Yes. We shall give the contact nos. of some of our patients who have gracefully accepted to do so. We shall do so only during consultation. You can call them, meet them, see them and clear your apprehensions and doubts and see the results for yourself.
Once or twice for follow up. After that, any doubts can be sorted out by phone calls or email.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) are the most preferred method; punch grafting is not done these days; mini-micro-grafting is done in some centers , but is inferior to FUT.
Graft is a unit of hair containing 1/2/3/4 hairs.
Suitable candidates for hair transplants are men in their late 20s-30s and 40s. Very young people- who are in their late teens or in their early 20s- need proper counseling since baldness and the future pattern of hair loss is not yet established. Also these young people are often obsessed about hair loss and end up getting operated early for very small patches, leading to many hair transplants. We have seen a young man who had 4 hair transplants before he was 22 years in age. Remember: hair transplantation is a treatment for baldness, not for small areas of thinning of hair. Such early baldness should be treated by drugs first before we jump into surgical options.
There is no non-surgical method of transplantation.
Like any medications, hair loss drugs also have side effects. These treatments need to be taken for long duration, and are quite expensive. The effect can only be maintained with continued use and it may not be suitable for extensive baldness. They are very useful in the following situations: a) early hair loss and thinning b) after a hair transplant surgery to promote hair growth and to prevent further hair loss in the remaining scalp c) when an individual rules out hair transplantation as an option.
Presently , there are only two approved medications for baldness. These are the widely used pharmacological treatments, however, they also come with certain side effects that an individual also has to consider. Professional advise and guidance is necessary when you undergo this type of treatment.
Hair can be technically transplanted anywhere on the body. While the most common recipient sites are the eyebrows and moustache – beard, side burns and eye lashes can be successfully transplanted as well.
Yes. With hair transplant surgery, hair can be implanted over the scars of the scalp due to burns, chemical injuries, accidents and surgical procedures.
Baldness, though to a lesser extent, can also occur in women. It is called female pattern hair loss, and it is genetic. So, if there is a history on either side of the family, you are more likely to develop it as well. The available treatments include, medications, laser, and hair transplant surgery. Finding a suitable treatment would depend on the patient’s preference, the doctor’s advise, and the extent of the condition. A thorough evaluation and physical examination can detect underlying causes and the suitable treatment to address the problem.
Yes, like any surgical procedure, hair transplant also comes with risks and side effects. These can include, swelling, redness, pain on the surgical site, and shedding. You can decrease the likelihood of these side effects from occurring through proper technique, preparation, and after care. Shedding, on the other hand, is a side effect that you should not be worried about because shock loss is to be expected a few weeks after surgery. New hair growth will eventually develop after post-surgical shedding.
It is advised that you avoid exposing the surgical site to any trauma. Avoid combing the area while it heals so as not to dislodge the grafts. Once you are fully healed, you can comb, wash, dye, cut and even shave it like normal hair. The surgeon will advise you accordingly as to when you may be able to do your usual hair care activities.
The transplanted hairs are long-lasting. It will not shed because it retains its original characteristics.
Hair transplant surgery can be done as an outpatient procedure. This means that the patient can go home after the surgery given that he is already cleared by the surgeon. If the surgery is done under general anesthesia, the patient may have to stay overnight. Surgeons have their own approach to surgical hair restoration, so this would be decided during consultation.
The procedure is not painful because an anesthetic will be administered. There may be some discomfort over the surgical site once the anesthetic wears off, but this can be managed by medications. Any discomfort are tolerable. However, should the intensity increase after a few days accompanied by fever, it is advised that you report this to your surgeon right away. It could be a sign of infection.
The length of surgery will depend on the extent of work that needs to be done. There is no fixed length of time because we customize our surgical plan based on the specific needs of the patient. We can give an estimate only after a thorough evaluation has been done during consultation.
Hair Transplant Surgery is a treatment option that can grow hair back in the affected areas with long-lasting effects. Technological advancement and improvements in surgical techniques make quality results more attainable.
Yes. If detected early, there are several treatments available that can preserve the remaining hair and prevent the progression of hair loss.
The usual cause for baldness is genetic, and it can be inherited from your mother or father’s side. However, in some cases, excessive hair loss can be caused by hormonal imbalance, medications, or certain conditions. To be able to point out the root cause, a thorough physical assessment and history taking is done. Consult a certified hair loss expert today and manage your problem as early as possible.