What is Hair Transplant ?
Hair transplant is a procedure which involves extracting hairs from donor area (back scalp, beard, chest ) and implanting to the recipient area, this extracting and implanting of the hairs is called Hair transplant. Tansplant is done depending on the bald area and health of donor area. If donor area is healthy the success rate is very high and final results are good with density and great look. Due to its naturalness, hair transplant has gained popularity as the hairs transplanted can be cut, trimmed or shaved.
Normally Doctor advise you with number of grafts needed after examining you level of baldness. The prodceedure is not painful as its done under local anesthesia and is considered to be safe. you can look our video sessions where the entire proceedure is explained in full details. it can be done in single sitting and if the required graft is higher then the recommendation is to go with 2 sitting with a gap of 8 to 10 months. Transplanted hairs have long life and normally lasts for 10 to 15 years. You can also read about the journey of hair transplant where a patient explains the entire proceedure from start to end.
There are 2 popular method FUE and FUT. your doctors can advise you which one suits you the best.
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and is commonly practiced method. Here no scar is left, the grafts are extracted one by one and they are implanted
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant is not used much. In this method a strip is cut from the back side of the head and suture is made which leaves a permanent scar,and even stiches are done to cure the cut. The grafts are extracted from the cut skin, which contains all types of grafts (single hairs, doubles, triples and 4’s). They are then implanted on bald area. As it is outdated, and also leaves a permanent scar, FUT hair transplant is rarely practiced
What is the right age for Hair Transplant ?
There is no right or wrong age for Hair Transplant, however its recommended not to go for transplant if you are under 25. other option is unless you hare at 6th stage of baldness.
This is the most common question among people who are planning for the treatment, The success rate is high if we take proper care specially during first 10 to 15 days.
If the transplant is done at good clinic and the advise provided by doctor is religiously followed then success is sure. Nutritional diet plays important role in getting positive results.
During 50’s the first hair transplant was done and post that there are many advancement in technologies. Turkey is considered to be popular destination, however now, India is much equipped as well and there are number of good doctors in every part of India.
Earlier the demand was low so the number of experience doctors were less, but now with increase in demand and popularity more and more clinics are coming up. Still the rich and very rich prefer to go to Turkey and Dubai. however for middle class people there are lot of options in India as well.
Most of the clinics are good, the only thing you need to make sure is do your home work, consult at least 3 to 4 doctors. I would recommend to have the treatment done in your own city as it will be easier to consult with doctors post treatment checkups etc.
Get reviews from other people who have already done the treatment and they will let you know their experience. negotiate well, if doctors are not negotiation on price ask for some freebies like PRP, laser comb or some post care supplements.
What is the best diet after the treatment ?
Diet plays an important role in overall health of our Body and mind. Healthy hair definitely needs a better diet. The food we eat have an impact on our hair growth. As hairs are made up of protein, thus make sure to have a protein rich diet pre and post hair transplant.
Eggs are good source of protein and Biotin, both plays an important factor in hair growth. Fish can be good sources of omega-3s as well as vitamin D,
If you are vegetarian get your protein content from Pulses and cereals, include lot of green leafy vegetables like Spinach and broccoli and carrot.
Omega 3 fatty acid also helps in boosting hair growth. Walnuts & Almonds are good source of omega 3 fatty acid. Sesame seeds, dates and Flax seeds also plays an important factor.
Smoking and Alcohol is a big no. Avoid junk food, sugary drinks and colas. these few precautions will result in good growth for transplanted hair.
Why is Turkey so popular for Hair Transplant ?
How Much Does an Hair Transplant cost ?
The cost of the treatment depends on the number of grafts and popularity of surgeon. The more the grafts needed, the higher the cost. However you can negotiate with your doctor.
Now a days there are lot of options available. do your homework thoroughly before you decide. Many clinics do provide interest free EMI. But as this treatment cannot be done multiple times choose a good doctor and do not compromise for few thousand. choosing a wrong or very cheap clinic may harm you more than benefit.
Are there any side effects of Hair Transplant ?
Is Hair Transplant the permanent solution to Baldness ?
How Safe is Hair Transplant ?
Why should we avoid going to Gym post Hair Transplant and for how long ?
Is it really worth spending money on Hair Transplant ?
What are the precautions & care post Hair Transplant ?
DO Not use any aspirin-containing products or drink alcohol for a week. Avoid smoking and heavy exercise. Swimming and bike riding to be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks.
Direct exposure to the sunlight to be avoided. I recommend complete rest for first 2 days with healthy diet.
Many people ask us about infections. though its very rare but precautions to be taken, avoid touching your newly planted grafts with hands, do not expose yourself to dirt and pollution. Report your doctor any increasing tenderness or redness and swelling around the transplanted area.
Try to avoid hair dryers for minimum 2 weeks, especially the hot ones. Hair coloring, perming or cutting can be done once you feel the scalp is healed, which usually takes one month.
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