure any way. The v shape baldness was clearly visible now which existed from my childhood so do my fathers had. I wanted to know if I am going bald?~if so I want to get hair transplantation how much it cost? Am I going bald?~

Dr. Sonali Khomane 95% (4583 ratings)
BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 18 years old perfect 17 years 5 months. I have side baldness literally I do not have side hair its genetics righ...
Hello Lybrate User, Thinning hair afflicts many people at some point, this condition has such a wide variety of reasons - a) Medications and steroids, b) hormonal causes, c) physical or mental stress, d) medical conditions, like scalp infection, skin disorders, anaemia, alopecia arrays, e) chemical / cosmetic products, such as many shampoos, conditioners, hair spray are hard on the scalp and hair and can speed up hair loss and damage the hair by thinning, f) autoimmune diseases. Take homeopathic treatment for thinning of hair and for rapid growth of hair, along with follow this tips which will help you to get rid from your problem - *Get sound sleep, lower your stress, try yoga or meditation. * Do exercise daily. * Eat more protein - it's one of the building blocks of your hair, eat fish, black beans, chickpeas, legumes, tofu, which are contains protein. * Eat omega 3 fatty acids - it needs to create new hair. It's rich in salmon, Walnuts, avocados. * Take biotin containing food i.e. Meat products, leafy vegetables, Walnuts. * Drink plenty of water. For better results and for homeopathic treatment consult me on Lybrate . Take care.
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I lost my hair day after day and also my hair is so thin now and I used to many solution on behalf of hair better I want solutions in ayurveda.

Dr. Limesh Khatri 91% (451 ratings)
B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Banaskantha
I lost my hair day after day and also my hair is so thin now and I used to many solution on behalf of hair better I w...
Dear Lybrate user better you to start Amlaki powder 1tsp early morning empty stomach regularly. Avoid excess of salt and spicy food. Do regularly massage on scalp region with Ayurvedic hair oil for 10-15 mins. Avoid late night sleeping and wakeup late in morning. Take healthy nutritive food. Although if any issues present you should consult me on Lybrate app.
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Day by day hair loss is getting more. As im student and hostler recently also affected with motions, vomiting, and here in hostel they sometimes use palm oil, quality less water and also water is tasting hard. So how can I overcome with these motions, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, and due to this menstrual cycle became irregular.

Dr. Ankush Goyal 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Day by day hair loss is getting more. As im student and hostler recently also affected with motions, vomiting, and he...
Dear lybrate-user, Use boiled water for drinking. And for above problems please visit a doctor he will examine you and will prescribe you medicines.
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What is dermaroller is it good for hairloss and how to use it? Its benefits and loss and what precautions should be taken? Please sir explain?

Dr. Rittika Walia 94% (2213 ratings)
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
What is dermaroller is it good for hairloss and how to use it? Its benefits and loss and what precautions should be t...
Hi lybrate-user, Dermarolling/micro-needeling is one of the potent ways to enhance hair growth. Micro Needling along with serums and hair supplements can work wonders for hair re-growth. Its stimulates Scalp's own collagen to produce new collagen and in process increases blood and nutrient supply of the scalp. It also helps in production of new hair. Hair fall/loss can be due to variety of causes. However, many of them can be controlled and dealt with. Most common cause is nutrient deficiency which can be rectified my oral medications and supplements. There are medicines available for local application which are also known to give significant results. Treatments like mesotherapy, microneedling and PRP show significant long term effects. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you.
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I am 32 years old past 5 five years having hair fall problem. How prevent to stop.

Dr. Sushmita Pal Santra 90% (58 ratings)
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 32 years old past 5 five years having hair fall problem. How prevent to stop.
Hair growth occurs in 3 phases and hairfall is also one of the phase of it. But a prolonged hairfall of 5 years is really disturbing. I would like to ask you that how much on an average do you have hairfall? Because a loss of approx 100 hair/day is being considered normal. Hairfall can be because of lot of causes. Due to pollution, dust, shampoo chemicals, etc. Or it. Can be because of some disease. Disease of the scalp (hair) or other general problems of the body like stress, anemia, thyroid disorders, etc. You should consult a dermatologist. Meanwhile, you can have a blood test for haemoglobin and thyroid profile. Apply ketomac shampoo twice a week. Hope that helps.
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My wife is 26 years old. She is having thin and sometimes looks bald in the front head. She tried various shampoos, consulted dermatologist and took treatment for months but no improvement. Please help her hair grow back.

Dr. Sonali Khomane 95% (4583 ratings)
BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
My wife is 26 years old. She is having thin and sometimes looks bald in the front head. She tried various shampoos, c...
Hello Lybrate User, Thinning hair afflicts many people at some point, this condition has such a wide variety of reasons - a) Medications and steroids, b) hormonal causes, c) physical or mental stress, d) medical conditions, like scalp infection, skin disorders, anaemia, alopecia arrays, e) chemical / cosmetic products, such as many shampoos, conditioners, hair spray are hard on the scalp and hair and can speed up hair loss and damage the hair by thinning, f) autoimmune diseases. Take homeopathic treatment for thinning of hair and for rapid growth of hair, along with follow this tips which will help you to get rid from your problem - *Get sound sleep, lower your stress, try yoga or meditation. * Do exercise daily. * Eat more protein - it's one of the building blocks of your hair, eat fish, black beans, chickpeas, legumes, tofu, which are contains protein. * Eat omega 3 fatty acids - it needs to create new hair. It's rich in salmon, Walnuts, avocados. * Take biotin containing food i.e. Meat products, leafy vegetables, Walnuts. * Drink plenty of water. For better results and for homeopathic treatment consult me on Lybrate privately. Take care.
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I'm loosing my hair from past 7 yrs. Only my maternal grand father had baldness. My became thinned, scalp is visible only under the lights. Crown and frontal top became thinned. No M shape formed. I don't have any disease or I'm not in any medication. I'm moving different places for every year. Please what tell me the type of hair loss I was going through (androgenic or male pattern or etc, etc). Does applying onion juice helps me in regrowing my lost hair back?

Dr. Surbhi Agrawal 93% (14289 ratings)
PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I'm loosing my hair from past 7 yrs. Only my maternal grand father had baldness. My became thinned, scalp is visible ...
Hello dear, Androgenetic alopecia is also known as Male pattern baldness, it usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones. Management includes: 1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. 2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness. But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist. As hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications. Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation. So. It will be better to consult a Dermatologist & start treatment. Wishing you a Good Health. Thanks & take care.
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