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Methods Of Hair Transplant - An Overview!

Dr. Gajanan Anand Jadhao 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, Fellow Hair Transplant Surgery
Trichologist, Pune
Methods Of Hair Transplant - An Overview!

Results and permanence are the only ways to differentiate between hair transplant and all other types of hair restoration solutions. The best part of getting a hair transplant done is that it feels and looks so natural that most will not be able to figure out whether you got the procedure done. This is possible due to the advancements made in medical technology in the recent times.

There are mainly two different ways to extract and transplant numerous hair follicles i.e. follicle units. Presently there are only two main techniques for hair transplantation, which differ from each other only in one aspect which is the way the cosmetic surgeon extracts the hair follicles from the scalp of the donor. The two methods are FUE i.e. Follicular Unit Extraction and FUT i.e. Follicular Unit Transplantation.

1. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

No scalp tissue will be removed if you choose Follicular Unit Extraction method since every follicular unit is taken directly and individually from the scalp. The physician removes the hair follicles randomly,  which results in less density; which most people maintain is not even noticeable. However, since the hair follicles are removed individually, the number of follicles which can be harvested in a session is very less compared to the FUT method. It is considered the best method for hair restoration in minor cases i.e. if the person does not suffer from advanced hair loss. This method boasts of a faster healing time and less discomfort.

2. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

If you opt for the Follicular Unit Transplantation method of hair transplant, the surgeon will remove a small strip of tissue, in order to extract the hair follicles present, from the back of your head. A skilled clinical team will then harvest the hair follicles from the strip and transplant them to the recipient areas individually. If you have advanced hair loss, you should opt for this method instead of FUE because the physician can deliver the best results and guarantee you satisfaction utilizing the entire scalp area. You may also choose Follicular Unit Transplantation since it ensures most number of grafts which can be transplanted in a single session.

 

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Side Effects Of Hair Transplant - Know More!

Dr. Gajanan Anand Jadhao 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, Fellow Hair Transplant Surgery
Trichologist, Pune
Side Effects Of Hair Transplant - Know More!

Getting a hair transplant is a matter of getting yourself a new weave from the hair follicles harvested from an area of your own body where the hair growth is better. This is a simple surgical procedure where the number of sittings and the intensity of the sessions will depend entirely on the cause for hair loss as well as the response to the treatment. This procedure can be used to restore the lost hair in many areas including the scalp, the eyebrows, the eyelashes and more.

While the procedure may be a simple one, it may cause certain side effects for certain people. Let us learn more about the same:

  1. Few Side Effects: This surgical process may not lead to those many side effects for the simple fact that the donor and the recipient are the same. When the hair comes from the same body, there is little chance of the immune system mistaking it for a foreign body. This will lead to fewer side effects.
  2. Pain: Pain in the area where the grafting has happened may be one of the side effects which may happen primarily due to the fact that the procedure may lead to some amount of abrasion which can cause inflammation and pain.
  3. Bleeding: There are chances of going through bleeding after the procedure, but this too is usually a rare and extreme side effect. This may point at the presence of an infection. Bleeding does not usually happen after such a procedure because coagulation holds the new follicles in place and ensures that there is no bleeding or infection.
  4. Scarring: While itching and scarring may be more common side effects of this kind of procedure, this usually lasts as long as the swelling does. This will take a week or two to clear up. The scarring may happen when the hairline begins to redefine itself. And in some cases, the hairline may look unnatural due to the scarring. The hair growing at the back of the head may also look strange due to this reason.
  5. Grading: In order to avoid the problem of scarring and a strange looking hairline, the doctors now use a procedure called grading with which the thicker hair grows towards the back and the thinner hair remains in front. If this is done in a proper fashion, one cannot even make out that surgery has taken place on the scalp.
  6. Upkeep: While the Follicle Unit Extraction method ensures that the scarring does not take place to that degree where it becomes too obvious, one must realise that upkeep will be required so as to prevent further hair loss even in the areas surrounding the transplant.

Effective Cosmetic Procedures For Hair Loss

Dr. Gajanan Anand Jadhao 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, Fellow Hair Transplant Surgery
Trichologist, Pune
Effective Cosmetic Procedures For Hair Loss

Loss of hair can have adverse effects on your physical as well as mental health. Not only does hair loss affect your self-esteem or appeal, it also hints at an underlying health problem. There could be many reasons for the loss of hair. ‘Alopecia areata’ is a condition wherein sudden loss of hair begins with one or more circular bald patches that might or might not overlap.

Some of the common cosmetic treatments for hair loss include:

  1. Hair Grafting or Transplant: Hair transplant or grafting is a procedure that uses surgery to move hair follicles from one spot in the body to another and is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness. The transplantations are carried out in outpatient form, with local anesthesia and mild sedation. Harvesting of hair follicles is done using various methods, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the common harvesting techniques are:
  2. Strip Harvesting: A strip of skin from the scalp or from any other spot where there is good growth of hair is harvested by the surgeon.
  3. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Follicular Unit Extraction is a procedure which involves the singular extraction of each hair follicle without any removal of strip of tissue.
  4. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): Follicular Unit Transplant involves the removal of a small strip of tissue from the rear part of the head. The donor hair follicles would be extracted from this strip.
  5. Robotic Hair Restoration: The devices associated with Robotic Hair Restoration utilize robotic arms and cameras to provide assistance to the surgeon during the FUE procedure.
  6. Scalp Reduction: This cosmetic procedure involves removal of skin (non-hair-bearing) from the scalp, which ensures that the remaining skin (hair-bearing) can be extended to the area that it is capable of covering the bald spots on the head. This procedure is effective in covering bald areas on the back as well as top of the head. However, it is not favourable for the hairline in the frontal areas of the head.
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Amazing Facts About Scalp Micro Pigmentation!

Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Noida
Amazing Facts About Scalp Micro Pigmentation!

Scalp Micro Pigmentation refers to treatment option that is entirely non-invasive in nature and requires the use of the elaborated micro-needles so as to fulfil the purpose of deposition of pigments in the scalp portion. This leads to the growth of small hair follicles which helps in thickening and restoring the bouncy and shiny appearance of your hair.

It is very beneficial for those patients who want to regain the thickness of their remaining hair, the hairline restoration, to get the close-cropped look of hair.

The amazing facts about the Scalp Micro Pigmentation

The major purpose of undergoing Scalp Micro Pigmentation procedure is to gain an appearance of tightly cropped hairs through injecting the pigments in very small dots at the region underneath the scalp skin outermost portion.

Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a completely different procedure from getting a tattoo on the scalp. The Scalp Micro Pigmentation providers are very much against the procedure the tattoo artists use for making those traditional tattoos. In case of the traditional tattoo making procedures, the pigment colour eventually fades away or turns into something else whereas this is not the case with Scalp Micro Pigmentation procedure.

As the name suggests, even the types of equipment that are used in Scalp Micro Pigmentation are of a very small size and thin needles, especially designed according to the size of the hair follicle.

The Scalp Micro Pigmentation procedure is usually not excruciating, but those people who aren’t able to bear pain may feel uneasy during the treatment process. In such cases, the anesthetic may be provided tropically to the patient.

Other hair restoration techniques can also be applied in association with Scalp Micro Pigmentation. It is the best suited for those individuals who are facing a problem of patches of baldness. The transplantation scarring can also be cured using this treatment option.

The scar healing can be a costly procedure otherwise the expenses for undergoing Scalp Micro Pigmentation treatment process depends upon the affected region and the complexity of the disease.

The treatment process can be accomplished within two to three sessions. It is possible that the colour of pigment may change or fade away after a certain period of time. Furthermore, the patients who have just undergone this procedure are recommended to use sunscreen on the scalp portion to avoid the depigmentation.

Therefore, these are some of the known facts that you must know about Scalp Micro Pigmentation procedure. You should always discuss the pros and cons with your Scalp Micro Pigmentation practitioner before taking any major decision regarding this treatment, although Scalp Micro Pigmentation has a considerably good success rate and the level of satisfaction of the users is fairly good.

 

6 Best Treatments For Hair Loss!

Dr. Sadhana Jadhavar 86% (10 ratings)
Diploma In Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Pune
6 Best Treatments For Hair Loss!

Loss of hair can have adverse effects on your physical as well as mental health. Not only does hair loss affect your self-esteem or appeal, it also hints at an underlying health problem. There could be many reasons for the loss of hair. ‘Alopecia areata’ is a condition wherein sudden loss of hair begins with one or more circular bald patches that might or might not overlap.

Some of the common cosmetic treatments for hair loss include:

  1. Hair Grafting or Transplant: Hair transplant or grafting is a procedure that uses surgery to move hair follicles from one spot in the body to another and is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness. The transplantations are carried out in outpatient form, with local anaesthesia and mild sedation. Harvesting of hair follicles is done using various methods, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the common harvesting techniques are:
  2. Strip Harvesting: A strip of skin from the scalp or from any other spot where there is good growth of hair is harvested by the surgeon.
  3. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Follicular Unit Extraction is a procedure which involves the singular extraction of each hair follicle without any removal of strip of tissue.
  4. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): Follicular Unit Transplant involves the removal of a small strip of tissue from the rear part of the head. The donor hair follicles would be extracted from this strip.
  5. Robotic Hair Restoration: The devices associated with Robotic Hair Restoration utilize robotic arms and cameras to provide assistance to the surgeon during the FUE procedure.
  6. Scalp Reduction: This cosmetic procedure involves removal of skin (non-hair-bearing) from the scalp, which ensures that the remaining skin (hair-bearing) can be extended to the area that it is capable of covering the bald spots on the head. This procedure is effective in covering bald areas on the back as well as top of the head. However, it is not favourable for the hairline in the frontal areas of the head
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Top 10 Dermatologist in Delhi!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Dermatologist in Delhi!

Skin is amongst the most sensitive organ and most prone to damage or infections because of sun exposure. These top dermatologist in Delhi, can help you with best treatments in case you are suffering from any kind of skin allergies, infections, pigmentation problems, ageing conditions. Dermatologist use various kinds of medications, minimally invasive surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, phototherapy, laser or radiotherapy depending upon your condition. 

Top 10 dermatologist in Delhi are as below:

1. Dr. Sandesh Gupta

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Sandesh Gupta is an established Cosmetologist and Dermatologist in Delhi. He is the founder of skin and laser clinic and has experience of more than 15 years in treating dermatological and cosmetological problems. He has done his masters from Singapore. The clinic is known for high standards, use of latest and advanced technology and affordable treatment. 

2. Dr. Ranjan Upadhyay

DNB, MBBS, DDVL

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

Dr Ranjan Upadhyay has 11 years of experience. He is director at desmoderm skin and laser clinic and also practices at Max super speciality hospital. He is member of various national and international associations. Dr. Ranjan has attended various training sessions at national and international level. His areas of keen interest are cosmetic procedures like botox, fillers, laser surgery, vitiligo surgeries, hair growth treatments and hair transplantation. 

3. Dr. Shruti Gupta

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, FAAD(USA)

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Shruti Gupta is a young and a dynamic doctor who is known for her warmth and approach while treating her patients. She is the Founder & Director at SKINOS Hair & Skin Clinic. Her areas of expertise are derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment and treating various problems with hair. 

4. Dr. Manju Keshari

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Manju Keshari is an experienced dermatologist and cosmetologist with 24 years of practice. She currently practices at Kemps Clinic in Vaishali, Ghaziabad and Max Super Speciality Hospital in Patparganj, Delhi. She is a member of various organisations like IADVL, ACSI and IMA. Her areas of expertise are treating skin problems like acne or pimples, laser hair removal, face peel, and polishing.

5. Dr. Lipy Gupta

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700-800

Dr. Lipy Gupta is practicing from last 13 years and is currently affiliated with Max Hospital, Saket and Green Park Family Medicine Clinic, Delhi. She is a skilled in different type of cosmetic, dermatology and laser treatments. She is known for use of latest technologies for advanced treatments like body contouring and anti-aging,Dermal Filler, Enzyme Peel, Hyperhidrosysis and Cryolipolysis

6. Dr. Jangid Skin 

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Jangid is a reputed dermatologist in 8 years of his career. He has special interest in dermato-surgery, pediatric dermatology and hair transplant. He is currently associated with SkinQure Clinic, which is located at many places in Delhi. He was awarded the Best poster award at ACSICON in 2015. He has great success at hair transplant and filler injections. 

7. Dr. Anuj Saigal

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Anuj has more than 10 years of experience and is a renowned dermatologist & hair transplant surgeon who has performed over 1000 successful Hair Transplants. His area of expertise is hair restoration treatments. He currently practices at Kaya Skin Clinic, Sanjeevini clinic and Ambay Hospital. He is also associated with many organisations and has contributed in various journals and articles.

8. Dr. Sunakshi Singh

MD - Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr Sunakshi Singh is practicing for more than 9 years in Delhi and is associated with Advanced Dermatology and Hair Transplant Clinic, CR Park, Delhi. Her area of interest are anti aging treatments, Botox treatments, and Restylane Vital treatment, Vampire face lift. She is also known for her treatment of acne problems. Her clinic is well equipped to carry out any kind of hair and skin treatments. She is also a member of the Fellowship in Aesthetic Hair Transplant Surgeons.

9. Dr. Anil Ganjoo

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, Fellowship In Dermatosurgery

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

Dr. Anil Ganjoo has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Dermatology, Dermatosurgery. He has been a pioneer in innovation for many techniques and treatment in Dermatology. Dr. Anil is considered as a celeb dermatologist because he has treated several celebrities and was the visiting Dermatologist to the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He is associated with many hospitals and runs his own clinic as well Dr. Ganjoo's Skin Clinic.

10. Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta

Post Graduate Diploma Practical Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta is a Medical Director at ISAAC, chain of dermatology clinic with 13 years of experience. Her areas of interests are Anti - Aging and Laser treatment. She is the Chairman of Ethical Committee, Association for Hair Restoration, India, also, Vice-President for Association of cutaneous surgeons, India and Coordinator, Taskforce for Dermatosurgery, IADVL.

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Shampoo For Dry Hair

Dr. Deepti Dhillon 85% (171 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi
Shampoo For Dry Hair

A shampoo which contains glycerin and collagen should be used for washing dry hair as it will restore moisture into the hair.

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Hair Transplant - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

Dr. Ashish Khare 86% (10 ratings)
MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship Reconstructive Microsurgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
Hair Transplant - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

If you are thinking about undergoing hair transplantation, it is important for you to know about the procedure in detail, and the various steps it involves. Hair transplantation is a surgical technique in which hair follicles from the donor site are moved to a bald or balding part called the recipient site. The procedure is commonly used for treating male pattern baldness.

This is a minimally invasive procedure in which grafts containing hair follicles are transplanted to the bald scalp. Here are some facts about hair transplantation you should know about: 

  1. This is a surgical procedure which yields permanent results. You should undertake proper research before going for hair transplantation. Choosing the right surgeon is very important.
  2. Several factors are considered to assess a person’s donor supply. These include the examination of your scalp by means of a Densitometer. The scalp laxity of the patient is another important factor.
  3. It is recommended not to move a large amount of hair during a single transplantation session. Extra long sessions are associated with the risk of sub-optimal growth.
  4. There are limitations on the blood supply of the scalp for sustaining the growth of newly transplanted grafts. In case of very large grafts, overwhelming blood supply results in poor hair growth.
  5. The chances of a successful hair transplant are more in patients who are older. Hair loss starting at an early age is unpredictable and increases the chances of extensive hair loss in the future.
  6. A hair transplant takes almost one full year to mature completely. The hair grows at a slow rate that is hard to notice.
  7. In spite of technological advances in hair restoration, doctors are dependent on a person’s donor supply which is limited. In many cases, the donor area is too thin to aid hair transplantation.
  8. The density depends on the amount of hair that is transplanted to a certain area, and not on the size of the grafts.
  9. In case of a scalp reduction, the size of a bald area is decreased by cutting it out. For closing the gap, the scalp has to be advanced from the sides and back of the scalp.
  10. Many people think that laser hair transplant is a modern procedure, while actually it was introduced about twelve years ago. It is usually not employed by the best hair transplant surgeons. Lasers are not an integral part of hair transplantation as they are only used for making the recipient sites during the surgery

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

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Mesotherapy For Hair Loss

Dr. Qaisar Raza 90% (55 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Mesotherapy For Hair Loss

Mesotherapy is an alternative treatment that helps to cure baldness in both males and females by reducing hair loss, promoting hair growth and slowing male pattern baldness. It is a process which regulates the proteins, vitamins and other nutrient levels and growth factors in the scalp of the patient suffering from balding. This is done by injecting in the least painful way, nutrient boosters in the scalp with the help of an injection gun to aid in the nourishing and hydrating of the scalp. This also includes initiating cell metabolism, eliminating infections and promoting and accelerating hair growth, improving blood circulation in the scalp and strengthening and reviving the hair follicles to help create dense, voluminous, strong, long and healthy tresses. This is a comparatively faster treatment than its counterparts as it helps to gradually restore hormonal balance and neutralizes the effects of dht hormone leading to accelerated growth of new hair strands.

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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): How Does It Work?

Dr. Sumeet Jaiswal 91% (1184 ratings)
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Kolkata
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): How Does It Work?

What is FUE Hair transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction is most widely used and the most reliable method of hair transplant being utilized for the permanent and scar-less restoration of hair. FUE is so effective surgical method that it is impossible to distinguish transplanted hair from natural hair. Results are natural and undetectable.

How is FUE done?
The procedure is performed in the OPD under Local Anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is given to prevent any discomfort to the patient during the procedure.

FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from donor site in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. An instrument is used to make small circular incisions in the skin around a follicular unit while separating it from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is directly extracted from the scalp leaving a small open hole.

This process continues until the surgeon accumulates large number of follicular units for the planned hair restoration. For single session, this procedure can take two to three hours whereas for long session, it may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor scars are approximately 1mm in size which completely heals within ten days.

Before the grafts are harvested, tiny 'recipient sites'; are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.

How is the healing phase after an FUE?
The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.

When does the hair begin growing?
The transplanted hair generally shed within 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery as roots enter in resting phase. Within three to eight months, transplanted roots start sprouting hair. It takes ten to twelve months to have denser hair as hair continue to mature and thicken gradually. Once transplanted hair begin to grow, it will continue to do so for lifetime.

What is biostimulated FUE?
It comprises of hair transplantation by FUE along with 3 sessions of Platelet rich plasma therapy which simultaneously enhance residual hairs as well as transplanted hairs by presence of high concentration of growth factors directly near the hair roots and stimulation of STEM CELLS.

In this hair follicles to be transplanted are preserved in a special solution enriched with patient's own growth factors and at the end of surgery this concentrated solution of growth factors is injected into the whole affected area.

With biostimulation, a good proportion of transplanted hairs remain in growth phase (ANAGEN) and directly start growing after transplantation.

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

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