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What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a minimally-invasive, outpatient surgical procedure that can permanently restore the hair of men and women who are experiencing partial baldness by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas.
Results depend largely on the surgeon you select
The outcome of a hair transplant depends largely on the surgeon you select. You want to choose a doctor who understands hair loss and performs hair transplants regularly. Dermatologists specialize in conditions that affect our skin, hair, and nails, so they know a lot about hair loss.
Hair transplant surgeon at Skin Masters Clinic, Dr. Sandeep Gera received his training at the most prestigious institutes of India – AIIMS, New Delhi and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He is a double gold medallist in MD Final Exam and gained vast experience in hair transplants while at Safdarjung Hospital.
Who is eligible for a hair transplant?
A hair transplant can be recommended for anyone experiencing partial baldness due to male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), female-pattern baldness, a receding hairline, traction alopecia, or head trauma. A hair transplant can offer eligible candidates a permanent, natural-looking solution.
The procedure is not recommended for anyone experiencing diffuse hair loss (chronic telogen effluvium), spot baldness (alopecia areata), or for those with insufficient hair at the donor site. The surgery is also not generally recommended for anyone under the age of 25, since it is difficult to assess the long-term stability of donor hair and the extent of future hair loss.
How is a hair transplant performed?
There are two treatment methods used by hair transplant surgeons today, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Now-a-days, there have been further improvements in FUE technique like Bio-FUE and Direct Implantation.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (also known as: FUT, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, Strip Harvesting)
- The traditional technique, developed in the 1950s, involves a surgeon removing a strip of skin from the donor area (usually the back of the patient’s head) under local anesthesia, dividing it into smaller grafts, and then implanting them into place on the recipient sites.
- With this method, the patient has a permanent scar in the place where the scalp was removed, and recovery time is around 2 weeks.
- The technique is rarely practised these days due to lot of advancements in FUE and better results.
Follicular Unit Extraction (also known as: FUE, FUE harvesting)
- Increasingly more popular, as it is much less invasive and has minimal downtime, the FUE method involves a surgeon manually harvesting individual hair follicles from a donor area under local anesthesia, and then grafting them into the appropriate places to achieve a natural, uniform look.
- With this technique, the donor area is usually shaved down (although there are cases where no-shave technique is preferred), and healing takes place in under 5 days.
At Skin Masters Clinic, we give you a variety of hair transplant options to choose from. Both basic and premium hair transplant packages are available according to your needs and budget. The techniques available at Skin Masters include:
- FUE Hair transplant: The most standard hair transplant procedure performed by hair transplant surgeons all over the world.
- Bio-enhanced FUE: An upgrade to the normal FUE transplant. We use a solution of growth factors for the storage of grafts instead of the usual normal saline. This technique improves graft quality and survival while outside the scalp.
- Direct Implantation Technique: For our premium hair transplant patients who desire only the best for their scalp, we offer the direct implantation technique. Here we utilise imported punches and best quality forceps for implantation and perform the procedure in our state-of-the-art modular OT. If you believe in giving luxury treatment to your scalp, come to Skin Masters for your hair transplant and feel the difference.
What is a graft?
A graft refers to a piece of living tissue that is surgically moved from one body site to another, without bringing its own blood supply with it. After it is placed into the target site, a new blood supply will grow in.
Hair follicles naturally grow in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, known as follicular units. FUE hair transplant surgeons will aim to harvest and transplant hairs in their natural groupings to promote uniform hair growth. The surgeon will harvest each follicular unit (graft) with a hollow needle between .6mm and 1.0mm in diameter. Then, the surgeon will use microblades and fine needles to insert the grafts into the target sites, angling the grafts in a consistent pattern for a natural look and density.
What is PRP treatment?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a generally accepted supplement to hair transplants, to promote hair growth and healing after the surgical procedure.
PRP is a natural derivative from blood, dense with nutrients and growth factors. Platelet cells promote healing, accelerate the rate of soft tissue regeneration, enhance responses to injury, and stimulate stem cells for the formation of new cell growths.
To obtain the PRP, blood is drawn from the patient and centrifuged twice, to separate the red blood cells from the platelets. The platelet cells are then concentrated into a jelly-like plasma, at 3 to 5 times the concentration normally found. The PRP can then be injected after the surgical procedure. Post-transplant PRP is performed at Skin Masters to ensure you get the best results.
When can you see results from a hair transplant?
Most patients see results between six and nine months after surgery. For some patients, it takes 12 months.
It’s important to know that between two and eight weeks after the surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out. This is normal. Within 6 to 8 weeks after the surgical procedure, 85% to 95% of the transplanted follicles should start generating new hair growth. Although results will be visible by the 6-month mark, the full scope of the hair transplant will occur 12 months after the procedure.
For optimal results, patients are encouraged to carefully follow the surgeon’s post-operative care guidelines, including protecting the area from sun exposure, not scratching the scalp, and shampooing regularly to prevent scabs from forming around the hair shaft.
Is one hair transplant surgery enough to achieve full coverage?
The number of grafts that is usually harvested in a single session is up to 5000. A single transplant is usually designed to be a stand-alone procedure but a second procedure can enhance the results of the first one. People usually decide to go for a second hair transplant surgery in order to achieve more density or more coverage. It is estimated that 1 in 2 people goes back for a second surgery after one year from the first hair transplant.
What are the risks of a hair transplant?
Hair Transplantation is a simple, minimally invasive, and comparably low-risk medical procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated and potential side effects, which may include bleeding, infection, swelling of the scalp and/or forehead, scarring, and uneven hair growth. Over 95% of hair transplant patients do not experience any postoperative issues.
To minimise any postoperative complications, patients are advised to select an experienced hair transplant surgeon and to follow all recommended care. Most surgeons will prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatories to prevent infections post-procedure, and will recommend bandage compresses be worn to alleviate scalp tenderness.
Are there other areas of the body where a hair transplant can be performed?
Yes! Hair transplants can be performed on the beard area, eyebrows, eyelashes, chest, abdomen, and pubic area. Hair transplants can also be used to fill in scars.
For a facial hair transplant or a body hair transplant, the surgeon will need to evaluate the consistency of the hair in the recipient area and match it to an area of the body with a suitable donor site for the most natural look.
Medicine can help you keep the results
To get the best results from a hair transplant, your dermatologist may recommend medicine that treats hair loss. Medicine helps because hair loss and thinning can continue, even after a hair transplant.
Medicine can prevent or slow down new hair loss and thinning. By doing that, you can keep your natural-looking results for years to come.