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Hi doctors, will prp treatment helps to unblock my blocked head due sebum or any other scalp block reason, will prp unblocks head and makes blood flow properly please answer.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 96% (4843ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctors, will prp treatment helps to unblock my blocked head due sebum or any other scalp block reason, will prp u...
Prp is safe and effective for many people, but it depends on some medical conditions too. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Hair Transplant Procedure - After Operative Care!

Dr.Shricharith Shetty 89% (158ratings)
MD- Dermatology, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mangalore
Hair Transplant Procedure - After Operative Care!

Male pattern baldness and other kinds of baldness can turn out to be a pesky affair that also eventually might have a bearing on your confidence level. A hair transplant is an excellent way of dealing with this issue. This method usually takes the hair follicles from the donor site and implants them on the scalp where male pattern balding has set in. While this is an effective and commonly used process, it also comes with minor scars and other issues. There are many things which you must take care of, after the procedure. Here are a few of those things.

  • Scars: The procedure will leave you with a few scars as you wait for the hair to grow back from the replaced follicles. There may also be a little bit of swelling or inflammation at the site of the transplant which may cause irritation. Ask your surgeon for medication which will bring down the swelling. You must make sure that you do not touch or scratch the surface under any circumstances.
     
  • Elevation: After the procedure, as mentioned before, there will be some amount of swelling. So, it is important to keep your head in an elevated position so as to ensure that there is no extra swelling in the head. For this, you may have to sleep with your head on two pillows so as to keep the head propped up. Also, you may want to sleep or relax in a reclining chair for a few days until the swelling subsides.
     
  • Physical Activity: Sweating will make the scar and swelling even itchier. So it is imperative that you shy away from physical activities like workouts and running. Also, you may want to stay out of the sun, or even avoid a trip to the sauna for a few days as the exposure may lead to sweating.
     
  • Hygiene: The area around the scar and your scalp, in general, must be kept clean. Use mild shampoos and medication to keep the numbness and irritation at bay so that the scars get enough time to recover.
     
  • Food: In order to help the scar recover faster, you will need to avoid food that is too spicy as this usually has an adverse effect on the incisions and scars after any surgical procedure. These spices usually create a lot of heat and can cause further swelling, redness and other symptoms. Excessive alcohol consumption must also be avoided.

There are a number of things that you can take care of after a hair transplant procedure in order to recover faster and be comfortable until the hair growth starts. Talk to us in a private consultation for more information!

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Hair Transplant: Know Procedure Of It!

Dr.Ramakant Bembde 88% (114ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Hair Transplant: Know Procedure Of It!

There are a few things in our lives which we don’t value until we lose it and our hair is one of those blessings that we are endowed with. For many such people, the hair transplant treatment can bring back the hair that they have lost owing to both external and internal factors. There are a variety of causes behind hair fall such as unhealthy diet habits, regular exposure to pollution and harmful UV rays. Also, our daily dose of stress and tension has a role to play in this respect.

What is hair transplant treatment?
If an individual is bothered about the thinning of hair at certain places, then hair transplant is a treatment worth considering. It will not only restore back the lost tresses but boost up the self-confidence as well.
Hair transplant is a kind of surgery which helps in moving the hair that you already possess to an area which has less or no hair at all. The treatment has been in practice since the 1950s in the United States of America although the advancement of medical science has contributed to making hair transplant much effective only in recent years.

How is the hair transplant done?
The hair transplant treatment is done in well equipped operation theater in the presence of an Anesthesiologist. In the most popular method of FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction  method, under local anesthesia plastic surgeon removes hair follicle grafts using a 8mm or 9 mm special punch from the back of the head. There is no need of cuts or stitches. The puncture wounds are instantly hidden by the hair present in the surrounding.

The next task of the surgeon is to separate the little grafts where each of them comprises a single or a few hairs. The type and the amount of grafts that an individual requires is based on the type of hair, quality, hair colour, hair condition and the size of the area where the hair is required to be transplanted. The actual process of hair transplant is all the same after this point. Once the graft is prepared, the surgeon would clean the area and numb the zone where the hair would be transplanted. Then slits or holes are created with the aid of needle or scalpel and finally, each graft is delicately placed in one of the holes. The whole process of hair transplantation may take 4 to 8 hours depending on the extent of treatment. An individual may require another session of the treatment if he or she decides to get thicker hair or if the problem of hair loss persists.

What you may expect after the treatment?
After the hair transplantation, the scalp may become tender, and the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic and a painkiller to alleviate the condition. It is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out but the new growth of hair should start within a few months after the treatment. Most people who are treated with hair transplant renewed hair growth within 6 to 9 months after the treatment.

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FUE For Hair Transplantation - Know Merits Of It!

Dr.J. Rajeshwari 87% (39ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
FUE For Hair Transplantation - Know Merits Of It!

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 technology 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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FUE Over FUT For Hair Transplant - Know Why!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara
FUE Over FUT For Hair Transplant - Know Why!

In the past few years, the number of people who are looking to undergo hair transplants has increased significantly. This rise has been attributed to a rise in hair loss across age groups. In fact, hair loss was earlier thought to start only from one’s middle age, but now over 40% men and 50% women below the age of 35 are victims of hair loss. Not just that, this number increases to 65% for men above 65 years of age.

This is one of the factors why people are looking for solutions like hair transplants. Hair transplant is of two types – 

  • Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

Let us look at both these methods –

1. FUE -

This method involves extracting hair follicles from areas of the scalp that has a higher density of hair. Once the follicles are extracted, they are then inserted into the areas where hair density is low. This is a new procedure relatively and has seen a rise in popularity in the recent past.

2. FUT -

This is a more traditional method. It involves removing strips of hair from the back of the scalp and then placing them in circular incisions in areas of the scalp affected by hair loss.

Which one is better?

Because hair transplant is cosmetic surgery, there will be some amount of scarring involved. In this regard, FUE has better because there is little tissue scarring. In FUT however, because linear strips of hair are removed and placed in the front of the scalp, there will be big scars. Now if you cut your hair short, these scars will be visible.

FUT is more painful, and requires the restriction of the neck for some days, whereas in FUE nothing such happens so it is considered to be the painless and better method.

The next point is the recovery time. Since FUE involves individual follicle extraction, the recovery period is short. In FUT, patches of the scalp are removed so the scalp tissues experience more trauma. Due to this, the recovery period is FUT is longer.

In FUE, the doctor can also use body hair and transplant it in the scalp. Hair from the beard or the chest area can be used for this purpose. This is not possible in the FUT procedure.

Overall, the FUE procedure has more benefits compared to the FUT procedure. But you should consult a doctor to determine which is suitable for you.

Please note FUE should be done by a plastic surgeon to achieve good results and not by technicians.

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Hair Transplant - Who Are Eligible For It?

Dr.Mithun Panchal 87% (65ratings)
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, M.S GENERAL SURGERY
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara
Hair Transplant - Who Are Eligible For It?

Hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is a condition that affects both men and women. 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 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 hair transplant surgery. Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Good candidates for a hair transplant include:

  1. men with male-pattern baldness

  2. women with thinning hair

  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

The 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, painstaking 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 transplants 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.

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shedding phase after hair transplant is compulsory? If someone has no shedding phase after hair transplant is it good or not.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 96% (4843ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
shedding phase after hair transplant is compulsory? If someone has no shedding phase after hair transplant is it good...
Shedding of transplanted hair is noticed beginning one week following the procedure and continuing for up to six weeks. A very small percentage of patients do not shed and the transplanted hair continues to grow. In others, the transplanted hair remains on the scalp for months until a new hair pushes it out. Let's discuss your problem in detail for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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PRP For Hair Loss - Know More!

Dr.Malini Patil 97% (1177ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
PRP For Hair Loss - Know More!

Hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days – whether it is genetic, due to stress, bad haircare or any medical condition. But with advances in the field and adequate research, various new techniques have cropped up in the market which can combat the condition with ease. Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP, is showing impressive results in reversing hair loss. 

PRP is a non-surgical therapeutic hair restoration option. It is suitable for both men and women. It is a state-of-the-art, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.  

PRP has been in use in the medical field for two decades and offers some promising potential for stimulating hair growth. However, no definitive studies yet exist that confirms its efficacy.

Advantages of PRP Therapy-

PRP can be helpful in:

  1. slowing the rate of hair loss
  2. regrowing thinning hair to be thicker and full
  3. boosting the health and condition of the scalp
  4. stimulating collagen levels
  5. preparing the scalp for hair transplantation & post hair transplantation

PRP can also assist in the treatment of skin and scalp conditions such as:

  1. dry, itchy and inflamed scalp
  2. genetic hair loss
  3. alopecia areata
  4. telogen effluvium (commonly caused by stress)

 How PRP Works?

The scalp is cleansed and numbing cream applied. While the scalp is prepared, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then centrifuged to produce the Platelet Rich Plasma. The PRP component is taken from the blood and injected or infused into the scalp or areas of hair loss.  Patients are able to resume normal activities after this procedure.  

PRP harnesses the growth factors carried in the blood supply and then delivers a concentrated dose back to the affected scalp and hair follicles. The growth factors in the platelets stimulate the follicles to grow hair. The hair follicles in the resting phase (telogen) may be pushed into growth, and this will appear as new hair growth.

Who is a candidate for PRP?
Men or women who have early stages male or female pattern baldness are suitable candidates for PRP.  It is also suitable for men or women who are currently using hair loss medications; or those who are experiencing or expect to experience post-partum hair loss. It is also suitable for those who have had or plan to have hair transplant surgery

However, you are not a candidate for PRP if you:

  • Have medical conditions such as chronic liver disease, skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders
  • Have undergone anti-coagulation therapy
  • If you have any type of platelet dysfunction syndromes
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In Depth About Hair Transplant Procedures!

Dr.Vikas Jain 89% (83ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hisar
In Depth About Hair Transplant Procedures!

Like good health and youth, most of us take our locks for granted, until they're gone. For many people, a hair transplant can help bring back what looks like a full - or at least a fuller - head of hair.

A hair transplant is a procedure in which a dermatological surgeon moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head. Hair transplants typically occur in a medical office under local anesthesia.

Receiving a hair transplant can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Good candidates for a hair transplant are:

  1. men with male-pattern baldness
  2. women with thinning hair
  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

PROCEDURE-

  1. Planning and Assessment before the Operation.
  2. Harvesting Methods: The patient is sedated using mild sedation and local anaesthesia after which the transplantation is performed. Common hair transplant methods to choose from are:
    • Follicular unit transplant (FUT)
    • Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
  3. Strip Harvesting
  4. Robotic hair restoration

Care Post Operation:
After the surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. You will be prescribed an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug to take for several days. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. The treated area should be protected from the sun.

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