What is Hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is a painless scarless technique that moves individual hair follicles from the posterior part of the scalp the'donor site' to a bald or balding part of the scalp known as the 'recipient site'. It restores your naturally growing hair for life.
Today hair restoration surgery is a one day out-patient procedure requiring only local anesthesia
Hair transplants are remarkable and provide a very natural result when performed by an experienced surgeon who must either be a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. These days the procedure is commonly performed by quacks. There should be awareness amongst the patients regarding who the treating doctor is.
“Getting a hair transplant is done by Dental Surgeons/ Homeopaths / Technicians is like ordering Chinese food in a south Indian restaurant”
Is it expensive?
No. With low pricing and multiple payment options these days even lower middle class can even afford the procedure.
How long does the procedure take ?How many sittings does it take for the procedure?
It depends on the total number of hair follicles required on the recipient site.
Traditionally, there are up to approximately 7000-8000 follicular units that can be harvested for transplant. That does not mean that all of these should be done in one session or at all. This depends on a number of factors including age and how thick or dense the donor hair is. Modern hairline design requires careful study of and planning for an individual patient to attain a natural result. Sometimes it is "safer" to break this up into 2 or more sessions.
How long does it take to see visible results?
New hair growth will only break through the skin at three to four months after the procedure.However, it will take at least six to eight months for the new hair to make any significant cosmetic difference to your appearance.
Why Hair transplant surgery gaining mileage in India?
Hair loss affects men and women, but most patients ignore the case and learn to live with it. This is because there is a general perception that hair loss or baldness is non-curable. However, things are changing now. New methods of hair loss treatments and hair restoration surgeries are gaining popularity, offering a helping hand to patients who want to regain their youthful appearance.
Hair transplant and hair restoration techniques are gaining wider acceptance. Thanks to the technological advancements in this sector.
Despite this popularity, hair experts think that hair replacement techniques have not reached to the deserving community. This is because of lack of awareness about the procedure and concerns over the price. Also, in most cases patients are notable to evaluate whether they are the prospective candidates for hair transplants.