Hair Transplant

Losing hair is dreadful for any person, be it male or female, but replacing it with natural-looking hair again is something that everyone wants. Hair plays a vital role when it comes to a person’s personality and appearance. Hair loss can make a person look 10 to 15 years older than his/her actual age. A hair transplant is a procedure in which a plastic or 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does this hair transplantation work?

For hair transplant, Hair follicles are taken from the back of the scalp and planted at the balding area. The hair follicles from this donor area are not sensitive to the effect of testosterone hormone which is the main cause of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), hence the hair follicles taken from this area don’t fall over a period of time.

2. Are the results completely natural?

The hair line is drawn seeing the face cut and proportions of the face. While implanting, the direction of implanted hair is matched with existing hair. Final outcome is definitely a natural look.

3. How long will the treatment take?

The duration of surgery depends upon the number of hair follicles to be implanted. Usually, implantation of 3000 grafts requires about 8 hrs and can be done in one day.

4. Will this treatment hurt me?

The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. So the pain will be felt only for a few minutes while anaesthetizing the area.

5. How many grafts/hair will I need?

It depends upon the area of baldness. We have given a graft calculator to give you rough estimate of the number of grafts you will require for transplantation.

6. How long will it take to recover completely?

With our FUE technique, one can join the work place on the next day of surgery. You can start shampooing your hair from 3rd day of surgery and the transplanted follicles will crust by 7th day of surgery.

7. When will my new hair start to grow naturally?

The transplanted hair fall off temporarily after 1 month of surgery and start growing naturally by 3 to 6 months.

8. Will anyone be able to judge about my treatment?

Only during the initial few days of surgery when you have crusting over the transplanted site, which may be noticed. Otherwise FUE is completely scarless surgery and hair growth you will get will be completely natural.

9. Are the results of the hair transplantation permanent?

Yes, the results of hair transplant are permanent. The rate of hairfall will be the same as that of hair over back of your scalp.

10. Can females undergo this treatment?

Yes, females can also undergo this treatment.

11. What should be the time gap between individual treatment sessions?

FUE can be undertaken on two subsequent days, though for best results, a gap of 3 months is recommended.

12. Can I undergo this transplantation while taking some other medical treatment?

It is very essential to discuss all your medical problems and medications with your doctor before you are taken up for this surgery. You may be asked to discontinue or modify few medicines before surgery.

13. Are there any side-effects of hair transplantation?

1. There can be some swelling over the forehead, across the bridge of the nose and around the eyes on the 3rd day of surgery; but it is generally self limiting and passes off in next 2-3 days.

2. Some patients may develop numbness over the transplanted area which can persist from few days to few weeks. It is because of the local anaesthesia used during hair transplantation. But it is also self limiting, and does not interfere with the day-to-day activities of the patient.