1.What is Hair Transplant?
Hair Transplant is a half day procedure which gives permanent replacement of lost hair with new hair roots, that grow forever. These can be cut, washed and treated like your own hair. Repeated visits to the clinic are not required for any further care. Hair loss that does not respond to treatment or has progressed beyond grade III requires replacement with new growing hair, which is done by Follicular Hair Transplant.
In hair transplantation, it’s this non-miniaturized hair on the back and sides that is surgically moved to the top of the head in the form of the tiny skin graft.
For some patients, a hairline may need recreation; for others, more extensive hair replacement maybe required. A few patients may want to correct sparse eyebrows or a scar on the scalp. All these individuals, both men and women, are good candidates for the procedure.
2.What are the punches, single hair grafts and the latest FUT?
Use of punches and single hair grafts are outdated. Hair grows in natural units of 1, 2 or 3 hairs. These natural units are maintained in the latest follicular micro grafting technique. This gives a robust, hair growth. If these units are separated and implanted as single hair they give poor growth. Follicular unit grafts (FUT) avoid, clumpy appearance of punches and the thin look of single hair.
3.How is the procedure performed?
Under local anesthesia, the donor hair grafts are harvested from a strip of skin taken from area between two years. The strip is divided into small units of skin (grafts), each containing one to three hairs – the follicular units. Then recipient sites are created in the area of hair loss by making small slits in the bald skin. Each site is no bigger than the opening created by the needle used when blood is drawn from your arm. Then each of the grafts is carefully placed into each recipient site. The donar site in the back of the head is not visible. Three to Four months later, the transplanted hair begins to grow and continues to grow a half inch per month for the rest of your life.
4. Are transplanted hairs permanent?
Because the hair on the permanent horseshoe is genetically programmed to grow a lifetime, it will continue to grow even through it’s been transplanted to a different site. This is medical fact, and has been repeatedly proven for more than 35 years.
5. How long does the operation take? Do we have remain admitted?
The surgery is done under local anesthesia. It may take 4-8 hours. Patient is discharged on the same evening and advised rest for 1-3 days. Follow up for suture removal is requires at 7 to 10 days. Suture-less FOX technique is available for suitable patients.
6. Is hair transplantation surgery painful?
The discomfort associated with hair transplantation surgery is usually comparable to that of dental surgery. Pain medication is always offered, through its use is limited generally to the first 24 hours after surgery.
7. Will my hair require special care after hair transplantation?
Your newly restored hair will grow and require the same maintenance as your original head of hair. It’s your hair and can be washed, coloured, and trimmed any way you choose.
8. How hair transplant corrects baldness?
Baldness is a progressive disorder. Hair on the front and top of the head is lost because it is hormone dependent. Hair on the sides and lower back does not have hormone receptors. This hair is retained till the age of 60 to life time. Plastic surgeons transfers the persons own hair roots from the long lasting area to the bald area.
9. Do you have to be completely bald for a hair transplant?
Follicullar micro graftscan be used in between thinning hair in men and women for adding density. Our team can cover large area in single sitting. 1000-2000 grafts can be done at one time & even a maximum of 3000 FUT can be done in one sitting.
10. What happens to the area from where the grafts are taken?
The area from where the grafts are taken is closed (Sutured) so no bald patch is ever seen.
11. How are the grafts placed and when do they grow?
The micro grafts are paced in the bald area with injection needle pricks to make sure there is minimal scarring. The grafts start growing with the next hair cycle and keep on growing thereafter. At 3-6 months it gives good density.
12. What other hair loss can be replaced with FUT?
Restoration of Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Burn, Bald Areas, Scars, Beard, Moustache, Cleft lip, Pseudopelade, Folliculitis, Decalvans.