The hair you have on the side and back are the last to fall in male pattern baldness, and this fact is used in Hair Transplant
The surgical procedure of transferring your own living hair to grow permanently in areas of baldness is called Hair Transplantation.
1)The strip Technique - This is now outdated and only very rarely use
2)The FUE Technique - This is the current technique uses in majority of patient this does not require any incision and hence suturing and scar are avoided, individual follicle are removed with a special machine and implanted directly at the recipient side
The FUE technique has changed the hair transplant scenario as now even hair from beard axilla and other parts of body can be used for implantation
How many follicles can be implanted in a day-At our centre up to 5500 follicles have been implanted in a day
Are hair transplantation results permanent ?
Since the hair used in hair restoration surgery comes from the donor area, which is not sensitive to the balding process, it will be permanent. This hair will retain its genetic characteristics even after relocation. It will grow and continue to grow for the rest of your life.
Is It Painful ? NO.
The operation is done by making the skin numb by local anaesthesia which eliminates all discomfort during the transplant surgery. The person undergoing the procedure is awake and conscious all the time but no or minimal pain is experienced. Pain killers are given during operation and in the post operative period
How long it takes?
The procedure by itself can take one to few hours depending upon the size of the area to be transplanted. very large area may take several hours.Most pattients are able to go home the same day
What happens after hair transplant surgery?
Patient can resume light work from third day on wards. Sutures on back of head get absorbed & they are not visible from day one. However patient should not do any exercise for three weeks or shun from any activity which will increase pressure in transplanted area. Mild swelling on forehead is possible which disappears after day or two.
You can have head bath 4th day on wards. Crusts, scabs & effulivum falls off in next 4 weeks. No special care,medicines or frequent visits to doctor are required.
The hairs will fall out of the newly transplanted follicles within two to six weeks after the procedure. It is very similar to a tree being transplanted and the leaves falling off. Hairs start growing after 12 weeks & they continue to grow for rest of your life.You can wash them ,trim them,style them anyway you like. You are a most likely candidate for hair transplant if answer is yes to following questions.
Q: How long does it take the transplanted hair to grow out enough to fill in the balding area? A: Usually it takes three to four months for the hair to grow out, and after that it will grow about half and inch per month which is the same rate as the donor hair. Initial hair quality is usually very thin, softer in texture like baby hair and then it becomes coarser over time. Sometimes the initial hair is curlier, then straightens in about one year. The color of the initial hair may also be darker. It may be lightened by the sun later.
Why is Hair transplant expensive - It is a very skillful technique and requires a lot of hard work as mentioned earlier it may take seveerl hours.A team of 2to 3 doctors and several trained technician is required and hence the cost. Still Hair transplant is india is very cheap compared to western countries.Any way ask any succesful hair transplant patient the natural hair growth is highly satisfying.
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