I am Dr. Audumbar Borgaonkar, consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon from Ariva cosmetic surgery centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. I will be speaking about hair transplantation procedure. Hair Transplant as the word suggest is a procedure in which hair from one part of the body is extracted and it is implanted in the area where it is needed. There are two main types of hair transplantation procedures. First is Follicular unit method which is also called as trip method. Second is follicular unit extraction method. Follicular unit extraction is the preferred technique. Currently since it is involved with minimum pain and it is sutureless and it has faster healing time.
Follicular unit extraction technique involves removal of singular hair follicles from donor area in random fashion and they are implanted in the recipient area. As regards age, age is not much of a concern for hair transplantation and it can be performed in younger as well as older individuals. Even females with baldness can undergo hair transplantation procedure. The results of hair transplantation are long lasting or permanent. The hair those are extracted are taken from the donor area which is called as permanent zone or DHT resistant area. So these hair are less likely to fall. In cases where there is less donor area we can harvest hair from other body areas like chest or groin region.
The hair transplantation is relatively safe procedure and it is not associated with any major side effects. In the post-operative period there may be swelling which is self limiting and it reduces over a period of 2-3 days. In post-operative period the patient is required to take a course of antibiotic followed by multivitamin tablets. Also, we provide platelet rich plasma or PRP treatment to boost hair growth. If you want to know more information about hair transplantation procedure you can contact me through lybrate or book an appointment there.