The graph of hair transplant procedures in India is rising day by day. For all the advanced techniques, Improved results, and raising awareness among people is why we see a lot of men and women undergoing a hair transplant surgery. Due to the efficiency of this procedure, It is now possible to restore permanently lost hair safely. These days, barbers or stylist can’t tell the difference between original hair or drafts due to hair transplantation.
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant is a surgical procedure which involves transplanting hair follicles from one part of the head to another, where hair is thinning or receding. Follicles are taken from the segment called ‘donor site’ and then transplanted to the section called ‘recipient site’.
Usually performed as a day care procedure under local anesthesia, Hair transplant takes 6-10 hours to be completed depending upon the number of grafts to be transplanted.
In this process, random permanent follicular units are extracted from the back or the sides of the scalp which is commonly called the safe zone. These units are then carefully and gently planted into balding or thinning area at the exact angle, depth, and direction of the existing ones. The result is a very natural feather-like hairline and does not hold any imitated look.
Creating a natural looking frontal hairline is an integral part of a hair transplant procedure. We, at Dezire clinic, strive hard in order to achieve the same.
We are currently using 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, an area with the 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 can be a candidate 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.
- People who have hair loss after facelift procedures.
- People who want to thicken or restore eyebrows, eyelashes.
- For beard, sideburns and mustache transplant.
How much time does the procedure take? And how much pain is caused by 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.Patients are often awake but they are given a mild oral sedative so that they stay relaxed. There is usually little or no pain during the surgical procedure. Generally, the only pain experienced is associated with administering local anesthetic.
The recovery after the procedure is smooth. Pain medication is prescribed for any pain or discomfort that might have the slightest chance to occur. No bandage is necessary on the scalp at the end of the procedure but a small headband is used which will prevent swelling. The area, where the permanent grafts are taken, is covered by a dressing which will be removed next day.
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 know if 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 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 on the side and back of the head. One who remembers to have realistic expectations. During the consultation with Dr. Prashant – one of the leading hair transplant surgeon 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
Body Hair Transplant