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Hair Transplant - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Hair Transplantation is a surgical treatment where hair follicles are removed from other parts of the body and are planted on the bald parts, mostly the head. The body part from where the hair is obtained is called the ‘donor site’ and the part of the body where the hair is transplanted is called the ‘recipient side’.

Hair transplantation is mostly used to treat male pattern baldness. Hair follicles which are genetically resistant to balding are typically used in this surgery. One can also opt for hair transplantation for restoring the beard, eyelashes etc.

There are mainly two methods through which the surgery is performed –

  • Follicular Unit Transplantation Method - In this method the individual follicular units are obtained from the back of the head under local anesthesia. The follicular units are cut by using tiny micro-blades. This is a time-consuming process and may take several sittings.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction Method – In this method, skin strips with superior quality hair are removed from the back of the head and are planted on the hairless site or the balding area. This method doesn’t take much time and is also cost efficient.

How is the treatment done?

The treatment includes the following steps:

  • The initial step includes obtaining hair follicles from the back of the hair and relocating them on the hairless area.
  • Prior to the surgery, the donor area is trimmed.
  • Once the hair present in the donor site are trimmed, local anesthesia is applied.
  • Thereafter the tissues containing the bald resistant hair follicles are surgically removed from the donor area.
  • The donor area is sutured. These stiches are removed approximately ten days after the surgery.
  • The surgeon then dissect the donor tissue by viewing it through high powered microscopes. Accordingly they prepare the hair grafts.
  • The recipient site is then prepared with the help of local anesthesia. Trimming or removal of hair is not required to be performed at the recipient area.
  • Tiny incisions are made in the recipient area following an irregular pattern. Thereafter the follicular unit grafts are planted in these incisions.
  • The smaller follicular unit grafts are planted in the frontal part of the hairline and the denser one are planted behind.
  • Post the surgery, the incision marks heal on their own and you would see short hair in that operated area. The redness of the recipient area also disappears within few days.

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

A person who is suffering from baldness or hair thinning can opt for this treatment after considering the following criteria –

  • The person should have sufficient donor hair.
  • A person who follows a healthy lifestyle so that the immune system is in good condition.
  • In case the person suffers from a chronic disease like diabetes, etc. he/she may or may not be eligible for hair transplant. Therefore it’s wise to discuss the matter with the surgeon.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person who faces extensive hair loss is not eligible for hair transplantation as the person will lack sufficient donor follicles. Also people who in spite of suffering from hair thinning have considerably dense hair are not considered suitable for a transplantation surgery. The reason being there won’t be enough place in the recipient area to plant the hair follicles.

People should also avoid this surgery when they are in their early 20s and 30s. It may happen at a later age that they have lost most of their hair and is only left with the surgically implanted hair follicles. Having only few hair follicles in irregular patterns will certainly not make their appearance impressive.

If the person is suffering from hair loss due to any particular medication like chemotherapy, he/she is not eligible for the surgery.

People who have a tendency to form keloid scars after any surgery or injury should also avoid hair transplantation surgery.

Are there any side effects?

Hair transplant does not have any major side effects except for unnatural looking clusters of hair. The minor side effects include infection, bleeding, itching, swelling of the operated area, inflammation, temporary loss of the newly transplanted hair among others. However these side effects disappear within few weeks.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post treatment guidelines are –

  • Eat a balanced diet and consume plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid alcohol consumptions and cigarettes.

How long does it take to recover?

The time of recovery varies from person to person. Once the surgery is over; most of the people usually take 10 days to few weeks to recover. However, for some people it may take longer.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price may vary from Rs. 30/- to Rs. 179/- per graft depending on the technology used and the reputation of the clinic.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Hair transplantation surgery provides one with a permanent cure. Along with this the surgery may also boosts the overall hair growth of the operated area. However, one has to wait for at least 6 months to 9 months to witness the results.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are alternatives to this surgery. However whether they provide a permanent solution or not is still not clear. The treatments include oral and topical medications, various herbal hair solutions, low level laser therapy, etc.

Safety: High Effectiveness: Very High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Recovery Time: High Price Range: Rs. 30 - Rs. 179 per graft

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FUE For Hair Transplantation - How It Can Benefit You?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
FUE For Hair Transplantation - How It Can Benefit You?

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is a very popular hair transplant technique. When this technique was introduced in 2002, it was considered as the breakthrough technique in the hair transplant industry. In the Follicular Unit Extraction method, a small ‘punch’ is used for extracting follicular units from the scalp. There is no visible scarring because the follicular units are directly extracted from the scalp one by one.

There are various advantages of this highly evolved hair transplant technique.

  1. Invisible Scars: In Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), linear incisions are made on the back of the head. It results in long linear scars, which are difficult to hide. However, in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), round, small punches are made on the back of the head. These small punches which consist of one follicular unit leave dot-shaped scars on the head. It is easy to hide these dot-shaped scars as compared to the long scars from FUT. Even if you have short hair, you can easily conceal the scars from FUE. If you shave your head completely, only then will the scars be visible.
  2. Minimal pain: The pain after the procedure of FUE is minimal as small punches are made on the back of the head. During FUT, an incision is made particularly on the skin where hair bulbs are present. The incision can cause pain for several days. In the procedure of FUE, you won’t need medication for pain after the procedure.
  3. Less time for healing: The small punches do not take a lot of time for healing, unlike the long linear scars from FUT. As there are no scalpels and stitches involved in the procedure of FUE, the wounds will naturally heal within a few days.
  4. Natural looking hairline: You get a head full of thicker hair and a natural looking hairline after undergoing Follicular Unit Extraction treatment. The transplanted hair that you will get after FUE will look completely natural.
  5. Less complication: The process of FUE is not only less painful, but also has less risk of infections. Moreover, your routine won’t get disturbed as the FUE method requires only a few hours. Therefore, you can go back home the same day and get back to your normal routine.

Thus, you can see that there are so many advantages of the Follicular Unit Extraction method. Plenty of people face the problem of hair loss these days. FUE is a very successful hair transplant technique that can solve your problem easily. Therefore, if you are embarrassed because of your hair loss problem, opt for FUE.

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Hair Transplant Surgery- The 5 Benefits Everyone Should Know!

M Ch., MS - General Surgery, DNB Plastic surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Hair Transplant Surgery- The 5 Benefits Everyone Should Know!

Receding hairline is depressing to many. And, hair transplant surgery came as a boon to all such people who had lost their confidence because of excessive hair loss.

Hair transplant is a procedure wherein hair follicles from a donor area of the patient's scalp are transplanted to an area that is losing hair. Hair transplant surgery is gaining popularity over the years due to the high success rates of surgery and advanced technologies; that reduces healing time and gives a more natural outcome. Here is an account of the benefits that the procedure can offer you.

The top five benefits-

  1. Improved outlook: For people who have been hit by baldness, looking into the mirror is much like self-torture. With excessive hair-loss people tend to lose confidence and their personal and professional life is affected by this. With hair loss, creeps in negativity, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem. Hair transplant surgery is a one-time process that helps to regain hair and improves the way one’ looks and feels.
  2. Natural process: People usually are very apprehensive about hair transplant surgery. Often considered unsafe, it is widely avoided by a lot of people. But experts have explicitly stated this to be untrue as hair transplant does not involve any chemicals or medicines that can damage hair.
  3. Elimination of baldness: Once a hair transplant surgery is done, people can forget their worries about a receding hairline or spots of baldness. There are rare chances of having signs of baldness after the surgery is done as results of surgery is effective and solves all problems.
  4. Cost-effective: One of the most important benefits of hair transplant surgery is that it is cost-effective. All the money spent on surgery feels worth it because one does not need to apply expensive special shampoos and chemicals or to visit the doctor repeatedly. Transplanted hair is entirely like natural hair and needs no special care, attention or maintenance. It lasts for a lifetime, making the cost even more justifiable.
  5. Permanent solution: Unlike the other “not so long lasting” holistic and topical treatments, hair transplant gives a forever solution to the hair loss issues. With the surgery, one can entirely do away with the ordeal and relax permanently. The hair transplant surgery gives results that last lifelong, thus removing the need to run around every next day for a hair loss solution.

Hair transplant surgery can help people roll back time and look the way, they want. A revolutionary solution to hair loss, the hair transplant surgery can be adapted considering its pros and cons in totality. Upon consultation with your doctor, you may choose between FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

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Hair Transplantation Surgery - Here Is All You Need To Know!

MBBS, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP), Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MRCGP
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Hair Transplantation Surgery - Here Is All You Need To Know!

What is Hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a method of Hair restoration surgery used to treat baldness and hair loss. Follicular unit transplantation or FUT is the latest method of Hair restoration surgery whereby follicular units are transplanted from the donor area (i.e. area where there is abundant hair usually in the back of the head) to the recipient area( balding area usually front or top of scalp). The follicular units occur naturally in groups on the scalp and contain 1,2,  3or 4 hairs along with oil glands, nerve and blood vessel bundle and are enveloped by a sheath of tissue.

How many types of hair restoration surgery are available?

Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT is of 2 types: Strip method and FUE ( follicular unit extraction). They both differ in terms of how the follicular units are harvested. In the strip method of harvesting, the strip bearing the follicular units is removed from the back of the head and this is dissected into individual units under magnification. After the strip is removed, the edges of the skin are sutured. This leaves a scar in the back of the head running from one ear to the other. In the FUE method, the units are harvested directly from the back of the head using a tool that makes punches. There is no scar with this method and the healing time of the wound is quicker.

What factors does the result depend on?

There are several factors that influence who will have better outcome from the transplantation. Not only the method of surgery chosen but factors like hair density, waviness of the hair, colour contrast between the hair and scalp, thickness of the hair, size of the donor area, elasticity of the scalp are all important. Besides this different practitioners have different results, so the skill of the surgeon is also a factor.

What does the surgery involve?

A. In the Strip harvesting method, after the strip is removed, it is sent for dissection to the team of technicians. Meanwhile, the skin is closed with stitches in layers. The surgeon then sits the patient upright and then designs the hairline in the front and on top of the head with a marker pen. After numbing the skin with local anesthetic injections he then makes tiny holes in the areas of balding. The team then starts starts inserting the follicles or grafts into the prepared holes in the recipient area.

In the FUE method , units are removed directly from the back of the head and are trimmed by the technicians. The rest of the steps are similar to that of the strip method.

How many Transplant sessions will I need?

This will depend on the amount of hair loss. Unless it is a small area of balding, usually there will be 2-3 sessions needed.

Will I have a scar?

With the strip method there will be a scar on the back of the head but with improved surgical methods used nowadays, it will be a fine scar. Whilst closing the wound, a Trichophytic type of closure is employed which allows hair to grow through the scar that will camouflage the scar. In the FUE method th,ere is no visible line like scar. There is tina dot like scars from the areas where the punches were taken but this is hardly visible.

What precautions should I take prior to surgery?

  • Make sure you have all your questions and doubts clarified in your consultation with your doctor. Write down on a piece of paper.
  • Get good sleep the night before the surgery
  • Get a cap with adjustable clasp with you on the day of the surgery
  • Arrive on time. Hair transplantation surgery takes plenty of hours, you don’t want to delay the whole team working for you into the late hours of the evening.
  • Wash your hair on the morning of the day of the surgery.

What happens after surgery?

  • You will be given instruction, painkillers and antibiotics by your doctor.
  • Get your hair washed at your doctor’s if you live locally
  • Redness in the donor and recipient area is common and will take time to resolve.
  • Avoid exposing your scalp to the sun too much.
  • Scabs will form and will remain for about 10 days after which they will begin to fall off.
  • Sutures are removed 10 days after the surgery.
  • Over the next few weeks, the hairs will shed . This means that the grafts are in resting phase and will remain so for about 3 months.
  • After this period over the next few months, the hair will start to grow from the grafts.
  • Take pictures regularly to note the developments.
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Who Can Be A Good Candidate For Females Hair Transplant?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Who Can Be A Good Candidate For Females Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is regarded as one of the most common cosmetic procedures, mostly undergone by male patients. We do not usually see females going for hair transplant but it does get performed on female patients as well. Female hair transplant could come to great help for females, who are facing the problem of alopecia or hair loss and cannot afford to bear the cost of hair restoration surgery.

Especially in India, women tend to go for the option of hair transplant due to two reasons:

  1. Lower cost of surgery compared to other places.
  2. There is no waiting period for the treatment.
  3. The cost which one needs to incur for hair replacement surgery in India is only a fraction of the price charged for performing the same procedure in The United States of Great Britain. Well trained, experienced doctors, good medical facilities and low cost of treatments have made India the most preferred medical destination for patients staying abroad.

Who Can Be A Good Candidate For Females Hair Transplant?
Women having typical diffuse females patterned hair loss are not the ideal candidates for hair transplant, as they do not have an adequate donor supply on the back and on the sides of the scalp or even anywhere else in their body.

Still, there are times when a significant improvement can be brought about in the appearance of female patients, through hair transplant. They include:

  1. Females Having Male Kind Of Hair Loss: There are females, for whom hair loss takes the form of how males lose their hair. In these cases, they lose hair on the front and at the top.
  2. Elevated Hairline From The Time Of Birth: Certain females can have elevated hairline right from the birth, giving them more of a masculine look. So, for them, it is ideal to go for hair transplant.
  3. Scarring Alopecia: Hair loss can happen in a scarred manner, which occurs due to trauma. In that case, hair transplant surgery can fill up the scar and completely eliminate its visibility.
  4. Hair Loss Due To Traction: A woman can suffer from hair loss due to traction or even due to pulling of the hair, as a part of styling procedure. Hair transplant can help restore hair in the area, till the time a patient can prevent it from exposing the hair to same condition.

Benefits of Female Hair Transplant
There are several benefits which should be good enough for women, who are suffering from hair loss, to go for hair transplant. The benefits include:

  1. Hair transplant being a painless, simple procedure, without inflicting any scar on the patient, it is recommended for those suffering hair loss due to several reasons.
  2. Looks are important for men but especially for women, they are extremely particular about the way they present themselves. So, hair transplant can help women get their looks back, which tend to suffer as a result of hair loss.

One of the major benefits is, once the hair follicle gets transplanted, it would continue to grow along with the hair and can be cut, styled in a similar manner, just like a woman would have done with her original hair.

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Things You Need To Learn About Hair Transplant Procedure!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Trichologist, Delhi
Things You Need To Learn About Hair Transplant Procedure!

David Beckham’s recent discussion with his wife Victoria Beckham was only on one unpredictable question: ’Can David look so good even after undergoing a hair transplant procedure?’ This could have only been about their much-awaited reunion. The one who has not witnessed hair transplant, they all say that ‘he has not undergone any hair transplant procedure ever.' He has been very frank in his interviews about hair transplant. Chances of Beckham doing the hair transplant are high, as his teammate Wayne Rooney has also done that and got fabulous results.

Here are the things which you will learn after undergoing the procedure:

  • Hair transplant has become very popular nowadays but nobody knows exactly what it is; not even our so-called intelligent friends.
  • They often misunderstand it as plucking hair from someone’s head and glueing it on the affected area of your head or cutting hair from your head and placing on the area where it is needed or plucking hair from any other body part and placing it on the affected area of your head.
  • Basically, it is not like this simply involves plucking of hairs from your head where the hair growth is good and inserting them on the affected area of your head where you need them the most.

There are 3 different techniques of hair transplant, namely

  • Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

Let us know some details about these techniques.

  1. DHI: It is the most advanced technology which gives you a natural hairline because it needs multiple sessions and in this, single hair strand is plucked and placed where they are needed. The instruments which are used in DHI are of single-use which gives a better control over angle and depth. DHI hair transplants work.
  2. FUT: It is no longer in existence.
  3. FUE: It needs only 1 session thus the results are not that good.

After undergoing hair transplant you will start noticing people and their hair, this is the drastic behavioral change you will notice in yourself with boosted self-confidence. As it is a basic human nature. You start paying attention to other’s hair and start comparing with yours. You start thinking over many minute things. DHI does transform your life

Consider DHI if you are in a way to get bald soon because getting your crown back is what makes you more confident. In every field, men who had undergone hair transplant scored high than their pre-transplant selves.
Last but not the least, one important thing you’ll learn after undergoing DHI is that it’s a journey of transformation. ‘Invest in your hair; as it’s the crown you never take off’.

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

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Popular Questions & Answers

Hair transplant cost in bangalore? How many days required to lead normal life. For 2000- 3000 follicles I'm asking. Please let me know details.

Dermatologist, Chennai
Have you tried medicine. 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 34 years old male, I am suffering from hairloss and white hair problem, can you please suggest something I am at stage 2 of hairloss and this is hereditary problem any remedy, or I have to go for hair transplant only? If yes then which hair transplant technology to prefer?

MD - Ayurveda Scholar, Diploma In Skin Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Trichology, Diploma In skin aesthetics, Diploma In cosmetology, Diploma In Trichology, Diploma In Nutrition & Diet Planning, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Trichologist, Mumbai
always first try for non invasive treatments. Hair fall can be fairly controlled with Ayurved medications and applications.

Hi, I am undergoing PRP for hair from the last two months and I have taken two sessions. I did’t see any density growth in my scalp. I had a habit of smoking (10 per day). Doctor told me to stop smoking. But I did’t. So is that (smoking) the reason why hair is not growing? Should I stop smoking while taking Prp?

Dermatologist, Chennai
Have you tried medicine. 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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Hi, I have underwent an hair transplant procedure yesterday. In normal course, the bandage of the donor area and first hair wash has to be done on the next day. Is it okay to postpone this to the next day? Or will there be any complications.

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Remove the dressing and wash both donor and recepient area. Do not rub too much on hair graft. Do not put shower splash on hair grafts.
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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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How To Choose A Transplant Clinic?
Hello everyone,

I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon. Today I will be discussing a very important topic called hair transplant. So lot of people in India all over the world are undergoing hair transplant but with advancement and you can say mushrooming of clinics people are confused how to choose the right doctor or how to choose the right clinic. So today I will guide you on this topic. So I will tell you what are the criteria which clinic or doctor should fulfil before you come to a judgement that he is the right person from here you can get your surgery done.

The two types of degrees or you can say two types of doctors are eligible for doing hair transplant in the world. Number one is MD Dermatologist and second is MCH Plastic Surgery. So dermatology is one feeling which hair transplant is its one of its branches. So someone who is having a MCI recognised degree in India, like MD, DVD,DNB or DDVL is eligible to do hair transplant in India. The second thing is a plastic surgeon, an MCH plastic surgery person. So he is qualified to do a surgery on skin. That s it. So number one is qualification. The second thing, how frequently he is doing the surgery. So someone who is doing the surgery say once in a month or once in a say two months or once in fifteen days, will not be able to deliver excellent result compared to a surgeon who is doing on a daily basis so because it s a surgery of hand-eye coordination. So my surgery will become more and more finer if I do it on a daily basis. I will gain more artistic and you can say natural results. So you have to see in that clinic or in doctor how frequently he is doing that surgery. So that will ensure great results. The third thing which I want to stress is the technique. There are two types of technique, FUT and FUE real graphic and the third technique is Direct Hair Transplantation. So the fourth one which I want to add is the Robotic Hair Transplant. Robotic Hair Transplant in India is virtually no one is doing. We got it in the robots. We right now make only you can say it s the extraction process, it doesn t do the implantation, it doesn t make the slates, it doesn t do the hairline designing.

The first is FUT. FUT you can say was one of the oldest procedure. Before that there was one thing called punch grafting. In FUT surgery you take out the strip. So there is a linear scar at the back. So there s a limitation. You can take out a maximum of 2000 to a maximum of 3000 grafts from the back. That depends on the head sizes. If the head is narrow, may be 2000 grafts, if the head is wide may be 3000 grafts. So that limits you can say the number of grafts in one surgery. So someone who is bald from here to here, he may need 6000, so only 2000 FUT may be able to cover this much only. He cannot cover the grounds.

So FUE is possible to extract may be from the same scalp may be 4000 grafts. That depends on the efficiency of the surgeon. Surgeon A which may be able to take all out only 2000, surgeon B may be able to take out 2500 without damaging the the tex of the donor. Second thing, ability to take out beard grafts. So in FUE or DST, Direct hair Transplantation you can take out beard grafts as well. Beard, you cannot take a strip from the beard. Right? So in FUE surgery you can take out the beard and in DST you can take out the beard. So this is the thing.

You should know the technique you are adapting. Second thing, there is no scar in FUE surgery, in FUT there is a scar. You can get a second surgery after this surgery from the same donor area, you can crew cut your hair in FUE, but you cannot do that in FUT because there is a linear scar at the back. Point number three is you can say the research of the doctor, whether he has published paper, he has written some books, whether he is qualified, whether he is attending the latest in hair transplant, you have to read, you have to research about the doctor . Fifth is patient reviews. So it s not just about Google reviews or things which you are reading on his websites. You should read on the third party platform, hair transplant network, Google reviews, you can say the Face book opinion, you should meet actually patients who have got their hair transplant done from them or you should get their phone numbers and talk to them, not one at least ten.

Point number six, you should be able to ensure that he is using international level of instruments. Now why instruments matters? because instrument will determine the cost of surgery. So may be seeing lot of Ads in which people are throwing fleet wise PRP like 6 PRP free sessions of hair transplant, that will not determine your results. What will determine your result? the experience of the surgeon, the expertise of the team. So how many surgeries the team has done? I may have done 1 surgery but my team has made 500 surgeries. So I may be able to deliver an average result. But if I have done 500 surgeries and my team has done 10 surgeries, I may not be able to deliver at all because it s a team work. I may be able to take out the extract the graft, I may draw the hairline, I may make the slates, but the team has to plant, the team has to extract after I do the scoring of the grafts, punching of the grafts. So you have to understand, it s a team work. The experience of the team is of utmost important. Another point which I want to say is the type of instruments. Now people think that Clinic A is offering this surgery at this price, may be price say 25,000 for a certain number of grafts, 50,000 for a certain n umber of grafts and clinic B is charging 1 Lakh plus. So where are the difference.

You have to understand three things. Number one is the experience of the doctor. Second thing is the experience of the team. More the experience, more the salary. Right? if you get the surgery done in say with a very famous cardiologist, he may charge a certain amount of money and from a very young cardiologist he may charge lesser. So experience matters. That is more important even when you are doing very big surgery when your whole head is bald. Right? because even wastage of 10 grafts is terminal. So you have to understand that. Then the type of instruments, magnifications, so there are things called Carl giles loops, there s something called plastic 2x loops, the Carl giles loops provides magnification even up to 8x, so more the magnification, more the precision of the surgery. So it s a microsurgery. So if you have more precision, the grafts will not be damaged. So whatever you plant will grow. It s not how much you plant, it s how much you grow which matters. Right? the another point which I want to stress is the type of instruments. So there are international level of instruments, there are local instruments which are made in India. So higher the quality of instruments, less is the damage in the donor area. Say if I can take out 3000 grafts from this area, that is only possible without giving a visible scar that if I use international quality instruments. So someone who is like Anupam Kher you can say totally bald from here to here, he needs each and every graft is important. He cannot afford wastage.

So if you get something low cost surgery from a place, so he may take out 2000 grafts but he may damage another 500. But that 500 would have used in the next surgery. That will be only known when he gets the second surgery done. So that is there. Then you have to see whether his results are consistent or not. If you go to the clinic, he may show you one result, two result, but they should have consistency in their results. That only you will come to know when you read about them, research about them, meet few patients.

So price should come at last while choosing a clinic, not the first criteria because if you are choosing a clinic with a low cost and it damages your grafts, suppose there are out of 3000 grafts, I am seeing only 1000 grow and that 2000 grafts will never come back. So even if you go to the best doctor in the world in US then also you may not be able to deal with those grafts. So choose a surgeon based on his experience, choose a clinic based on its performance, read about it on different forums and price should be one of the criteria, yes you should go and ask them to give you the best deals but that should not be the only criteria because your grafts are limited and your donor is big. The wall is very very big and the paint is very less. So that s what I want to tell you all guys. So it s very important, don t go after free bias, don t go after cheap clinics, don t go after newspaper ads.

Do the research, read about the doctors, read about his qualification, see the instrumentations which he is using, meet his patients or at least call these patients. Don t meet only one, meet at least 10 and then decide about the clinic and the surgeon because it s aesthetic thing. It s not about growing the hair, it s about growing it in a natural way so that no one can say that you have got a hair transplant. That s all.

Thank you. Hope we will meet again. Hope you like my video.
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Hair Transplant
Hello Everyone!

I am Dr. Ranjan Upadgyay and I work as a consultant dermatologist. I will discuss about hair transplant. So, first I will tell you the very important causes of hair loss and where we do not need hair transplantation. It can be caused by variety of reasons. They can range from nutritional deficiency, mental and physical stress, post pregnancy, post surgery, it can be because of the deficiency of multi-vitamin, hormonal imbalances. So, you need to see a specialist who can tell you the exact cause of hair loss. Now in males, specific cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia. Now, this is the most common cause of hair transplantation. Androgen is the main hormone. Alopecia means hair loss. It varies from 1-7 grade where 7 is the most severe grade and 1 is the mildest grade. You might need hair transplantation if you lie after grade 4.

Male hormone DHT is the biggest cause of this problem. We start losing hair from our front area of the scalp. This particular reason is the science behind this technique. Now I will tell you how is it done, what are the precautions, what are the contra-indications for it, what we need to do after hair transplant, what can be expected after this procedure, what will be the final results, and who all are the patients who will get the fewer results of this procedure. Now hair transplantation started in late early 1950s where we used to transplant punches of hair follicle at the front area of the scalp. But it used to give a very doll kind of appearance. Then we started FUT. Hairs are taken from the back side of the head and implanted at the frontal area. Now the scar at the back of the head causes the pain to the patient. The latest technique has come i.e. FUE. In this, we punch out single hair follicle from back of the scalp and then we transplant at the front area of the head. The whole procedure is done under topical anesthesia.

In short just to repeat the whole process, First, we see the hair loss and ask what kind of transplantation he wants. We trim the front area of the head. We punch out small hair follicle with the help of 8mm and 9mm punches. Local anesthesia is given at the front area. And then we transplant the hair. It looks simple but it is a very lengthy process. It is a very promising procedure. The punches that we have made at the back of the hair, they take 2-3 days to heal completely. We give some anti-biotics for few days. As far as pain is concerned, patient feel comfortable after 2-3 days. You have very small scars which are not visible. We normally ask patient to keep saline. We also tell them how to do shampoo and all. This is a complete technique of hair transplantation. FUE is a latest technique and very comfortable, very result oriented. However, it takes about 5-8 months to see significant improvement. It is very important that after hair transplantation, you avoid excessive sweating, gymming, you have to avoid shampooing too hard. Just follow your doctor's advice. Very important is do not smoke because it reduces the ability of graft to be accepted by scalp. We also do the transplantation for eyebrows, eye lashes, beard area. If patient does not have the hair follicle at the back of the head, then we take out from chest or beard area. So, this is the small overview of hair transplantation. It is value for money. It is continuously growing and reinventing itself. And as the research is going on, hopefully, we will come up with the new techniques. Meanwhile, hair transplantation with FUE is the most advanced, most painless and very result oriented. It is for growing the hair naturally.

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Hair Loss - When Should You Opt For Hair Transplant?
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I am Dr. Urvashi Chandra and I practice at Chandra Clinic, Pitampura, New Delhi. I see a lot of hair loss patients on daily basis in my practice. And hair loss can be of a wide variety. It can because of stress, nutritional deficiency, genetics. So, today in this video I will only talk about genetic hair loss which is most disturbing for men as well as women. So, genetic hair loss is generally is in your genes. It may or may not be hereditary which means your father or anyone from your mother side may or may not have this baldness issue. A patient comes to me at a different stage of hair loss. Some people come when the hair loss just started. Some people come when there is visibly thinning across the scalp. And some patient comes when there is a lot of evident baldness. So, treatment for every stage is different. If you have just started hair loss than the medicines alone are good enough. Plus we are also going to tell you that how to modify your lifestyle because there could be some reason which is causing hair loss which is sudden weight loss, excessive gyming, excessive traveling, not taking care of diet, taking some medicines. There might be some medicines which are causing hair loss.

So, these are all the factors which we are taking to account to treat a patient of hair loss. In case, your hair loss is at some advanced stage which means there is some thinning, in that case, we suggest some other treatments along with your prescription medicines such as PRP or laser helmet. In this we take a blood sample, we take the platelet part out of the sample and inject back into your scalp. This is the no.1 therapy across the globe right now for treating hair loss which includes some thinning. So, this is the therapy we generally do once in 3 weeks or once in a month into 3 sittings and patient get a very good increase in density nearly 6 months along with prescription medicines. So, there are PRP injections given across the scalp, the procedure takes half an hour to 45 minutes. Results are fantastic. There is another therapy which is called laser helmet. It has low-level laser light.

You have to use this helmet thrice a week, every time for 20 minutes. This is the therapy you can use with your prescription medicines. This is the therapy suggested to people who have just started noticing the thinning of the hair. This is now FDA approved. It is a take-home product. No need to come to the clinic again and again. There are people who come with the advanced stage of hair loss where there is balding. For such patients, we suggest the hair transplant. It is a surgical procedure and unlike the common misconception, that revolves around hair transplants that there are a lot of side-effects, a lot of pain. But it is not the fact. The fact is hair transplant is the safe procedure. Yes, there can be 1 or 2 side-effects, mild infections, some boils but it is a very safe procedure. I have been doing hair transplant for the last 8 years. You get back your hair from 10 months to a year.

So, everybody who has advanced regular hair fall or hair loss, I would suggest you go for a hair transplant. There are 2 procedures for hair transplant. One is the FUE. In this, the hair is taken out one by one and implanted one by one. the other way is the strip technique in which the long strip of skin is cut and that graft is put into the area wherever is required. So, both the procedures have their pros and cons. FUE is more comfortable for the patient. Patents have less pain. it is the procedure that can be done on the majority of patients. The patient can join back the next day. The one disadvantage or the limitation of FUE is probably you will not be able to get a number of hair in a single session. So, you might have to go for 2 sessions. Strips surgery on the other hand also called FUT. It involves the entire cutting of the skin. So, an elasticity of your scalp is important. Also, the scarring part is there. So, the strip surgery is more assistant or dependent. In our clinic, FUE is done 100% by doctors, not assistants. in terms of downtime, with FUE you can join the work the next day. With strip, surgery will have to take some days rest because the sochers are quite tight. So, there is some pain at the back of your scalp. You may have to take rest for some days. But either way, both procedures have their pros and cons.

In case, you have a genetic pattern or hereditary pattern of huge baldness. So, your implantation will be done accordingly. You cannot expect that your implantation will be done with a very low hairline or with a very high density. I would also like to stress that you have to be careful of the clinic that you choose for hair transplant because you may go to multiple clinics who will give you false claims that you will get a very high density. But this is not natural. So, you have to make sure that the surgeon you choose. Density is reasonable, you may need multiple sessions for the procedures. Whatever the side-effects will be there, the surgeon will assign you the procedure.

Also, you must check the experience of your surgeon or how much procedures he has done specifically in hair transplant. The procedure is done by the surgeon or whether the procedure is done by his assistant. These are the couple of checkpoints that you need to check. What are the instruments that are used? The punches which are used, from where they are coming. Are the punches sharp or the punches dull? Because all the things are going to matter. They are going to make a huge difference to your result and also the healing. Also, you have to be aware of, people who say that they are using robotics. But the robot is actually not the robot. It is just a suction machine which revolves the punch and this machine is given the name of the robot. So, you have to make sure that what is the technique that is used. What are the exact instruments that will be used?

The experience of the surgeon. The scalp that will be covered. At the end of this video, I would like to again tell you that depending on your kind of hair loss, choose your treatment wisely, beware of people who tell you that when you need a hair transplant only when you have just mild thinning. Because this procedure is not meant for who have just some thinning. For some thinning, that can be dealt with just medicines or PRP or laser. You don't need the transplant in that case. So, make sure you choose your clinic wisely and take care of your hair. Of course, you have to modify your lifestyle. Take care of your diet to maintain healthy hair. MAke sure your diet is healthy. That would make sure that your hair is good for life. Even you have rejected pattern of baldness, that should not start very early in life. Because if you have very stressful life than the same genetic pattern that you probably get at the age of 40, you will definitely develop at the age of 30. If your life is stressful and your diet is not OK. So, take care of your diet and be healthy and stay healthy.

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Hair Transplant

I am Dr. Rameshwar Madhukar Rao Gutte. I am MD Dermatologist and I am also hair transplant surgeon. Today I am going to talk about one of my favourite area that is hair transplant. We are doing it since last 5 years also we have done lots of cases with very great results and almost zero complications. What we do is, in hair transplant, we take some of the hair from the back side of the scalp which is permanent hair zone and bring them on the bald area or the recipient area or the bald patch which you want to cover. It is done under local anaesthesia so it is a very safe procedure and when you are doing the hair transplant designing proper hairline, giving a natural look to the patient is very important.

We are doing it with one of the latest and advanced technologies that is FUE ( Follicular Unit Extraction) technique which is very safe. There is no cut any stitch so it is scarless stitchless and almost painless. One can join his work very early and there is no admission need so it is very safe and it gives very good results also. After the surgery is done regrowth may take some time so it requires patience from your side. Regrowth may start from 3rd to 4th month and it will take around 8 to 10 months to see the complete results.

It is very important to choose your doctor properly who is very qualified and has a good experience in hair transplant with proper operation theatre so that things don't go wrong. That's about the head transplant. I hope this information was helpful to you. If you have any doubts you can contact me through my website on my facebook page.

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