Are you feeling sad by seeing your hair in the comb? Do you suffer from low self-esteem because of hair loss or wearing cap to hide your baldness? But now you don’t need to worry on this because getting back your natural hair is just one step away. Most important aspect is one can grow hair naturally without any side effect.
Hair Transplant: Hair transplant surgery is on the rise. For both men and women suffering hair loss, a hair transplant offers them an opportunity to regain their hair. Should you go for transplant surgery without exploring other avenues? The recent newspaper report by the Times of India also quoted surgeons from the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AHTS) saying that a hair regrowth rate of nearly 40 -50% is achievable without surgery.
There are several hair restoration treatments available to help to reduce hair loss:
- Homoeopathy medicine- which acts internally and works from within to treat the underline disorder that is causing the hair loss thus providing a permanent solution, it also blocks DHT, which leading cause of hair loss
- Laser hair treatment
- Mesoporation for hair growth
- Platelet-rich plasma treatment for women
Understanding the underlying causes of hair loss in each individual is key to creating a personalised treatment plan that can reverse the situation or prevent it from worsening. This is why exploring other options, other than a hair transplant, is vital as a first fix. The most important aspect of hair loss is its medical implication.
Loss of hair is almost always a sign of an internal disorder. It is often the first warning signal of many deep-seated ailments including thyroid, Diabetes and anaemia. ”Once the effects of medical treatments have been observed over a period of time, some patients are happy with the result and decide to continue without transplant surgery. However, in some cases, people decide they still want to go ahead with a hair transplant.
We offer a range of hair restoration treatment options as mentioned earlier. Whether you are experiencing the early signs of hair loss or you’ve lost most of your hair, arrange a consultation to discuss your options with an expert. During the consultation, you will find out more about the medical treatments available, as well as the hair transplant.
Steps for hair transplant
It is a surgical process that involves removal of hair follicles from healthy hair site (donor area) and transplanting them in the hairless portion (receptor area).
There are two types of hair transplanting technique
1. FUT: The FUT process involves removing a small strip of tissue from the back of the head, from which the donor hair follicles will be extracted. The hair follicles are harvested from the strip by a skilled clinical team before being individually transplanted to the recipient areas. Strip harvesting is what the surgeons are mostly adopting these days. It leaves a slim scar at the donor site and promises recovery within two weeks.
2. FUE: It can be done in a single or several settings. It is a manual and time taking process but gives very natural results and leaves behind no marks. However, it is not a cost-effective process and is time-consuming both for the doctor and the patient. However, the use of robotics has reduced the time in this process and simplified it immensely.
Hair Transplant Procedures:
- Donor Area Preparation: The patient’s hair in the donor area is trimmed short so the physician is able to optimally visualize and work on the patient’s scalp, as well as each donor follicle.
- Once the hair in the donor area is trimmed it is given local anaesthesia. The tissue in the donor area that contains the bald resistant hair follicles is then removed surgically.
- Follicular Unit Grafts are placed in the tiny incisions by a robotic device that is made in the recipient area. The smallest grafts (one and two) are placed in front of the hairline and three and four (denser than one and two) are placed behind.
- Donor Area Healing: The tiny incisions left behind after the follicular units are extracted and healed completely in a few days. The tiny apertures contract as they heal, making the resulting round incision marks barely detectable. No stitches or other closures are necessary.
- Hair Growth: Restored hair will grow in the same fashion as one’s native hair. Approximately three months after the procedure new hair begins to grow.
- Around six months, a patient should notice significant regrowth. The patient’s hair (native and transplanted) will continue to grow naturally.