What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique which involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body to a bald or balding part of the body. The part from where the follicles are taken is called ‘donor site’ and the part where they are implanted is known as the ‘recipient site’.
Hair transplantation is performed for pattern baldness as a day care procedure under local anesthesia. You will be able to go home on the same day after the procedure is completed. It takes around 6-10 hours for complete procedure depending upon the amount of grafts to be transplanted.
The number of hair transplant procedures in India are increasing day by day. Increasing awareness in people, better techniques being used with better results of the procedure are the main reasons for this increase in the number of procedures. The advancement in hair transplant technique has made it possible to restore permanently the lost hair safely. It results in replacement or re-shaping of your hairline with your own natural, growing hair, which can be cared for easily by ordinary washing, styling, and trimming you have always done. Today hair Transplantation can be done so well that it’s hard for the barber or stylist to tell apart original hair from grafts.
In hair transplant procedure random permanent follicular units are extracted from the back and/or sides of the scalp which is known as safe zone. These hair roots are then carefully and diligently planted into the bald or thinning area of the scalp (recipient area) with the help of special implanters under magnified vision so that pre-existing follicles don’t get injured.The implantation is done at the same exact angle, depth and direction as the other existing hair present. Due to the technique of very small follicular unit transplantation it is now possible for the hair surgeons to create very natural, feathered hairlines, which does not have the abrupt, pluggy look that was commonly seen in hair transplants in the past. Frontal hairline is visible and well noticed by everyone, everyday, hence creating a natural looking frontal hairline is the most important part of hair transplant. In order for the entire hair transplant to look natural it is important for the frontal hairline to look natural and we at Dezire clinic strive hard to achieve that.
We are currently using only the latest FUE technique with follicular unit implantation for hair transplant. The cost of hair transplant and number of grafts required by a person varies tremendously from patient to patient. It depends on the degree of baldness in the frontal, temporal, mid-scalp and vertex (crown) areas, area with potential of baldness, the safe donor supply of the patient’s hair follicles, the texture of the patient’s hair, density required and other specific goals of the patient.
FUE Hair transplant today is practically risk-free and very well tolerated. The hair transplant procedure has no major side effects or complication. Within 24 hours small crusts will form on each graft site known as scabs which then shed in 2 weeks time. The transplanted hair will start to grow naturally by 10-16 weeks after the procedure and will continue to grow for most, of one’s life.
Who Benefits From Hair transplant treatment?
People who have permanent hair loss resulting in sparse hair or bald patches may be a candidates for hair restoration. Most commonly including:
- Men who have male pattern baldness.
- Men who have diffuse hair loss and decrease density.
- Women who have thinning hair – female pattern thinning and baldness.
- People who have areas of scarring from injuries or hair loss after facelift procedures.
- People who want to thicken or restore eyebrows, eyelashes.
- For beard , sideburns and moustache transplant.
How much time does the procedure take? And how much pain in Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant procedures generally take from 6-10 hours. It is performed using local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. No hospital admission or stay is required so the patient can return home the same day of procedure. Patients are often awake but they are given a mild oral sedative so that they are relaxed. There is usually little or no pain during the surgical procedure. Generally the only pain experienced is associated with administering local anesthetic.There should be no other pain experienced during the procedure. The recovery after the procedure is smooth. Pain medication is prescribed for any pain or discomfort that might be there. No bandage is necessary on the scalp at the end of the procedure but a small head band is used which will prevent swelling. The area, where the permanent grafts are taken, is covered by dressing which will be removed next day. That area is called donor area. In FUE there are no cuts or stitches so there will be no linear scars anywhere on the scalp. In fact, once the site that has received grafts has completely healed, it is almost impossible to detect that any sort of hair transplant procedure has been performed. Previous methods, like strip incision, left an unattractive linear scar in the donor area. FUE does not leave ugly, unsightly scars on the head. In patients undergoing FUE the final result is that of a seamless, natural, healthy-looking head full of hair.
What Happens After Hair Transplant Treatment?
Hair transplantation is a very safe and minimally invasive procedure. Patients are provided with a mild pain killer to relieve any pain or discomfort. Within 24 hours small crusts will form on each graft known as scabs that will then fall off in 2 weeks time. The transplanted hair seen above the scalp will initially shed, however the roots will remain dormant for 6-12 weeks, at which time the new hair will begin to grow. Numbness that may occur in the donor or recipient area usually disappears around 2 months following procedure.
Almost no visible scarring is left after the graft sites in the frontal area are healed completely and are covered by the transplanted hair. Patients may experience little bit swelling to the forehead area for a few days following the procedure. No food and activity restriction is prescribed after the hair transplant procedure.
When Should I Consider Hair Transplant treatment and Hair loss treatment?
Patients can have non surgical hair restoration at any age. Many times it is better to start when you are not completely bald so that existing hair can camouflage the effect of the procedure. However, because hair loss is known to be both gradual and progressive process, it is often not recommended to start hair transplant treatment in a patient who is very young. In men with mild to moderate degree of hair loss, medical treatments for hair loss such as anti hair loss medication will help preserve thinning hair in the crown.
A combination of hair transplants and medical treatments can be used effectively to treat baldness. Hair transplant can restore and rebuild the receding front hairline and thicken the front half of the scalp, while medical treatments can be used to maintain hair after the transplants and it can possibly enhance the long-term results of hair restoration surgery.
How Do I Know if I am an ideal Candidate?
An ideal candidate is someone with thick and dense hair at the side and back part of the head.
An ideal candidate is someone who will hold realistic expectations about the end results. While hair transplants look very natural, the end result may not be the same density or total coverage that you had when you were a teenager. During your consultation with Dr Prashant at one of the best and leading hair transplant clinic in India, all your doubts and queries will be answered.
List of Hair Transplant Procedures done at Dezire Clinic
Beard Hair Transplant
Crown Hair Restoration
MAX FUE Hair Transplant
Front Hairline Transplant
Female Hair Transplant
BioFUE Hair Transplant
Stem Cell Hair Transplant
Body Hair Transplant