Hair Transplantation is a surgical method that gives you a permanent solution for hair loss. Losing your hair will affect your level of confidence. Hair Transplantation or Hair Restoration is a technique where hair follicles are extracted from the 'donor site' and transferred to the 'recipient site' or the area to be treated.
Two Types :
Follicular unit hair transplant with strip.
Naturally thickening, undetectable hair thickening is now possible with advances in hair transplant surgery, by using microscopic dissection of hair follicles from a strip.
This involves excision of a strip from the back of the scalp, which is sutured with absorbable stitches. This strip is then dissected under operating microscopes to yield follicular units, before being carefully transplanted into bald or thinned out areas of the scalp.
Advantages of the strip technique include –
Some clients require about 2 to 3 sittings to achieve optimal density, while clients with continued hair loss may require further sittings in the future, depending on how much of donor area is available.
After the surgery, crusts develop and fall off after 10 days. Hair thickening starts after 3 months and is completed in 9 months.
The success rate is very high but in some cases optimal density may take 2 sittings.
The most important step in hair transplant is placement and angulations of the graft, that makes natural looking hair transplants possible.
The hair thickening is permanent as these follicles are genetically resistant to thinning in future.
Neograft is a suction assisted follicular unit hair extraction surgery that automates the process of extraction.
Neograft is the best automated hair extraction device needing human intervention in the market. It automates the FUE procedure to deliver grafts that are superior to conventional manual FUE machines.
FUE involves removing individual follicular units, one by one, hence it is easier to pick up grafts that have more hairs in them – the 2 / 3 / 4 grafts.
The procedure requires the head to be shaved and grafts extracted, and implanted the same way as with strip., Post-op care and thickness is more or less is similar to that with strip., Ideal cases for FUE
Any client who needs a natural looking hair transplant surgery under a highly trained and experienced surgeon should look no further for their hair restoration treatment. Especially those in search of one who personally attends to all the steps of the surgery, and does not leave it to technicians.
While good results are expected in most, it is unethical and impossible for us to guarantee it. Some individuals may require additional sittings to achieve their optimal density. Furthermore, any surgical treatment bears risks so you should discuss it with your doctor and take a second opinion, if required.
Yes, it is, provided there are no risk factors that are beyond normal levels, even with patients having pre-existing illnesses like diabetes, hypertension etc. However, clients who have undergone angioplasty, smokers with ECG changes, clients with high sugar levels or blood pressure levels are advised to get it controlled before surgery. Since hair transplant is a cosmetic surgery and not an emergency surgery, it is advisable for clients who have undergone any psychiatrist treatments for depression or anxiety to kindly let us know so that adequate measures can be taken to keep you comfortable. We always use an anaesthetist to monitor you during the earlier stages of the procedure, for your comfort and safety.
Yes, it is in clients who are realistic with their expectations. It is not possible to match the density one had prior to hair loss but the difference it makes is apparent.
Depending upon one’s expectations of what an optimal density is, which varies in individuals, one or two sittings may be required. This will be discussed during the consultation.
Not really, as we sedate patients and pain is felt only during injections. After that it is painless, and analgesics are advised to cover you for a few days.
In strip technique, a scar will form at the back of the scalp. In most patients, scarring is minimal after the trichophytic closure, but this also needs a very good density to work so it will be visible if the head is shaved. At times, a small FUE may be required to camouflage the scar, or we even suggest micropigmentation for the scar to be hidden. There is no visible scarring seen in FUE.
Any person who has a very good density in the donor area of the scalp is a good candidate for hair restoration. People with dark hair and dark skin colour of the scalp look better as there is less contrast. People with curly hair do better than ones with straight hair. It is important to note that hair restoration never achieves the thick density one had prior to hair loss or may not cover the entire scalp in people with severe balding.
With medical science, with the best of training, and even if performed correctly, no doctor can ethically guarantee that great results will happen in all clients in a single sitting, every time. In the rare event that some grafts fail to yield hair after a sufficient time span, we assure you that those grafts will be replaced at no further graft cost to client, provided there is enough donor area available for us to deal with.